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Reckless Abandon maintained his unbeaten record when winning the Prix Robert Papin for Clive Cox

Updated: Sunday, 22 Jul 2012 17:50 | Comments

British trainer Clive Cox made a successful French raid with Reckless Abandon
British trainer Clive Cox made a successful French raid with Reckless Abandon

English raiders dominated the finish of the Prix Robert Papin at Maisons-Laffitte, with Reckless Abandon coming home a comfortable winner from Sir Prancealot.

The Clive Cox-trained winner had also been victorious in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot and maintained his unbeaten record with the minimum of fuss under a front-running ride from Gerald Mosse.

Ryan Moore produced Sir Prancealot, fourth in the Coventry, inside the final furlong and briefly looked a big threat, but Reckless Abandon quickened up in style to put the race to bed.

Cox told At The Races: "I'm really pleased with the performance and delighted he's won for his owners. I wouldn't go as far as to say Gerald was ever in any danger of coming off, but I'd agree that he does jink left a bit.

"It's something we're not familiar with at home but he's clearly very talented.

"That's the easiest race he's had and I'm over the moon. I would suggest we'll probably come back here for the Prix Morny next. I think he's extremely exciting. You get a knot in your stomach when he goes out on the track and today you can see why."

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