French Trotting News - Run of the Week

Mesley-Du-Maine – 11th June 2021.

Iris Intense completed an easy double when recording a kilometre rating of 1'16'2 at Mesley-du-Maine in the Class E Prix de la Paubelière (2875m) on 3 June...

Date Thursday 3 June
Venue Mesley-Du-Maine
Race Prix de la Paubelière
Type Driven - 3 year olds only
Winner Iris Intense
Jockey/Driver Jacques Bruneau
Trainer Jacques Bruneau
Breeding Néoh Jiel x Peggy Lys
Second Indy De Mai
Third Icare Du Faouet


The three-year-old had been struggling to complete his races in the early part of his career, with four disqualifications from his first five outings. He made a break through when scoring in the Class F Prix Paris-Turf (2875m) on his sixth start on 21 May with a kilometre rating of 1'16'3 and showed signs of further improvement and maturity when recording 1'16'2 in the Prix de la Paubelière over the same course and distance progressing up one grade.  

With confidence boosted by two Meslay-du-Maine victories, trainer-driver Jacques Bruneau is hopeful his three-year-old colt can step up in class and be competitive at Vincennes in the future, especially in a similar grade of race at metropolitan entry level. Iris Intense can continue to progress with maturity and will be a horse to watch when making the transition to metropolitan tracks. 


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