G2 for improving Fastnet Rock colt One Foot In Heaven

One Foot In Heaven (Fastnet Rock) winning the  Grand Prix de Chantilly (Gr.2) at Chantilly

One Foot In Heaven (4c Fastnet Rock-Pride, by Peintre Celebre) notched his third black-type victory of 2016 on Sunday when looking seemingly better than ever to win the G2 Grand Prix de Chantilly.

The Fastnet Rock colt – out of three-time G1 winner Pride – was settled towards the rear by Christophe Soumillon before hitting the front a furlong and a half from home, holding off Garlingari to win by three-quarters lot a length.

One Foot In Heaven, who was bred by Craigavon Agro Ltd and carries the same colours as Pride, won the G3 Prix d’Hedouville at Saint-Cloud on his previous start and would be no surprise to see trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre now target a G1 prize.

“He gets better and has that fantastic turn of foot of his mother and adapts to everything,” said de Royer-Dupre. “Still I feel he needs a little break now, so he will not go to the G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud and will instead come back in September.”

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