The Weekly Wrap: While The Light Lasts

Last orders are being called for the European Flat turf season. Cheltenham and Aintree have been knocking loudly on the door but there are still some important scores to settle on the level, and in Paris, where this correspondent was fortunate enough to be billeted this weekend, the major Group 1 action was conducted in a blaze of life-affirming autumnal glory that may almost sustain us until the spring. The four Group 1 races around the world on Saturday, in England, France and Australia, went to the offspring of Irish-based...

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Entry Stage Added for Grand Prix de Paris

Following the postponement of the G1 Grand Prix de Paris, which will now be contested at ParisLongchamp Sept. 13, a second entry stage, which closes July 29, has been added at a cost of €2,160. The race number remains the same: P.522. Original entries for the race will not require renewal. The winning owner of the Grand Prix de Paris will have the supplementary entry fee offered toward the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, or the entry fee fully refunded if originally entered in the race.

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Shamardal's Shaman takes advantage as Sottsass fails to fire

   In one of ParisLongchamp's season-opener's unexpected reversals, White Birch Farm's G1 Prix du Jockey Club hero Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) could only manage fourth as the Wertheimers' Shaman (Ire) (Shamardal) made all for an upset in the G2 Prix d'Harcourt. Campaigned mainly at a mile last term and runner-up in the G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains and G1 Prix Jacques le Marois, Shaman had stamina to prove upped to this 10-furlong distance for the first time but Maxime Guyon was able to dictate steady fractions on the homebred. After...

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