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14 September 2021





 

Date

9 September

Venue

Longchamp

Race

Prix des Chenes

Type

G3 – Two year olds – 1600m

Winner

Ancient Rome

Jockey/Driver

Mickael Barzalona

Trainer

André Fabre

Breeding

War Front x Gagnoa

Second

Scherzo

Third

Claim The Crown

Ancient Rome confirmed his ability with a comfortable two length victory in the G3 Prix des Chenes (1600m), drawing clear of Scherzo in easy fashion. He has been given an entry in the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (1400m) and could be a Classic prospect for 2022. Ancient Rome is the seventh winner out of G3 winning dam Gagnoa, who is a half sister to G1 Epsom Derby (2400m) hero Pour Moi.

 

Date

9 September

Venue

Longchamp

Race

Prix d’Aumale

Type

G3 – Two year old fillies – 1600m

Winner

Fleur d’Iris

Jockey/Driver

Mickael Barzalona

Trainer

André Fabre

Breeding

Shamardal x Zara

Second

Zellie

Third

Bahasa

It was a juvenile Group Three double for Mickael Barzalona and André Fabre on Thursday with Fleur d’Iris taking the G3 Prix d’Aumale (1600m). The filly had demonstrated plenty of ability when finishing second in the G2 Prix du Calvados (1400m) at Deauville and has been entered for the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac (1600m), where she will re-oppose with second Zellie. She is the second foal out of Zara who was a multiple Group One winner in Brazil.

 

Date

9 September

Venue

Longchamp

Race

Prix Joubert

Type

Listed – Three year old fillies – 2800m

Winner

Adhafera

Jockey/Driver

Cristian Demuro

Trainer

Jean-Claude Rouget

Breeding

Sea The Stars x Rusty Slipper

Second

Love Child

Third

Forever Be

The form of the G3 Prix Minerve was given a boost with third-placed Adhafera recording a narrow victory in the Prix Joubert (2800m). It was the filly’s first Black Type win and she is likely to be targeted at either the G3 Prix Belle de Nuit or the G3 Prix Fille de l’Air. She may stay in training as a four-year-old. Her dam Rusty Slipper won six races in the USA including at Graded level and Adhafera is the second foal.

 

Date

10 September

Venue

Saint-Cloud

Race

Prix Turenne

Type

Listed – Three year olds – 2400m

Winner

Manobo

Jockey/Driver

James Doyle

Trainer

Charlie Appleby

Breeding

Sea The Stars x Tasaday

Second

Kertez

Third

Merveillo

It was a successful step up in class for the UK trained Manobo as he claimed his first Listed victory in the Prix Turenne (2400m). Trained by Charlie Appleby, the Godolphin colt has been given plenty of time to develop and impressed with a ten length victory on third career start. He is out of a Group Two winning Godolphin homebred mare and was the 85th individual stakes winner for sire Sea The Stars.

 

Date

12 September

Venue

Longchamp

Race

Prix Niel

Type

G2 – Three year olds – 2400m

Winner

Bubble Gift

Jockey/Driver

Gerald Mosse

Trainer

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