Andre Fabre

Sea the Stars Filly A Second Rising Star At Saint-Cloud

Following on where the colt Tumbler (Fr) (Kingman {GB}) had left off at Saint-Cloud on Thursday, Godolphin's filly Life in Motion (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) earned TDN Rising Star status in the Prix Tenebreuse also for newcomers over seven furlongs. Settled in fourth early on the testing ground by Mickael Barzalona, the daughter of the G1 Prix Saint-Alary Wavering (Ire) (Refuse To Bend {Ire}) arrived on the front end full of running with 1 1/2 furlongs remaining. Pushed out from there, the Andre Fabre-trained 7-10 favourite was able to...

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Guineas Targets For Fabre Fillies

Both Group 1 winner Zellie (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) and 'TDN Rising Star' Raclette (GB) (Frankel {GB}) will not be seen on a racecourse again this season, but trainer Andre Fabre has highlighted 1000 Guineas targets for his charges. Owned for her last three starts by Ali Hamad Al Attiya's Al Wasmiyah Farm, the bay won three races for Fabre's daughter Lavinia including the July 11 Listed Prix Roland de Chambure. She ran second in the G3 Prix Six Perfections at Deauville in August in her first run for her...

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Marcel Boussac Glory For Wootton Bassett's Zellie

Sunday's G1 Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac which opened ParisLongchamp's Arc fixture took place without TDN Rising Star and likely favourite Raclette (GB) (Frankel {GB}) after Andre Fabre opted to wait for Friday's G3 Oh So Sharp S. due to an excess of 20 millimetres of rain falling pre-racing. How Juddmonte's unbeaten daughter of Emollient (Empire Maker) would have coped with the very soft ground is an unknown, but her stablemate Zellie (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) handled it with aplomb to deny the 33-1 shot Times Square (Fr) (Zarak {Fr}) in...

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Frankel's Dreamflight Prevails In Thomas Bryon Thriller

Lady Bamford's homebred Dreamflight (GB) (Frankel {GB}), one of two contenders from the Andre Fabre stable for Friday's G3 Prix Thomas Bryon Jockey Club de Turquie, placed in starts at Deauville in August and Saint-Cloud last month. Back over the latter venue's one-mile course and distance for his black-type bow, the 18-5 chance would not be denied in a thrilling finish to the card's feature event. He was swiftly into stride and led all four rivals from flagfall. Coming under pressure when tackled by stablemate Chancellery (Ire) (Medaglia d'Oro) with...

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Trident Takes Dead Aim On Tattersalls

Andre Fabre has long considered Newmarket to be a happy hunting ground and it is significant that the master of Chantilly is at the old "Headquarters" on Thursday for the G3 Tattersalls S. Thirty years ago, Tertian (Danzig) came for this specific race and duly landed the odds and this time it is Trident (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) who is lined up for the seven-furlong prize representing Messrs Smith, Magnier, Tabor and Westerberg. Runner-up in the G1 Prix Morny at Deauville Aug. 22, the bay can only improve over this...

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Raclette Confirmed For Boussac

The undefeated 'TDN Rising Star' Raclette (GB) (Frankel {GB}) will head for the Oct. 3 Prix Marcel Boussac at ParisLongchamp next. A winner when unveiled at Deauville on Aug. 8, the bay Juddmonte colourbearer added a conditions races at Chantilly on Sept. 17. "She was very impressive last time out and she is probably one of the best fillies I have ever trained--she's got everything," said trainer Andre Fabre. "She has acceleration, a wonderful temperament, so far she is doing everything right. We'll go for the Boussac with her next....

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Higher Truth Looks To Get Over Hump in JC Oaks

Higher Truth (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) has had the misfortune of running into some of the best the 3-year-old filly turf division has to offer in her two most recent appearances, but looks to be the one that have to beat in Saturday's $700,000 Jockey Club Oaks Invitational S. at Belmont Park. A 500,000gns purchase by Mike Ryan at Tattersalls October-Book 1 in 2019, Higher Truth won back-to-back races over 10 furlongs of this turf course during the spring/summer meeting, then just failed to reel in the fast-finishing Santa Barbara (Ire)...

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Frankel's TDN Rising Star Raclette Doubles Up in Style at Chantilly

Juddmonte's 'TDN Rising Star' Raclette (GB) (Frankel {GB}) backed up an Aug. 8 debut triumph with a command performance upped to one mile at Chantilly. 1st-Chantilly, €34,000, Cond, 9-17, 2yo, 8fT, 1:43.37, sf. RACLETTE (GB) (f, 2, Frankel {GB}--Emollient {MGISW-US, $1,350,400}, by Empire Maker), who earned 'TDN Rising Star' status with a taking display in a winner-producing debutantes' test over 7 1/2 furlongs at Deauville last month, was swiftly into stride and settled third behind a steady tempo through halfway. Making smooth headway in the straight, the even-money chalk cruised...

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

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...

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War Front's Ancient Rome Conquers Chenes Rivals

It's been five years since Andre Fabre sealed a record ninth win in ParisLongchamp's G3 Prix des Chenes and the maestro made it a double-digit tally with Coolmore and Westerberg's Ancient Rome (War Front) in Thursday's latest renewal of the one-mile test. The 4-5 favourite had bettered a June 11 debut second at Compiegne with a July 13 breakthrough score at Deauville and doubled up back at the Normandy venue in an Aug. 10 conditions heat last time. Settled off the clear leader Claim The Crown (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) in...

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Medaglia d'Oro Colt a New TDN Rising Star in France

Godolphin's Arqana [email protected] £675,000 sale topper Chancellery (Ire) (Medaglia d'Oro) was all the rage for Thursday's Prix de Fontenoy at ParisLongchamp and justified odds-on favouritism in the one-mile newcomers' test to earn 'TDN Rising Star' status with an impressive debut performance. The 7-10 pick shuffled for early positioning and found a slot stalking the pace in second by halfway. Looming large on the bridle approaching the quarter-mile marker, he was comfortably on top with 250 metres remaining and powered clear under minimal coaxing before gearing down to easily outclass Woozle...

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Frankel's Raclette Earns Rising Star Tag in Deauville Debut

Sent postward as the well-backed 21-10 favourite for Sunday's Prix Hipodromo de Chile (Prix des Marettes) at Deauville, Juddmonte's hitherto unraced Raclette (GB) (Frankel {GB}) returned to the winner's circle with a 'TDN Rising Star' rosette after a taking performance in the 7 1/2-furlong debutantes' heat. The eventual winner broke in mid division and found a rhythm in rear through halfway. Nudged along in traffic once into the home straight, she quickened into contention approaching the final furlong and went through an array of gears in the closing stages to...

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