Breeders’ Cup hero Modern Gaming makes his 3-year-old debut in the G1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains (French 2,000 Guineas), with Tribalist likewise lining up in the mile Standard for colts at Longchamp, France, on Sunday, Might 15.
Modern Gamings delighted in a speedy surge throughout the second fifty per cent of last season for Charlie Appleby, winning 4 of his six beginnings.
After scoring in a Newmarket maiden and also a Doncaster handicap, the Dubawi homebred conveniently took the G3 Tattersalls Stakes on the Rowley Mile before ending his project with an electrifying triumph in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Lawn at Del Mar.
Charlie Appleby said: “Modern Games has done well from 2 to 3 as well as I can’t fault his prep work. He has actually done whatever that we have asked of him and we are expecting to see him back at work. We are very happy with his draw in stall 4 and also there should be no reasons.”
Tribalist makes his Group-race debut on the back of three promising efforts this period, including when ending up strongly to decrease by three-quarters of a length to Lassaut in a Longchamp problems race on Thursday, April 21.
The Andre Fabre-trained son of Farhh powered to a five-length maiden success at Saint-Cloud in early April and started his year with another 2nd behind Lassaut on the all-weather at Chantilly in March.
His jockey Mickael Barzalona stated: “Tribalist has actually delighted in wonderful prep work as well as worked well earlier this week. With a suitable journey round, he needs to have a great chance of obtaining put.”