Equiano Filly Stays Unbeaten in Bois Test

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Equiano

Monday, Chantilly, France
PRIX DU BOIS-G3, €80,000, CHY, 6-29, 2yo, 5fT, :58.28, gd.
1–@FLY ON THE NIGHT (GB), 120, f, 2, by Equiano (Fr)
     1st Dam: Midnight M (GB), by Green Desert
     2nd Dam: Midnight Shift (Ire), by Night Shift
     3rd Dam: Old Domesday Book (GB), by High Top (Ire)
(6,000gns Yrl '14 TATOCT). O-Pietro Sinistri; B-Natton House Thoroughbreds (GB); T-Attilio Giorgio; J-Umberto Rispoli. €40,000. Lifetime Record: SW-Ity, 3 starts, 3 wins, €69,750. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Tourny (Fr), 120, f, 2, Country Reel–Maka (Fr), by Slickly (Fr). (€32,000 Yrl '14 ARNOV). O-Gerard Augustin-Normand & Mme Elisabeth Vidal; B-Haras du Logis & Julian Ince (FR); T-Pascal Bary. €16,000.
3–Du Pyla (Fr), 123, c, 2, Vertigineux (Fr)–Do I Worry (Fr), by Charge d'Affaires (GB). (€12,000 Yrl '14 OSSEP). O-Andre Canavero, Anthony Bolis, Michel Cheno & Roger Del Bucchia. B-Dr Yves & Eliane Fremiot (FR). T-Christian Scandella. €12,000.
Margins: 1 1/4, HF, HD. Odds: 5.80, 5.10, 3.40.
Also Ran: Goona Chope (Fr), Rive Neuve (Fr), Range of Knowledge (Ire), Be Bop Tango (Fr), Its in the Rain (Fr). Click for the Racing Post result. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
Campaigned in Italy so far, Fly On the Night underlined the continued strength of that country's beleaguered racing program by beating the French in one of the first of the main sprint tests for the juveniles. Cutting her teeth in the June 2 Listed Premio Alessandro Perrone over 5 1/2 furlongs at the Capannelle, the bay was quickly up to dispute the early lead as Umberto Rispoli sought to use her natural pace to full effect. When asked to stretch inside the last quarter mile, she responded instantly and readily held Tourny in the run to the line. “She had won well twice in Italy with very fast times on both occasions and was due to run again in a six-furlong race in Rome, but we thought that might be too far for her and with the uncertainty about the racing there we preferred to send her here,” owner Pietro Sinistri explained. “She has been staying with Mr Botti in Chantilly, which is a lovely place for training horses. She won very well there, showing her speed and class again and we will keep her in Chantilly now and train her from here for the G2 Prix Robert Papin [at Maisons-Laffitte July 26].”

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