Mickael Barzalona

Galiway’s Sealiway Out On His Own In the Lagardere

Loving the deep ground at ParisLongchamp, Haras de la Gousserie and Guy Pariente's Sealiway (Fr) (Galiway {GB}) proved a class apart from his rivals in a depleted renewal of the G1 Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere on Sunday. Always travelling easily under Mickael Barzalona tracking the even tempo, the 3-1 shot who was second last time in the G3 Prix la Rochette over this course and seven-furlong trip Sept. 6 was in control without being asked a question two out. Opening up on command, the chestnut drew away with relish to...

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Shamardal’s Earthlight Back on Point at ParisLongchamp

Godolphin's Earthlight (Ire) (Shamardal) suffered a first defeat in Deauville's G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest last month and last term's G1 Prix Morny and G1 Middle Park S. hero bounced back in style, under a supremely confident Mickael Barzalona, to garner Sunday's G3 Qatar Prix du Pin at ParisLongchamp. Settled off fast early fractions in seventh after breaking to the fore, the 9-10 pick made smooth headway on the bridle into contention passing the quarter-mile marker and unleashed a familiar burst once shaken up for the lead with 150 metres...

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Anthony Van Dyck Denies Stradivarius in the Foy

Coolmore's 2019 G1 Epsom Derby hero Anthony Van Dyck (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) was winless in seven starts, six of those attempts coming at the highest level, since registering that Blue Riband success and revelled in his old gusto to outbattle Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) in a pulsating renewal of Sunday's G1 Qatar Prix Foy at ParisLongchamp. He lined up as the 19-5 second choice, coming back off a second to Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) in the June 5 G1 Coronation Cup at Newmarket and a fifth in Royal...

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Showcasing’s Tropbeau on Top in the Grotte

   Where the preceding G3 Prix de Fontainebleau was a steadily-run affair, the G3 Prix de la Grotte proved a true test and it was Lady Bamford's classy and dependable Tropbeau (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) who came out comfortably on top in the trial for the upcoming G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches. Last seen finishing third when encountering significant late trouble in running in the six-furlong G1 Cheveley Park S. at Newmarket in September, the G3 Prix Six Perfections and G2 Prix du Calvados winner waited in third early with a suitable...

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