Fighting Irish (Camelot) G2 Criterium De Maisons Laffitte Web

G2 victory for unstoppable Camelot

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."