We are not sure where the name comes from other than after the wonderful Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass. No doubt all will be revealed in the fullness of time as they say, as the horse looks like heading to the Arc.
He showed a very smart turn of foot to overtake Persian King who in turn had overtaken the leader Motamarris with a couple of lengths separating the three. Cape of Good Hope on 24/1 ran a good fourth and Aidan O’Brien hopes he will come on in a similar fashion to his brother Highland Reel.
Sottsass started on 13/1.
The first of the G2s on the “undercard”, the Prix Sandringham saw favourite Obligate oblige and get the win over Pure Zen 14/1 albeit just by a head.
The Gros-Chêne went to script with odds-on favourite getting the victory and Sestilio Jet the second in a 5 horse field.
The Grand-Prix de Chantilly was a victory for the raiders when James Doyle brought home Roger Charlton’s Aspetar with Ziyad 20/1 second and favourite Silverware third.
The G3 Royaumont went to Pelligrina for Fabre-Boudot, with Malevre 12/1 second and Je Ne Regretterien third.