Surrey Thunder has been declared for the Prix Francois Mathet, a 2100 metre Class 1 Listed Race for three year olds at St Cloud in Paris on Tuesday March 26th.  He’s been working really well this week and we’re fairly hopeful of a decent run, but Grade 1 racing is a whole new ball game!

Alexis Badel has is taking the ride, he is a good international jockey who is friends with Oisin (who isn’t available) so they will have a chat beforehand. The French way of racing is very different to here, they go a lot slower at the start and finish really quick. That style won’t really suit Thunder so we may actually look to make the running. The ground is pretty soft, that will suit us, and will make it harder to come from behind.

18 of the owners and friends are making the trip across the channel for what looks to be a great day’s racing in the French capital. Let’s hope we can celebrate in style !

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