Carlos Laffon-Parias has enjoyed a fabulous start to the new season, writes Liz Price.
He has already won 13 races from 50 starts, which is a strike rate of 26%. And we are not talking handicaps or condition races, but valuable maiden and several black type races.
He certainly looks like he has an extremely promising bunch of three-year-olds in his yard at Chantilly this year.
After winning both of her starts this season, the Wertheimer owned filly Platane has been singled out by racing aficionados as one to follow in the classic races and her handler will now run her in the Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary before aiming her at the Prix de Diane Longines.
Shaman, who also runs in the colours of the Wertheimer brothers, is another classic contender who is going to run in the Poule d’Essai des Poulains.
After his flagship horse Recoletos moved on to stud, he has every reason to look forward to the 2019 season.