Vadeni Versus Luxembourg Likely In Prix Ganay

Vadeni (Fr) (Churchill {Ire}), the Aga Khan’s 2022 G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe runner-up, is likely to renew his rivalry in an early-season rematch with Luxembourg (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) in the G1 Prix Ganay after connections confirmed that is his most likely target on Wednesday.

In last year’s G1 Irish Champion S., it was the Aidan O’Brien trainee Luxembourg who struck first by beating Jean-Claude Rouget’s charge over soft ground at Leopardstown on Sept. 10. With even more give in the ground a month later, the Aga Khan colt was second to Alpinista (GB) (Frankel {GB}) in the Arc, while the Westerberg, Magnier, Tabor and Smith-owned colt finished seventh.

Aga Khan racing manager Georges Rimaud said “Vadeni is training ok, he is going to run in the Prix Ganay and we’ll see from there.”

He added when asked about the rematch, “That is what we are hoping for anyway. I don’t know if it will be exciting or what, but it will be interesting.”

Another Aga Khan-owned colt set for his 2023 debut is Vadeni’s stablemate Erevann (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}). The now-4-year-old won four of his five starts when last seen, including a victory in the G2 Prix Daniel Wildenstein during Arc weekend.

“Erevann is the same–he is also doing well,” said Rimaud. “We’ll decide soon where we go with him. He’ll run over a mile–he’s more of a miler, absolutely.

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