G1 St Mark's Basilica Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary

Frankel's Jannah Rose Takes The Saint-Alary

Sent off the 8-5 favourite for a competitive renewal of ParisLongchamp's G1 St Mark's Basilica Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary, Al Shira'aa Farms' Carlos Laffon-Parias-trained Jannah Rose (Ire) (Frankel {GB}--Sophie Germain {Ire}, by Indian Ridge {Ire}) duly affirmed her abundant quality with a success that was as smooth as it gets in these demanding conditions. Switched off early by Christophe Soumillon, the unbeaten G3 Prix Vanteaux winner was coaxed to the front 300 metres from the line and asserted for a 3/4-of-a-length verdict over Elusive Princess (Fr) (Martinborough {Jpn}), who in turn...

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American Pharoah's Above the Curve Best In The Saint-Alary

Second best in the May 4 Listed Cheshire Oaks, TDN Rising Star Above the Curve (American Pharoah) made sure she was front and centre where it mattered in Sunday's G1 St Mark's Basilica Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary at ParisLongchamp. Sent up to track the steady pace by Ryan Moore in a close second, the 7-5 favourite was committed with 300 metres remaining and stayed on to deny Place du Carrousel (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) by a length, with Queen Trezy (Fr) (Almanzor {Fr}) the same margin away in third. "They...

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Arc Hero Torquator Tasso Returns At Baden-Baden

The last time the Baden-Baden faithful had an eyeful of Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}), the Gestut Auenquelle flagbearer was upstaging the G1 Deutsches Derby hero Sisfahan (Fr) (Isfahan {Ger}) in the picturesque venue's flagship G1 Grosser Preis von Baden. While that was notable enough at the time, what came next as he marauded among the more tantalising reputations assembled for the Arc assured him legendary status in the nation that had been forced to wait nearly half  a century for Star Appeal's follow-up act. Racing proved there it is...

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Travel Issues Derail Prosperous Voyage's Saint-Alary Bid

Ralph Beckett trainee Prosperous Voyage (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) has been withdrawn from Sunday's G1 St Mark's Basilica Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary due to travel issues en route to France. Second in the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas on May 1, the filly and Beckett's staff are stranded in Dover. The market leader for the 10-furlong contest prior to her defection, the race is now wide open and sees Charlie Appleby and Godolphin hunting for their second edition of the race with Wild Beauty (GB) (Frankel {GB}). Appleby saddled Sobetsu (GB) (Dubawi {Ire})...

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