Smart Churchill Filly Makes It Two From Two
Survie (2f Churchill – Sotteville, by Le Havre) made it two from two when justifying favouritism in Saturday’s Class 2 conditions race at Chantilly.
The Nicholas Clement-trained filly struck late for a debut win at Deauville last month and was reunited with Stephane Pasquier to follow up against colts on Saturday. The bay raced towards the back of the field in the early stages of the mile contest and was asked to quicken in the straight. Running on well, Gerard Augustin-Normand’s homebred led passing the furlong pole and kept on to score by three parts of a length
Carlos and Yann Lerner’s charge finished a promising third on debut over course and distance and was sent off favourite to build on that effort under Ronan Thomas. Chasing the leaders in the early stages, he improved to lead in the straight and dug deep to deny a challenger by a head, with the pair rallying five lengths clear of the third.
Owned by Ecurie JML Racing, Chartwell was bred by Jean-Pierre-Joseph Dubois and Thomas Levesque.