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Rajpoute back
in spotlight

DUC De Regniere contributed to an excellent afternoon for French-breds at Newbury on Saturday with a clear cut success in the Long Distance Hurdle.

The six-year-old is the flagship performer in Britain for his sire Rajpoute, who is best known in racing circles as the conqueror of Peintre Celebre in the 1997 Group 2 Prix Niel. The win was gained in controversial circumstances after Peintre Celebre was hemmed in at a crucial moment by his pacemaker, Ithaki.

Rajpoute also won the Group 2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano and was beaten a short head by Kirkwall in the Group 2 Prix Eugene Adam.

As well as Duc De Regniere, the son of Double Bed is also the sire of useful French jumpers Onatello and Nooska Tivoli from only 76 foals of racing age.

Bred by Scea La Regniere, Duc De Reginiere is out of the unplaced LePontet mare Gladys De Richerie, and a half-brother to Gladys Des Essarts, a winner of ten races over jumps in France.




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