Soldier Hollow's Rosacea Strikes For Reservoirs Triumph

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Fresh off accounting for 'TDN Rising Star' Good Too (Fr) (Ectot {GB}) in a Sept. 22 conditions heat at Saint-Cloud in her third start, Haras de la Perelle's homebred Stephane Wattel trainee Rosacea (Ire) (Soldier Hollow {GB}) continued on an upward trajectory with an impressive tally tackling one mile in Tuesday's G3 Prix des Reservoirs at Deauville. She had previously bettered an Aug. 1 debut fifth at the nearby Clairefontaine venue with a breakthrough score in a seven-furlong maiden at this Normandy track in her penultimate start. Settled off a solid pace in sixth as Listed Criterium de l'Ouest winner Ataared (Ire) (Muhaarar {GB}) set the tone, she was last to come off the bridle in the straight and quickened in impressive fashion once finding an unrestricted path approaching the final furlong to earn a career high in style. At the line, she was 1 1/4 lengths too good for the running-on Queen Trezy (Fr) (Almanzor {Fr}) with the hitherto undefeated Batz (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}) a half length further adrift in third. Godolphin's 'TDN Rising Star' Life In Motion (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) threatened briefly in the straight and was not unduly punished once her chance had slipped away, finishing sixth in the heavy ground.

“We have always held this filly in high esteem and her last two wins were very good,” said trainer Stephane Wattel. “I felt that she was going into the race in splendid form and we were anxious to see her confirm our opinion. We could feel some pressure, but we were really confident. The plan was to get her to relax on that [heavy] ground as it is essential to produce her turn of foot and [jockey] Theo [Bachelot] did that perfectly well. Once she was clear she settled the issue in a few strides and that is what we hoped to see. The dream is alive for next year.”

Rosacea is the latest of three foals and lone scorer produced by a winning half-sister to GI E.P. Taylor S. heroine Reggane (GB) (Red Ransom). The February-foaled homebred bay's second dam Reine Zao (Fr) (Alzao), who ran third in the G3 Prix de Psyche, is a daughter of G1 Prix de Diane third and GI Gamely H. fourth Raintree Renegade (Green Forest).

Tuesday, Deauville, France
PRIX DES RESERVOIRS-G3, €80,000, Deauville, 10-19, 2yo, f, 8fT, 1:48.34, hy.
1–ROSACEA (IRE), 123, f, 2, by Soldier Hollow (GB)
1st Dam: Relizane (GB), by Zamindar
2nd Dam: Reine Zao (Fr), by Alzao
3rd Dam: Raintree Renegade, by Green Forest
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. O/B-Haras de la Perelle (IRE); T-Stephane Wattel; J-Theo Bachelot. €40,000. Lifetime Record: 4-3-0-0, €71,850. Werk Nick Rating: F. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Queen Trezy (Fr), 123, f, 2, Almanzor (Fr)–Elodie (GB), by Dansili (GB). (€125,000 Ylg '20 ARQSEP). O-Eric Feurtet, Mme Marion le Menestrel & Haras d'Etreham; B-Eric de Chambure & Riviera Equine SARL (FR); T-Carlos & Yann Lerner. €16,000.
3–Batz (GB), 123, f, 2, Bated Breath (GB)–Borja (Ire), by Lope de Vega (Ire). (70,000gns Ylg '20 TAOCT). O-Ecurie Didier Tabary & Meridian International SARL; B-Whatton Manor Stud (GB); T-Christophe Ferland. €12,000.
Margins: 1 1/4, HF, 3/4. Odds: 8.10, 8.40, 2.40.
Also Ran: Ataared (Ire), Nadette (Fr), Life In Motion (Ire), Roccia Nera (Fr). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by TVG.

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