Frankel One-Two In the Vanteaux


Rumi Scoop Dyga


It was all about Frankel (GB) in Sunday's G3 Prix Vanteaux at ParisLongchamp, with the Juddmonte giant supplying the first two fillies home in this early Prix de Diane pointer. While the market spoke very much in the favour of Petricor (GB) carrying the green-and-pink livery, it was the 14-1 shot Rumi (Fr) who had first run on that rival to upset the odds. Racing for Al Shira'aa Farms, the latter who had won in impressive style on her sole 2-year-old start over this course and distance in October and had been fourth just eight days prior to this in a 10 1/2-furlong conditions event at Saint-Cloud. Positioned in a close-up second with the tempo only tepid, she had five lengths in hand on Petricor as a result and it is testament to the ability of the 7-5 favourite that she managed to get on terms and briefly get her head in front a furlong from home. Rumi, who had been committed by Olivier Peslier with over two furlongs to race, had raced more efficiently and despite the effort of Pierre-Charles Boudot to claw back the deficit on the runner-up there was a 3/4-of-a-length margin between them at the line. Omnia Munda Mundis (GB) (Australia {GB}) was the same margin away in third in a race that could prove a significant guide to the Chantilly Classic. “She is a filly I really like and she had won well as a 2-year-old and when she ran eight days ago it was a matter of giving her a race to get her fit for this,” winning trainer Carlos Laffon-Parias commented. “She won nicely and we'll come back here for the [May 24 G1 Prix] Saint-Alary.”

Rumi, who made a splash at the Arqana Deauville August Yearling Sale, hails from a proven Wertheimer family with her dam Secrete (Fr}) (Cape Cross {Ire}) being a daughter of the high-class producer Featherquest (GB) (Rainbow Quest). Secrete, whose prior black-type performers are the G3 Prix Noailles third Normandy Eagle (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}) and the Listed Bluebell S. scorer Solage (GB) by Frankel's sire Galileo (Ire), is therefore a half to the G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud heroine Plumania (GB) (Anabaa) and the G2 Prix de Royallieu scorer Balladeuse (Fr) (Singspiel {Ire}). Responsible for three black-type performers each, the former is the dam of the G2 Prix du Muguet winner Plumatic (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and second dam of the Saint Alary third Solsticia (Ire) (Le Havre {Ire}) who took the Listed Prix Zarkava on this card. Balladeuse's trio is headed by the G1 Prix Vermeille heroine and G1 Prix de Diane runner-up Left Hand (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}). This is also the family of the G1 Prix Lupin-winning prolific sire Groom Dancer, the G1 Prix Vermeille-winning champion Indian Rose (Fr) (General Holme) and the G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains-winning sire Falco (Pivotal {GB}). Secrete's as-yet unnamed 2-year-old colt is by Galileo (Ire), while she also has a yearling colt by Roaring Lion.

Sunday, ParisLongchamp, France
PRIX VANTEAUX-G3, €80,000, ParisLongchamp, 4-11, 3yo, f, 9fT, 2:01.43, vsf.
1–RUMI (FR), 126, f, 3, by Frankel (GB)
1st Dam: Secrete (Fr), by Cape Cross (Ire)
2nd Dam: Featherquest (GB), by Rainbow Quest
3rd Dam: Featherhill (Fr), by Lyphard
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. (€700,000 Ylg '19 ARAUG). O-Al Shiraa'a Farms; B-Ecurie des Monceaux (FR); T-Carlos Laffon-Parias; J-Olivier Peslier. €40,000. Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-0, €55,200. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Petricor (GB), 126, f, 3, Frankel (GB)–Ruscombe (GB), by Dansili (GB). O-Exors of the Late Khalid Abdullah; B-Juddmonte Farms Ltd (GB); T-Andre Fabre. €16,000.
3–Omnia Munda Mundis (GB), 126, f, 3, Australia (GB)–Regina Mundi (Ire), by Montjeu (Ire). (€190,000 Ylg '19 ARAUG). O/B-San Paolo Agri-Stud SRL (GB); T-Fabrice Chappet. €12,000.
Margins: 3/4, 3/4, 1HF. Odds: 14.00, 1.40, 13.00.
Also Ran: Vrigny (Fr), Kribi (Fr), Tiger Tanaka (Ire), Libertine (Ire), Lady Day (Fr), Keyflower (Fr), Standby for Chaos (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result or the free catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by TVG.

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