10/07/2012 10:22AM

Longchamp: Olympic Glory wins Lagardere but won't come to Breeders' Cup


Heavy going and his first trip away from England could not slow the momentum of talented 2-year-old Olympic Glory, who captured the Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere by 1 1/4 lengths over the talented filly What a Name on the Arc undercard Sunday at Longchamp.

Olympic Glory won his third straight group stakes and succeeded in his first attempt at the Group 1 level. The Lagardere is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Win and You’re In  race for the BC Juvenile Turf, but Richard Hannon Jr., assistant to his father, trainer Richard Hannon, said Olympic Glory was unlikely to make a Breeders’ Cup trip.

Olympic Glory was stuck in a pocket with a little more than a quarter-mile to run in a seven-furlong race contested over wet, heavy going, but jockey Richard Hughes extricated his mount from the trap and Olympic Glory finished with good energy, comfortably holding clear the late run from What a Name. Indian Jade finished third.

In the Prix Marcel Boussac for 2-year-old fillies, Silasol led a one-two sweep for French trainer Carlos Laffon-Parias, beating stablemate Topaz Blanche by a head in the one-mile race. Olivier Peslier rode the winner while Frankie Dettori was aboard the runner-up.