23 September 2021

Lagardere aim for Goodwood victor Angel Bleu

23 September 2021

Angel Bleu is set to step up to Group One level for the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere on Sunday week.

Ralph Beckett’s exciting colt has not been seen in competitive action since winning the Vintage Stakes at Glorious Goodwood at the end of July, having since sidestepped the National Stakes at the Curragh.

The son of Dark Angel holds an entry in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket on October 9, but is poised instead for ParisLongchamp.

Beckett said: “All being well he’ll head for the Lagardere on Arc weekend – that’s the plan.

“I think Longchamp will suit him really well.

“We had aspirations to go to the Curragh for the National Stakes, but the ground was so quick over there and as a result we thought we’d hang on for Longchamp and hope it rained.”

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