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Brametot flies home for last-gasp Prix du Jockey Club victory

The colt hails from the first crop of his sire Rajsaman

Brametot (fourth left): on his way to winning the Prix du Jockey Club
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Brametot proved himself a colt of immense ability as he came from an unpromising position to collar Waldgeist right on the line to land his second success at the highest level in the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly on Sunday.

He joins Lope De Vega and Shamardal as recent winners of both the Prix du Jockey Club and Poule d'Essai des Poulains. Lope De Vega was in fact emulating his sire Shamardal, and the pair have gone on to forge successful careers at stud.

Brametot, trained by Jean-Claude Rouget, hails from the first crop produced by Haras de la Cauviniere resident Rajsaman. The colt has already enhanced the legacy of his sire line, and emulated his father with victory in the Group 3 Prix de Fontainebleau, a race which was also won by his paternal grandsire Linamix and his paternal great-grandsire Mendez.

Bred by H Cardemil out of the winning Law Society mare Morning Light, Brametot is a half-brother to the winners Mulan, Master Thomas and Twilight. Morning Light is in turn out of the Surumu mare Mosella, which makes her a half-sister to the outstanding German performer Monsun - who became renowned for supplying top-class middle-distance performers such as Manduro, Shirocco, Novellist and Protectionist. 

She is also a half-sister to Morning Queen, the second dam of the Grade 1-placed Hurricane Run mare Wekeela. 

Sylvain Vidal, who part-owned Brametot prior to selling his share to Al Shaqab Racing back in May, picked up the future dual Classic winner for just €26,000 as a foal at the Arqana December Breeding Stock Sale in 2014.

Rajsaman began covering duties at Haras de la Cauviniere at a fee of €4,000 in 2013, a figure which had doubled by the latest breeding season. The stud looks well on the way to repeating the rags-to-riches story of another of its residents Le Havre, who started life off at a fee of €5,000, but having been responsible for dual Classic winners La Cressonniere and Avenir Certain stood the 2017 covering season at €60,000.

Result and analysis

Sylvain Vidal, who part-owned Brametot prior to selling his share to Al Shaqab Racing, picked up the future dual Classic winner for just €26,000

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