Intello prepares for Jacques Le Marois by running at a mile in Prix Messidor at Maisons-Laffitte this afternoon
The French Derby winner will drop back to a mile this afternoon in preparation for an attempt at the Prix Jacques Le Marois at Deauville next month. Connections are keen to add the Group One mile contest to his roll of honour before heading for L’Arc in the autumn. The impressive winner of the French Derby finished a close third behind Style Vendome in the French Guineas, so the drop in distance today poses no threat to him. As the 6/1 favourite for L’Arc this proposed schedule for Intello may seem unusual, but if it is pulled off it would certainly make him an attractive stallion and the top three year-old in Europe.