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The smart French sprinter played his part in a thrilling renewal of the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2016 – being beaten a neck and a short head into third behind Twilight Son in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.
Trainer Francois Rohaut said: “He ran a bad race last time in Deauville. He doesn’t like it there and he had some trouble with his back, but he was just much better today.
“I had the feeling he would run a really nice race and he did. I always thought he would be a Group One horse. As a colt he was very difficult and that’s why we gelded him last year and it’s made all the difference.”
Signs Of Blessing then won the Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville and was a fine fourth in the QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes on Champions Day.
He then contested the Group 1 Longines Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin in December and, drawn widest of all in stall 13, ran a cracker at 123-1 to be beaten under two lengths.
Signs Of Blessing began 2017 with an encouraging win in France but, sent off 5-1, could finish only eighth in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot on his latest start.
He was back to winning ways in France on his penultimate start but was below-par in the Abbaye last time.
BCS Career statistics
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