Billy Lee To Take 14 Day Quarantine To Ride Romanised In France


Group One winning Romanised will head over to France this weekend for the Prix Jacques le Marois in what will be his second outing in the event having landed the spoils last season.

The son of Holy Roman Emperor has been the leading horse for the yard Landing the Irish 2000 Guineas back in 2018 and last year landing the Group Two Minstrel Stakes at The Curragh and also taking the Deauville Group One which he will look to defend on Sunday.

He will partnered by the jockey who has ridden him the most times during his career and Billy Lee will to quarantine for 14 days on his return due to coronavirus restrictions in Ireland.

(Credit ATR) Condon said:“Billy Lee rides. He’s obviously keen to maintain the partnership so even allowing for the quarantine restrictions that are prevalent in Ireland he’s happy to take the two weeks after it.

“Billy rode the horse work this morning. He worked nicely and smoothly and we’re good to go.”

The five year old has only been seen once this term and is a creature habit winning the Group Two Minstrel Stakes again after not being seen since September 2019.

That run sets him up perfectly fora crack at the race he won last year and it looks like he will get conditions to suit but will be taking on a classy field that could include Royal Ascot winners Palace Pier, Alpine Star and Circus Maximus.

The handler added: “All is well. He’s been very good since his win at the Curragh.

“Everything seems fine and I’m looking forward to what promises to be an intriguing contest. It’s great to be taking part.”