Miramar Pounces Late For G3 Prix Sigy Triumph

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Off the board in two prior starts at black-type level, Carlos and Yann Lerner trainee Miramar (GB) (Profitable {Ire}) lined out for Wednesday's 5 1/2-furlong G3 Prix Sigy at Chantilly coming back off an Apr. 4 conditions second over the track's six-furlong strip on seasonal return and she swooped late to snag a career high in ultimately snug fashion. Last term's Listed Prix Zeddaan fourth raced off the tempo in rear through halfway. Scrubbed along to close passing the quarter-mile pole, the 67-5 chance came under sterner urging thereafter and kept on relentlessly out wide to deny last term's G2 Flying Childers S. victor Caturra (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) by 3/4-of-a-length nearing the line.

“She was an easy Class 1 winner last year and we never had any doubt about her quality, but everything went wrong when we ran her in a Listed race on her last start of 2021,” revealed Yann Lerner. “We then gave her a long break off on the farm and decided to target this race when she returned to training as there are so few Group 3 races for 3-year-olds over this type of distance. She ran great on her first start [of the year], but we knew she needed the race and had improved a lot. She proved us right in very good style. Let's see how she comes out of this race before committing to any targets, but she will be kept in sprint races and we might be tempted by a race abroad in due course.”

Miramar, who hails from the family of stakes-winning matriarch La Meilleure (Ire) (Lord Gayle), is the fourth of six foals and one of three scorers from as many runners out of a winning full-sister to G3 Leopardstown 1000 Guineas Trial third What A Style (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}). The March-foaled bay is a half to Listed Silver Tankard S. third The Rosstafarian (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}), the hitherto unraced 2-year-old fill Harriet's Angel (GB) (Harry Angel {Ire}) and a yearling filly by Blue Point (Ire).

Wednesday, Chantilly, France
PRIX SIGY-G3, €80,000, Chantilly, 4-20, 3yo, 5 1/2fT, 1:02.15, gd.
1–MIRAMAR (GB), 122, f, 3, by Profitable (Ire)
1st Dam: Via Lattea (Ire), by Teofilo (Ire)
2nd Dam: Out Of Time (Ire), by Anabaa
3rd Dam: Dolydille (Ire), by Dolphin Street (Fr)
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. (€82,000 Ylg '20 ARQSEP). O-Serge Assous, Carlos Lerner, Yann Lerner, Marc Leonetti, Patrick Madar & Ecurie JML Racing; B-Noir et Or Elevage SA (GB); T-Carlos & Yann Lerner; J-Ronan Thomas. €40,000. Lifetime Record: 8-3-3-0, €93,950. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Caturra (Ire), 130, c, 3, Mehmas (Ire)–Shoshoni Wind (GB), by Sleeping Indian (GB). (110,000gns Ylg '20 TATOCT). O-Saeed bin Mohammed Al Qassimi; B-Tally-Ho Stud (IRE); T-Clive Cox. €16,000.
3–Le Cadeau (GB), 126, c, 3, Dabirsim (Fr)–Lady Frances (GB), by Exceed and Excel (Aus). 1ST BLACK TYPE. (€15,000 Ylg '20 ARQOCT). O-Mme Jacques Cygler; B-Philip Rolls (GB); T-Henri-Alex Pantall. €12,000.
Margins: 3/4, HD, 1. Odds: 13.40, 3.10, 6.00.
Also Ran: Feel Your Power (Fr), Josejosephine (Fr), Kingentleman (GB), Montussan (Fr), Guilded (Ire), Attagirl (GB), Best Flying (Fr), Oxiana (Fr). Click for the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by TVG.

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