New Approach's Flop Shot Takes the Guiche

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CHY, Gr. Stk, 80000G3 Prix de Guiche (9f)Winner: Flop Shot (Ire), c, 3 by New Approach (Ire)

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Andre Fabre and the Wertheimer brothers already had a strong hand for the G1 Prix du Jockey Club before Monday, but their collective prospects of holing the Chantilly Classic grew greater as Flop Shot (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}) demonstrated genuine flair in the track's G3 Prix de Guiche. Settled fourth initially by Maxime Guyon, the 10-1 shot who was a Mar. 12 course-and-distance scorer was delivered to put his seal on the race with 300 metres remaining and draw away to beat stablemate Syrtis (GB) (Frankel {GB}) by three lengths.
Flop Shot is the first foal out of the listed-placed Dancequest (Ire) (Dansili {GB}), who is a half to the G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud winner and G1 Prix de Diane-placed Plumania (GB) (Anabaa). The latter is the dam of Plumatic (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), who captured Wednesday's G2 Prix du Muguet for these connections, and also Starmaniac (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) who was third in the G2 Prix Greffulhe on the same card. Dancequest, who also has a 2-year-old colt by Camelot (GB) named Veritas (Ire) and a yearling colt by Australia (GB) named Wallaroo (Ire), is also a half-sister to the G2 Prix de Royallieu scorer Balladeuse (Fr) (Singspiel {Ire}) who later produced the G1 Prix Vermeille heroine and G1 Prix de Diane runner-up Left Hand (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}). This excellent family also features Groom Dancer, Slew the Slewor and Tagel, Falco, Kinshasa No Kiseki (Aus), Absolutely (Aus) (Redoute's Choice {Aus}) and Abbey Marie (Aus) (Redoute's Choice {Aus}).
Sunday, Chantilly, France
PRIX DE GUICHE-G3, €80,000, Chantilly, 5-6, 3yo, c/g, 9fT, 1:52.55, sf.
1–FLOP SHOT (IRE), 128, c, 3, by New Approach (Ire)
   1st Dam: Dancequest (Ire), by Dansili (GB)
   2nd Dam: Featherquest (GB), by Rainbow Quest
   3rd Dam: Featherhill (Fr), by Lyphard
O/B-Wertheimer et Frere (IRE); T-Andre Fabre; J-Maxime Guyon. €40,000. Lifetime Record: 4-2-1-1, €64,450. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Syrtis (GB), 128, c, 3, Frankel (GB)–Sabratah (GB), by Oasis Dream (GB). (€350,000 Ylg '17 ARAUG). O-Godolphin SNC; B-GB Partnership (GB); T-Andre Fabre. €16,000.
3–Insandi (Fr), 128, g, 3, Anodin (Ire)–Insan Mala (Ire), by Bahhare. (€42,000 Ylg '17 ARAUG; €470,000 HRA '18 ARARC). O-Sunderland Holding Inc; B-Jan Krauze (FR); T-William Haggas. €12,000.
Margins: 3, 1 1/4, HF. Odds: 10.50, 1.10, 7.10.
Also Ran: Famous Wolf (Fr), Toijk (Fr), Tel Aviv (Fr), Makmour (Fr). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

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