Kodiac enjoyed an excellent purple patch on Saturday, as By All Means became his 80th stakes winner in the Listed Prix de Bagatelle at Chantilly less than an hour following the success of Ramazan in a competitive nursery at Haydock Park.
Carrying the colours of Giacomo Algranti and well regarded by trainer Mario Baratti, By All Means won well by two lengths from Situveux to bring her record to three wins from four starts.
“By All Means showed that she had a lot of class," Mario Baratti told Jour De Galop. "I have always held this filly in high esteem. In the future, I think she will be able to show even more on a soft track! We will see depending on the terrain if she makes it to Deauville."
Bred by Kenilworth House Stud, By All Means was a Tattersalls December foal purchase by Amanda Skiffington and is out of the Listed-placed Majenta, by Marju.
Also on Saturday, Ramazan bounced back to winning ways with an authoritative success in the 6f nursery at Haydock. The Richard Fahey-trained colt had previously been successful at Beverley prior to a crack at the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot.
"It was a great run," said jockey Oisin Orr. "When he ran at Ascot he had a set of blinkers on and I think he just did a shade too much but without those today off that kind of mark he's done it well. His work at home is very good so I can't see why he won't progress from that."
Now a two-time winner, Ramazan was bred by Mubarak Al Naemi out of the Hard Spun mare Hanalei Memories.
Saturday's success was confined to Kodiac, however. At Nottingham, Kerindia made a winning debut to seal an excellent week for Cotai Glory, also sire of Group 3 Premio Primi Passi winner Bottle Of Bubbles. The filly (pictured below), trained by Michael Bell on behalf of Peter Trainor, is the latest two-year-old winner to emerge out of our draft of breezers, having been sold for 65,000gns to her owner at the Tattersalls Craven Sale.