Atomic Force a Stakes First for Cotai Glory at Chantilly

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Atomic Force | Scoop Dyga

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Hambleton Racing's Atomic Force (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}) registered a breakthrough score going five furlongs at Hamilton in his second start last month and was in dominant mood for Sunday's G3 Prix du Bois Longines upped in trip to six furlongs at Chantilly, leading from pillar to post and providing his Tally-Ho Stud-based freshman sire (by Exceed and Excel {Aus}) with a first black-type success. The March-foaled gelded bay, who posted an Apr. 3 debut second over five furlongs at Musselburgh, was away sharply for this first start outside Scotland and assumed immediate control of this straight dash. Rowed along when threatened briefly at the quarter-mile marker, the 69-10 chance was safely clear entering the final furlong and kept on strongly under continued mild urging to easily outclass Black Lives Matter (Fr) (Panis) by an impressive five lengths for a career high.

“He gave me a really great feeling and that was very easy from start to finish,” commented winning rider Stephane Pasquier. “He is a very nice horse and capable of going on to much better things. As a gelding, he will be unable to target the [Aug. 22 G1 Prix] Morny [at Deauville] and, although I don't know if it's on the radar for connections, the [July 17 G2 Prix] Robert Papin [back over this course and distance] is an obvious possibilty in the short term.”

Atomic Force is the latest of seven foals and and first black-type performer produced by a winning daughter of stakes-winning G2 Ribblesdale S. placegetter Marani (GB) (Ashkalani {Ire}). His dam Atlas Silk (GB) (Dansili {GB}) is a daughter of Listed Cheshire Oaks victrix Aquamarine (GB) (Shardari {Ire}), herself a half-sister to G1 St Leger-winning sire Toulon (GB) (Top Ville {Ire}). Descendants of Aquamarine, who is also and a granddaughter of G1 Prix Ganay and G1 Grand Premio del Jockey Club e Coppa d'Oro heroine Infra Green (GB) (Laser Light {GB}), include three-time stakes scorer Royal Dolois (Fr) (Silver Frost {Ire}) and G1 Prix du Jockey Club third Pain Perdu (Fr) (Vespone {Ire}).

Sunday, Chantilly, France
PRIX DU BOIS LONGINES – FONDS EUROPEEN DE L'ELEVAGE-G3, €80,000, Chantilly, 6-20, 2yo, 6fT, 1:10.39, g/s.
1–ATOMIC FORCE (IRE), 126, g, 2, by Cotai Glory (GB)
1st Dam: Atlas Silk (GB), by Dansili (GB)
2nd Dam: Marani (GB), by Ashkalani (Ire)
3rd Dam: Aquamarine (GB), by Shardari (Ire)
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. (€12,000 Wlg '19 GOFNOV; £22,000 Ylg '20 GOFSPT). O-Hambleton Racing Ltd XXVII & Partner; B-David Barry (IRE); T-Kevin Ryan; J-Stephane Pasquier. €40,000. Lifetime Record: 3-2-1-0, €47,001. Werk Nick Rating: F. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Black Lives Matter (Fr), 126, c, 2, Panis–Magic Potion (Fr), by Divine Light (Jpn). (€7,500 Ylg '20 ARQNOV). O-Patrick Barbe; B-Frederic Ehlinger & Mme Christine Ehlinger (FR); T-Satoshi Kobayashi. €16,000.
3–Best Sixteen (Fr), 126, c, 2, Penny's Picnic (Ire)–Surpressa (Fr), by Take Risks (Fr). O-Lars Haase; B-Jerome Brion, Herve Bunel, Mme Herve Bunel & Jean-Justin Fournier (FR); T-Hans-Albert Blume. €12,000.
Margins: 5, 1, 3/4. Odds: 6.90, 39.00, 12.00.
Also Ran: Anterselva (Fr), Dizzy Bizu (Ire), Napa Spirit (Ire), Regalien (Fr), Mountain Madness (Fr), Solotov (Ire), Glenall (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by TVG.

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