Chantilly

Dark Angel's Mangoustine Makes All For Prix Miesque Triumph

Frederic Rossi incumbent Mangoustine (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}) followed up an Aug. 22 debut win tackling one mile at Deauville with a black-type breakthrough in Lyon-Parilly's Sept. 23 Listed Criterium de Lyon, again over one mile, last time and continued on the upgrade with a dominant score in Tuesday's G3 Prix Miesque at Chantilly. The 23-10 second favourite was swiftly into stride for an immediate lead in this first outing at the seven-furlong trip. In command throughout, she was not for catching once bustled along to poach a decisive advantage...

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Miesque The Feature On Chantilly Tuesday

   Tuesday's Chantilly card has a pair of pattern races, with the seven-furlong G3 Prix Miesque acting as one of the last staging posts for 2-year-old fillies with Classic aspirations. Godolphin's Fleur D'Iris (GB) (Shamardal) sets the standard, having beaten Zellie (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) in the G3 Prix d'Aumale at ParisLongchamp Sept. 9 only to finish last behind that stablemate on ground that was too testing in the Oct. 3 G1 Prix Marcel Boussac back there. "Everything went wrong for Fleur d'Iris in the Prix Marcel Boussac, when she...

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Daughter of G1SW Cursory Glance Set For Notts Bow

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Wednesday's Observations features a daughter of Group 1 winner Cursory Glance (Distorted Humor). 11.50 Chantilly, Mdn, €27,000, 2yo, c/g, 8fT Coolmore and Westerberg's JASPEROID (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) is a Denford Stud-bred son of G2 Cherry Hinton S. and G3 Albany S. victrix and G1 Cheveley Park S. second Illuminate...

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Mehmas' Malavath Strikes For Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte Success

Everest Racing, David Redvers and Barbara Keller's 2-year-old filly Malavath (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) encountered promising sorts when hitting the board over six furlongs in both August starts at Deauville and graduated in a six-furlong Chantilly maiden last month. Returning over the same course and distance of that breakthrough score for Saturday's G2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte, the Francis Graffard trainee exhibited late dash to claim a first black-type success with aplomb. The 15-2 chance was swiftly away and tracked the leading duo in third through halfway. Nudged along passing the quarter-mile...

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Zelzal's Zelda A Stakes First For Her Freshman Sire at Chantilly

Jean-Claude Rouget trainee Zelda (Fr) (Zaelzal {Fr}) became the first black-type winner for her Haras de Bouquetot-based freshman sire (by Sea the Stars {Ire}) with a pillar-to-post victory by two lengths in Saturday's Listed Prix Saraca at Chantilly. Zelda bagged a July 9 debut score going six furlongs in a Saint-Cloud newcomers' heat and doubled up over seven in an Aug. 4 conditions heat at Clairefontaine, but finished last of six tackling the latter trip in ParisLongchamp's Sept. 5 G3 Prix La Rochette last time. Breaking sharply from the outside...

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Frankel Colt Gets Rising Star Tag In Chantilly Debut

Hot on the heels of Gran Sabana (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) earning a 'TDN Rising Star' rosette in Friday's opening contest at Chantilly, the Fabrice Chappet-trained $535,000 Ocala April breeze-up graduate Onesto (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) earned one of his own with a dominant performance in the one-mile Prix de Villebon for unraced 2-year-old colts and geldings. The 15-2 chance was keen under attempted restraint during the opening exchanges and raced in rear for the most part. Making smooth headway once angled to the outside in the straight, he quickened in impressive...

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Kingman Filly A New Rising Star At Chantilly

Ecurie des Charmes and Ballylinch Stud's hitherto unraced Gran Sabana (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) went largely unconsidered as a 20-1 chance for Friday's Prix de Toutevoie, a one-mile newcomers' test for juvenile fillies, at Chantilly and made a mockery of her long odds with a devastating burst to attain 'TDN Rising Stardom' on debut. The eventual winner was patiently ridden through halfway and raced off the tempo in rear until turning for home. Rowed along to close approaching the quarter-mile marker, she displayed an impressive turn of foot to move into...

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Frankel's Relative Unveiled At Chantilly

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Today's Observations features a close relative of the great Frankel. 1.45 Chantilly, Debutantes, €27,000, 2yo, f, 8fT DARK LUCK (IRE) (Dark Angel {Ire}) is the first foal out of the G3 Prix Vanteaux winner Gold Luck (Fr) (Redoute's Choice {Aus}), a half-sister to the world-renowned Goldikova (Ire) (Anabaa), her...

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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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Wootton Bassett's Topgear Hits Top Gear In the Prix Eclipse

Hisaaki Saito's hitherto unbeaten 2-year-old colt Topgear (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) continued on a roll and took his tally to a perfect three from three with a hard-fought victory in Friday's G3 Prix Eclipse at Chantilly. The April-foaled dark bay went postward as the crowd's 8-5 choice returning off wins in competitive heats at Deauville last month and was under a firm hold behind the leaders in fourth through the early fractions of this six-furlong dash. Powering forward to join German raider Best Flying (Fr) (Pedro the Great) soon after...

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TDN Rising Stars on Parade at Newbury and Chantilly

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Friday's Observations features 'TDN Rising Star's at Newbury and Chantilly. 13.00 Ayr, Nov, £14,000, 2yo, 7f 50yT Jaber Abdullah's 120,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 yearling MARHABA THE CHAMP (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) is a son of MGSW G1 Cheveley Park S., G1 Haydock Sprint Cup and G1 Prix de l'Abbaye...

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Getting Into Topgear

There will be further sorting of the juvenile pecking order on Friday, with Chantilly's six-furlong G3 Prix Eclipse featuring Hisaaki Saito's unbeaten Topgear (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}). Having beaten TDN Rising Star Shaikha (Fr) (Ribchester {Ire}) in the 6 1/2-furlong Prix Irish River conditions race at Deauville Aug. 26, the Fabrice Chappet-trained colt is one of a clutch of unexposed types looking to break through in pattern company. They include Abu Khadra Stables' Fai Fai (GB) (Acclamation {GB}), an Andre Fabre-trained colt who scored on debut over that same course...

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