Pour Moi Derby bid still in balance

A decision on whether Pour Moi runs in the Investec Derby at Epsom on June 4 has still to be made.

Trained by Andre Fabre for the Coolmore triumvirate of John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith, the Galileo colt was an impressive winner of the Prix Greffulhe at Saint-Cloud last weekend.

“I was very pleased with Pour Moi last week,” said Fabre. I thought he gave a very good feeling to everyone with the way he quickened up.

“We haven’t made a decision yet on where he is going to run next. I imagine one will be made in the coming week.”

Meanwhile, impressive French 1000 Guineas winner Golden Lilac will have her next race in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly on June 12.

Andre Fabre’s filly stretched her unbeaten record to four in winning the Classic by three lengths with British raiders Sharnberry, Rimth and Maqaasid unable to land a blow. Aidan O’Brien’s Wild Wind finished third.

Being by Galileo, the three-year-old should have no problem stepping up to 10 furlongs for the French Oaks – but Fabre is not 100% convinced about going over a mile and a half later in the season.

“She will go for the Prix de Diane next,” said Fabre. “She looks a high-class filly.

“It’s a possibility that she could stay 12 furlongs later in the season for races like the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, but to be fair I don’t know.”


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