Tammani made good use of experience gathered on a previous foray to France in Group company, putting in a relentless performance from the front to win by four lengths in a race which has a rich recent pedigree.
The last four winners have been La Cressonniere, Al Wukair, Wootton and Duke Of Hazzard, so owner Prince Faisal and trainer William Haggas have every right to look forward to next season with Tammani.
A son of Prince Faisal’s Ballylinch-based Poule d’Essai and Prix de la Foret winner Make Believe, Tammani was a close-up fourth to Hopeful at Chantilly, having previously been third to Pyledriver at Haydock.
On both those occasions he was slowly away but Boudor was positive from the break and Tammani appeared to enjoy bowling along in front.
“We put him in the Irish Derby as a precaution because we always had a gut feeling he’d like this soft ground,” said Prince Faisal’s racing and bloodstock advisor, Ted Voute. “He thrived today and looked like a good horse.”
Originally appeared in the Racing Post on October 23rd, 2019
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