Queen Trezy (Fr)

Eternal Pearl Caps Another Big Day For Frankel In The Minerve

Entering Sunday's G3 Prix Minerve at Deauville off a success in the Listed Aphrodite S. at Newmarket July 16, Godolphin's Eternal Pearl (GB) (Frankel {GB}) was on top again with the class rise as less a problem as her odds of 9-10 suggested beforehand. Always travelling easily for William Buick under cover, the descendant of the G1 Prix Vermeille heroine Pearly Shells (GB) (Efisio {GB}) moved to the front with a furlong remaining and stayed on powerfully to score by two lengths from Queen Trezy (Fr) (Almanzor {Fr}). "She's learning...

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18 Stand Firm For Chantilly's Prix de Diane

Ensuring there was no repeat of the Prix du Jockey Club double-draw farce, an independent bailiff was on hand to oversee Thursday morning's presentation for the 173rd edition of Chantilly's G1 Prix de Diane Longines. Proceedings concluded without hitch, with the overnight pre-confirmations all standing their ground and a final field of 18 is set to head postward for Sunday's €1,000,000 10 1/2-furlong Classic, turfdom's very own Competition of Elegance. Imad Al Sagar's G1 Cazoo Oaks third Nashwa (GB) (Frankel {GB}) is among the nominees and has drawn gate two,...

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American Pharoah's Above the Curve Best In The Saint-Alary

Second best in the May 4 Listed Cheshire Oaks, TDN Rising Star Above the Curve (American Pharoah) made sure she was front and centre where it mattered in Sunday's G1 St Mark's Basilica Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary at ParisLongchamp. Sent up to track the steady pace by Ryan Moore in a close second, the 7-5 favourite was committed with 300 metres remaining and stayed on to deny Place du Carrousel (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) by a length, with Queen Trezy (Fr) (Almanzor {Fr}) the same margin away in third. "They...

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