Frankel Filly Excites at ParisLongchamp


As the only inexperienced member of the line-up for Sunday's G3 Prix Vanteaux, Al Shira'aa Farms' Jannah Rose (Ire) (Frankel {GB}–Sophie Germain {Ire}, by Indian Ridge {Ire}) had her work cut out but after her command performance in ParisLongchamp's Classic pointer all were left pondering where her considerable talent will take her. Off the mark in professional if not flashy fashion over a mile at Chantilly in September, the Carlos Laffon-Parias-trained half-sister to the G2 Lanwades Stud S. winner Creggs Pipes (Ire) (Rip Van Winkle {Ire}) was nevertheless not missed in the market as the 5-2 second favourite for the nine-furlong test. Racing under early restraint early from Christophe Soumillon with one behind, the bay who was a €650,000 Goffs Orby purchase made her move wide in early straight and struck the front 300 metres out en route to a comfortable 1 3/4-length success from Sea The Lady (Fr) (Sea The Moon {Ger}).

“She is a very nice filly and considering what she does in the mornings, it was not a problem for me to run her in this group race on only her second career start,” Laffon Parias explained. “She has the speed for a race like the [G3] Prix de la Grotte next week, but I made the choice of this one thinking that it would be easier. She settled well in a race with a good rhythm and showed us all her quality in the straight. Now it looks like the [G1 Prix] Saint Alary and the [G1 Prix de] Diane, but an alternative is the [G1] Poule d'Essai [des Pouliches] and the Diane.”

Pedigree Notes
Jannah Rose, who becomes the 78th group winner for her sire, is out of the unraced Sophie Germain whose aforementioned daughter Creggs Pipes improved beyond all recognition from three to five years of age and also captured the Listed Cairn Rouge S. as well as placing in the G3 Fairy Bridge S. and G3 Blue Wind S. Also responsible for the listed-placed Silver Spear (Ire) (Clodovil {Ire}), Sophie Germain is a daughter of the G1 Oaks d'Italia heroine Hydrion (Critique) from the family of the GI Breeders' Futurity hero and G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile runner-up Square Eddie (Smart Strike) and the GI Personal Ensign H. heroine Pompeii (Broad Brush). Next up from the dam is a 2-year-old filly by Invincible Spirit (Ire) who was bought by David Redvers for €280,000 at the most recent Goffs Orby.

Sunday, ParisLongchamp, France
PRIX VANTEAUX-G3, €80,000, ParisLongchamp, 4-9, 3yo, f, 9fT, 1:49.74, g/s.
1–JANNAH ROSE (IRE), 126, f, 3, by Frankel (GB)
     1st Dam: Sophie Germain (Ire), by Indian Ridge (Ire)
     2nd Dam: Nydrion, by Critique
     3rd Dam: Nabila, by Foolish Pleasure
1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE WIN; 1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. (€650,000 Ylg '21 GOFORB). O-Al Shira'aa Farms; B-J Hayes (IRE); T-Carlos Laffon-Parias; J-Christophe Soumillon. €40,000. Lifetime Record: 11-5-4-0, €368,160. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or Click for the free catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Sea The Lady (Fr), 126, f, 3, Sea The Moon (Ger)–Blumenfee (Ger), by Soldier Hollow (GB).
1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. O-Avatara SA & Haras d'Etreham; B-Avatara SA (FR); T-Yann Barberot. €16,000.
3–Around Midnight (Fr), 126, f, 3, Almanzor (Fr)–Artifix (Ire), by Lawman (Fr). O-Ecurie Billon, Ecurie Taos, Mandalore Racing Stable SAS & Normandie Breeding; B-Mme Camille Vitse & Ecurie Taos (FR); T-Jean-Claude Rouget. €12,000.
Margins: 1 3/4, 1 1/4, 2HF. Odds: 2.50, 5.80, 2.20.
Also Ran: Mqse De Maintenon (Ire), Khahira (Fr), Sparkling Beauty (Fr), Delightful (Ire). Video, sponsored by TVG.


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