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19 October 2021




Flat

Date

17 October

Venue

Longchamp

Race

Prix Casimir Delamarre

Type

Listed – 1800m – Three year old and upwards - Fillies and mares

Winner

Musetta

Jockey/Driver

Olivier Peslier

Trainer

Joel Boisnard

Breeding

Dark Angel x Miss Quality

Second

Shalamba

Third

Layla

It was a career-best victory for Musetta in the Listed Prix Casimir Delamarre, beating Shalamba by one and a quarter lengths. The filly became the 79th individual Stakes winner for sire Dark Angel and enhanced her pedigree with a Black Type success, the first of her dam’s foals to do so.

 

Date

17 October

Venue

Longchamp

Race

Prix du Ranelagh

Type

Listed – 1600m – Three year olds and upwards

Winner

Bois d’Argent

Jockey/Driver

Olivier Peslier

Trainer

Francis-Henri Graffard

Breeding

Toronado x Madonna Lily

Second

Jeri

Third

Breizh Eagle

Bois d’Argent was stepping into Stakes company for the first time and recorded a hard fought short head victory over Jeri. He remains open to improvement with four wins from nine career starts. The four-year-old gelding is a half brother to recent G1 Prix Jean Romanet winner Grand Glory and was the 18th individual Stakes winner for shuttle stallion Toronado.

 

Date

17 October

Venue

Longchamp

Race

Prix du Conseil de Paris

Type

G2 – 2200m – Three year olds and upwards

Winner

Seachange

Jockey/Driver

Maxime Guyon

Trainer

Carlos Laffon-Parias

Breeding

Siyouni x Ydillique

Second

Mr de Pourceaugnac

Third

The Good Man

Seachange took advantage of a small field to record a career-best victory in the G2 Prix du Conseil de Paris and was immediately retired to stud. The filly had some eye catching form in Listed Longchamp contests from this season but she was able to benefit from the withdrawal of main rivals Monty and Dawn Intello. She is a half sister to Listed winner Tristesse.

Arabians 

Date

12 October

Venue

Saint-Cloud

Race

Prix Glorieuse

Type

G2 – AQPS – 2500m – Four and five year old fillies and mares

Winner

Gazelle d’Authie

Jockey/Driver

Christophe Soumillon

Trainer

Daniela Mele

Breeding

Dream Well x Vive d’Authie

Second

Genola

Third

Hester d’Authon

Gazelle d’Authie matched the exploits of her dam Vive d’Authie by winning the G2 Prix Glorieuse (2500m) at Saint Cloud on Tuesday. She scored comfortably by two and a half lengths ahead of Genola, capping off a strong season which has included a G1 placing at Paris-Longchamp. She has three options for next season; go to stud, race over obstacles or race in Corsica.

 

Trotting 

Date

15 October

Venue

Vincennes

Race

Prix Gordonia

Type

G3 – Mounted – 2850m – Six to ten year olds

Winner

Diamant de Treabat

Jockey/Driver

Clement Frecelle

Trainer

Pascal Monthule

Breeding

Kuadro Wild x Sud Africa

Second

Diamant de Larre

Third

Cesar de Vrie

Clement Frecelle employed a great tactical ride on Diamant de Treabat in the Prix Gordonia, setting a steady pace from the front and accelerating in the late stages to win comfortably. It was the eight-year-old’s second straight success at Vincennes and a future target has not yet been identified.

Date

17 October

Venue

Beaumont-de-Lomagne

Race

Grand Prix du Sud-Ouest

Type

G2 – Driven – 2400m – Four to ten year olds

Winner

Cleangame

Jockey/Driver

Jean-Michel Bazire

Trainer

Jean-Michel Bazire

Breeding

Ouragan de Celland x Red Bell

Second

Rebella Matters

Third

Ce Bello Romain

The presence of Cleangame made for an exciting renewal of the G2 Grand Prix du Sud-Ouest at Beaumont-de-Lomagne and the star delivered in emphatic fashion with a kilometre rating of 1’12’1. It was a new track record for both the distance and the race. The Grand Prix du Center-Est at Lyon-Parilly on 31 October has been identified as Cleangame’s next target, although connections have warned that the horse will be closely monitored in the aftermath of this race to ensure his reoccurring leg problems do not flare up.

 

Jump

Date

16 October

Venue

Auteuil

Race

Prix Prince d’Ecouen

Type

Listed handicap – Hurdles – 3900m – Five year olds and above

Winner

Foreign Flower

Jockey/Driver

Ludovic Philipperon

Trainer

Robert Collet

Breeding

Poliglote x Fleur des Villes

Second

Grand Oncle

Third

Elvis de Balme

Foreign Flower bounced back from a couple of disappointing performances in similar handicaps to take the Prix Prince d’Ecouen. The eight-year-old had been a major player in top handicap company during 2020 but had been off the track for fifteen months with injury. This was his third run back after a break and there is potential for improvement.

 

Date

16 October

Venue

Auteuil

Race

Prix Georges de Talhouet-Roy

Type

G2 – Hurdles – 3600m – Three year olds

Winner

Golden Son

Jockey/Driver

Angelo Zuliani

Trainer

Francois Nicolle

Breeding

Martaline x Thou In Gold

Second

Imprenable

Third

Sans Bruit

Golden Son overturned the well-supported Imprenable in the G2 Prix Georges de Talhouet-Roy (3600m) to win by half a metre. This was a significant step up in grade from his impressive five length success in an Auteuil handicap over 3500m.

 

Date

16 October

Venue

Auteuil

Race

Prix Montgomery

Type

G3 Handicap – Chase – 4700m – Five year olds and above

Winner

Irja Has

Jockey/Driver

Ludovic Philipperon

Trainer

Marcel Rolland

Breeding

Dream Well x Irostare

Second

Road Mix Tavel

Third

Sampark

Irja Has returned to winning ways with a victory in the valuable G3 Prix Montgomery Handicap Chase. The talented six year old mare had suffered jumping errors and a fall on her previous two starts  and connections will have been delighted to see her put together a slick performance. She had previously won the G3 Prix Sytaj (4300m) at long odds.

 

Date

16 October

Venue

Auteuil

Race

Prix Pierre de Lassus

Type

G3 – Hurdle – 3900m – Four year olds

Winner

Hermes Baie

Jockey/Driver

Bertrand Lestrade

Trainer

Francois Nicolle

Breeding

Crillon x Ludmika

Second

Theleme

Third

True Tiger

Hermes Baie retained his unbeaten record in 2021 with a hard fought head victory in the G3 Prix Pierre de Lassus. The four-year-old has recorded seven wins from ten career starts and was impressive when taking the G1 Prix Alain du Breil - Course de Haies de Printemps des Quatre ans (3900m) by twelve lengths in May.

 

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