No Problems For Churchill's Blue Rose Cen

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Returning to the same ParisLongchamp course and mile distance over which she had dominated the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac on Arc day, Yeguada Centurion SL's Blue Rose Cen (Ire) (Churchill {Ire}–Queen Blossom {Ire}, by Jeremy) continued where she left off with an all-the-way success in the G3 Prix de la Grotte on Sunday. Sporting a red hood for the preliminaries, the even-money favourite was sent straight to the front by Aurelien Lemaitre and was asked to extend two out. Responding generously without the need for the whip, the bay had 1 1/2 lengths to spare over Lindy (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}) at the line, with the outsider Palerma (Fr) (Alex The Winner) 1 3/4 lengths away in third.

“I am delighted with the performance, because she did it with authority from the front,” trainer Christopher Head said. “She had a real campaign as a two-year-old and we had to see how she would run first time out. Now she has a race under her belt, she will come on for the run hopefully and head to the French Guineas [the May 14 G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches] next.” Christophe Ferland said of Lindy, “She has run a blinder, confirming the quality she had shown as a juvenile. She finished strongly, but the winner had first call in front and we will be back for the Poule.”

Pedigree Notes
Blue Rose Cen, who also has another course-and-distance win in her palmares having captured the G3 Prix d'Aumale in September, is out of a 110,000gns 2018 Tatts December purchase by Leopoldo Fernández Pujals' operation. Her only known foal to date, the winner is a granddaughter of the G3 Silver Flash S.-placed Mark Of An Angel (Ire) (Mark Of Esteem {Ire}) whose career successes included the G3 Park Express S. and GIII Santa Barbara S.

Sunday, ParisLongchamp, France
PRIX DE LA GROTTE-G3, €80,000, ParisLongchamp, 4-16, 3yo, f, 8fT, 1:45.07, hy.
1–BLUE ROSE CEN (IRE), 126, f, 3, by Churchill (Ire)
     1st Dam: Queen Blossom (Ire) (GSW-Ire & US, $220,859), by Jeremy
     2nd Dam: Mark Of An Angel (Ire), by Mark Of Esteem (Ire)
     3rd Dam: Dream Time (GB), by Rainbow Quest
O/B-Yeguada Centurion SLU (IRE); T-Christopher Head; J-Aurelien Lemaitre. €40,000. Lifetime Record: G1SW-Fr, 7-5-1-0, €365,060. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or the free catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Lindy (Fr), 126, f, 3, Le Havre (Ire)–Llanita (GB), by Rock Of Gibraltar (Ire).
1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. (€110,000 Ylg '21 ARQAUG). O-Ecurie Waldeck, Meridian International SARL Et Al; B-Ecurie La Vallee Martigny EARL (FR); T-Christophe Ferland. €16,000.
3–Palerma (Fr), 126, f, 3, Alex The Winner–Peace Mine, by Mineshaft.
1ST BLACK TYPE; 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. O-Gerard Augustin-Normand & Jean-Pierre-Joseph Dubois; B-J-P-J Dubois (FR); T-Manon Scandella-Lacaille. €12,000.
Margins: 1HF, 1 3/4, SNK. Odds: Evens, 10.00, 30.00.
Also Ran: Prija (Fr), Autumn Starlight (GB), Algolia (Ire), Preciosite (GB), Paz (GB), Oujda (Fr). Video, sponsored by TVG.

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