Bated Breath's Makaloun Has Conde Rivals For Lunch

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Makaloun Scoop Dyga

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Fresh from victory in last month's Listed Criterium du Fonds Europeen de l'Elevage going one mile at Deauville, His Highness The Aga Khan's Makaloun (Fr) (Bated Breath {GB}) was in no mood to relinquish his perfect record and dominated all seven rivals in Monday lunchtime's G3 Prix de Conde at Chantilly. He had debuted with a June 12 seven-furlong tally at Toulouse and doubled up over the same trip in a July 15 conditions heat at Mont-de-Marsan in his penultimate start. Breaking well to lead after the initial strides of this nine-furlong slog in deep mud, the 11-10 pick was never in danger on the front end and glided clear under mild coaxing inside the final quarter mile to easily outpoint Anasia (GB) (Intello {Ger}) by an impressive five lengths for a first pattern-race score. Kergrist (Fr) (Milanais {Fr}) was best of the rest and an additional four lengths adrift in third.

“This is a nice one, a real nice one,” proclaimed trainer Jean-Claude Rouget. “He has so many qualities and has showed speed earlier, that he stays and that he handles all types of ground. You can also make the running with him or adopt waiting tactics, he is the real deal. Today was very deep and he displayed a lovely fluent action. It's nice to have a talented juvenile undefeated in four starts and, if all is well, he will have one more run this year in the [G1] Criterium de Saint Cloud.”

Makaloun is the latest of four foals and one of three winners from as many runners out of a dual-winning half-sister to Listed Prix Omnium II victor Markazi (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}). The May-foaled homebred's fourth dam Mariyada (Diesis {GB}), from the immediate family of G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches heroine Riverqueen (Fr) (Luthier {Fr}), is kin to G3 Prix d'Hedouville winner and G2 Prix Niel runner-up Malakim (Blushing Groom {Fr}) and also the granddam of Listed Fleur de Lys S. victress Mayonga (Ire) (Dr Fong).

Monday, Chantilly, France
PRIX DE CONDE-G3, €56,000, Chantilly, 9-28, 2yo, 9fT, 1:56.53, hy.
1–MAKALOUN (FR), 125, c, 2, by Bated Breath (GB)
1st Dam: Makana (Fr), by Dalakhani (Ire)
2nd Dam: Marasima (Ire), by Barathea (Ire)
3rd Dam: Miralaya (Ire), by Shernazar (Ire)
1ST GROUP WIN. O-H H The Aga Khan; B-H H The Aga Khan's Studs SC (FR); T-Jean-Claude Rouget; J-Cristian Demuro. €28,000. Lifetime Record: 4-4-0-0, €88,500. Werk Nick Rating: A++. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Anasia (GB), 121, f, 2, Intello (Ger)–Sosia (Ger), by Shamardal. O/B-Wertheimer & Frere (GB); T-Andre Fabre. €11,200.
3–Kergrist (Fr), 125, g, 2, Milanais (Fr)–Kayl (Fr), by Vangelis. O-Mme Baudouin de la Motte Saint-Pierre & Bruno de Montzey; B-Mme Baudouin de la Motte Saint-Pierre & Michel-Marie Hardy (FR); T-Bruno de Montzey. €8,400.
Margins: 5, 4, 1 3/4. Odds: 1.10, 5.40, 10.00.
Also Ran: Salonlove (Ger), Magna Mater (Ire), Shut The Box (Fr), Areen, Aspirante (Fr). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

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