Rossini was always well up with the pace before kicking clear under Mick Kinane over a furlong out to take the five-and-a-half furlong event for Ireland. Palio Sky, trained by John Dunlop, put up a brave effort in the Group Two Prix Maurice de Nieuil, finishing a three-quarters of a length second to Lucky Dream. Ridden by Sylvian Guillot, Palio Sky was always in contention but was unable to fend off the 7.3-1 winner.Reuse content
Aidan O'Brien's two-year-old team looks to have another star player in Rossini, runaway winner of the Group Two Prix Robert Papin at Maisons- Laffitte yesterday. The Miswaki colt surged clear of his four rivals to win by five lengths with German challenger Auenklang five lengths away in second. The Neville Callaghan-trained Lord Pacal took fourth, beaten around six lengths by the winner. O'Brien's got an embarrassment of riches in his squad, a point underlined when he said: "He might go for a Group One in Ireland but I've got so many nice horses at home Rossini could come back for the Prix Morny in France next month."