Another Classic contender for Camelot

The exciting three-year-olds just keep on coming for Camelot and on Sunday it was the turn of Alounak (3c Camelot-Awe Struck, by Rail Link) to advertise his Classic credentials.

Trained by Jean-Pierre Carvalho for Darius Racing, the French-bred travelled ominously well turning for home in the Listed Grafenberger Derby Trial at Dusseldorf, and powered home to a superb six-length success.

Also a Listed winner last season, the Camelot colt is now 7/2 favourite for the G2 Italian Derby with bookmaker Racebets and 9/1 market leader for the G1 German Derby.

Alounak was bred by East Bloodstock and SCEA des Prairies, and purchased by HFTB Racing Agency for 120,000 euros at the Arqana August Yearling Sale.

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