Henri-Francois Devin

Listed Winner Intellect Sold, Bound For America And Trainer Chad Brown

Listed winner Intellect (Fr) (Intello {Ger}) has been sold and left French shores for America on May 22, the Jour de Galop reported on Thursday. The deal was brokered by Hubert Guy. The 3-year-old colt, bred by Ecurie Michel Sardou, has never been worse than fourth in nine starts for Sophie, Antonia, and trainer Henri-Francois Devin. A three-time winner from six to seven furlongs, he landed the Listed Prix du Pont Neuf in front-running fashion over the latter distance at ParisLongchamp on Apr. 25. Out of winning Iffraaj (GB) mare...

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Wootton Bassett's Balsam Annexes Vichy Feature In Style

Al Shaqab Racing's juvenile filly Balsam (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}--Bea Remembered {GB}, by Doyen {Ire}) was a two-race maiden heading into Wednesday's Listed Prix des Reves d'Or at Vichy and went home with a stakes rosette and a breakthrough success in the bag after denting a pair of unbeaten records. Balsam, let go as the 13-2 fourth choice of seven, was sharply into stride from the outside gate and occupied a prominent slot in second through halfway. Looming large on the bridle out wide to threaten the pacesetting 'TDN Rising...

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Frankel Filly a Rising Star For Juddmonte

Tuesday's Prix Parade d'Amour for unraced 3-year-old fillies at Saint-Cloud was the stage for the entry of the latest TDN Rising Star for Juddmonte and Frankel (GB) as Wensleydale (GB) cut a dash in the sunshine that preceded a wintry snowstorm. A daughter of the speedy G3 Ballyogan S. winner Divine (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}), the Henri-Francois Devin-trained chestnut was quickly away under Pierre-Charles Boudot before being restrained to track the leaders. Tanking her way to the front with two furlongs remaining, the 5-1 shot showed a sharp turn of...

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Devin Debutante Takes the Eye at Deauville

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Thursday's Insights features a half-sister to G1SW Epicuris (GB) (Rail Link {GB}). 5.37 Deauville, Cond, €22,000, 2yo, f, 7 1/2fT CAPTIOUS (GB) (Frankel {GB}) debuts in the Khalid Abdullah silks for the Henri-Francois Devin stable and is a half-sister to the G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud winner Epicuris (GB) (Rail...

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