Saint-Cloud winner Study Of Man in contention for Epsom or Chantilly

Pascal Bary-trained winner books Classic tilt

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Study Of Man will be considered for both the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly and the Investec Derby at Epsom following an impressive display in the Prix Greffulhe at Saint-Cloud on Tuesday.

The son of Japanese superstar Deep Impact won his only juvenile start at Saint-Cloud last September, but had to make do with the runner-up spot behind Martyn Meade’s British challenger Chilean on his return to action in last month’s Prix la Force at ParisLongchamp.

Pascal Bary’s charge was a hot favourite to return to winning ways in this 10-furlong Group Two and displayed an impressive change of gear in the hands of Stephane Pasquier to leave his rivals trailing in his wake.

Alan Cooper, racing manager for the owners the Niarchos family, said: “That was nice to see and I thought it was particularly impressive when you consider it was only his third race.

“He’s still relatively inexperienced and still learning his game.

“He improved from his first run of the year and hopefully there’s more to come.”

Study Of Man was cut to as short as 16-1 for the Epsom Derby on June 2.

A decision on whether he will cross the Channel or remain on home soil for the French equivalent the following day will not be made until nearer the time.

Cooper added: “I think it’s a bit too early to say, but it will be one of those two races.

“Pascal Bary and Stephane Pasquier have some time to sit down and think it over and discuss it with the owners.

“He’s a Group Two winner now and we’ll be keeping a close eye on all the trials over the next couple of weeks.”

Saint-Cloud winner Study Of Man in contention for Epsom or Chantilly
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