Blue Wings A Stakes First For Wings of Eagles At Marseille-Borely


Blue Wings | Scoop Dyga


With Aigle Vaillant (Fr) (Wings of Eagles {Fr}) becoming the third individual winner for his freshman sire (by Pour Moi {Ire}) at Le Pin Au Haras on Sunday, Jean-Pierre-Joseph Dubois' homebred 2-year-old filly Blue Wings (Fr) took matters a stage further by becoming the Beeches Stud incumbent's first stakes scorer in Monday's Listed Prix Delahante at Marseille-Borely.

Blue Wings, who posted a July 25 debut runner-up finish going seven furlongs at Bordeaux's La Teste de Buch venue, graduated in a Sept. 4 one-mile maiden here in her penultimate start and went postward for this black-type bow returning off a Sept. 25 second upped to this distance at Salon-de-Provence last time. Moving forward from an early slot along the rail in fourth to go third at the entrance to the backstraight, she made smooth headway off the home turn to go second along the far-side rail entering the final furlong and was ridden out in the closing stages to deny Asad Zabeel (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) by a length nearing the line for a career high, becoming the first black-type winner for her freshman sire (by Pour Moi {Ire}).

Blue Wings is the fourth of five foals and one of three winners produced by a winning granddaughter of Listed Flying Fillies' S. victrix Arabesque (GB) (Zafonic), herself the dam of six black-type performers headed by MGSW sire Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) and GSP sire Camacho (GB) (Danehill). Arabesque is a daughter of G1 Cheveley Park S. heroine Prophecy (Ire) (Warning {GB}), whose descendants also include three-time Group 1 winner Foreteller (GB) (Dansili {GB}), MGSW G2 Prix de Sandringham victrix Modern Look (GB) (Zamindar), GSW GI Beverly D. S. and GI Flower Bowl S. placegetter Grand Jete (GB) (Dansili {GB}), G3 Musidora S. winner Shutter Speed (GB) (Dansili {GB}), MGSW G1 New Zealand Derby runner-up Fix (NZ) (Iffraaj {GB}) and G1 South African Derby and G1 South Africa Classic placegetter Galileo's Destiny (NZ) (Galileo {Ire}).

Monday, Marseille-Borely, France
PRIX DELAHANTE-Listed, €60,000, Marseille-Borely, 10-25, 2yo, 9fT, 1:48.20, g/s.
1–BLUE WINGS (FR), 122, f, 2, by Wings of Eagles (Fr)
1st Dam: Blue Mood (Ire), by Invincible Spirit (Ire)
2nd Dam: Cabriole (GB), by Dansili (GB)
3rd Dam: Arabesque (GB), by Zafonic
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. O/B-Jean-Pierre-Joseph Dubois (FR); T-Cedric Rossi; J-Franck Blondel. €30,000. Lifetime Record: 4-2-2-0, €47,730.
2–Asad Zabeel (GB), 126, c, 2, Dubawi (Ire)–Gharbeya, by More Than Ready. O-Shadwell France; B-Shadwell Estate Company Ltd (GB); T-Jean-Claude Rouget. €12,000.
3–Zanndabad (Ire), 126, c, 2, Iffraaj (GB)–Zanoubiya (Ire), by Dalakhani (Ire). O-H H The Aga Khan; B-H H The Aga Khan's Studs SC (IRE); T-Francis-Henri Graffard. €9,000.
Margins: 1, 1HF, NK. Odds: 12.00, 1.80, 1.50.
Also Ran: Crunch Time (Fr), Red Crazy (Fr), Pierre Le Grand (GB), Mohawk Warrior (Fr). Click for the Racing Post result. Video, sponsored by TVG.

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