Frankel’s Finche Prevails in the Eugene Adam

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4th at MLF, Gr. Stk, €130,000G2 Prix Eugene Adam (Grand Prix de Maisons-Laffitte) (10f)Winner: Finche (GB), c, 3 by Frankel (GB)

Finche | Scoop Dyga

By Sean Cronin

    Finche, who was a debut winner going one mile in a firsters’ test at Deuaville May 14, lined up for this pattern race bow coming off a third over this trip behind Afandem in the June 12 Listed Prix Ridgway at Compiegne. Breaking well to stalk the pace in second after the initial strides, he inched ever closer in the straight to poach a narrow advantage at the quarter-mile marker and kept on strongly under continued urging inside the final 300 metres to register a career high, extending trainer Andre Fabre’s record haul in the contest to a remarkable 15.

   The homebred chestnut is a half-brother to four-time Grade I scorer Proviso (GB) (Dansili {GB}) and G1 Prince of Wales’s S.-winning French highweight Byword (GB) (Peintre Celebre). He is also a sibling of the 2-year-old colt Hainault (GB) (Frankel {GB}), a yearling colt by Bated Breath (GB) and a filly foal by Dansili (GB). His second dam is stakes-winning G3 Prix de Psyche runner-up Binary (GB) (Rainbow Quest), whose leading performer is Scandinavian champion and G3 Marit Sveaas Minnelop-winning sire Binary File (Nureyev).

 

Sunday, Saint-Cloud, France

PRIX EUGENE ADAM (GRAND PRIX DE MAISONS-LAFFITTE)-G2, €130,000, MLF, 7-16, 3yo, 10fT, 2:05, gd.

1–[email protected] (GB), 126, c, 3, by Frankel (GB)

1st Dam: Binche, by Woodman

2nd Dam: Binary (GB), by Rainbow Quest

3rd Dam: Balabina, by Nijinsky II

O-Khalid Abdullah; B-Juddmonte Farms Ltd (GB); T-Andre Fabre; J-Vincent Cheminaud. €74,100. Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-1, €96,450. Werk Nick Rating: C. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.

2–Afandem (Fr), 126, c, 3, Zoffany (Ire)–Miryale (Fr), by Anabaa. (€130,000 Ylg ’15 ARAUG). O-Al Shaqab Racing; B-Erwan & Mickael Robin (FR); T-Jean-Claude Rouget. €28,600.

3–Avilius (GB), 126, c, 3, Pivotal (GB)–Alessandria (GB), by Sunday Silence. O-Godolphin SNC; B-Darley (GB); T-Andre Fabre. €13,650.

Margins: HF, 1 1/4, HD. Odds: 9.80, 2.50, 6.60.

Also Ran: Volfango (Ire), Phelps Win (Fr), Amore Hass (Ire), Berdibek (Fr), Back On Board (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

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