Son Of Yeats Secures Second Grade 1
Sunday saw Figuero (7g Yeats - Annaland, by Saints Des Saints) gain his second Grade 1 success in the Prix la Haye Jousselin at Auteuil.
Francois Nicolle’s charge landed the Grade 1 chase for four-year-olds at the meeting in 2019 and went on to finish third in Sunday’s target in 2020 and finished fourth last year. The Jacques Detre-owned bay returned to form last time out when winning a Grade 3 chase and was well-supported to follow up under Angelo Zuliani. Racing prominently throughout, he led from the second last and was ridden clear on the run-in to score by three lengths.
Figuero is now an eight-time winner, with six of those being black-type victories, and boasts over €760,000 in earnings. The son of Yeats was bred by Thierry Cypres out of Annaland, who has a yearling full-sister to the dual Grade 1 victor.