Deauville Bids Farewell With Sunday Card

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Sublimis | Scoop Dyga

   Deauville's August festival comes to a close on Sunday, with the feature being the 12 1/2-furlong G2 Lucien Barriere Grand Prix de Deauville which is short on numbers and arguably quality. Godolphin's June 6 G2 Grand Prix de Chantilly runner-up Sublimis (Ire) (Shamardal) sets the form standard, but in Haras de Saint Pair's Glycon (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}) he has an opponent who has yet to show his full hand at this trip. The Jean-Claude Rouget-trained homebred was racing beyond 10 furlongs for the first time when beating some smart 3-year-olds in the course-and-distance G3 Prix de Reux on his latest start Aug. 8 and may have finally found his metier.

Of the Classic generation, Gestut Hony-Hof's Sea of Sands (Ger) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) is worthy of respect having won Hoppegarten's Derby-Trial May 23, with a subsequent 13th in the G1 Deutsches Derby at Hamburg July 4 no reflection of his true ability.

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