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23 November 2021




 

Date

Thursday 18th November

Venue

Vincennes

Race

G3 Prix de l'Ile d'Oléron (2850m)

Type

Mounted – Five- to ten-year-olds

Winner

Diamant de Tréabat

Jockey/Driver

Clément Frécelle

Trainer

Pascal Monthulé

Breeding

Kuadro Wild X Sud Africa

Second

Diamant de Larré

Third

Egao Jénilou

Diamant de Tréabat made it a hat-trick of course and distance mounted wins when taking the G3 Prix de l'Ile d'Oléron (2850m) at Vincennes. This consistent performer in the saddle recorded his twelfth career success from seventy-nine starts with the victory.

Held up in rear by jockey Clément Frécelle in the early parts of the race the pair began to make eye-catching headway through runners, and although found waiting for racing room the son of Kuadro Wild picked up smartly when asked to run out an easy winner.

 

Date

Sunday 21st November

Venue

Vincennes

Race

Prix d'Amérique Q1 - G2 Prix de Bretagne (2700m)

Type

Driven – Four- to ten-year-olds excluding geldings

Winner

Face Time Bourbon

Jockey/Driver

Eric Raffin

Trainer

Sébastien Guarato

Breeding

Ready Cash X Vita Bourbon

Second

Etonnant

Third

Ganay de Banville

Face Time Bourbon did what he does best when running out a ready winner of the G2 Prix de Bretagne (2700m), the first qualifying race of the Prix d'Amérique series. Sébastien Guarato’s sensational trotter followed up his victory in the G1 Gran Premio Lotteria Finale (1600m) at Naples (ITY) last month with yet another success back on French soil. He remains undefeated in seven appearances at Vincennes.

Positioned wide early by Eric Raffin the driver made a decisive mid-race manoeuvre easing the champion to the front. The pair kicked for home rounding the final turn and the explosive turn of foot allowed driver Eric Raffin a leisurely look at the big screen with 200m to go before being eased down for a comfortable win.

All roads will now lead to a defence of his G1 Prix d'Amérique (2700m) as he attempts to emulate the greats Uranie, Roquépine, Bellino II and Ourasi with a third successive victory in the race.

 

Date

Sunday 21st November

Venue

Vincennes

Race

G3 Prix Boissy-Saint-Léger (2100m)

Type

Mobile – Four- and five-year-olds

Winner

Héliade du Goutier

Jockey/Driver

Gabriele Gelormini

Trainer

Sébastien Guarato

Breeding

Prodigious X Voltige du Goutier

Second

Hatchet Man

Third

Arnas Cam

Héliade du Goutier secured a big race double for trainer Sébastien Guarato when winning the G3 Prix Boissy-Saint-Léger (2100m). The four-year-old filly backed up an excellent run in the G1 UET Grand Prix – Finale (2140m) at Aby (SWE) with a comfortable success.

Always well-positioned by driver Gabriele Gelormini the progressive daughter of Prodigious showed a smart burst of acceleration down the home-straight to put distance between herself and her rivals.

That was an eighth career victory from twenty-two starts for this filly and rounded off an excellent weekend for Sébastien Guarato. A step back up in grade may be on the cards as she searches for a first win above Group Three level.      

 

Date

Tuesday 16th November

Venue

Saint Cloud

Race

Listed Prix Hérod (1400m)

Type

Two-year-old colts and fillies

Winner

My Fancy

Jockey/Driver

Maxime Guyon

Trainer

Pia Brandt

Breeding

Myboycharlie X Fancy Green

Second

Rose Premium

Third

Tribalist

My Fancy built on his second in a 1600m Class Two conditions race at Longchamp when battling to a hard-fought head success in the Listed Prix Hérod (1400m) last week.

The drop to 1400m for the first-time appeared to bring about plenty of improvement as the son of Myboycharlie showed good early speed to lead. Allowed to dictate by others Maxime Guyon set his own fractions and the Pia Brandt-trained colt displayed a good attitude to see off the closing pack.

The second and third returned with plenty of credit especially the Andre Fabre-trained Tribalist who was just making his second career start.   

 

Date

Tuesday 16th November

Venue

Saint Cloud

Race

Listed Prix Prix Tantième (1600m)

Type

Three-year-old plus

Winner

Speak Of The Devil

Jockey/Driver

Stéphane Pasquier

Trainer

Fabrice Chappet

Breeding

Wootton Bassett X Moranda

Second

Midtown

Third

Lupo Nero

The G1 Prix Rothschild (1600m) third Speak Of The Devil showed guts and determination when following up with a victory in the Listed Prix Isola Bella - Fonds Européen de l'Elevage (1600m) last Tuesday.

Fabrice Chappet’s high-class daughter displayed a brilliant attitude when giving 2.5kg to the eventual runner-up Midtown. Stéphane Pasquier executed a fine tactical ride by bagging the nearside rail in what looked a race winning manoeuvrer.

The daughter of Wootton Bassett is a half-sister to triple Group winner Morando and the blue-blooded filly will be offered for sale at the Arqana the Vente d'Elevage on Saturday, December 4th.     

 

Date

Thursday 18th November

Venue

Fontainebleau

Race

Listed Prix Cérès (1400m)

Type

Three-year-old fillies

Winner

Orendina

Jockey/Driver

Eddy Hardouin

Trainer

Alain de Royer Dupré

Breeding

Siyouni X Ysoldina

Second

Wooturn

Third

Romanosa

Orendina followed up her maiden success at Lyon-Parilly with a victory in the Listed Prix Cérès (1400m) last Thursday. Alain de Royer Dupré daughter of Siyouni dictated matters throughout under an enterprising ride by Eddy Hardouin, drawing away for a comfortable two-length success in the closing stages.

It meant yet another stakes winner for the top-class sire Siyouni who currently stands at Haras de Bonneval for a fee of €140,000.

 

Date

Thursday 18th November

Venue

Fontainebleau

Race

Listed Grand Prix de Fontainebleau (2000m)

Type

Three-year-old fillies and above

Winner

Moon A Lisa

Jockey/Driver

Hugo Journiac

Trainer

Francis-Henri Graffard

Breeding

Sea The Moon X Mahamuni

Second

Shalamba

Third

Love Child

The Francis-Henri Graffard-trained filly made it three wins in nine career starts and a first at stakes level when battling strongly to take the Listed Grand Prix de Fontainebleau (2000m) last week.

It was an enterprising ride by Hugo Journiac who worked his way across from a wide draw and managed to dictate steady fractions throughout. Always travelling well, the daughter of Sea The Moon relished underfoot conditions keeping on stoutly. There should be plenty more to come from this filly where the further step up in trip looks a possibility.

G1 German Derby (2400m) winner Sea The Moon currently stands for approximately € 29,800 at Lanwades Stud in Newmarket (UK).  

 

Date

Saturday 20th November

Venue

Auteuil

Race

Listed Prix Général Donnio (3500m)

Type

Steeplechase – Five-year-old plus

Winner

Corazones

Jockey/Driver

Régis Schmidlin

Trainer

Mme Louisa Carberry (since changed to François-Marie Cottin)

Breeding

Nidor X Celine Mon Coeur

Second

Grand Oncle

Third

Garkapstar

The son of Nidor followed up a good fifth in the G2 Grand Steeple-Chase de Compiègne (4100m) with success when dropping to Listed level last weekend managing an eleventh win from fifty-two career starts and a fourth at Auteuil.

This nine-year-old should continue to be effective in races of this nature and may give a good account for new trainer François-Marie Cottin.

 

Date

Sunday 21st November

Venue

Bordeaux-le-Bouscat

Race

Listed Prix de Chantegrive - Grand Steeple-Chase de Bordeaux (5300m)

Type

Steeplechase – Five-year-old plus

Winner

Polinuit

Jockey/Driver

Lucas Zuliani

Trainer

François Nicolle

Breeding

Poliglote X Ma Nuit Chez Maud

Second

Starko

Third

Démon de Fleur

Polinuit recorded his first success at Listed level when taking the feature Prix de Chantegrive - Grand Steeple-Chase de Bordeaux (5300m) on Sunday.

Always jumping well throughout under jockey Lucas Zuliani the stunning grey appeared to relish the stiffer stamina test staying on stoutly for a four-and-a-half-length success.

Unexposed over these staying trips there could be further improvement to come from the son of Poliglote who’s progeny includes the high-class Politologue, Don Poli and Top Notch.      

 

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