COCODY COMPLETES DOUBLE FOR YOUMZAIN
COCODY DU BANCO (Youmzain) completed a double for his Glenview Stud sire when justifying favouritism in the Prix Pont d’Iena at Auteuil on March 3rd.
An eight length winner last time out, Francois Nicolle’s charge stepped up to two miles and six furlongs for the first time, and was once again ridden by Theo Chevillard. Racing in midfield, the bay jumped well throughout and began to improve his position after two miles, leaping into second with three left to jump.
Taking on the longtime leader Carnet D’Or Sivola at the second last, the pair drew 20 lengths clear of the field, with Cocody Du Banco asserting by three parts of a length on the line.
Owned by Ecurie Denise and bred by Ms B. Barrier, Cocody Du Banco is out of a half-sister to three-time Listed winning hurdler Viotti.