Drakenstein Stud’s resident sire Duke Of Marmalade is no stranger to having high-class daughters to his name and the Cartier Champion appears to have another top-class daughter in the form of Traffic Jam.
The latter picked up the first Group win of her career when victorious, at the expense of some talented male rivals, in the G2 Prix du Conseil de Paris at Chantilly on Sunday afternoon.
Traffic Jam was given a superb front running ride by Stephan Pasquier, with the pair making all to score a one length score over the talented Deep Impact colt Akhiro (winner of the G3 Prix des Chenes), with last year’s Prix du Conseil hero One Foot In Heaven back in third place.
Trained by Nicolas Clement, the 4yo Traffic Jam (bred on the same Duke Of Marmalade/Sadler’s Wells cross as Cartier Champion and British classic winner Simple Verse) had previously run fourth in the G1 Prix Vermeille and second in the G2 Prix de Pomone.
She is the 34th stakes winner for Duke Of Marmalade, whose other notable performers this year include Gold Cup winner Big Orange and 2017 Melbourne Cup, and dual group winner this year, Marmelo.
A son of Danehill, and half-brother to Coolmore’s Investec Derby winning sire Ruler Of The World, Duke Of Marmalade will be represented by his first South African bred and born runners this season.
The five time G1 winner, whose offspring have earned in excess of $28 000 000, has 3 lots on offer at November’s Ready To Run Sale.