Dark Angel's Mangoustine Makes All For Prix Miesque Triumph

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Frederic Rossi incumbent Mangoustine (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}) followed up an Aug. 22 debut win tackling one mile at Deauville with a black-type breakthrough in Lyon-Parilly's Sept. 23 Listed Criterium de Lyon, again over one mile, last time and continued on the upgrade with a dominant score in Tuesday's G3 Prix Miesque at Chantilly. The 23-10 second favourite was swiftly into stride for an immediate lead in this first outing at the seven-furlong trip. In command throughout, she was not for catching once bustled along to poach a decisive advantage approaching the furlong marker and kept on powerfully under continued rousting in the closing stages to comfortably hold the late bid of Listed Winterkonigin Trial victrix Txope (Fr) (Siyouni {Ire}) by 1 1/4 lengths for a perfect three-for-three record and a career high. Teruya Yoshida's G1 Prix Marcel Boussac fifth Who Knows (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) was best of the remainder and finished the same measure adrift in third.

“There was a little bit of pressure on my shoulders because I have always said that she is a top-class filly,” reflected winning trainer Frederic Rossi. “She had to win today to prove me right and she obliged in very good style so I am relieved. I passed on the [one-mile G1 Prix] Marcel Boussac [at ParisLongchamp] in favour of this race as I believed seven [furlongs] would suit her better. I hope she will stay one mile next year and I'm almost convinced that that will be her limit. Of course, we have to hope she is a Guineas filly and we'll come back next year in the [seven-furlong G3] Prix Imprudence.”

Mangoustine, a €46,000 bargain trade at last year's Arqana September fixture and half-sister to a yearling colt by Zoustar (Aus), is the fourth of five foals and lone scorer produced by a half-sister to GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf and G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches heroine Flotilla (Fr) (Mizzen Mast). Her dam Zotilla (Ire) (Zamindar) is in foal to Too Darn Hot (GB) and the Zoustar yearling recently changed hands at Tattersalls' October Book 2 sale when knocked down to Sam Sangster Bloodstock for 35,000gns. Mangoustine's GIII Miesque S.-winning second dam Louvain (Ire) (Sinndar {Ire}) is also the dam of Listed Prix Right Royal winner Big Five (GB) (Frankel {GB}) and the stakes-winning Louvakhova (Maria's Mon), who in turn is the dam of G3 Gallinule S. victor Crossfirehurricane (Kitten's Joy) and Listed Patton S. winner My Generation (Speightstown). Louvain is a daughter of MGSW Listed Scarbrough S. victrix Flanders (Ire) (Common Grounds {GB}) and thus kin to G1 Haydock Sprint Cup-winning sire G Force (Ire) (Tamayuz {GB}), Listed Fairway S. victor Laajooj (Ire) (Azamour {Ire}) and G3 Bengough S. third Desert Poppy (Ire) (Oasis Dream {GB}). Flanders is a half-sister to the dam of G1 Diamond Jubilee and G1 July Cup-winning sire Lethal Force (Ire) (Desert Style {Ire}) and descendants of the March-foaled bay's fourth dam Family At War (Explodent) also include MGSW G1 Prix Morny runner-up Family One (Fr) (Dubai Destination) and G2 Rockfel S. victrix Juliet Capulet (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}).

Tuesday, Chantilly, France
PRIX MIESQUE-G3, €80,000, Chantilly, 10-26, 2yo, f, 7fT, 1:33.17, vsf.
1–MANGOUSTINE (FR), 123, f, 2, by Dark Angel (Ire)
1st Dam: Zotilla (Ire), by Zamindar
2nd Dam: Louvain (Ire), by Sinndar (Ire)
3rd Dam: 3rd Dam: Flanders (Ire), by Common Grounds (GB)
1ST GROUP WIN. (€46,000 Ylg '20 ARQSEP). O-Infinity Nine Horses, Ecurie des Monceaux, Qatar Racing Ltd & Alexandre Giannotti; B-Ecurie des Monceaux, Lordship Stud & Qatar Bloodstock Ltd (FR); T-Frederic Rossi; J-Maxime Guyon. €40,000. Lifetime Record: 3-3-0-0, €83,500. Werk Nick Rating: A++. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Txope (Fr), 123, f, 2, Siyouni (Fr)–Power of the Moon (Ire), by Acclamation (GB). (€310,000 Ylg '20 ARQSEP). O-Ecurie Griezmann; B-Haras Voltaire (FR); T-Philippe Decouz. €16,000.
3–Who Knows (Fr), 127, f, 2, Siyouni (Fr)–Zain Al Boldan (GB), by Poliglote (GB). (€150,000 Ylg '20 ARQSEP). O-Teruya Yoshida; B-SAS Gerard Larrieu, H H The Aga Khan's Studs SC & SARL Haras de Saint-Faust (FR); T-Stephane Wattel. €12,000.
Margins: 1 1/4, 1 1/4, 1HF. Odds: 2.30, 18.00, 6.10.
Also Ran: Keshana (Fr), Fleur d'Iris (GB), Anterselva (Fr), Gran Sabana (Ire), Saturne (Fr). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by TVG.

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