G1 Prix Saint Alary

Saint-Alary Date Switched By France Galop To Improve Exposure And Avoid Downgrade

The G1 St Mark's Basilica Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary will be run two weeks earlier on Sunday, May 14, in an effort to increase its exposure and maintain its Group 1 status, France-Galop revealed on Thursday. The scheduling update was originally disclosed when 25 black-type races were cut by the European Pattern Committee on Wednesday, but it has now been announced that the race is under scrutiny to be downgraded by the EPC in 2024 if its field quality does not improve. A rating of 110 is required to maintain its...

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Ganay the Feature on Frantic Sunday

Europe's press to regain some sense of equilibrium shows no sign of abating on Sunday, when Chantilly's G1 Prix Ganay heads a bonanza of action across all five of the major racing nations of the continent. White Birch Farm's G1 Prix du Jockey-Club hero and G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe third Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) simply has to reverse the form of the G2 Prix d'Harcourt to claim the 10 1/2-furlong highlight, having trailed the re-opposing Shaman (Ire) (Shamardal), Way To Paris (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}) and Simona (Fr)...

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