Giant’s Causeway Firster Posts Chantilly Win; Frankel’s Bro 8th

1st at CHY, Mdn, €25,000Prix de Joinville (Mdn) (10f)Winner: Cedar Blue, c, 3 by Giant's Causeway

1st-CHY, €25,000, Mdn, 5-6, unraced 3yo, c/g, 10fT, 2:05.39, gd.

+CEDAR BLUE (c, 3, Giant’s Causeway–Final Mesa {GSW-US & SW-Can, $211,602}, by Sky Mesa), a $120,000 KEESEP yearling, was well away from an outer gate and occupied a handy berth stalking the pace in third for most of this unveiling. Nudged along approaching the final quarter mile, the 30-1 outsider seized control with 300 metres remaining and was pushed out to score by 1 1/4 lengths from Beyond Apollo (Fr) (Sea the Stars {Ire}). Proconsul (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), a full-brother to Frankel (GB), was well positioned until fading in the straight and was eased late to finish eighth. The winner’s GIII Old Hat S.-winning dam is a half-sister to GIII Bold Ruler H. victor Uncle Camie (Abaginone), and she has also produced a yearling filly by Colonel John and a filly foal by Will Take Charge. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, €12,500. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

O-Ecurie Chalhoub; B-Woodford Thoroughbreds LLC (KY); T-John Hammond.

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