Intello's Slalom Three-For-Three After Noailles Test

7th at LCP, Gr. Stk, €80,000G3 Prix Noailles (10 1/2f)Winner: Slalom (Fr), c, 3 by Intello (Ger)

Slalom (right) | Scoop Dyga


Andre Fabre and the Wertheimers both have strong hands with their 3-year-olds this term and the outcome of Sunday's G3 Prix Noailles at ParisLongchamp further underlined that as Slalom (Fr) (Intello {Ger}) kept his unbeaten record intact to add more firepower to the famous brothers' Classic challenge. Held up in last early with Maxime Guyon intent on following the fellow Fabre trainee Syrtis (GB) (Frankel {GB}), the homebred who had previously won over a mile on soft ground at Clairefontaine in August and over nine furlongs on Chantilly's Polytrack in November was following the right horse as it turned out with the pace set by Lone Peak (Fr) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) proving strong. Sweeping aside the Godolphin representative with just over 100 metres remaining, the 3-1 second favourite was hand ridden to record an impressive 2 1/2-length success with Syrtis in turn a length ahead of Surrey Thunder (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}).

With the Carlos Laffon-Parias-trained G3 Prix la Force winner Shaman (Ire) (Shamardal) and Saint-Cloud conditions scorer Starmaniac (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) in their armoury, the Wertheimers could have as many as three colts to take to Chantilly for the June 2 G1 Prix du Jockey-Club. Their racing manager Pierre-Yves Bureau said, “He had won nicely last year, but had to prove up to that class and he did. He showed a very good turn of foot in a truly-run race and although he has the pedigree to be a miler he is also a full-brother to Folamour (GB) who stays a mile and a half well. Intello was third in an Arc, so it ios perhaps not a surprise that he seems to stay. We are blessed with some nice three-year-olds this year, so we'll wait and see what the others like Shaman and Starmaniac do and see what do with them. We have a lot of faith in our stallion and hopefully this is a very nice horse, special. Probably, Shaman will run in the Poulains and Starmaniac the Greffulhe and if they have to go together to the Jockey-Club they will, but the problem is the horse who won earlier today. Persian King was very impressive, so maybe we'll have to go there with at least two horses to be competitive. We'll have a better picture of what we have in hand in time.”

Zagzig's first foal Empreinte (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) was third in the G3 Prix du Bois over five furlongs, so it may be that Intello is imparting the stamina influence as her aforementioned Folamour recently captured the Listed Prix de la Porte de Madrid at a mile and a half. Her dam Danzigaway (Danehill) was successful in the G3 Prix Perth before producing four stakes performers including the GII Commonwealth Breeders' Cup S. and GII Arcadia H. winner Silent Name (Jpn) (Sunday Silence), the G1 Criterium International runner-up Salto (Ire) (Pivotal {GB}) and the Haras de Colleville resident Galiway (GB) (Galileo {Ire}). Also connected to the G2 Prix du Muguet-winning sire Gold Away (Ire) (Goldneyev), she has a yearling filly by Oasis Dream (GB) named Speciale (Fr) to follow.

Sunday, ParisLongchamp, France
PRIX NOAILLES-G3, €80,000, ParisLongchamp, 4-14, 3yo, 10 1/2fT, 2:10.88, gd.
1–SLALOM (FR), 128, c, 3, by Intello (Ger)
1st Dam: Zagzig (GB), by Selkirk
2nd Dam: Danzigaway, by Danehill
3rd Dam: Blushing Away, by Blushing Groom (Fr)
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. O/B-Wertheimer & Frere (FR); T-Andre Fabre; J-Maxime Guyon. €40,000. Lifetime Record: 3-3-0-0, €75,500. *Full to Folamour (GB), SW & GSP-Fr, $116,139; and 1/2 to Empreinte (Footstepsinthesand {GB}), GSP-Fr. Werk Nick Rating: B+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Syrtis (GB), 128, c, 3, Frankel (GB)–Sabratah (GB), by Oasis Dream (GB). (€350,000 Ylg '17 ARAUG). O-Godolphin SNC; B-GB Partnership (GB); T-Andre Fabre. €16,000.
3–Surrey Thunder (Fr), 128, c, 3, Le Havre (Ire)–Zakania (Ire), by Indian Ridge (Ire). (€25,000 Ylg '17 AROCT; €67,000 2yo '18 ARQMAY). O-Surrey Racing Ltd; B-Patrick Chedeville & Cocheese Bloodstock Anstalt (FR); T-Joseph Tuite. €12,000.
Margins: 2HF, 1, 1. Odds: 3.10, 2.50, 3.70.
Also Ran: Joe Francais (Fr), Soft Light (Fr), Life's a Breeze (Ire), Thyme White (Fr), Lone Peak (Fr). Scratched: Corando (GB). Click for the Racing Post result or the free catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

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