Intended Arc Runner Mqse De Sevigne Leads Summer Squad For Andre Fabre

Mqse De Sevigne (left) | Scoop Dyga

Mqse De Sevigne (Ire) will aim to add to her Group 1 tally at Deauville before ending her career with a crack at the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, trainer Andre Fabre revealed on Monday.

The daughter of Siyouni (Fr) won a pair of top-level races at Deauville as a four-year-old, registering back-to-back victories in the Prix Rothschild and Prix Jean Romanet, before filling the runner-up spot behind Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB}) in the G1 Sun Chariot S. at Newmarket on her final start of the campaign.

This year Mqse De Sevigne is unbeaten in two starts and Fabre is now plotting a tried-and-tested route at Deauville with his star mare after she gained the third Group 1 success of her career in the Prix d'Ispahan at Longchamp last time.

“We have some nice older horses this year, of course with Mqse De Sevigne,” said Fabre. “She will wait for Deauville, the Prix Rothschild and the Prix Jean Romanet, and then the Arc. She's versatile over distances, but I don't want to risk her over a mile and a half early in the season, until the Arc. We've nothing to lose by running her in it then.”

Fabre has seven horses entered in the G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud at the end of the month, with Junko (GB) (Intello {Ger}) and Pensee Du Jour (Ire) (Camelot {GB}), both owned by the Wertheimer brothers, very much in the mix, along with Sevenna's Knight (Ire) (Camelot {GB}).

“Pensee Du Jour is in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud and she's in at Longchamp in the Prix de Malleret, but she's likely to go for the Grand Prix,” the trainer explained. “I think she's a stronger filly this year. Obviously, last year she had the scope to get better as an older mare and she's now that much stronger.

“I've entered seven, so I've got a few to choose from in the Grand Prix. One who is sure to go is Junko, in the same ownership, and I will try to run Sevenna's Knight in it, too. He looks a progressive horse over staying distances, so I want to see him over a shorter distance.”

Fabre also had news of the three-year-olds First Look (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) and Sosie (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), who finished second and third, respectively, in last weekend's G1 Prix du Jockey Club won by the exciting Look De Vega (Fr) (Lope De Vega {Ire}).

He added, “I think they were both beaten by a very nice colt. I haven't quite decided what they will do. The third horse will go for the Grand Prix de Paris and First Look I don't know. Sosie is a nice, big horse and will keep progressing throughout the year.”

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