Shamardal's Fleur d'Iris Leads Home Fabre Exacta in Paris

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Fresh from the familiar routine of a record-setting exercise in the G3 Prix des Chenes, master trainer Andre Fabre worked to rule and equalled the lauded Francois Boutin's haul of six with Godolphin's 2-year-old filly Fleur d'Iris (GB) (Shamardal) in Thursday's G3 Prix d'Aumale at ParisLongchamp. The homebred bay had earlier posted a July 7 debut fourth at Chantilly, breaking through at the expense of the reopposong Txope (Fr) (Siyouni {Ire}) in a Compiegne conditions heat later that month, and went postward as the 17-10 favourite for this G1 Prix Marcel Boussac pointer coming back off a runner-up finish in Deauville's Aug. 21 G2 Prix du Calvados. Out front and in control for most of the one-mile contest, she was nudged along when threatened passing the quarter-mile marker and was ridden clear before gearing down to allow stablemate and Marcel Boussac entry Zellie (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) reduce arrears to a flattering 1 1/2-length proximity at the line. Christophe Ferland trainee Bahasa (Ire) (Siyouni {Ire}) finished 1 1/4 lengths back in third.

Fleur d'Iris, half-sister to a yearling colt by Iffraaj (GB), is the second foal and one of two scorers produced by dual Brazilian Group 1 winner Zara (Brz) (Redattore {Brz}). Zara is one of three black-type performers out of the stakes-placed Persifleur (Brz) (Midnight Tiger), whose descendants include G1 Brazilian Derby and G1 Brazilian 2000 Guineas runner-up Gipsy Bullet (Brz) (Romarin {Brz}), and hails from the family of MG1SW G1 Grande Premio Derby Paulista (Brazilian Derby) hero Campal (Brz) (Figuron {Chi}), MG1SW sire Full Love (Brz) (Figuron {Chi}) and G1 Brazilian Derby and G1 Brazilian St Leger third Heckel (Brz) (Figuron {Chi}).

Thursday, ParisLongchamp, France
PRIX D'AUMALE-G3, €80,000, ParisLongchamp, 9-9, 2yo, f, 8fT, 1:40.43, g/s.
1–FLEUR D'IRIS (GB), 127, f, 2, by Shamardal
     1st Dam: Zara (Brz) (MG1SW-Brz, $218,114), by Redattore (Brz)
     2nd Dam: Persifleur (Brz), by Midnight Tiger
     3rd Dam: Intensiva (Brz), by Figuron (Chi)
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. O-Godolphin SNC; B-Godolphin (GB); T-Andre Fabre; J-Mickael Barzalona. €40,000. Lifetime Record: 4-2-1-0, €84,800. Werk Nick Rating: F. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Zellie (Fr), 127, f, 2, Wootton Bassett (GB)–Sarai (GB), by Nathaniel (Ire). (€140,000 Wlg '19 ARQDEC; €140,000 RNA Ylg '20 ARQSEP). O-Ali Hamad Al Attiya; B-Charles Barel (FR); T-Andre Fabre. €16,000.
3–Bahasa (Ire), 127, f, 2, Siyouni (Fr)–Indonesienne (Ire), by Muhtathir (GB). O/B-Wertheimer et Frere (IRE); T-Christophe Ferland. €12,000.
Margins: 1HF, 1 1/4, HF. Odds: 1.70, 3.50, 13.00.
Also Ran: Silver Lining (Fr), Almohandesah (GB), Txope (Fr), Cachet (Ire), Dancinginthestreet (Fr), Soumera (Fr). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by TVG.

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