Philippe Decouz

Siyouni's Txope Powers To German 1000 Guineas Glory

Ecurie Griezmann's battle-hardened 3-year-old filly Txope (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}--Power of the Moon {Ire}, by Acclamation {GB}) had made seven consecutive starts in stakes company leading into Sunday's G2 Wempe 102nd German 1000 Guineas at Dusseldorf and emerged with a career high to add to a victory in last term's Listed Winterkonigin Trial at Cologne. The €310,000 Arqana September yearling went postward for this second start in Germany coming back off a fifth in Deauville's Apr. 7 G3 Prix Imprudence and a runner-up finish in ParisLongchamp's May 1 Listed Prix du...

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Border Issues Rule French Out Of Racing League

Issues surrounding COVID-19 and Brexit have ruled French trainers Philippe Decouz and Edouard Monfort out of the inaugural Racing League competition. The two trainers were due to comprise one of the 12 teams taking part in the six-meeting fixture starting at Newcastle on July 29. Four Newmarket trainers--George Boughey, James Ferguson, William Knight and Stuart Williams--will instead form a replacement side, with jockeys Nicola Currie, Marco Ghiani and Daniel Muscutt their appointed riders. Olivier Delloye, chief executive officer of France Galop, said, "France Galop is disappointed that Covid and Brexit...

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Racing League Teams Taking Shape

John Gosden, alongside fellow Newmarket trainers Sir Mark Prescott, Robert Cowell and David Simcock, will make up one of the dozen teams of the Racing League tournament which begins next summer. Another Newmarket team is comprised of Michael Bell, Ed Dunlop, James Fanshawe and Roger Varian. Clive Cox, Nicky Henderson, Charlie Hills and Jamie Osborne are representing Lambourn. Another team is Mick Appleby, Michael Dods, David O'Meara and Paul Midgley. Mick Channon has joined Paul and Oliver Cole, Eve Johnson Houghton and Hughie Morrison. France will also send a team...

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Goken's Go Athletico Pounces for Rochette Triumph

Philippe Decouz trainee Go Athletico (Fr) (Goken {Fr}) posted a second over seven furlongs in ParisLongchamp's July 14 Listed Prix Roland de Chambure on stakes bow last time and returned to the same Bois de Boulogne strip to cause a 17-2 surprise in Sunday's G3 Prix La Rochette. Positioned under some cover behind the leaders in third, he was shaken into action with 350 metres remaining and quickened smartly in the closing stages to edge Roland de Chambure third Sealiway (Fr) (Galiway {GB}) by a length for a career high...

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