August 21, 2018 - DEAUVILLE, Race 4, Mdn, EUR €27,000, 8f, 106.6700, 2yo, f

Commes (Fr), F, 2, 2016 by Le Havre (Ire)

1st Dam: Leaupartie (Ire) (GSW-Fr, $112,209), by Stormy River (Fr)
2nd Dam: Kansa (Fr), by Linamix (Fr)
3rd Dam: Kartabula (Fr), by Fabulous Dancer

Owner: Gerard Augustin-Normand
Breeder: Franklin Finance SA (Fr)
Trainer: Jean-Claude Rouget

Commes was initially targetted at an Aug. 7 debutantes’ heat earlier in the festival, but sidestepped that engagement to claim ‘TDN Rising Stardom’ in this belated unveiling. Settling into a smooth rhythm off the pace in seventh after the initial stages, the 7-5 favourite made ominous progress under mild coaxing in the straight and was not fully extended once quickening beyond Olympe (Fr) (Charm Spirit {Ire}) with 100 metres remaining to easily outclass that stablemate by three lengths. “We intended running here earlier in the month, but she was not quite ready for that so we gave her more time,� explained racing manager Bruno Barbereau. “She’d been working well at home and we expected a good performance. The dam was pretty good and won the [G3] Prix de Psyche at this track. We shall see how she comes out of this race before deciding where to go, but I expect a step up to Group company for her next race.� Commes is the latest of two foals and the first winner out of G3 Prix de Psyche heroine and G2 Prix de la Nonette second Leaupartie (Ire) (Stormy River {Fr}), herself a half to dual Peruvian champion miler and G3 Clasico Jose Rodriguez Razzeto victor Georgui Lui (Whywhywhy). Her dual stakes-placed third dam Kartabula (Fr) (Fabulous Dancer) is kin to four stakes performers including dual stakes winner Karmichah (Fr) (Nice Havrais) and G3 Prix de la Nonette victress Karmiska (Fr) (Bikala {Ire}), who in turn produced a trio of black-type performers headed by stakes-winning G1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches runner-up Karmifira (Fr) (Always Fair). Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, €13,500.

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