Arrow Eagle (Gleneagles) Makes It Two From Two At Cagnes

Unbeaten Gleneagles Colt Strengthens Classic Claims

Arrow Eagle (3c Gleneagles – Absolutely Me, by Anabaa) remains on target for the Group 1 Prix du Jockey Club after making it two from two at Cagnes on Sunday.

The Jean-Claude Rouget-trained colt made a winning debut over course and distance last month, in a race appropriately named in honour of his half-brother Ace Impact. He was reunited with Cristian Demuro for the Class 2 contest over ten furlongs and tracked the leaders for much of the way. Leading approaching the final furlong, he kept on well to win by a length and a half.

Speaking after the race, Rouget said, “Once again, he quickened nicely like the good horses do. He closed easily around the bend- maybe a bit too early- but he ran on strongly and should be a horse for good ground.” On future plans, the trainer continued, “He will have a break now, we will wait until the end of April, early May and find a prep for the Jockey Club in Paris. We will find out then if he is good enough for the French Derby.

Owned and bred by Madame Waltraut Spanner, Arrow Eagle is closely related to black-type performer Alessandro (Australia).