Camelot's Pensee Du Jour Wins The Corrida

Pensee Du Jour Scoop Dyga


Relishing front-running tactics, the Wertheimers' TDN Rising Star Pensee Du Jour (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) returned to winning ways in Monday's G2 Prix Corrida at Saint-Cloud.

Never in any serious danger once Maxime Guyon had committed, the Andre Fabre-trained 7-5 favourite who was runner-up in ParisLongchamp's G3 Prix Allez France last month gave generously to score by 1 1/2 lengths from Quantanamera (Ger) (Lope De Vega {Ire}).

It was at this track that Prix Rose de Mai started to look like a genuine Classic prospect last Spring when winning the Listed Prix Rose de Mai by seven lengths and she confirmed that with a clear-cut success in the G3 Prix Penelope, but came up short in the G1 Prix de Diane and beat only two home. Below-par again when fourth in Deauville's G2 Prix Alec Head, she failed to see out the 12 furlongs of the G1 Prix Vermeille at ParisLongchamp in September and was put away for a 4-year-old campaign which got off to the right start with a useful effort in the Allez France.

“She can win a group 1 this year,” Guyon said. “She had run very well on her comeback and we wanted to let her go in her own rhythm today. She never gives up and is only ever moving forward.”


Pedigree Notes

Pensee Du Jour is the last known foal out of the unraced Painter's Pride (Fr) (Dansili {GB}), whose son Canvassed (Ire) (Shamardal) captured the G3 Mahab Al Shimaal and was placed in the G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen. The second dam is the GII Long Island H. winner Peinture Bleue (Alydar), whose progeny list is headed by Nureyev's G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and G1 Prix du Jockey Cub hero and leading sire Peintre Celebre. Ironically, this is also the family of the useful Sea Of Roses (GB) (Sea The Moon {Ger}), who Pensee Du Jour beat in last year's G3 Prix Penelope.

Monday, Saint-Cloud, France
PRIX CORRIDA-G2, €130,000, Saint-Cloud, 5-20, 4yo/up, f/m, 10 1/2fT, 2:12.74, g/s.
1–PENSEE DU JOUR (IRE), 126, f, 4, by Camelot (GB)
     1st Dam: Painter's Pride (Fr), by Dansili (GB)
     2nd Dam: Peinture Bleue, by Alydar
     3rd Dam: Petroleuse (Ire), by Habitat
TDN Rising Star. O-Wertheimer & Frere; B-Dayton Investments Ltd (IRE); T-Andre Fabre; J-Maxime Guyon. €74,100. Lifetime Record: 8-4-1-0, €180,200. *1/2 to Canvassed (Ire) (Shamardal), GSW & G1SP-UAE, $424,594. Werk Nick Rating: A++. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or the free catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Quantanamera (Ger), 126, f, 4, Lope De Vega (Ire)–Quaduna (GB), by Duke Of Marmalade (Ire). (€200,000 Ylg '21 BBAGS). O-Jurgen Sartori; B-Stiftung Gestut Fahrhof (GER); T-Andreas Suborics. €28,600.
3–Melo Melo (GB), 126, m, 5, Gleneagles (Ire)–You Look So Good (GB), by Excellent Art (GB). (110,000gns Wlg '19 TATFOA). O-Wathnan Racing; B-The Pocock Family (GB); T-Francis-Henri Graffard. €13,650.
Margins: 1HF, 2, NO. Odds: 1.40, 26.00, 2.90.
Also Ran: Ardent, Yorokobi (Fr), Village Voice (GB), Left Sea (GB). Video, sponsored by FanDuel TV.

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