Rougir Prevails in the Reservoirs


Rougir | Scoop Dyga


Haras de la Gousserie's G1 Prix Marcel Boussac placegetter Rougir (Fr) (Territories {Ire}) displayed no ill effects after her effort tackling ParisLongchamp's one-mile strip earlier in the month and knuckled down to register a first stakes success in Tuesday's G3 Prix des Reservoirs over the same distance at Deauville. The Cedric Rossi trainee had opened up with victories over seven furlongs at Chantilly and Saint-Cloud before dropping to fifth in the Aug. 1 G3 Prix Six Perfections and then running third in a Sept. 1 Lyon-Parilly conditions heat in her penultimate start. The 21-10 favourite was steadied to track the leaders in fourth after breaking smartly in the front rank. Coming under pressure to close soon after passing the quarter-mile pole, she moved into third approaching the final furlong and kept on strongly for continued rousting in the closing stages to claim a career-high win, by a neck from Cirona (GB) (Maxios {GB}), nearing the line. Sky Sister (Fr) (Maxios {GB}) finished another neck further back in third.

“This is an important race for 2-year-old fillies and we were keen to run her again even though it came so soon after the Marcel Boussac,” commented owner's representative Pauline Chehboub. “She had returned to her base in Marseille, but looked good and fresh so we took a chance with another long journey.” Trainer Cedric Rossi added, “She's had only one bad race, her third run here in August, but we had not lost our faith because we knew why. We then gave her a confidence boosting run in Lyon as a prep for the Boussac and it worked out perfectly well. She is all class and gave us all the good signs before this race. I am never afraid to run my horses and she concluded her season in the most perfect manner. She will be a nice Classic prospect for next year and is my little champion.”

Rougir, who was originally registered as Lune de Printemps (Fr), is the third of four foals and lone scorer produced by Listed Prix Coronation runner-up Summer Moon (Fr) (Elusive City), herself a daughter of G3 Prix de Royaumont second Kalatuna (Fr) (Green Tune).  The March-foaled chestnut hails from a family featuring MG1SW sire Kahyasi (Ire) (Ile de Bourbon) and is kin to a yearling colt by Recorder (GB).

Tuesday, Deauville, France
PRIX DES RESERVOIRS-G3, €56,000, Deauville, 10-20, 2yo, f, 8fT, 1:49.44, vsf.
1–ROUGIR (FR), 123, f, 2, by Territories (Ire)
1st Dam: Summer Moon (Fr) (SP-Fr), by Elusive City
2nd Dam: Kalatuna (Fr), by Green Tune
3rd Dam: Kalasinger (Fr), by Chief Singer (Ire)
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. (€11,000 Wlg '18 ARQDEC; €55,000 Ylg '19 ARAUG). O-Le Haras de la Gousserie; B-Jan Krauze (FR); T-Cedric Rossi; J-Mickael Barzalona. €28,000. Lifetime Record: G1SP-Fr, 6-3-0-2, €85,812. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Cirona (GB), 123, f, 2, Maxios (GB)–Coco Demure (Ire), by Titus Livius (Fr). O-Ecurie Waldeck; B-Scuderia Waldeck SNC (GB); T-Christophe Ferland. €11,200.
3–Sky Sister (Fr), 123, f, 2, Maxios (GB)–Meandra (Ire), by Dubawi (Ire). (€12,000 Wlg '18 ARQDEC). O-Mlle Claire Stephenson; B-Petra Bloodstock Agency Ltd (FR); T-Georges Doleuze. €8,400.
Margins: NK, NK, 1 1/4. Odds: 2.10, 15.00, 18.00.
Also Ran: Anasia (GB), Lady Hayes (Ire), Valloria (Fr), Ansilia (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result or the free catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

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