Ganay the Feature on Frantic Sunday

Sottsass | Scoop Dyga

Europe's press to regain some sense of equilibrium shows no sign of abating on Sunday, when Chantilly's G1 Prix Ganay heads a bonanza of action across all five of the major racing nations of the continent. White Birch Farm's G1 Prix du Jockey-Club hero and G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe third Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) simply has to reverse the form of the G2 Prix d'Harcourt to claim the 10 1/2-furlong highlight, having trailed the re-opposing Shaman (Ire) (Shamardal), Way To Paris (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}) and Simona (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) in that ParisLongchamp reintroduction May 11.

Chantilly also plays host to the G1 Saxon Warrior Coolmore Prix Saint Alary, where another Rouget representative is at the forefront. Shadwell's unbeaten Tawkeel (GB) (Teofilo {Ire}) goes straight to the top level from non-black-type events along with the Wertheimers' well-regarded May 18 course-and-distance maiden winner Solsticia (Ire) (Le Havre {Ire}). She beat the subsequent G3 Prix de Royaumont scorer Ebaiyra (Distorted Humor) by three lengths in that contest and is a fascinating runner for Andre Fabre alongside the returning G3 Prix d'Aumale winner Savarin (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}). Also in the line-up is Roy Jackson's recent acquisition Magic Attitude (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) who captured the nine-furlong G3 Prix Vanteaux at ParisLongchamp May 14.

George Strawbridge's star stayer Call the Wind (GB) (Frankel {GB}) reappears in the G2 Prix Vicomtesse Vigier, with Freddy Head opting to stay at home for now rather than commit to a clash with Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) at Royal Ascot. He is re-opposed by old rival Holdthasigreen (Fr) (Hold That Tiger), who he beat last time in Deauville's G3 Prix de Barbeville over this 15-furlong trip May 24.

At Goodwood, the Listed Cocked Hat S. over an extended 11 furlongs sees Khalid Abdullah's TDN Rising Star Emissary (GB) (Kingman {GB}) look to advertise Derby claims for the Hugo Palmer stable. Like his famed half-brother Workforce (GB) (King's Best), the homebred has one piece of impressive juvenile winning form behind him after his debut at Wolverhampton in October but he faces three others who are unexposed with much promise. They include Cheveley Park Stud's Celestran (GB) (Dansili {GB}), a John Gosden-trained son of the talented Starscope (GB) (Selkirk) who has a fitness edge having won a Yarmouth handicap 11 days ago.

At Cologne, the G2 Sparkasse Kolnbonn Union Rennen looks at the mercy of Stall Wasserfreunde's sensation Wonderful Moon (Ger) (Sea the Moon {Ger}), who is taken on again by Grocer Jack (Ger) (Oasis Dream {GB}) who he beat in the May 8 G3 Cologne Classic.

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