Jean-Claude Rouget

Siyouni's Sottsass Prevails In the Arc

It was a home success in Sunday's G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe as Peter Brant's Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) realised his owner's longtime dream when providing him and Jean-Claude Rouget with a first renewal of the showpiece as Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) failed to fire in sixth. Third in 2019, last year's G1 Prix du Jockey Club hero--who holds the record time in that Classic since the race was shortened to 10 1/2 furlongs in 2005--had stayed slightly under the radar as he was geared towards his second...

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Rouget Duo in Good Form for Arc

White Birch Farm's MG1SW Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) and Shadwell's GSW Raabihah (Sea The Stars {Ire}) worked in tandem at Deauville in advance of the Oct. 4 G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Tuesday. If either delivers in the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at ParisLongchamp, it would be a first for trainer Jean-Claude Rouget. The 2019 G1 Prix du Jockey Club hero took the G1 Prix Ganay second up this term and was runner-up in the G3 Prix Gontaut-Biron at Deauville in August. Only fourth...

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Enable Leads 22 in Latest Arc Forfeit Stage

Dual G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) will attempt to win her third Arc in the last four years, as she is one of 22 in the French showpiece after the latest forfeit stage announced on Monday. The Juddmonte mare is one of three in the race at this stage for John Gosden, with Bjorn Nielsen's star stayer Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) and fellow Juddmonte runner and undefeated 2019 G1 St Leger hero Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB}) is also entered. Irish maestro...

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Bated Breath's Makaloun Has Conde Rivals For Lunch

Fresh from victory in last month's Listed Criterium du Fonds Europeen de l'Elevage going one mile at Deauville, His Highness The Aga Khan's Makaloun (Fr) (Bated Breath {GB}) was in no mood to relinquish his perfect record and dominated all seven rivals in Monday lunchtime's G3 Prix de Conde at Chantilly. He had debuted with a June 12 seven-furlong tally at Toulouse and doubled up over the same trip in a July 15 conditions heat at Mont-de-Marsan in his penultimate start. Breaking well to lead after the initial strides of...

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Teofilo's Tawkeel Battles to Nonette Success

Going four-for-four when plundering June's G1 Prix Saint-Alary over 10 furlongs at Chantilly, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Tawkeel (GB) (Teofilo {Ire}) maintained her unblemished record with a battling success tackling the same trip in Saturday's G2 Shadwell Prix de la Nontette at Deauville. The 1-2 favourite was positioned second as British raider Frankel's Storm (GB) (Frankel {GB}) established a clear lead through halfway. Easing closer rounding the home turn, she was confronted by Tickle Me Green (Ger) (Sea The Moon {Ger}) soon after cruising to front on the...

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Le Havre's Port Guillaume Back On Song in Normandy

Claudio Marzocco, Bernard Benaych and Jean-Claude Rouget's Port Guillaume (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}) lost his unbeaten tag when a never-nearer fifth in Chantilly's July 5 G1 Prix du Jockey Club and bounced back in style, racing in the Marzocco silks, to annex Saturday's G2 Prix Hocquart Longines at Deauville. Unraced as a juvenile, he was an early riser this term with victories at Cagnes-sur-Mer in January and February and continued in similar vein post-lockdown with a May 12 Saint-Cloud conditions success before suffering his lone reversal last month. On the...

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Sottsass Pleases In Gallop; Gontaut-Biron Next

Last-out G1 Prix Ganay winner Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) is on course for the G3 Prix Gontaut-Biron at Deauville on Aug. 15 after pleasing connections in a route piece of work on Thursday. "He did a simple work, as we are accustomed to do," said trainer Jean-Claude Rouget of Peter Brant's 4-year-old. "The goal is not to have a hard work; once they have made their seasonal bow, we do maintenance work. They worked over 1,800 metres-all went well. The horse has a good action and he behaves as he...

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Raabihah Back In The Groove At Deauville

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Raabihah (Sea the Stars {Ire}), who went untested as a juvenile, was up with the larks for a Jan. 23 debutantes' heat win at Cagnes-sur-Mer and doubled up with an impressive tally in ParisLongchamp's May 14 Listed Prix de la Seine before posting a commendable fourth, despite a troubled trip, pitched into Chantilly's rescheduled July 5 G1 Prix de Diane in her latest outing. Sent off as the 2-5 lock on a retrieval mission in Saturday's G3 Prix de Psyche Sky Sports Racing over...

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Sottsass Earmarked for Juddmonte International

Classic winner Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) is targeting the G1 International S. at York in August, Racing Post reported on Thursday. Successful in the 2019 G1 Prix du Jockey Club, the White Birch Farm runner ran third in the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe last fall, and returned with a fourth in the G2 Prix d'Harcourt at ParisLongchamp on May 11. Stepped back up to Group 1 level in the Prix Ganay, he secured another top flight win in June. A late season target for Sottsass is the Arc....

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Where Did They Come From?

G1 Prix du Jockey Club DAWN INTELLO (FR) (Intello {Ger}-Gadalka, by Giant's Causeway) The dual winner Dawn Intello, who makes the jump to pattern company here, was offered by Montaigu at Arqana's October Yearling Sale in 2018, where he was picked up by Rabbah on behalf of Jaber Abdullah for €57,000. The unplaced dam is a daughter of the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac heroine Sulk (Ire) (Selkirk), the half-sister to American champion and dual Grade I winner Dank (GB) (Dansili {GB}). B-V Timoshenko FANTASTIC SPIRIT (FR) (Charm Spirit {Ire}-Fantastic Cuix...

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Teofilo's Tawkeel Out On Her Own In the Saint-Alary

It was another big day in the careers of Jean-Claude Rouget and Cristian Demuro at Chantilly on Sunday as Shadwell's Tawkeel (GB) (Teofilo {Ire}) brought up a group 1 double for the trainer-jockey combination when extending her unbeaten run in style in the G1 Saxon Warrior Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary. Always travelling on an even keel in third, the winner of three minor all-weather events rushed by the G3 Prix Vanteaux winner Magic Attitude (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) with 350 metres to race and on to a five-length success from that rival,...

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Sottsass Back To Winning Ways In the Ganay

It was not easy for Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) in Sunday's G1 Prix Ganay at Chantilly, but White Birch Farm's G1 Prix du Jockey-Club hero and G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe third duly delivered to put his 4-year-old campaign on the right track. Settled third early by Cristian Demuro racing without cover as Shaman (Ire) (Shamardal) enjoyed an unpestered lead, the even-money favourite who had been fourth in the G2 Prix d'Harcourt at ParisLongchamp May 11 gained a narrow advantage with 300 metres remaining and battled gamely as Way...

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