Soldier Hollow's Tamfana Seals Chantilly Stakes Double For Menuisier and Velon

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David Menuisier, fresh off the Group 1 victory of Sunway (Fr) (Galiway {GB}) in this week's Criterium International, remains on the crest of a wave and, having combined with Marie Velon to snag the Chantilly undercard's Listed Prix Isonomy earlier on Friday, legged up the rider once more to complete an afternoon black-type double with Tamfana (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}–Tres Magnifique {Fr}, by Zoffany {Ire}) in the G3 Prix Miesque.

The March-foaled bay hit the board going an extended seven furlongs at Ffos Las in her Sept. 14 debut and impressed with a 9 1/2-length romp when stepped up to one mile at Kempton in her only other start earlier this month.

Tamfana, making the leap in class here, was well away to race in the leading wave of four before settling under cover in fourth after the initial exchanges. Making continued headway once opting for a clear lane in the straight, the 19-10 favourite hit the front with 350 metres remaining and was driven out to assert by 1 1/4 lengths from Shady Lady (Fr) (Blue Point {Ire}) for a career best. Monteille (GB) (Cable Bay {Ire}), like Shady Lady, ran on well from off the pace and finished one length adrift in third.

“I said beforehand it was no secret Tamfana is my best 2-year-old filly,” said Menuisier. “It is not so easy to win by nine lengths at Kempton like she did and I was expecting a good performance today. It is not a surprise at all, although the [seven-furlong] trip was too sharp for her. She would prefer going one mile, or even further, and she will be entered in all Classics.”

Pedigree Notes

Tamfana is the third of four foals and lone winner produced by a daughter of multiple winner Ticana (Ger) (Sholokhov {Ire}), herself a full-sister to Listed Prix Turenne and Listed Prix de la Porte de Madrid victor and dual Group 2-placed sire Timos (Ger). Ticana is also a half-sister to GI Beverly D heroine Sea Calisi (Fr) (Youmzain {Ire}), dual Group 3 winner Tareno (Ger) (Saddlers' Hall {Ire}) and to the dam of German Group 3 scorer Theo Danon (Ger) (Lord Of England {Ger}). The March-foaled bay is half to a yearling filly by Areion (Ger).

Friday, Chantilly, France
PRIX MIESQUE-G3, €80,000, Chantilly, 10-27, 2yo, f, 7fT, 1:32.59, hy.
1–TAMFANA (GER), 123, f, 2, by Soldier Hollow (GB)
1st Dam: Tres Magnifique (Fr), by Zoffany (Ire)
2nd Dam: Ticana (Ger), by Sholokhov (Ire)
3rd Dam: Triclaria (Ger), by Surumu (Ger)
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. (€20,000 Ylg '22 BBAGS). O-QLR VIII & Friends; B-Gestut Etzean & Hans-Helmut Rodenburg (GER); T-David Menuisier; J-Marie Velon. €40,000. Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-1, €45,083. Werk Nick Rating: C. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Shady Lady (Fr), 123, f, 2, Blue Point (Ire)–Akrivi (Ire), by Tobougg (Ire). 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. (€80,000 Ylg '22 ARQOCT). O-RGS Racing France; B-SCEA Marmion Vauville & Alain Jathiere (FR); T-Nicolas Clement. €16,000.
3–Monteille (GB), 123, f, 2, Cable Bay (Ire)–Montviette (Fr), by Le Havre (Ire). 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. O-Gerard Augustin-Normand; B-Franklin Finance SA (FR); T-Pascal Bary. €12,000.
Margins: 1 1/4, 1, 2. Odds: 1.90, 11.00, 7.40.
Also Ran: Hard To Resist (Ire), Sans Voix (GB), Ma Mome (Fr), Geologist (GB). Video, sponsored by FanDuel TV.

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