Charlie Appleby is having a season to remember with his three-year-old representatives, as he recorded yet another Group 1 success at Longchamp on Wednesday evening.
Hurricane Lane, who claimed success in the Dante Stakes and the Irish Derby earlier this season, made light work of his rival in Paris as he cleared away to claim a six-length victory in the Grand Prix de Paris.
The colt has been massively impressive so far this season and has been a real standout star on the flat this season in the famous Godolphin blue silks.
It gave Appleby his 10th black type success with three-year-olds over the middle distances this season and he could well have more successes on the way.
Epsom Derby winner Adayar returns to action in the King George at Ascot in a week and a half’s time, Hurricane Lane could be targeted at the likes of the St Leger and the Arc while Highland Avenue and Kemari could be aimed at Goodwood and York respectively.
Both Appleby and stable jockey William Buick are having seasons to remember, with the trainer currently sitting at the top of the Flat Trainers Championship having claimed over £2million in prize money to date while Buick is only seven wins behind the leader Oisin Murphy in the Jockeys Championship.
It is a quiet weekend in regards to black type action for the Newmarket trainer, as he has only sent two runners into top-class company on Saturday.
Royal Crusade is a current 22/1 outsider in the Group 3 Hackwood States at Newbury, while Sayyida holds an entry in the Listed Aphrodite Fillies’ Stakes.