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26 October 2021




 

Date

Monday 18th October

Venue

Compiègne

Race

Listed Prix Vatelys (3450m)

Type

Steeplechase. Three-year-olds

Winner

Gibralfaro

Jockey/Driver

Geoffrey-Gilles Vibert

Trainer

François Nicolle

Breeding

Prince Gibraltar X Marmoom Flower

Second

Iamastar

Third

Bahiosun

The François Nicolle-trained three-year-old took the step up to Listed company in his stride when running out a ready winner of the Prix Vatelys (3450m). Held up in rear under a patient Geoffrey-Gilles Vibert the pair began to make steady headway weaving through rivals before drawing away in the closing stages.  

The son of Prince Gibraltar remains completely unexposed over fences and should have plenty more to offer.

 

Date

Monday 18th October

Venue

Compiègne

Race

Listed Prix Roger Saint (3800m)

Type

Steeplechase. Four-year-olds

Winner

Starlet du Mesnil

Jockey/Driver

Bertrand Lestrade

Trainer

François Nicolle

Breeding

No Risk At All X Scarlett du Mesnil

Second

Placenet

Third

Hermès de Mée

The daughter of No Risk At All made it six wins from nine career starts when running out a ready five-and-a-half length winner of the Prix Roger Saint (3800m). Always travelling well under Bertrand Lestrade the four-year-old showed a nice turn of foot putting distance between his rivals up the home straight.

Unbeaten in two outings over fences, a step up in grade looks likely for this promising filly given she had contested the G1 Prix Alain du Breil (3900m) when hurdling earlier this year.  

 

Date

Tuesday 19th October

Venue

Deauville

Race

G3 Prix des Réservoirs (1600m)

Type

Two-year-olds

Winner

Rosacea

Jockey/Driver

Théo Bachelot

Trainer

Stéphane Wattel

Breeding

Soldier Hollow X Relizane

Second

Queen Trezy

Third

Batz

Rosacea made it three wins from four career starts when running out a cosy one length winner of the G3 Prix des Réservoirs (1600m) at Deauville. Patiently handled by jockey Théo Bachelot the daughter of Soldier Hollow picked up smartly under hands and heels once the gaps appeared.

The Stéphane Wattel-trained filly looks to have plenty more to offer and it would be no surprise to see her stepping up in grade soon.

 

Date

Tuesday 19th October

Venue

Deauville

Race

Listed Prix Zeddaan (1200m)

Type

Two-year-olds

Winner

Honey Sweet

Jockey/Driver

Cristian Demuro

Trainer

Karl R. Burke

Breeding

Adaay X Sweet Sienna

Second

Hellomydarlin

Third

Feel Your Power

Honey Sweet led home a one two for owner Nick Bradley when running out a cosy winner over Hellomydarlin in the Listed Prix Zeddaan (1200m). The pair controlled the race from start to finish but it was the Karl R. Burke-trained filly who proved stronger at the line.

This success was a second in a Stakes race for sire Adaay.

 

Date

Wednesday 20th October

Venue

Deauville

Race

Listed Prix Isonomy (1600m)

Type

Two-year-olds

Winner

Mister Saint Paul

Jockey/Driver

Théo Bachelot

Trainer

Etienne & Grégoire Leenders

Breeding

Dariyan X Elusive Kay

Second

Saving Grace

Third

Chancellery

Mister Saint Paul sprung a surprise winning the Listed Prix Isonomy (1600m) at Deauville. The Etienne & Grégoire Leenders-trained filly recorded her first career success at the fifth time of asking when running out a ready one-and-a-quarter length winner. Always well positioned by jockey Théo Bachelot the daughter of Dariyan showed a good attitude seeing off runner-up Saving Grace.

Dariyan currently stands at Haras de Bonneval for a fee of €8,000.

 

Date

Wednesday 20th October

Venue

Deauville

Race

G3 Prix Vulcain (2500m)

Type

Three-year-olds

Winner

Darzan

Jockey/Driver

Christophe Soumillon

Trainer

Mikel Delzangles

Breeding

Le Havre X Darkazinia

Second

Pouvoir Royal

Third

Timour

The drop back in trip appeared to do the trick for the Aga Khan owned Darzan as he ran out a ready one-and-three-quarter length winner of the Prix Vulcain (2500m). Positioned just off the pace by jockey Christophe Soumillon the three-year-old gelding travelled strongly before showing a likeable attitude in the closing stages.

There should be plenty more to come from this son of Le Havre who looks sure to improve with age. Le Havre currently stands at Montfort et Preaux for a fee of €40,000.

 

Date

Thursday 21st October

Venue

Auteuil

Race

G3 Haras d'Etreham - Prix Magne (3600m)

Type

Three-year-olds hurdle (fillies)

Winner

Hawaï du Berlais

Jockey/Driver

Pierre Dubourg

Trainer

Arnaud Chaillé-Chaillé

Breeding

Martaline X Hilton du Berlais

Second

La Chenevière

Third

Matilda du Berlais

Hawaï du Berlais followed up her stylish debut success in the Listed Prix Finot (Pouliches) (3600m) at Auteuil with a cosy victory in the G3 Haras d'Etreham - Prix Magne (3600m) over the same course and distance. The Arnaud Chaillé-Chaillé daughter of Martaline stayed on strongly under hands and heels riding. There was plenty to like about her display on this second career start and she remains open to a good deal of improvement.

Martaline is a top-class sire of jumps horses and currently stands at Haras de Montaigu for a private fee.

 

Date

Saturday 23rd October

Venue

Saint-Cloud

Race

G3 Prix Perth (1600m)

Type

Three-year-old plus

Winner

Magny Cours

Jockey/Driver

Mickaël Barzalona

Trainer

André Fabre

Breeding

Medaglia d'Oro X Indy Five Hundred

Second

Century Dream

Third

Brentford Hope

The Godolphin-bred Magny Cours went one better than his promising second in the G2 Prix Dollar (2000m) last time out when winning the G3 Prix Perth (1600m). Settled towards the rear of the field the six-year-old made good headway before snugly overhauling pacesetter Century Dream late on.

Magny Cours is a half-brother to five winners. Medaglia d'Oro was an outstanding dirt performer and currently stands at Jonabell Farm, Kentucky (USA) for approximately €86,000.

 

Date

Saturday 23rd October

Venue

Saint-Cloud

Race

G3 Prix Belle de Nuit (2800m)

Type

Three-year-old plus (fillies)

Winner

Control Tower

Jockey/Driver

Cristian Demuro

Trainer

Nicolas Clément

Breeding

Youmzain X La Tour Rouge

Second

Joie de Soir

Third

Lubiane

Following a solid effort in the G1 Prix de Royallieu (2800m) at Longchamp Control Tower returned to winning ways in the G3 Prix Belle de Nuit (2800m). Held up early under jockey Cristian Demuro the daughter of Youmzain stayed on powerfully in the closing stages putting an impressive six-lengths between her and the field.

Three-time G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe runner-up Youmzain currently stands at Glenview Stud (IRE) for a private fee.

 

Date

Saturday 23rd October

Venue

Saint-Cloud

Race

G3 Prix de Flore (2100m)

Type

Three-year-old plus (fillies)

Winner

Sweet Lady

Jockey/Driver

Ioritz Mendizabal

Trainer

Francis-Henri Graffard

Breeding

Lope de Vega X High Heel Sneakers

Second

Jupyra

Third

Anasia

Sweet Lady followed up her good second in the G3 Prix Bertrand de Tarragon (1800m) at Chantilly when going one better to land the G3 Prix de Flore (2100m). Switched wide by jockey Ioritz Mendizabal having been held up early, the daughter of Lope de Vega ran on strongly for a one-length success.

Top sire and multiple Group One winner Lope de Vega currently stands at Ballylinch Stud (IRE) for a fee of €125,000.

 

Date

Sunday 24th October

Venue

Longchamp

Race

Listed Prix de Saint-Cyr (1400m)

Type

Three-year-old (fillies)

Winner

Miss Louna

Jockey/Driver

Olivier Peslier

Trainer

Frédéric Rossi

Breeding

Goken X Pearlred

Second

Almeida Girl

Third

Wooturn

Miss Louna recorded a first stakes success when running out a narrow winner in a thrilling renewal of the Listed Prix de Saint-Cyr (1400m). The Frédéric Rossi-trained three-year-old showed great determination and battling qualities under an all-action Olivier Peslier who had to be at his very best to help aid the daughter of Goken home.

Goken was a classy sprinter on his day and currently stands at Haras de Colleville (FR) for a fee of €15,000.

 

Date

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Venue

Vincennes

Race

R4 – G3 Prix Phact (2700m)

Type

Three-year-old mounted

Winner

Iberik de Mongochy

Jockey/Driver

François Lagadeuc

Trainer

Pierre Louis Desaunette

Breeding

Un Amour d’Haufor x Rayonnante

Second

Idaho a la Bruyere

Third

Isabella du Parc

Iberik de Mongochy made it three wins from three starts in mounted races, with a comfortable victory at his first attempt in Group company. The Pierre Louis Desaunette-trained three-year-old settled in rear before hitting the front at the end of the back straight. He maintained a comfortable margin ahead of his rivals and was in no danger thereafter. The son of Un Amour d’Haufor hit the line in a kilometre time of 1’14”9 to win with plenty to spare. 

 

Date

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Venue

Vincennes

Race

R5 – G3 Prix Timocharis (2700m)

Type

Three-year-old walk up

Winner

Instinct d’Am

Jockey/Driver

Gabriele Gelormini

Trainer

Hansen Erik Bondo

Breeding

Bold Eagle x Timba Madrik

Second

I Love Me

Third

Ibra Meslois

Three-year-old colt Instinct d’Am produced a career-best performance to land a first Group victory. He was always handily placed, against the pegs in second, before throwing down a strong challenge to the long-time leader I Love Me approaching the home straight. The son of Bold Eagle gained the lead in the final strides and put a disappointing disqualification in the G3 Prix Kurse (2100m) firmly behind him. His best runs to date have come tackling the longer distances of 2700m and 2825m of the Vincennes racecourse.

 

Date

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Venue

Vincennes

Race

R1 – G3 Grand National du Trot Paris-Turf (2750m)

Type

Five-to-ten-year-old walk up

Winner

Gout Baroque

Jockey/Driver

Alexandre Abrivard

Trainer

Thierry Raffegeau

Breeding

Offshore Dream x Joie Baroque

Second

Fly Speed

Third

Dayan Winner

Gout Baroque maintained his consistent record for this campaign delivering a hard-fought victory under a determined drive from Alexandre Abrivard. The Thierry Raffegeau-trained colt sat midfield before making a move towards the front exiting the back straight for the final time. He was fourth on entry to the home straight, with his confident driver letting him stride to the front at the 200m marker. Engaged in a duel under maximum pressure, he managed to just get the better of Fly Speed at the line, with the pair pulling clear of rivals. A fine fifth in the G1 Sulky 5 ans finale – Criterium des 5 ans (3000m) on his penultimate outing, Gout Baroque was a winner in Group Two company over 2850m in May. This latest was a tenth career win. The promise of further successes is within reach for this improving five-year-old. He will return to Vincennes for the final of this competition on Sunday, December 5, however faces the likes of Crack Money, Fire Cracker and Bugsy Malone.

 

Date

Saturday 23 October 2021

Venue

Caen

Race

R8 – G3 Prix de la Ville de Caen (4400m)

Type

International driven for five- to ten-year-olds

Winner

Fakir du Lorault

Jockey/Driver

François Lecanu

Trainer

Mickaël Charuel

Breeding

Vaillant Cash x Native du Lorault

Second

 Echo de Chanlecy

Third

 Bugsy Malone

One of the biggest races of the year at Caen went to six-year-old, Fakir du Lorault who came with a strong late effort after the marathon trip of 4400m. He kicked clear inside the final 200m and won impressively delivering an eleventh career success following up his grass Craon triumph.

 

 

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