Kingman Filly On Top In the Imprudence


Reina Madre | Scoop Dyga


There was another minor upset at Deauville in Thursday as the G3 Prix Imprudence went the way of the 18-1 shot Reina Madre (Ire) (Kingman {GB}). Sporting the silks of the Leopoldo Fernandez Pujals and his Yeguada Centurion operation which is set to become a familiar presence in this country, the Mauricio Delcher Sanchez trainee had last been seen finishing fourth in the Premio Gran Criterium in Madrid in October and entered this Classic prep something of an enigma. Settled with two behind early by Christophe Soumillon, the bay who was also runner-up in the Listed Grand Criterium de Bordeaux in early October stayed on strongly to reel in Sky Angel (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) in the last 50 metres for a short-neck success, with Louliana (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) 1 1/2 lengths behind in third. “She was a very useful 2-year-old last year and had run a very good race in Bordeaux, but maybe she was a little bit gone in her last race in Madrid,” Delcher Sanchez commented of the bay, who was under the care of Alvaro Soto Loring in 2020. “She's been with me for only three months and I could appreciate the quality in her morning work–she is definitely a very nice filly and everyone can see she hasn't quite blossomed yet, which leads me to think there is room for improvement. It'll most probably be the [G1 Poule d'Essai des] Pouliches [at ParisLongchamp May 16] next.”

Reina Madre, who was bred by Paddy Burns of Loughtown Stud and was the €350,000 topper of the 2018 Goffs November Foal Sale as Pujals flexed his financial muscle, is out of the Fittocks Stud-bred Splashdown (GB) (Falbrav {Ire}) who captured the Listed Ballymacoll Stud Lord Weinstock Memorial S. and was also responsible for the G3 Solario S. winner and G2 Superlative S. runner-up Aktabantay (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}). A half-sister to three other stakes performers headed by the Listed Height of Fashion S. winner Cosmodrome (Bahri), she is a relative of the remarkable Bosra Sham (Woodman) and Hector Protector and the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere-winning sire Ultra (Ire) (Manduro {Ger}). Her 2020 filly is by Oasis Dream (GB).

Thursday, Deauville, France
PRIX IMPRUDENCE-G3, €80,000, Deauville, 4-8, 3yo, f, 7fT, 1:25.12, gd.
1–REINA MADRE (IRE), 126, f, 3, by Kingman (GB)
1st Dam: Splashdown (GB) (SW-Eng), by Falbrav (Ire)
2nd Dam: Space Time (Fr), by Bering (GB)
3rd Dam: Space Ritual (Ire), by Top Ville (Ire)
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. (€350,000 Wlg '19 GOFNOV). O-Yeguada Centurion SLU; B-P Burns (IRE); T-Maurcio Delcher Sanchez; J-Christophe Soumillon. €40,000. Lifetime Record: 4-2-1-0, €63,560. *1/2 to Aktabantay (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), GSW-Eng, $383,617. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Sky Angel (Ire), 126, f, 3, Dark Angel (Ire)–Mayhem (Ire), by Whipper. (€800,000 Ylg '19 ARAUG). O-Godolphin SNC; B-C-Squared Investments (IRE); T-Henri-Alex Pantall. €16,000.
3–Louliana (Ire), 126, f, 3, Acclamation (GB)–Rosie's Premiere (Ire), by Showcasing (GB). (€44,000 Ylg '19 AROCT; £80,000 2yo '20 GOFJUL). O-Mbaye Niang SNC & Scuderia Il Fino; B-Haras du Mezeray SA (IRE); T-Frederic Rossi. €12,000.
Margins: SNK, 1HF, SHD. Odds: 17.90, 7.20, 1.90.
Also Ran: See The Rose (Ire), Kennella (Fr), Livachope (Fr), Cassiopea (Fr), Belcarra (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result or the free catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by TVG.

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