Raclette (GB)

Emily Upjohn Out Of Yorkshire Oaks As Raclette Joins The Fray

The Andre Fabre-trained 'TDN Rising Star' Raclette (GB) (Frankel {GB}) who represents Juddmonte, has been added to the Aug. 18 G1 Yorkshire Oaks field, bringing the total number of entries at this stage to 12. A homebred, the daughter of Grade I winner Emollient (Empire Maker) won the G2 Prix de Malleret on Bastille Day last out. John and Thady Gosden's Oaks runner-up Emily Upjohn (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) is the latest defection. Raclette will face the accomplished Alpinista (GB) (Frankel {GB}), who is riding a six-race winning streak--the...

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Raclette Joins Yorkshire Oaks Cast

Group 2 winner Raclette (GB) (Frankel {GB}) has been supplemented to the Aug. 18 G1 Yorkshire Oaks, according to trainer Andre Fabre. Named a 'TDN Rising Star' at Deauville last August, the bay won the Listed Prix Melisande at ParisLongchamp two starts back in June, and triumphed in the G2 Prix de Malleret in the colours of the late Prince Khalid Abdullah on July 14. "She will be supplemented for the Yorkshire Oaks," said Fabre. "She is beginning to mature now and the step up to 12 furlongs suited her...

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Frankel's Raclette Edges Ahead In Thrilling Malleret

Fresh off a confidence-boosting triumph in last month's Listed Prix Melisande at ParisLongchamp, Juddmonte's homebred 3-year-old filly Raclette (GB) (Frankel {GB}--Emollient, by Empire Maker) continued her resurgence with a narrow victory, back at the Bois de Boulogne venue, in Thursday's G2 Prix de Malleret (Prix Le Bonbon) to set the stakes action rolling on Bastille Day. The April-foaled bay debuted with a 'TDN Rising Star' display at Deauville last August, closing her juvenile campaign with another win at Chantilly in September, but was off the board in her first two...

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German 1000 Guineas The Focus On Sunday

All eyes are already on Royal Ascot, but before that catalogue of high-class encounters unfolds there is Classic action on Sunday with Dusseldorf hosting the G2 Wempe 102nd German 1000 Guineas. Tried in the G2 Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen, or German 2000 Guineas, Gestut Karlshof's Apr. 24 G3 Dr Busch-Memorial winner Mylady (Ger) (The Grey Gatsby {Ire}) was disappointing when only eighth in that May 22 Cologne feature and is back among her own sex with a point to prove. That will not be easy against the British raiders Jumbly (GB) (Gleneagles {Ire})...

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Bon Appetit

Andre Fabre's appetite for success in the major international prizes shows no signs of abating and Sunday's action at ParisLongchamp offers more culinary delights, with Raclette (GB) (Frankel {GB}) at the heart of the party. Juddmonte's 'TDN Rising Star' has not been seen since winning by four lengths in a mile conditions event at Chantilly in September, but the daughter of Emollient (Empire Maker) was already big news even at that stage. Her re-entry in the G3 Prix de la Grotte sees her matched against Allan Belshaw's G1 Prix Marcel...

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The Back Nine With Kerry Murphy, CEO of the EBF

A horse for 2022: Raclette (GB) (Frankel {GB}--Emollient, by Empire Maker), with Andre Fabre. First season or proven: Proven. Speed or stamina: If I had horses in training an Ascot Gold Cup winner would be the dream, so stamina. Eat out or home cooking: Both; but eating out has become way too expensive. Newspaper or podcast: Newspaper, and sometimes even in print. Ascot or Longchamp: Ascot in June and July, Longchamp in April and October (I'm spoilt!). Walk in the country or art gallery: A walk in the country every...

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Guineas Targets For Fabre Fillies

Both Group 1 winner Zellie (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) and 'TDN Rising Star' Raclette (GB) (Frankel {GB}) will not be seen on a racecourse again this season, but trainer Andre Fabre has highlighted 1000 Guineas targets for his charges. Owned for her last three starts by Ali Hamad Al Attiya's Al Wasmiyah Farm, the bay won three races for Fabre's daughter Lavinia including the July 11 Listed Prix Roland de Chambure. She ran second in the G3 Prix Six Perfections at Deauville in August in her first run for her...

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Clouds Loom as the Arc Approaches

It is racing's greatest dichotomy. Labelled by the official ParisLongchamp website as "la meilleure course au monde", the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe will have few who brook any argument with that claim. Yet it is the time of year within which it is framed that delivers the ultimate snag, with autumn's entry prompting an often drastic change in terrain and a late turnpike for the kings and queens of summer just past. Half of the previous 10 renewals of France's great monument have been run on testing...

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Raclette Confirmed For Boussac

The undefeated 'TDN Rising Star' Raclette (GB) (Frankel {GB}) will head for the Oct. 3 Prix Marcel Boussac at ParisLongchamp next. A winner when unveiled at Deauville on Aug. 8, the bay Juddmonte colourbearer added a conditions races at Chantilly on Sept. 17. "She was very impressive last time out and she is probably one of the best fillies I have ever trained--she's got everything," said trainer Andre Fabre. "She has acceleration, a wonderful temperament, so far she is doing everything right. We'll go for the Boussac with her next....

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Frankel's TDN Rising Star Raclette Doubles Up in Style at Chantilly

Juddmonte's 'TDN Rising Star' Raclette (GB) (Frankel {GB}) backed up an Aug. 8 debut triumph with a command performance upped to one mile at Chantilly. 1st-Chantilly, €34,000, Cond, 9-17, 2yo, 8fT, 1:43.37, sf. RACLETTE (GB) (f, 2, Frankel {GB}--Emollient {MGISW-US, $1,350,400}, by Empire Maker), who earned 'TDN Rising Star' status with a taking display in a winner-producing debutantes' test over 7 1/2 furlongs at Deauville last month, was swiftly into stride and settled third behind a steady tempo through halfway. Making smooth headway in the straight, the even-money chalk cruised...

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Frankel's Raclette Earns Rising Star Tag in Deauville Debut

Sent postward as the well-backed 21-10 favourite for Sunday's Prix Hipodromo de Chile (Prix des Marettes) at Deauville, Juddmonte's hitherto unraced Raclette (GB) (Frankel {GB}) returned to the winner's circle with a 'TDN Rising Star' rosette after a taking performance in the 7 1/2-furlong debutantes' heat. The eventual winner broke in mid division and found a rhythm in rear through halfway. Nudged along in traffic once into the home straight, she quickened into contention approaching the final furlong and went through an array of gears in the closing stages to...

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