Group 2 double for trainer Ken Condon at the Curragh.

The son of Power sprang a surprise in the big juvenile sprint and the win completed a Group 2 double on the card for trainer Ken Condon

“Fair play to the owners, he was a horse that we liked. He ran early on in Naas and he’s obviously made improvement as he’s gone along.

“Certainly he’s made a huge step forward. I would have been delighted with a place.

“He travelled through the race quite well and he’s a horse that had shown us at home that he wants seven and they needed to stay today as it’s slow ground. He got to the line well and galloped through it.

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Laws Of Indices lands French Group 1 for Ken Condon

Ken Condon’s Laws Of Indices was a hugely-determined winner of the Group 1 Haras d’Etreham Prix Jean Prat at Deauville.

Olivier Peslier had Laws Of Indices prominent throughout in the centre of the course and then held off a series of challengers on all sides in the final two furlongs to win at 28/1, leading home an Irish one-two by a head from Joseph O’Brien’s Thunder Moon.

For County Kildare trainer Condon, this was a third Group 1 victory – following Romanised’s successes in the 2018 Irish 2,000 Guineas and 2019 Jacques le Marois at this course.

Laws Of Indices had to be very tough, stepping back up in trip and winning for the first time since springing an even bigger surprise in the Group Two Railway Stakes at the Curragh 12 months ago.

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Joy for Ken Condon as Laws Of Indices wins thrilling Prix Jean Prat

Laws Of Indices gave Ken Condon a second Group 1 success on the Deauville dragstrip when springing a 28-1 surprise in the Haras d’Etreham Prix Jean Prat under a cool ride from Olivier Peslier.

Condon has fond memories of the Normandy coast from the success of Romanised in the 2019 Prix Jacques le Marois and although he had to watch on from Fairyhouse this time, it became obvious early in the race that the son of Power was travelling ominously well at the head of the larger group which elected to race down the centre of the track. 

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