Gerald Mosse

One Night In Vichy: It's Right Up Our Allier 

"Come to Vichy," they said. "We'll stop in Deauville on the way, it'll be fun." So began a 60-hour pilgrimage to one of the five days of racing that comprise the biggest week of the year at the Hippodrome Vichy Bellerive, a charming course with delicate touches of Art Nouveau glamour set on the banks of the Allier river.  TDN readers of a National Hunt persuasion (there may be some!) might have felt their interest piqued at the mention of the Allier region, deep in central France and famed for...

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Riocorvo Powers To Grand Prix de Vichy Triumph

Georgiana Cabrero's 6-year-old entire Riocorvo (Ger) (Pastorius {Ger}--Rio Cobra {Ger}, by Silvano {Ger}) was the only one of six contenders found wanting for black-type when sent postward for Wednesday's G3 Grand Prix de Vichy and upcycled his resume with a decisive success and career best in the 10-furlong test. He was let go as a 63-10 chance coming back off a May 15 handicap win at ParisLongchamp and a fourth in last month's Listed Grand Prix de Compiegne, on stakes bow last time, and raced three lengths off the clear...

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Seven Days: Abundance

Can we have too much of a good thing? When it comes to racing in the spring the answer is almost certainly not, but the rapidity with which all the decent action takes place can make it difficult to take it all in. For example, in the last 11 days we have had three Derby favourites. First the horse who had held that honour all winter, Luxembourg (Ire) (Camelot {GB}), who was then replaced by his stable-mate Stone Age (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), all the rage after his Derby Trial victory...

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Dark Angel's Mangoustine Denies Cachet In the Pouliches

Tony Parker's Infinity Nine Horses was in the limelight at ParisLongchamp on Sunday as the Mikel Delzangles-trained Mangoustine (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}) denied Cachet (Ire) (Aclaim {Ire}) the G1 1000 Guineas-G1 Emirates Poule d'Essai des Pouliches double in a frantic finale. Having surrendered her unbeaten record when third in the course-and-distance G3 Prix de la Grotte Apr. 17, last year's G3 Prix Miesque winner was back on track where it mattered under one of the world's most journeyed and accomplished jockeys in Gerald Mossé. Settled behind the leading quartet early...

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Nathaniel's Bubble Gift Gets Up Late In The Niel

Zak Bloodstock's G2 Prix Hocquart victor Bubble Gift (Fr) (Nathanial {Ire}), last seen finishing sixth to Hurricane Lane (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) in ParisLongchamp's July 14 G1 Grand Prix de Paris, was yet another weekend winner subjected to the rigours of a stewards' enquiry and doubled his pattern-race tally after an inquest in to Sunday's G2 Prix Niel back at the Bois de Boulogne venue. The 22-5 chance, who also posted a runner-up finish in Chantilly's June 20 G3 Prix du Lys in his penultimate start, was the last of five...

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Frankel's Rumi Gets Up In The Nonette

It was as tight as it gets at the finish of the 10-furlong G2 Prix de la Nonette at Deauville on Saturday, with Rumi (Fr) (Frankel {GB}) inching out Penja (Fr) (Camelot {GB}) as the home-trained fillies came out on top again as they had been in the Calvados earlier on the card. Coming in off a break having finished sixth in the G1 Prix Saint-Alary at ParisLongchamp May 24 and ninth in the G1 Prix de Diane at Chantilly June 20, Al Shira'aa Farms' Apr. 11 G3 Prix Vanteaux...

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Kendargent's Skalleti Annexes Munich Feature in Style

Jean-Claude Seroul's highly dependable 6-year-old grey Skalleti (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}) posted a career best in ParisLongchamp's G1 Prix d'Ispahan when last seen at the end of May and doubled his elite-level tally with an impressive five-length triumph in Sunday's G1 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis - Bayerisches Zuchtrennen over 10 furlongs at Munich. Last term's G1 Champion S. runner-up had also annexed this term's G3 Prix Exbury and G2 Prix d'Harcourt in an unbeaten start to the campaign and was sent postward as the heavily supported 3-10 favourite to continue that trend. Skalleti...

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Italy-bound Mosse New First Call Jockey for Grizzetti

Gerald Mosse has been named the first call jockey for Italian trainer Bruno Grizzetti for the 2020 season, Mondoturf's Gabriele Candi reported on Sunday. Grizzetti, who has 120 horses-in-training, is based at Milan. The 53-year-old Mosse collected a win in the 1990 G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe with Saumarez (GB) (Rainbow Quest) and also was the regular pilot of American and French champion juvenile Arazi (Blushing Groom {Fr}). The retained rider for His Highness The Aga Khan from 1993-2001, Mosse booted home Americain (Dynamformer) in the 2010 G1 Melbourne...

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