Derby de l’ouest

Autres informations / 27.06.2008

Derby de l’ouest



Chirango and Pompeyano have clearly the best form, but

Epic Smile is impossible to evaluate as the daughter of Lomitas won a twelve

runners newcomers race over 2,400 metres at Saint Cloud in early June and is

the first of the runner to reappear. She won well and beat some very well bred

opponents and so could easily have the class to beat the colts here. Pompeyano

beat Kanithos and King of Speed over this course and distance in early June

after having shown promise when second to Torrid Hell at Longchamp and third to

Mount Helicon and Soum at Saint Cloud. A consistent and promising 2400 metres

performer. Chirango looked very promising when winning at Compiegne and when

beating Speedy Silver over this course and distance but disappointed on his two

starts in Group company. Last time out Chirango was third to Cinq Cinq in a

Listed at Lyon with Speedy Silver behind him again in fourth place.




Leo’s Starlet looks to have the best chance of the

French trained fillies in this her first start over 2400 metres. After two easy

victories against modest opposition the daughter of Galileo beat Antiquities

and Sanjida to win the Prix Cleopatre over 2100 metres. That was not a straight

forward race as Antiquities was forced to make her own running and then Sanjida

was interfered with when making her run. Leo’s Starlet showed a fine turn of

foot but may have been flattered and has subsequently disappointed when only

ninth in the Diane. Astrologie was a promising third to Antiquities on her

debut and was then an impressive winner at Saint Cloud over 2400 metres beating

Cosmic Fire and Mission Secrete decisively. Yarastar put up her best

performance to date on her last start over 2000 metres when she beat

Antiquities and Madaway in a Listed over 2000 metres at Fontainebleau when receiving

2 kilos from Antiquities. Myakoda disappointed in the Royaumont last time out

after beating Tangaspeed and finishing second to the same filly on her two

previous starts.


Dar Re Mi is a formidable opponent for the French fillies.

On her seasonal debut she won a maiden at Sandown by 7 lengths, beating two

subsequent winners including Icon Project who was fourth in the Group 2

Ribblesdale Stakes at Ascot last week. She then disappointed when only third

beaten nearly 7 lengths in the Musidora Stakes at York in May. However the

winner Lush Lashes was a brilliant Group 1 winner at Ascot and the fourth

Moonstone went on to be second in the Oaks at Epsom so in the event it was not

that disappointing a run. Miracle Seeker beat the Oaks winner Look Here in the

Oaks Trial at Lingfield before disappointing in the Epsom Classic finishing

more than 20 lengths behind the winner.