Baratti © Valentin Desbriel/ScoopDyga

First stakes win for Baratti

Frankel colt Baratti earned his fifth win and first stakes win in the Listed Prix Lord Seymour at ParisLongchamp on Sunday.

Four-year-old Frankel colt Baratti made his stakes breakthrough in battling fashion in the Listed Prix Lord Seymour at Longchamp yesterday.

The André Fabre-trained colt jumped out in front and made the running in the 2400m contest, with the five other runners racing in single file. The pace was pretty moderate throughout, but it quickened at the top of the straight when Timor and Baby Rider moved to the front. Baratti looked to be in trouble with Baby Rider cruising, but the latter found very little and Baratti fought back well, going on again to score by three quarters of a length. Sweet Lady finished well to take second, the same distance ahead of Baby Rider in third.

This was a fifth win for Baratti, who was unraced at two, but won his debut at Chantilly this time last year. Having been eighth in the Listed Prix Nureyev on his return, he won twice on the trot before picking up his first black type when third in the Listed Grand Prix du Nord. He came into the race off the back of an all-weather conditions race win at Chantilly last month.

Baratti is a half-brother to Gr.1 winners Proviso and Byword and a full brother to Finche, a Group winner in both France and Australia.