Clement hoping for lucky Fifteen
Nicolas Clement is looking to improve his record in the UK with Criterium International winner French Fifteen in the 2,000 Guineas on Saturday.
His form ties in closely with the other French raider Abtaal, having just seen him off in the Prix Djebel.
Although Clement saddled the classy Stormy River to finish second in the St James's Palace Stakes in 2006, his only win in this country came on a less grander scale.
"He is all ready to go. He worked nicely on Monday and we are hoping for the best with him," said Clement.
"I don't think he wants extremes of going - not too yielding and not too fast, but if it is just on the soft side of good that will be fine for him.
"We will see if handles the track. He has performed well on a straight course before, so hopefully he will do well.
"He has done really well since the Prix Djebel and I think he has improved a bit too, so I am very happy.
"He has experience and he has fitness, so it is very exciting. It would be fantastic for the owner, who sponsors the race. He bought the colt during the winter.
"I have not had many runners in Britain. Stormy River was second to Araafa in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. The only winner I have had in Britain was in a Catterick bumper!
"It would be fantastic to win the Guineas. If the horse finishes in the first four, I'll be happy."
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