Guillaume Macaire announced, “With Saint Goustan Blue, we can dream!”
This bold statement came minutes after the Blue Bresil gelding won his 12th race, in the Grade 3 Prix Leopold d’Orsetti on the 24th of November 2017. Fast forward 102 days, and Saint Goustan Blue bolts up on the opening day of the season at Auteuil. Scooping another Grade 3 to complement his burgeoning CV, this time in the Prix Robert de Clermont-Tonnerre.
The chief protagonist of Blue Bresil’s French progeny set the pace out in front; leading from pillar to post. This was not going to be a one-sided affair. The field was made up of hardened, experienced performers. There was an abundant of group wins and Listed wins alongside the names of each runner.
Beaten 4 lengths into second was Bipolaire. Bipolaire won a Grade 1 at Auteuil only 4 months prior to this contest. In addition, he is a multiple Listed winner and Grade 3 winner respectively. Completing the places was Via Dolorosa, himself a Grade 3 winner and Listed placed. They came with their allegiance of fans but were eventually made to look mere mortal.
Saint Goustan Blue is a dream horse to own, train and ride. Now the winner of 13 races from 16 starts, he epitomises the talents of Blue Bresil’s progeny on the track. In the words of the great French trainer, Macaire, ‘we can dream!’