Racing: Fantasticwin for Brittain

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Criquette Head's Pas De Reponse sailed through her 1,000 Guineas prep race, the Listed Prix Imprudence over seven furlongs at Maisons-Laffitte yesterday, while Clive Brittain's Fantastic Fellow took the colts' Classic trial, the Prix Djebel, for Newmarket.

Pas De Reponse, the Cheveley Park Stakes winner, made all under Freddie Head and, although shaken up towards the end, there was only ever going to be one winner.

Criquette Head said: "We were very satisfied by the run and it should serve to dust off all the cobwebs prior to Newmarket. Pas De Reponse does everything so easily at home that I told Freddie to make sure she had a good bit of work today."

Head has won the 1,000 Guineas three times before with Ma Biche, Ravinella and Hatoof and Pas De Repsonse was cut to 6-1, from 8-1, by Coral to give her trainer a fourth win in the race on 4 May.

Fantastic Fellow entered 2,000 Guineas reckoning, for which he is 20- 1, from 33-1 with Ladbrokes, after making all the running in the Prix Djebel. The Brian Meehan-trained Tomba was fourth.

Brittain said: "Fantastic Fellow has done very well over the winter and it will now be a question of going back to the owners and deciding the next move. He is entered in both the French 2,000 Guineas, and the English 2000 Guineas."

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