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22 September 2021




 

Date

Monday 13th September

Venue

Auteuil

Race

Listed Prix Finot (Hurdles) (3600m)

Type

Unraced Three-year-olds (fillies only)

Winner

Hawai du Berlais

Jockey/Driver

Pierre Dubourg

Trainer

Arnaud Chaille-Chaille

Breeding

Martaline X Hilton Du Berlais

Second

Priority

Third

Ire Light

The Arnaud Chaille-Chaille-trained filly Hawai du Berlais produced a snug debut success when quickening up well between rivals. The hooded daughter of Martaline jumped well overall and was produced nicely by jockey Pierre Dubourg.

Martaline is a well-known proven sire of high class jumps horses including the likes of Dynaste, Terrefort and French Grade One winner Kotkikova.

 

Date

Tuesday 14th September

Venue

Saint-Cloud

Race

Listed Prix des Tourelles - Fonds Europeen de l'Elevage (2400m)

Type

Three-year-old plus fillies and mares

Winner

Quenelle D'Or

Jockey/Driver

Ioritz Mendizabal

Trainer

Hugo Palmer

Breeding

Golden Horn X Quenelle D'Or

Second

Control Tower

Third

Jannah Flower

Expertly placed by UK based trainer Hugo Palmer, Quenelle D'Or gained her first valuable piece of black type when winning the Listed Prix des Tourelles - Fonds Europeen de l'Elevage (2400m) by a neck. Jockey Ioritz Mendizabal always looked comfortable controlling the pace on the front end and his filly showed a willing attitude to fight off a host of challengers.

By the high-class Golden Horn her dam Quenelle was a Listed winner over the same trip and a half-sister to top-class middle distance filly Ouija Board. The champion three-year-old Golden Horn currently stands at Dalham Hall Stud (UK) for a fee of £20,000.

 

Date

Friday 17th September

Venue

Chantilly

Race

G3 Prix Eclipse (1200m)

Type

Two-year-old colts and fillies

Winner

Topgear

Jockey/Driver

Stephane Pasquier

Trainer

Fabrice Chappet

Breeding

Wootton Bassett X Miss Lech

Second

Best Flying

Third

Lovamour

The progressive Fabrice Chappet-trained two-year-old remained unbeaten in three starts to date following a tough short-neck success in the G3 Prix Eclipse (1200m). Settled in midfield on the rail by jockey Stephane Pasquier the son of Wootton Bassett showed a tenacious attitude refusing to lie down on the far-side of eventual runner-up Best Flying. The pair finished four-and-a-half lengths clear of the third, Lovamour.

Tough and exceptional two-year-old Wootton Bassett currently stands for a fee of €100,000 at Coolmore Stud (IRE).

 

Date

Friday 17th September

Venue

Chantilly

Race

G3 Prix Bertrand de Tarragon (1800m)

Type

Three-year-old plus fillies and mares

Winner

Waliyak

Jockey/Driver

Cristian Demuro

Trainer

Roger Varian

Breeding

Le Havre X Vadariya

Second

Sweet Lady

Third

All Rumours

The consistent Waliyak gained a first Group Three success running out a one-length winner of the G3 Prix Bertrand de Tarragon (1800m) at Chantilly. Pushed up to gain a prominent position by jockey Cristian Demuro the UK based Roger Varian-trained filly quickened up smartly in the straight.

By the 2009 G1 Prix du Jockey Club (2400m) winner Le Havre and out of an Aga Khan French trained mare Waliyak’s success looks meaningful. Le Havre currently stands at Montfort et Preaux for a fee of €40,000.

 

Date

Friday 17th September

Venue

Auteuil

Race

Listed Prix Finot (Hurdles) (3600m)

Type

Unraced Three-year-olds (colts and geldings)

Winner

Aimant

Jockey/Driver

Angelo Zuliani

Trainer

David Cottin

Breeding

Exosphere x Aimante

Second

Conspiracy Theory

Third

Miralago

The David Cottin-trained three-year-old Aimant ran out an impressive twelve-length winner of the Listed Prix Finot (3600m) on debut. Always well positioned just off the pace by jockey Angelo Zuliani this striking son of Exosphere showed a smart turn of foot up the straight to put clear daylight between himself and his rivals.

It was somewhat of a surprise he started off life hurdling given he is by the top-class Australian sprinter Exosphere and out of a Dansilli mare but that takes nothing away from this impressive performance. Exosphere currently stands at Haras du Logis for €6,000.

 

Date

Friday 17th September

Venue

Auteuil

Race

G3 Prix The Fellow – Marquise De Moratalla (Steeplechase) (4400m)

Type

Four-year-old plus

Winner

Let Me Love

Jockey/Driver

Olivier Jouin

Trainer

William Menuet

Breeding

Authorized X Lady D’Ogenne

Second

Ladyville

Third

L'aubonniere

Let Me Love recorded her first success at Group level when battling hard to victory in the G3 Prix The Fellow – Marquise De Moratalla (Steeplechase) (4400m) at Auteuil. Positioned just behind the leaders for most of the race by jockey Olivier Jouin the four-year-old went up a notch turning for home before staying on strongly throughout the home straight.

Authorized currently stands at Jockey Club of Turkey (TUR) for a fee of €12,500.

 

Date

Sunday 19th September

Venue

Strasbourg

Race

Listed Grand Prix de la Région Grand Est (2100m)

Type

Three-year-old plus

Winner

Monty

Jockey/Driver

Gerald Mosse

Trainer

Andreas Schutz

Breeding

Motivator X Antebellum

Second

Top Max

Third

Dato

The Andreas Schutz-trained six-year-old secured his second Listed race success in the past three starts winning the Listed Grand Prix de la Région Grand Est (2100m) at Strasbourg. Settled nicely on the inside by jockey Gerald Mosse the son of Motivator quickened up nicely rounding the home turn and always looked to be doing enough up the straight.

The 2005 English Derby winner Motivator currently stands at Haras du Quesnay for €7,000.

 

Trotting

Date

Sunday 19th September

Venue

Vincennes

Race

G3 Prix de Montelimar (2700m)

Type

Three-year-olds driven

Winner

Ibra Meslois

Jockey/Driver

David Thomain

Trainer

Pierre Belloche

Breeding

The Best Madrik X Vista Mesloise

Second

Inexess Bleu

Third

Cocis Mp

Ibra Meslois bounced back from a disqualification when behind some of the reopposing rivals in the Class A Prix Emile Wendling at Vincennes. Well placed on the inside by driver David Thomain early on the pair manoeuvred themselves towards the outside before quickening up nicely in the closing stages.

By the multiple Group One winner The Best Madrik, there should be plenty more to come from this three-year-old and a step up in grade could be on the cards.

 

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