Pensee Du Jour (Camelot) wins her maiden at Chantilly

Well Regarded Camelot Filly Draws Clear On Debut

Pensee Du Jour (3f Camelot - Painter’s Pride, by Dansili) justified Classic entries when running out an impressive winner of Thursday’s three-year-old maiden at Chantilly.

Entered in the Prix Saint Alary, Poule d’Essai des Pouliches and Prix de Diane, Jean-Claude Rouget’s newcomer was sent off favourite for the nine and a half furlong contest. Breaking smartly under, she made most of the running and picked up the pace turning for home. Pushed along from two furlongs out, she soon powered clear and was eased down inside the final furlong to score by four lengths, with another three lengths back to the third.

Owned by Ballymore Thoroughbred Ltd, Pensee Du Jour was bred by Dayton Investments out of half-sister to six Stakes horses, most notably three-time Group 1 victor Peintre Celebre.

She became a second smart maiden winner in as many days by Camelot, with stablemate Coming France (3f Camelot - Trail Of Tears, by Exceed And Excel) having won her second start at Cagnes-sur-Mer the previous day.

Stepping up to ten furlongs on Wednesday, she was ridden to track the leaders by Cristian Demuro and was asked to quicken as they approaching the turn for home. Ridden from the two furlong marker, she was driven out to score by a length and a quarter, with the front pair finishing four and a half lengths clear of the third.

Owned by Joseph Lesguer, Coming France was bred by Camas Park Stud, Lynch Bages and Summerhill Bloodstock.