Lope De Vega's Polyvega Delivers TDN Rising Star Performance at Chantilly

Polyvega | Scoop Dyga


Chantilly's G1 Prix de Diane programme opened with a bang when Alain and Gerard Wertheimer's homebred 2-year-old filly Polyvega (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}–Polydream {Ire}, by Oasis Dream {GB}) unleashed a debut performance of note to attain 'TDN Rising Star' status in Sunday's Prix de la Reine Blanche Longines

Polyvega was a shade slow from the stands' side stall and raced in fourth after the initial strides of this debutantes' heat. Cruising forward on the bridle once past halfway, the 3-1 second choice was shaken up to seize control approaching the final furlong and kept on powerfully under minimal coaxing in the latter stages to easily account for Apollo Fountain (GB) (No Nay Never) by an impressive 2 1/2 lengths.

“I like this filly and I think she is quite good,” reflected trainer Carlos Laffon-Parias. “The second looked smart too, so that is a good sign and she ought to have a future.”

Polyvega is the second of four foals and first scorer produced by G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest heroine Polydream (Ire) (Oasis Dream {GB}). herself a daughter of stakes-winning GIII Monrovia H. runner-up Polygreen (Fr) (Green Tune). Polygreen's quartet of black-type performers include G3 Prix Sigy victrix Big Brothers Pride (Fr) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) and multiple Group-placed Listed Prix Amandine and Listed Prix Isola Bella winner Evaporation (Fr) (Red Ransom). She is also the second dam of Listed Prix Lyphard victor Yoozuna (Ire) (Kizuna {Jpn}), G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere runner-up Gamestop (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) and Listed Prix Isonomy third Parafection (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}). Polyvega is kin to the unraced 2-year-old filly Kythira (Ire) (No Nay Never) and a weanling filly by No Nay Never.


1st-Chantilly, €50,000, Mdn, 6-16, unraced 2yo, f, 5 1/2fT, 1:04.94, g/s.
POLYVEGA (IRE), f, 2, by Lope De Vega (Ire)
     1st Dam: Polydream (Ire) (G1SW-Fr, $500,220), by Oasis Dream (GB)
     2nd Dam: Polygreen (Fr), by Green Tune
     3rd Dam: Yxenery (Ire), by Sillery
Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, €25,000. Click for the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by FanDuel TV.
O/B-Wertheimer & Frere (IRE); T-Carlos Laffon-Parias; J-Maxime Guyon.

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