BALTIC BARON runner-up at Listed level

The fresh winner of Chantilly, BALTIC BARON, met no easy conditions today in Bordeaux-Le Bouscat, France, when the sky opened for a thunderstorm shortly before the €55,000 162e Derby du Midi. Thus, the colt by Shamardal out of BORN WILD generated a remarkable performance in view of the difficult conditions and finished with a strong second place in this Listed challenge over 1900 m to earn Black Type status. Pierre-Charles Boudot was in the saddle of the three-year-old for trainer Andre Fabre.