Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Winner Modern Games Aims For Classic Success In French 2,000 Guineas - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Winner Modern Games Aims For Classic Success In French 2,000 Guineas

Modern Games won the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf

Breeders' Cup hero Modern Games makes his 3-year-old debut in the G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains (French 2,000 Guineas), with Tribalist also lining up in the mile Classic for colts at Longchamp, France, on Sunday, May 15.

Modern Games enjoyed a meteoric rise during the second half of last season for Charlie Appleby, winning four of his six starts.

After scoring in a Newmarket maiden and a Doncaster handicap, the Dubawi homebred readily took the G3 Tattersalls Stakes on the Rowley Mile before ending his campaign with an exhilarating victory in the G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar.

Charlie Appleby said: “Modern Games has done well from two to three and I can't fault his preparation. He has done everything that we have asked of him and we are looking forward to seeing him back in action. We are very happy with his draw in stall four and there should be no excuses.”

Tribalist makes his Group-race debut on the back of three promising efforts this season, including when finishing strongly to go down by three-quarters of a length to Lassaut in a Longchamp conditions race on Thursday, April 21.

The Andre Fabre-trained son of Farhh powered to a five-length maiden success at Saint-Cloud in early April and started his year with another second behind Lassaut on the all-weather at Chantilly in March.

His jockey Mickael Barzalona said: “Tribalist has enjoyed a nice preparation and worked well earlier this week. With a decent trip round, he should have a good chance of getting placed.”

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