Camelot’s fabulous recent run of success was crowned on Friday when British raider Fighting Irish (2c Camelot-Quixotic, by Pivotal) claimed the G2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte in great style.
The Harry Dunlop-trained colt, bred in Ireland by Kilcarn Stud, was a five-length winner on his previous start and showed great resilience to land the prestigious six-furlong contest.
Nebo proved a determined opponent but ultimately Fighting Irish, under Cristian Demuro, proved too tough and got up to win the Group 2 prize for red-hot Camelot. Dunlop is now understandably looking at a step up to the top grade.
“He’s beaten a pretty good horse in Nebo and I thought Cristian gave him a brilliant ride,” said the winning trainer. “We’ve got him entered in the G1 Criterium International at Saint-Cloud and after his performance today we’ll take a close look at that.
“It would mean stepping up to seven furlongs, but I think it might be worth a bash.”