Technician wins the Prix Chaudenay

Martyn Meade is mulling whether to return Technician to ParisLongchamp for the Prix Royal-Oak on October 27th, following his fine victory there in the Prix Chaudenay, on Saturday.

The three-year-old colt had won the Geoffrey Freer Stakes, before coming home sixth behind Logician, in the St Leger.

However, back on soft ground, Technician revelled in France and has reportedly come out of the race in great form, prompting a rethink from the Manton trainer.

“I was really pleased. I think he put up a great performance. It showed he loved the ground and relished the trip as well,” Meade told

“I don’t think he could have done it any better and the style in which he did it was really good, to mow down the opposition in the way he did.

“He’s come out of the race as good as ever – bucking and squealing – so that’s always a nice sign.

“My initial reaction after he won was he wouldn’t run again, but there is another Group One back at Longchamp. We might consider it because he seems to be in such good form.

“I hate over-running him, but he’s not had that many starts overall, so I might consider it. It wasn’t in my mind, but the way he’s looking at the moment, I’d have to look at it.”