Olympic Glory Gets First Stakes Winner

2nd at TLU, Lst Stk, €60,000Listed Criterium du Languedoc - Prix Bernard de Marmiesse (8f)Winner: Watch Me (Fr), f, 2 by Olympic Glory (Ire)

Watch Me | Scoop Dyga


   Watch Me (Ire) (Olympic Glory {Ire}) hit the board behind subsequent G3 Prix Miesque third So Unique (Fr) (Siyouni {Ire}) in her Oct. 20 unveiling going one mile at Saint-Cloud last time and stepped forward to shed maiden status in this stakes debut. Settled in third for the most part, she was caught in traffic in the straight and kept on resolutely once offered an opening at the eighth pole to claim a career high in game fashion.
   Watch Me, who becomes the first black-type winner for her Haras de Bouquetot-based freshman sire (by Choisir {Aus}), is also the first scorer for Watchful (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who is a winning half to G3 Scottish Classic and GIII Poker H. runner-up Rabi (Ire) (Alzao) and G3 Coventry S. placegetter Kawagino (Ire) (Perugino). Watchful is also kin to Appleblossom Pearl (Ire) (Peintre Celebre), herself the dam of Listed Heron S. and Listed Fortune S. victor Khafoo Shememi (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}). The bay’s third dam Sharaya (Youth), who annexed the G1 Prix Vermeille, is also the ancestress of MGSW G1 Spinster S. runner-up Sans Adieu (Jpn) (French Deputy) and stakes-winning G1 Prix de l’Abbaye and dual G1 Nunthorpe S. placegetter Hamish McGonagall (GB) (Namid {GB}), from a family featuring G1 Irish Oaks and G1 Prix Vermeille heroine Shawanda (Ire) (Sinndar {Ire}) and G1 Yorkshire Oaks and G1 Prix Vermeille victress Shareta (Ire) (Sinndar {Ire}). Watchful has a yearling colt by Elvstroem (Aus) to come.

Saturday, Toulouse, France
CRITERIUM DU LANGUEDOC – PRIX BERNARD DE MARMIESSE-Listed, €60,000, Toulouse, 11-10, 2yo, 8fT, 1:42, hy.
1–WATCH ME (FR), 122, f, 2, by Olympic Glory (Ire)
1st Dam: Watchful (Ire), by Galileo (Ire)
2nd Dam: Sharakawa (Ire), by Darshaan (GB)
3rd Dam: Sharaya, by Youth
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. (€30,000 RNA Ylg ’17 ARAUG). O-Alexander Tamagni-Bodmer & Mme Regula Vannod; B-Mme Antoinette Tamagni & Cocheese Bloodstock Anstalt (FR); T-Francis-Henri Graffard; J-Pierre-Charles Boudot. €30,000. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-1, €34,050.
2–Go To Hollywood (Fr), 126, c, 2, Penny’s Picnic (Ire)–Agence Belge (Fr), by Librettist. O-Ecurie Breed To Win SC, Mme Danielle Xoual & Yann Barberot. €12,000.
3–Good Complicity (Fr), 122, f, 2, Power (GB)–Vivement Dimanche (GB), by Royal Applause (GB). (€14,000 Ylg ’17 AROCT). O-Laurent Haegel. €9,000.
Margins: 1 1/4, 1, 1. Odds: 4.70, 6.30, 4.00.
Also Ran: Udalla (Ire), Divine Gift (Ire), Marie’s Picnic (Fr), Le Marais (Ire), J’Aurais Du (Fr). Click for the Racing Post result. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

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