The fabulous Smart Whip (6g Dylan Thomas-Green Girl, by Lord Of Men) recorded his third Listed win of the year on Saturday as he added more points to his challenge to the Defi du Galop competition.
The Dylan Thomas six-year-old added a success in the Listed Grand Prix de Nantes to his successes in this season’s Listed Grand Prix de la Ville de Craon Mayenne (pictured) and Listed Prix Hubert Baguenault de Puchesse at Vichy to the delight of connections.
“He was quite fresh today,” jockey Eddy Hardouin told Jour de Galop. “(Trainer) Christophe Lotoux had told me he could be a bit brilliant. But once he relaxed, he pushed hard from the back of the field. It’s a magnificent victory. Congratulations to his team.
“It’s not over yet (in the Defi du Galop), but it’s still a winning stage that puts us at the forefront of every challenge category – horse, trainer and jockey.”