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13 October 2021




 

Date

Monday, October 4, 2021

Venue

Toulouse

Race

R4 – Prix Panacée – Fonds Européen de l’Elevage

Type

3yo plus Listed Stakes (2400m)

Winner

Rumbles Of Thunder

Jockey/Driver

Eddy Hardouin

Trainer

Jérôme Reynier

Breeding

Night Of Thunder x Blanche Neige

Second

Frankel’s Magic

Third

Agua

Rumbles Of Thunder secured back-to-back Listed victories (previously at Merano in Italy) with a comfortable one-length success under a well-judged rider from Eddy Hardouin. The pair found themselves towards the rear in the early stages, before creeping into contention entering the home straight. They had a charmed passaged towards the far rail and got the better of Frankel’s Magic to win going away. Despite a weight penalty, the three-year-old filly had something to spare at the line and deserves the chance in Group company. Night Of Thunder stands at Kildangan Stud for a fee of €75,000.

Date

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Venue

Chantilly

Race

R7 – Prix de Bonneval

Type

3yo plus Listed Stakes (1100m)

Winner

Coeur de Pierre

Jockey/Driver

Eddy Hardouin

Trainer

Mauricio Jr Delcher-Sanchez

Breeding

Zanzibari x Twilight Tear

Second

Millau

Third

Arecibo

Eddy Hardouin continued his good run of form steering Coeur de Pierre to an impressive two-length win in this Listed contest. Settled at the back of the field with plenty of cover towards the near rail, the Zanzibari five-year-old gelding made smooth progress to move into contention against the rail before reaching the lead at the 200m marker. He is progressive, having won with plenty in hand, benefitting from a class drop after back-to-back placings in Group Three company.

Date

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Venue

Vincennes

Race

R4 – Prix Kurse

Type

3yo G3 walk up (2200m)

Winner

Ibra Meslois

Jockey/Driver

David Thomain

Trainer

Pierre Belloche

Breeding

The Best Madrik x Vista Mesloise

Second

Cocis MP

Third

Italienne

Ibra Meslois completed a Group Three-driven double with a determined victory in this autostart for three-year-olds. The Pierre Belloche-trained contender secured the lead at the first turn and gravitated for the rail only to be shuffled back. Caught in a pocket but travelling strongly rounding for home he deserves credit for regaining the lead to win with a touch to spare, in a kilometre time of 1'12''2. The Best Madrik bay colt is rapidly improving and may scale to stronger contests at the Parisienne venue over the winter meeting. This race was won by the legendary Face Time Bourbon in 2018.

Date

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Venue

Auteuil

Race

R8 – Prix Claude le Lorrain

Type

5yo plus handicap hurdle (3900m)

Winner

Grand Art

Jockey/Driver

Felix de Giles

Trainer

Jean-Philippe Dubois

Breeding

Evasive x Maia Dancer

Second

King Of Run

Third

Pacha Senam

Grand Art was given a confident hold-up ride from Felix de Giles. Always travelling powerfully, the son of Evasive was brought to the extreme right down the back straight before keeping on strongly to lead at the last. He landed just ahead of Super Alex, who fell at the final hurdle, and surged ahead to win with plenty in hand. This was a second successive Listed victory for the Kean-Philippe Dubois inmate, who could be set for a fruitful Auteuil winter campaign during November having shown excellent course form.

Date

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Venue

Bordeaux

Race

R4 – Grand Critérium de Bordeaux

Type

2yo Listed Stakes (1600m)

Winner

Singforthemoment

Jockey/Driver

Olivier Peslier

Trainer

Christophe Ferland

Breeding

No Nay Never x Kawn

Second

Bahasa

Third

Jacinda

Singforthemoment got off the mark on second outing with a comfortable success tackling Listed level at Toulouse under a strong Olivier Peslier ride. Always prominent, the pair moved into the lead at the 300m marker and kept her rivals at bay to win by a length. Previously she had run the highly promising Agave to a half-length when debuting at Longchamp and build on that with an impressive display. This was the jockey’s fourth success in the race, with the trainer now a three-time winner. Christophe Ferland scored with Armoricaine in 2017 and Pao Alto in 2019.

 

Date

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Venue

Bordeaux

Race

R6 – Prix André Baboin

Type

3yo Listed Stakes (1900m)

Winner

Il Decamerone

Jockey/Driver

Alexis Pouchin

Trainer

Nicolas Paysan

Breeding

Born To Sea x Letizia Relco

Second

Star Of Bengal

Third

Irska

Il Decamerone produced a career best with a resolute display. The Nicolas Paysan-trained five-year-old was perfectly placed in second throughout before hitting the front at the 200m marker and kept on strongly to put a two-length distance between him and his rivals. He arrived in excellent placed form attempting conditions events and found improvement with a first Listed triumph for his jockey, who celebrated wildly after crossing the line. The trainer reported he is an honest and consistent performer who is likely to run well in similar contests on soft ground.

Date

Friday, October 8, 2021

Venue

Compiegne

Race

R5 – Prix Charles Laffitte

Type

3yo Listed Stakes (2000m)

Winner

Anasia

Jockey/Driver

Maxime Guyon

Trainer

André Fabre

Breeding

Intello x Sosia

Second

Baptisia

Third

Sundoro

Anasia registered a second Listed success over the 2000m distance with an all-the-way victory for her Wertheimer & Frere owners. Smartly away, the André Fabre-trained filly took control from the outset, maintaining a length lead entering the home straight and moved across to the stands’ rail keeping on willingly for Maxime Guyon to win comfortably. She holds an engagement in the G3 Prix de Flore (2100m) at Saint-Cloud on October 23. Her sire, Intello, stands at Haras du Quesnay for €10,000.

 

Date

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Venue

Chantilly

Race

R2 - Prix Saraca

Type

2yo Listed Stakes (1400m)

Winner

Zelda

Jockey/Driver

Cristian Demuro

Trainer

Jean-Claude Rouget

Breeding

Zelzal x Hortensia

Second

Chili Flag

Third

Antharis

Zelda bounced back from a below par effort in the G3 Prix la Rochette (1400m) to confirm the promise from her first two successes with a commanding victory dropping in grade. Keen out of the gates, the daughter of Zelzal pulled her way into the lead on the turn for home and never saw another rival as she powered clear in good style. This was a first black-type winner for her Haras de Bouquetot-based freshman sire. Zelda is one of three winners and a first stakes winner out of Hortensia, with her sire standing for a fee of €6,000.

 

Date

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Venue

Chantilly

Race

R4 – Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte

Type

2yo G3 (1200m)

Winner

Malavath

Jockey/Driver

Olivier Peslier

Trainer

Francis-Henri Graffard

Breeding

Mehmas x Fidaaha

Second

Have A Good Day

Third

Desert Dreamer

Malavath made the big jump from maiden winner to Group winner with a late thrust when scoring a career best in this Group Three prize for juveniles. This daughter of Mehmas has certainly inherited her father’s precocity, improving with every run, and only winning her maiden on a penultimate outing at Chantilly. The trainer noted that she has the physical attributes to train on into her three-year-old career. Mehmas stands at Tally Ho Stud for a fee of €25,000.

Date

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Venue

Chantilly

Race

R5 – Prix Fabuleux

Type

3yo Listed Stakes (1800m)

Winner

Lord Charming

Jockey/Driver

Bauyrzhan Murzabayev

Trainer

Peter Shiergen

Breeding

Charm Spirit x Late Show

Second

Quello

Third

Longvillers

Lord Charming is maintaining excellent form this campaign among Group company including a runner-up effort behind Saiydabad in the G3 Prix du Prince d’Orange (2000m) two starts ago. The three-year-old Charm Spirit colt was always handily placed behind the front-running Midlife Crisis and asserted from the 400m marker to the winning line. This was the winner’s first success on a French racecourse and as a triple placer in Group company already, it would be no surprise for him to rise to Group Three glory.

Date

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Venue

Auteuil

Race

R4 - Prix Orcada

Type

4yo Listed Chase (4400m)

Winner

L’Aubonniere

Jockey/Driver

Gaëtan Masure

Trainer

François Nicolle

Breeding

Doctor Dino x Turbotiere

Second

Youtwo Glass

Third

Le Listrac

L’Aubonniere maintained her excellent record over fences with a determined staying-on effort to just get the better in a pulsating finish. One of the first off the bridge, the François Nicolle grey battled on tenaciously to be among the placings at the final fence. She kept on powerfully, thrusting late to get on top. Stepping up to this distance has been the making of her as a sister of 4600m chase winner Dettore, and a half-sister to six winners including Listed winner Turbotin.

Date

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Venue

Auteuil

Race

R5 - Prix Carmarthen

Type

5yo plus G3 (3900m)

Winner

L’Autonomie

Jockey/Driver

Angelo Zuliani

Trainer

François Nicolle

Breeding

Blue Bresil x L’Automne

Second

Folsom Prison

Third

Paul’s Saga

L’Autonomie maintained her French hurdle domination with a clear four and a half-length victory ahead of Folsom Prison. This was her fourteenth Graded success and will now be aimed at the Grand Prix d’Automne over the longer distance and on usually heavier ground conditions. Her trainer noted he would love to send his star mare in the UK but must convince her owner Mr Coiffier, who is reportedly not as keen. L’Autonomie’s sire, Blue Bresil, stands at Rathbarry Stud.

Date

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Venue

Auteuil

Race

R6 - Prix Heros XII

Type

5yo G3 Chase (4400m)

Winner

Le Berry

Jockey/Driver

Kevin Nabet

Trainer

David Cottin

Breeding

Gemix x Kalberry

Second

General en Chef

Third

Carriacou

Sensational superstar chaser Le Berry made a winning reappearance after suffering a first chase defeat in the G1 Grand Steeplechase de Paris (6000m) in May. He was made to work hard for this victory with stablemate General en Chef proving a tough horse to overcome, with the heavy favourite asserting on the run-in to ultimately win going away. The David Cottin-trained grey will be aimed at the G1 Prix la Haye Jousselin (5500m) at Auteuil next month.

 

 

 

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