Racing: Wildensteins pick Peslier

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Olivier Peslier, the three-times Arc de Triomphe-winning rider, is to be restored as first jockey to the Wildenstein family following the sacking of Dominique Boeuf.

Olivier Peslier, the three-times Arc de Triomphe-winning rider, is to be restored as first jockey to the Wildenstein family following the sacking of Dominique Boeuf.

The 31-year-old Peslier is also contracted to ride for the Wertheimer family, for whom he finished second in the Prix du Jockey-Club on Sunday on Prospect Park. However, Peslier has confirmed that he will ride for the Wildensteins when not obliged to ride for the Wertheimers.

It was Boeuf who benefited when the Wildensteins moved their horses away from André Fabre in 2001 and signed him up as their retained jockey.

Peslier, who won successive Arcs from 1996 to 1998 with Helissio, Peintre Celebre and Sagamix, has had a fine season, highlighted by his win on Torrestrella in the French 1,000 Guineas for François Rohaut.

Boeuf was dismissed following his ride on Vallee Enchantee in the Coronation Cup at Epsom last Friday.

* Indian Haven, last year's Irish 2,000 Guineas winner, has undergone an operation to remove a non-displaced fragment of his left-fore fetlock.

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