Job Done For Iresine In The Conseil de Paris



It was harder work than expected, but Bertrand Milliere's leading veteran Iresine (Fr) (Manduro {Ger}) ultimately made his class tell in Sunday's G2 Prix du Conseil de Paris. Held up with two behind early, the 11-10 favourite looked momentarily in trouble two out as Marie Velon asked him to close on the leaders. Staying on gamely in response, the G1 Prix Royal Oak and G1 Prix Ganay winner got to Marquisat (Ire) (Zarak {Fr}) a furlong later before asserting to score by a length.

Trainer Jean Pierre Gauvin revealed that Iresine, who had been second on his first start since April in the G2 Prix Foy last month, has an important date in his diary now. “I was concerned to see him so far back, but also confident because he looked very relaxed and when he is like that the good Iresine can really quicken and make up ground,” he said. “He always needs a race to be at his best and on his last run he was a bit too fresh and rusty after five months off. Marie's opinion is also important and she said it was the right Irsesine today.”

“We want to travel with him now, we felt it was too early last year but he is now ready for that,” he added. “We will go to Japan, because the JRA has been very nice to us and human relations are also an important part of this game and they have been very kind. They have allowed us to let Iresine travel with a stablemate, because travelling is not his forte. Even to come from our base in Lyon, he can be difficult so we worry for the long trip to Asia. Also the ground might be too quick for him, but it is a nice challenge and when you have to go you have to go.”


Pedigree Notes
Iresine's dam Inanga (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) is a full-sister to the G3 Prix de Guiche and G3 Prix Daphnis runner-up In Chambers (GB) and a half to the dam of the G3 Sagaro S. runner-up Earth Amber (GB) (Hurricane Run {Ire}). The fourth dam Riverqueen (Fr) (Luthier {Fr}), who captured the G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches and G1 Prix Saint-Alary here, counts among her descendants the likes of the G1 Prix Jean Prat hero Rouvres (Fr) (Anabaa), the dual G1 Premio Presidente della Repubblica scorer Altieri (GB) (Selkirk) and the multiple Australian group 1 winner Zaaki (GB) (Leroidesanimaux {Brz}). Inanga's youngest progeny is a yearling colt by Mondialiste (Ire) named Morus {Fr}).

Sunday, ParisLongchamp, France
PRIX DU CONSEIL DE PARIS-G2, €130,000, ParisLongchamp, 10-15, 3yo/up, 11fT, 2:17.99, g/s.
1–IRESINE (FR), 128, g, 6, by Manduro (Ger)
     1st Dam: Inanga (GB), by Oasis Dream (GB)
     2nd Dam: Cas Royaux, by Woodman
     3rd Dam: Reve De Reine, by Lyphard
(€6,000 Ylg '18 ARQOCT). O-Bertrand Milliere, Ecurie Jean-Paul Gauvin, Christian Goutelle et al; B-Pierre Soyaux & Marie-Louise van Dedem (FR); T-Jean-Pierre Gauvin; J-Marie Velon. €74,100. Lifetime Record: MG1SW-Fr, 19-13-2-3, €776.810. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or the free catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Marquisat (Ire), 122, g, 3, Zarak (Fr)–La Marchesa (Ire), by Duke Of Marmalade (Ire).
1ST BLACK-TYPE; 1ST GROUP BLACK-TYPE. (42,000gns Ylg '21 TATYEA). O-Godolphin SNC; B-Mark Dixon & Mount Coote Estates (IRE); T-Andre Fabre. €28,600.
3–Junko (GB), 128, g, 4, Intello (Ger)–Lady Zuzu, by Dynaformer.O/B-Wertheimer et Frere (GB); T-Andre Fabre. €13,650.
Margins: 1, 3/4, 3. Odds: 1.10, 3.80, 4.20.
Also Ran: Monty (Fr), True Testament (Ire), Zarakem (Fr), Good Fortune (Den), Jack Darcy (Ire), Max Vega (Ire). Video, sponsored by FanDuel TV.

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