Cristian Demuro

Almanzor's Elzora Attains Rising Star Status In Paris

Hot on the hooves of Feed The Flame (GB) (Kingman {GB}) powering to 'TDN Rising Star' status, Riviera Equine and Eric de Chambure's 3-year-old filly Elzora (Fr) (Almanzor {Fr}--Elodie {GB}, by Dansili {GB}) joined him in the elevated ranks with an equally-impressive display in the 10 1/2-furlong Prix de Chaillot at ParisLongchamp. The May-foaled homebred bay employed waiting tactics from flagfall and settled off the pace in rear until easing forward into midfield with a half-mile remaining. Asked to close at the top of the home straight, the 39-10 chance...

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Son Of Cracksman A New TDN Rising Star

With the prospect of the initial progeny of Cracksman (GB) encountering middle-distances and testing ground in their second seasons, the signs were strong that the Dalham Hall resident would come to the fore and Thursday's early Spring meeting at Saint-Cloud proved early confirmation as the newcomer Silver Crack (Fr) stormed to TDN Rising Star status. Anchored behind the early leaders by Cristian Demuro, the well-supported 9-10 favourite for the 10-furlong Prix Suave Dancer for 3-year-old colts and geldings moved to the front well in hand with 300 metres remaining before...

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Expensive Into Mischief Breezer Kicks Off at HQ

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. With plenty of interest from an American-bred perspective this weekend, here are the runners for Saturday's programs at Tokyo and Hanshin Racecourses. A pair of juveniles will be features in this space in Sunday's TDN: 4th-TOK, ¥13,400,000 ($96k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1400m GREAT SAND SEA (c, 2, Into Mischief--Game for More, by...

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Immaculately Bred Geraldina Lands QE II, 'Lagoon' Struggles

Between them, Maurice (Jpn) (Screen Hero {Jpn}) and Gentildonna (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) accounted for three Horse of the Year titles in Japan, 13 Group 1 races--including four overseas--and the better part of $28 million in prizemoney. There is no such thing as a sure thing in the business of breeding horses, but Geraldina (Jpn) went some ways in cementing the accomplishments of mom and dad in their second careers with a tough-trip victory in Sunday's G1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Hanshin Racecourse. Drawn widest in the field of...

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Half-Sister To Sottsass Earns TDN Rising Star Rosette At Deauville

Ecurie des Monceaux's unraced 2-year-old filly Snowpark (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}--Starlet's Sister {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}), a half-sister to Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}), went postward at odds of 37-10 for Thursday's Prix de Hotot-En-Auge over one mile at Deauville and returned home with a 'TDN Rising Star' rosette after producing an impressive closing burst in the debutantes' heat. Snowpark was swiftly into stride from the inside stall and raced in a close-up third through the early stages. Shuffled down to fifth soon after turning for home, she was shaken up approaching...

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Almanzor's Rajapour Notches Comfortable Isonomy Win

His Highness The Aga Khan's hitherto undefeated Rajapour (Ire) (Almanzor {Fr}--Raydara {Ire}, by Rock Of Gibraltar {Ire}) took his record to a perfect three-for-three with a comfortable victory in Wednesday's Listed Prix Isonomy at Deauville. Wednesday, Deauville, France PRIX ISONOMY-Listed, €60,000, Deauville, 10-19, 2yo, 8fT, 1:49.53, sf. 1--RAJAPOUR (IRE), 126, c, 2, by Almanzor (Fr) 1st Dam: Raydara (Ire) (GSW-Ire, $136,082), by Rock Of Gibraltar (Ire) 2nd Dam: Raydiya (Ire), by Marju (Ire) 3rd Dam: Raydaniya (Ire), by In The Wings (GB) 1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. O-H H The Aga Khan;...

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Dubawi's Kubrick Pounces For G3 Prix des Chenes Triumph

White Birch Farm's 2-year-old colt Kubrick (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}--Rosa Bonheur, by Mr. Greeley) backed up a July 24 debut second going seven furlongs at Dieppe with a breakthrough triumph at Deauville last month and continued on the upgrade by turning back a strong Irish challenge in Thursday's G3 Prix des Chenes at ParisLongchamp. The eventual winner employed patient tactics from flagfall and was settled sixth, at the tail of the field, through halfway. Making continued headway under pressure in the home straight, the 31-10 second favourite quickened to gain a...

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Wootton Bassett Colt A New Rising Star At ParisLongchamp

Jean-Claude Rouget unveiled another TDN Rising Star at ParisLongchamp on Thursday as Nurlan Bizakov's Padishakh (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}--Penny Lane {Ger}, by Lord Of England {Ger}) scored with abundant promise in the Prix de Fontenoy over a mile for colts and gelding beginners. Anchored in fifth early by Cristian Demuro, the 100-30 second favourite tended to over-race but when asked to stretch two out found a 10.94 penultimate split to reach the Wertheimers' Speechman (Kingman {GB}) on the front end. Stretching away from the furlong pole, the bay hit the...

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Profitable's Wed Strikes For Prix du Calvados Triumph

Mohammed Al Shahi's 2-year-old filly Wed (Fr) (Profitable {Ire}--Eaton Street {GB}, by Discreet Cat) snagged two of three prior outings and continued on an upward trajectory with a decisive success in Saturday's G2 Prix du Calvados at Deauville. The Maurizio Guarnieri trainee debuted with a June 17 win at La Teste de Buch before running second over the same seven-furlong strip back there the following month and lined up for her first black-type start returning off an impressive 4 1/2-length tally at Dax last week. The 13-2 chance was handily...

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Invincible Spirit Colt Earns TDN Rising Star Tag At Deauville

Fresh from the high of Al Hakeem (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}) annexing Monday's G2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano at Deauville, the in-form team of Al Shaqab Racing, Jean-Claude Rouget and Cristian Demuro was back in the winner's circle once more after the hitherto untried 2-year-old colt Beylerbeyi (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}--Gherdaiya {GB}, by Shamardal) unleashed a 'TDN Rising Star' performance in Tuesday's Prix de Vernon over 6 1/2 furlongs at the Normandy venue. Bowling along on the front end after a swift getaway, the 9-10 favourite held sway throughout and kept on...

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Siyouni's Al Hakeem Annexes The Guillaume d'Ornano

Bouncing back off a fourth in June's G1 Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly, Al Shaqab's homebred 3-year-old colt Al Hakeem (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}--Jadhaba {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) was all heart and regained the winning thread in Monday's G2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano at Deauville. The January-foaled bay closed his two-race juvenile campaign with a breakthrough success at Chantilly and doubled his win tally back there on seasonal return before earning his black-type stripes contesting the May 3 Listed Prix de Suresnes at Chantilly in his penultimate start. The even-money favourite...

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Olympic Glory's Grand Glory Untouchable in the Allez France

Haras de Hus's Grand Glory (GB) (Olympic Glory {Ire}), who registered a personal best in last term's G1 Prix Jean Romanet, ran second in the G1 Prix de l'Opera and fifth in November's G1 Japan Cup and had since realised the second-highest price at Arqana's December fixture when selling for €2.5-million. She went postward for Sunday's G3 Prix Allez France Longines coming back off a pipe-opening score in last month's Listed Prix Zarkava and justified odds-on favouritism with a powerful display in the 10-furlong test. The 1-2 chalk tracked the...

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