Canford Cliffs double at Maisons-Laffitte

Canford Cliffs (Ire) is making waves with his first runners in Europe this year and he landed a winning double at Maisons-Laffitte on Sunday.

Al Jazi (2f Canford Cliffs – Rainbow Crossing by Cape Cross) is owned by Al Shaqab Racing and won the Prix Rose Royale (1200m) on debut by more than a length.  She cost 160,000 euros at the 2014 Arqana August yearling sale.

Pitou (2f Canford Cliffs – La Suvera by Choisir) claimed the Prix de la Frette (1000m) by a half-length at her third start.  She is raced by Frank McNulty and was a 30,000 euros buy out of the 2014 Arqana October yearling sale.

Canford Cliffs (Ire) has sired his 9th first-crop winner when the David Barron trained filly Lady Clair scored at at Catterick last Wednesday.  She was a 55,000 euros purchase out of the 2015 Arqana May Breeze-Up Sale for White Rose Racing.

“She has worked well at home but they’ve got to come here and do it, and she´s done that now,” Barron said.  “She´s a nice filly.”

Lady Clair (2f Canford Cliffs – Queen Of Carthage by Cape Cross) is from a daughter of Group 1 winner Satwa Queen and will now be set for the G2 Lowther Stakes at York.

Canford Cliffs returns to Blue Gum Farm at a fee of $13,750 (inc gst) this year.