France’s two-time champion jockey is not one to underestimate when he travels over to ride in Champions Series races.
He proved that once again on Champions Day in 2020 when he won the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on The Revenant. And on the same card he finished runner-up on Skalleti in the QIPCO Champion Stakes and was a close third on One Master in the Sprint.
The previous year he had won the Coronation Stakes on Watch Me at 20/1, having ridden his first Group 1 winner in Britain aboard Esoterique in the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket in 2015.
He is the son of Marc Boudot, a well-known trainer in central France who died aged 55 in 2008.
Boudot was crowned champion in France for the first time in 2016 when he rode 300 winners. Last year, he regained his crown with 220.
He was runner-up every year between 2017 and 2019, plus was third in 2013 and 2014.
Naturally, the 28-year-old has won most of France’s biggest races – including the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in 2019 on Waldgeist. He swooped late to deny Enable a record third win in the showpiece.