Cox Plate winner State of Rest returns to action with Group 1 triumph in France

Cox Plate winner State of Rest has returned to action in style, taking out the Group 1 Prix Ganay in France in the early hours of Monday morning (AEST).

The four-year-old hadn’t raced since the controversial win at Moonee Valley last October, which saw the colt survive a protest to win the famous race.

The Joseph O’Brien-trained runner beat two of Australia’s best – Verry Elleegant and Anamoe – on his way to a win on Australian debut. 

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State of Rest’s win overnight over 2100m in France would be his third-straight G1 success, having won the Saratoga Derby in the US last August.

The Irish-based runner proved far too strong in the six-horse field, and provided punters with healthy odds of $5.50 with TAB

Watch the final stages of State of Rest’s G1 Prix Ganay win below.

O’Brien certainly isn’t afraid to travel with State of Rest, who has now raced in six different countries across nine starts, producing three wins and a further three placings. 

However, the win in France was State of Rest’s first victory on European soil. 

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