Frankel's Rumi Gets Up In The Nonette

Rumi Scoop Dyga

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It was as tight as it gets at the finish of the 10-furlong G2 Prix de la Nonette at Deauville on Saturday, with Rumi (Fr) (Frankel {GB}) inching out Penja (Fr) (Camelot {GB}) as the home-trained fillies came out on top again as they had been in the Calvados earlier on the card. Coming in off a break having finished sixth in the G1 Prix Saint-Alary at ParisLongchamp May 24 and ninth in the G1 Prix de Diane at Chantilly June 20, Al Shira'aa Farms' Apr. 11 G3 Prix Vanteaux winner tracked the pace closely on the inside as Gerald Mosse saved ground throughout. Challenging between rivals inside the last 50 metres, the 35-1 outsider had her nose down on the line to deny the G3 Prix de Psyche scorer Penja as Rougir (Fr) (Territories {Ire}) joined in with a flourish down the outside to be a short neck off them in third. “She had run only once as a 2-year-old and was moderate first time out this year, but in hindsight it was a little bit too early to be bringing her back,” trainer Carlos Laffon-Parias said. “After her fight in the group 3, she was maybe not prepared for all that and lacked freshness and experience in her next races. She wasn't really disgraced in the Diane and was running on at the end, so I gave her a good break and she'd been working well and was very fresh so it was probably what she needed. We'll target the [G1 Prix de l'] Opera [at ParisLongchamp Oct. 3]–we have seven weeks, so that's plenty of time and we'll see how she goes there before the owners decide if they want to keep her in training as a 4-year-old.”

Rumi, who cost €700,000 at the 2019 Arqana Deauville August Yearling Sale, is out of Secrete (Fr}) (Cape Cross {Ire}) whose first foal was the G3 Prix Noailles third Normandy Eagle (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}) and whose third is the Listed Bluebell S. scorer Solage (GB) by Frankel's sire Galileo (Ire). The second dam is the Wertheimers' Featherquest (GB) (Rainbow Quest), a half-sister to Groom Dancer who was responsible for the G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud heroine Plumania (GB) (Anabaa) and the G2 Prix de Royallieu winner Balladeuse (Fr) (Singspiel {Ire}). Plumania produced three black-type performers headed by the G2 Prix du Muguet winner Plumatic (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), as well as the dam of the Listed Prix Zarkava scorer and G1 Prix Saint Alary third Solsticia (Ire) (Le Havre {Ire}), while Balladeuse is also the dam a trio of that ilk including the G1 Prix Vermeille heroine and G1 Prix de Diane runner-up Left Hand (GB) also by Dubawi. Secrete, who is also linked to the G1 Poule d'Essai de Poulains-winning sire Falco (Pivotal {GB}), has a 2-year-old colt by Galileo (Ire) and a yearling colt by Roaring Lion with the latter selling to David Redvers for €100,000 at this week's Arqana Deauville August Yearling Sale.

Saturday, Deauville, France
PRIX DE LA NONETTE-G2, €130,000, Deauville, 8-21, 3yo, f, 10fT, 2:10.12, sf.
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
(€700,000 Ylg '19 ARAUG). O-Al Shiraa'a Farms; B-Ecurie des Monceaux (FR); T-Carlos Laffon-Parias; J-Gerald Mosse. €74,100. Lifetime Record: 6-3-0-0, €129,300. *1/2 to Solage (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), SW-Ire; and Normandy Eagle (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}), GSP-Fr. Werk Nick Rating: A+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Penja (Fr), 126, f, 3, Camelot (GB)–Just With You (Ire), by Sunday Break (Jpn). (€90,000 Ylg '19 AROCT). O-Daniel-Yves Treves, Laurent Dassault, Jean-Claude Rouget & Ecurie B Weill; B-SCEA des Prairies, Benoit Jeffroy & Thomas Jeffroy (FR); T-Jean-Claude Rouge. €28,600.
3–Rougir (Fr), 126, f, 3, Territories (Ire)–Summer Moon (Fr), by Elusive City. (€11,000 Wlg '18 ARQDEC; €55,000 Ylg '19 ARAUG). O-Le Haras de la Gousserie; B-Jan Krauze (FR); T-Cedric Rossi. €13,650.
Margins: NO, SNK, SNK. Odds: 35.40, 6.80, 8.90.
Also Ran: Harajuku (Ire), Incarville (Fr), Zeyaadah (Ire), Noticeable Grace (Ire), Babylone (Fr), Aristia Ire), La Parence (Fr). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by TVG.

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