How not to fall under the spell of Astonishing? The pupil of Richard Westerink once again delivered a great performance to retain his title in the Prix des Ducs de Normandie (Group II), yesterday, at the Hippodrome de la Prairie, in Caen (Calvados), signing his eighth victory in the Group level. Despite a hectic pre-race due to a hardware problem, Timoko's son once again defied all predictions, knocking out Cleangame, a few months after overcoming the phenomenal Face Time Bourbon, double winner of the Prix d' America.
"I no longer believed it, it's magnificent", cowardly, at the microphone of Equidia, Richard Westerink after the victory of his resident. Surprised and impressed by the performance of his horse, the professional based in the Landes went through all the emotions: “You shouldn't do any more co…like that otherwise my heart won't hold up. In front of well-stocked stands, Anthony Barrier showed a mischievous little smile as he passed the post, delighted with the blow played on his opponents. “We started off with a disadvantage with this hardware issue, but we did a good job,” says “Moustique”. He was very calm which is important. »
From now on, Astonishing will take the direction of Sweden to participate in the Elitloppet and try to walk in the footsteps of his parent, Timoko, double winner of this prestigious Group I. Something to provide new emotions...