Adaay's Have A Good Day Strikes For Cabourg Triumph

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G3 Darley Prix de Cabourg victrix Have A Good Day | Scoop Dyga

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Theresa Marnane's 2-year-old filly Have A Good Day (Ire) (Adaay {Ire}) went postward for Tuesday's G3 Darley Prix de Cabourg at Deauville returning off a fifth to the reopposing Dizzy Bizu (Ire) (Caravaggio) in Chantilly's June 6 Listed Prix La Fleche and exacted revenge on that rival as fillies dominated the six-furlong test. The February-foaled bay had opened up with five-furlong wins at Chantilly and Lyon-Parilly in April before slipping to second when upped to six furlongs for a May 28 conditions heat at Angers in her penultimate start. Have A Good Day was alert from the gates and raced in a handy third through the early fractions. Inching closer once past halfway, the 19-1 chance was rowed along passing the quarter-mile marker and ridden out once making her challenge at the eighth pole to withstand the late surge of Dizzy Bizu by a half length for a first stakes rosette. Coolmore and Westerberg's hitherto undefeated Trident (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) held every chance in the closing stages and was collared for second by a short head on the line.

“This is my first Group 3 win and I am thrilled,” proclaimed trainer Florian Guyader. “She had a problem with her mouth after being struck in her box and was not at her best last time out. We gave her plenty of time and she gave us the right signs recently. We looked at all possible races and decided with her owner to go for this one. Let's see how she comes out of this before commiting to a race. The [Aug. 22 G1 Darley] Prix Morny [over this course and distance] is a possibility.”

Winning rider Christophe Soumillon added, “The trainer seemed very confident beforehand and I had a great trip throughout. We didn't go very fast early, but I had a good position and timed my move on the horse [Trident] of [Mickael] Barzalona on the outside. She seemed to idle a bit in front, but we were clear enough to resist the late finish of the second.”

Have A Good Day, half to a yearling colt by Gustav Klimt (Ire), is the sixth of seven foals and one of two scorers produced by a half-sister to Listed Prix Djebel third Indigo Blue (Fr) (Night Shift) and G3 Concorde S. runner-up Hasanat (GB) (Night Shift), herself the dam of G3 Killavullan S. third Takrice (GB) (Cadeaux Genereux {GB}). Descendants of her third dam Mariakova (The Minstrel), herself full to the GSW dam of sires Zafonic (Gone West) and Zamindar (Gone West), are headed by G1 King's Stand S. hero Prohibit (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}).

Tuesday, Deauville, France
DARLEY PRIX DE CABOURG-G3, €80,000, Deauville, 8-3, 2yo, 6fT, 1:10.78, sf.
1–HAVE A GOOD DAY (IRE), 122, f, 2, Adaay (Ire)
1st Dam: Black Meyeden (Fr), by Black Minnaloushe
2nd Dam: Eye Witness (Ire), by Don't Forget Me (Ire)
3rd Dam: Mariakova, by The Minstrel
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. O-Mme Theresa Marnane; B-Michael Phelan (IRE); T-Florian Guyader; J-Christophe Soumillon. €40,000. Lifetime Record: 5-3-1-0, €75,130. Werk Nick Rating: B. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Dizzy Bizu (Ire), 122, f, 2, Caravaggio–Izzy Bizu (Ire), by Kodiac (GB). O/B-Peter Savill (IRE); T-Stephane Wattel. €16,000.
3–Trident (Fr), 126, c, 2, Wootton Bassett (GB)–Mezzo Mezzo (Fr), by Mount Nelson (GB). (€140,000 Ylg '20 ARQSEP). O-Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier & Westerberg; B-David Smaga & Mme Marie-Benedicte Fougy-Smaga (FR); T-Andre Fabre. €12,000.
Margins: HF, SHD, HF. Odds: 18.90, 17.00, 3.70.
Also Ran: Sam Maximus (GB), Toimy Son (Fr), Sunday Best (Fr), Anterselva (Fr), Dairerin (GB), Nirliit (Fr), Faro de San Juan (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by TVG.

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