Dubawi's Agave Too Good For Listed Prix Rose de Mai Rivals

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Juddmonte's hitherto unbeaten 3-year-old filly Agave (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) accounted for subsequent Listed Grand Criterium de Bordeaux victrix Singforthemoment (Ire) (No Nay Never) when breaking through over one mile contesting a Sept. 2 debutantes' heat at ParisLongchamp in her only prior start and lined up for this stakes bow as the 6-5 favourite. Employing patient tactics in rear until turning for home, the May 15 G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches and June 19 G1 Prix de Diane entry made smooth headway out wide to challenge with 300 metres remaining and quickened in style under mild coaxing in the closing stages to easily outclass Ondulee (Ire) (Adlerflug {Ger}) by three lengths for a career high.

“Agave looked a promising filly when she won first time out at ParisLongchamp last year and the form of that race has proved strong since,” said Juddmonte's on-course representative. “We're delighted with the win today and her jockey [Olivier Peslier] was also delighted with the performance. Andre Fabre will now discuss her future with Barry Mahon and the family and the [Apr. 2 G3] Prix Penelope back here is a logical target.”

Agave is the second of four foals and lone scorer out of G2 Prix de Pomone and G3 Prix Allez France placegetter Contribution (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}), herself kin to a trio of black-type performers headed by dual G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}). The February-foaled bay is half to a 2-year-old filly by Golden Horn (GB) and a yearling filly by Study of Man (Ire). Her stakes-winning second dam Concentric (GB) (Sadler's Wells) ran third in the G3 Prix de Flore and is out of G3 Prix de Royaumont victrix Apogee (GB) (Shirley Heights {GB}). Descendants of Apogee include MGSW sire Apsis (GB) (Barathea {Ire}), MGSW G1 Prix de Diane runner-up Dance Routine (GB) (Sadler's Wells) and MGISW US champion and sire Flintshire (GB) (Dansili {GB}).

Thursday, Saint-Cloud, France
PRIX ROSE DE MAI-Listed, €55,000, Saint-Cloud, 3-10, 3yo, f, 10fT, 2:08.54, sf.
1–AGAVE (GB), 125, f, 3, by Dubawi (Ire)
1st Dam: Contribution (GB) (MGSP-Fr), by Champs Elysees (GB)
2nd Dam: Concentric (GB), by Sadler's Wells
3rd Dam: Apogee (GB), by Shirley Heights (GB)
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. O-Suc. Khalid Abdullah; B-Juddmonte Farms Ltd (GB); T-Andre Fabre; J-Olivier Peslier. €27,500. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, €41,000.
2–Ondulee (Ire), 125, f, 3, Adlerflug (Ger)–Wanderina (Ire), by Manduro (Ger). 1ST BLACK-TYPE. O/B-Wertheimer & Frere (IRE); T-Christophe Ferland. €11,000.
3–Anne de Cleves (Fr), 125, f, 3, Wootton Bassett (GB)–Alcandre (Ire), by Fastnet Rock (Aus). 1ST BLACK-TYPE. O-Lady Chryss O'Reilly & Baron Edouard de Rothschild (FR); B-Petra Bloodstock Agency Ltd & SC Ecurie de Meautry (FR); T-Francis-Henri Graffard. €8,250.
Margins: 3, NK, 2HF. Odds: 1.20, 5.90, 9.00.
Also Ran: La Mandola (Fr), Peshmerga (Ger), Gizala (Ire), Solebay (Fr), Chloe (Fr), Style Beauty (Fr), Lerma (Fr). Scratched: Ermelie (Fr). Click for the Racing Post result. Video, sponsored by TVG.

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