One-two for Montjeu
FAME AND GLORY and Drumbeat, both trained by Aidan O'Brien, provided Montjeu with a one-two in the Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud on Wednesday.
The Johnny Murtagh-ridden Fame And Glory, who won his maiden on his one previous start, scrambled home in an open race, in which at least five horses held chances a furlong from home.
Bred by Ptarmigan Bloodstock and Kirsten Rausing, the colt is out of the Shirley Heights mare Gryada, making him a half-brother to tough middle-distance handicapper Grampian. Tim Hyde bought him for 190,000gns at the Tattersalls December Foal sale in 2006.
Drumbeat, who had finished fourth in the Goffs Million on his previous start, ran on well to finish second.
Bred by Epona Bloodstock, he is the second foal of the Machiavellian mare Maskaya, a half-sister to Modeeroch and Danaskaya. He was purchased by Demi O'Byrne for €650,000 at the Goffs Million sale.
The Andre Fabre-trained Feels All Right, a son of Danehill Dancer, finished third to make it a clean sweep for Coolmore sires.