G3 Prix Penelope

Saturday Previews: The Lyons Share of the Action

Saturday sees the first propulsion of the year's Classic pinball as four Classic trials are staged across Ireland and France. No doubt the strongest of the quartet is Leopardstown's G3 Ballylinch Stud "Priory Belle" 1000 Guineas Trial S., where Ger Lyons has an enviable duo in Juddmonte's Sacred Bridge (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}) and the Against All Odds Partnership's Panama Red (Ire) (Showcasing {GB}). Momentum has been building for some time for the Glenburnie handler and with some high-class prospects for 2022, he could be about to enter new territory...

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Dubawi's Philomene All Class In the Penelope

There was every reason to believe that a genuine future star of the 2021 Classic season was on display at Saint-Cloud on Tuesday as Godolphin, Ecurie des Monceaux and Ecurie Skymarc Farm's Philomene (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) made light work of the G3 Prix Penelope over the 10 1/2-furlong Prix de Diane distance. Off the mark by a short neck from the subsequent G1 Prix Marcel Boussac runner-up Tasmania (Fr) (Zoffany {Ire}) in a debutantes contest over a mile at ParisLongchamp in September, the Andre Fabre-trained half-sister to the G1 Irish...

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Philomene the Focus at Saint-Cloud

   Saint-Cloud stages the first Pattern-race Classic trial of 2021 on Tuesday, with the G3 Prix Penelope featuring Godolphin, Ecurie des Monceaux and Ecurie Skymarc Farm's exciting Philomene (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}). A half-sister to the G1 Irish Oaks heroine and G1 Prix de Diane runner-up Chicquita (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) and the G1 MacKinnon S. and G2 Ribblesdale S. heroine Magic Wand (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), the Andre Fabre-trained filly was the €1.625-million topper of the 2019 Arqana Deauville August Yearling Sale and was off the mark by a short neck from...

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