Sheikh Mohamed’s Parmenion wins on debut
June 17 2021 11:53 PM
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Trained by Edouard Monfort, the bay gelding was ridden to victory by Sébastien Martino in the 2,200m
Trained by Edouard Monfort, the bay gelding was ridden to victory by Sébastien Martino in the 2,200m maiden race for three-year-olds.

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Parmenion, who is bred and owned by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Khalifa al-Thani, opened his scorecard on his debut in the Prix Radio Kazak (Prix Charles Giraudon) in Craon, France, on Thursday. Trained by Edouard Monfort, the bay gelding was ridden to victory by Sébastien Martino in the 2,200m maiden race for three-year-olds.
Taking up position on the outside, Parmenion quickly settled into the leading group. Progressing to fifth coming off the final turn, he easily took the advantage 200m from the post and reached the post three lengths ahead of the FH Graffard-trained and Theo Bachelot-ridden Laishann, who, in turn, was a short head in front of Ker Welen, who is trained by N. Leenders and was ridden by Maximilien Justum.

Monfort said: “He arrived in my stable just a month and a half or two months ago. He took a long time to come into himself and is just now starting to mature. I was aiming for this race to get him started. He has room for improvement and won today on his class. We’ll see how he recovers before we decide what to do next, but we’ll likely step up in category with him.”
Bred by Sheikh Mohamed’s Al Shahania Stud, Parmenion is a son of Soldier Hollow, stationed at Gestüt Auenquelle, and is out of Pearls Or Passion, winner of three races over 2,400m from 3 to 4 years old including the Panacea Prize (Listed). She also finished second in the Prix Joubert (Listed).
Parmenion is the third winning for his dam following Podemos, a dual winner as a three-year-old over 2,200m in Kempton and third in the Floodlit Stakes (Listed) and Pelligrina, winner of two races at 3, including the Prix de Royaumont (Group 3, 2,400m) from just three outings.
Sébastien Martino (left) rides Parmenion to victory in the Prix Radio Kazak (Prix Charles Giraudon) in Craon, France, yesterday. (Jean Charles Briens)      



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