French Guineas

O'Brien Charts Plans for Classic Hopefuls

Aidan O'Brien outlined plans after several members of his team galloped Saturday, chief among them G1 Futurity Trophy winner Luxembourg (Ire) (Camelot {GB}), undefeated in three starts at two, and MGSW Point Lonsdale (Ire) (Australia {GB}), who was last seen finishing second in the G1 Goffs Vincent O'Brien National last September. Campaigned by Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Westerberg, the pair are likely to reappear in the Apr. 30 G1 Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. "Luxembourg was in the first lot and everything went very well," said...

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French Guineas Target For Miss Amulet

Trainer Ken Condon is looking ahead to next spring's G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches with Miss Amulet (Ire) (Sir Prancealot {Ire}) after Doreen Tabor's G2 Lowther S. winner ran a fine race in third in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. "The mile was always a question mark, but to my eyes she got it well, and we were delighted with her," said Condon. "She's had a busy season, but she's retained her form well, and there is plenty to look forward to next year. "I think her main...

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Where Did They Come From?

Poule d'Essai des Poulains ALSON (GER) (Aerion {Ger}-Assisi {Ger}, by Galileo {Ire}) Andre Fabre's new recruit Alson races as a homebred for Corinna Baronin Von Ullman of Gestut Schlenderhan. He has plenty of Classic pointers in his pedigree, being a half-brother to the 2018 G2 German 2000 Guineas winner Ancient Spirit (Ger) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) and a grandson of G1 German Oaks winner Amarette (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}). The third dam Avocette (Ger) (King's Lake) also won the German Guineas. Amarette and Avocette both raced as homebreds for Gestut Schlenderhan. THE...

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Casts Announced For Deauville Classics

By way of some twists and turns of fate, Monday's two mile French Classics will return to Deauville's straight track and Friday's declaration stage saw a total of 21 protagonists engaged across the G1 Emirates Poule d'Essai des Poulains and Pouliches. Of the nine set to line up in the Poulains, Andre Fabre has Godolphin's 'TDN Rising Star' Victor Ludorum (GB) (Shamardal), Corinna Baronin Von Ullmann's Alson (Ger) (Areion {Ger}) and Coolmore's Arapaho (Fr) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), with the former the expected outright favourite at this juncture. Only third...

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