Autres informations / 01.09.2008
Prix de liancourt
ICON PROJECT 120
TRES RAPIDE 119
L’ETOILE DE MOSCOU 117
VRAIMENT ROUGE 112
Project has been supplemented for this race and looks to have a first class
chance. The daughter of Empire Maker was second to Dar Re Mi on her racecourse
debut at the beginning of the year and after winning her maiden was unlucky
when only fourth in the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot. Last time
out she chased Dar Re Mi and Folk Opera throughout a Listed race at Newmarket
run over 2400 metres
and despite taking her time to settle she finished third only a length behind
Dar Re Mi and Folk Opera and well clear of the rest of the field. Icon Project
comes back in trip but if she settles will prove very hard to beat.
Rapide was fourth last time out in the Group 1 German Oaks over 2200 metres at Dusseldorf 2 lengths
behind Lady Marian the winner of the Prix de la Nonette, who was second. She was ridden up with the
pace that day while Salve Germania who was some 6 lengths further behind was
held up and failed to get a run. Salve Germania had previously been sixth in a
Group 3 at Hamburg
behind the subsequent Group winners Lady Marian and Ashantee. L’Etoile de
Moscou looked like a top prospect when beating the subsequent dual winner
Mahaateer over 2400
metres at Longchamp in June but she showed nothing like
the same form when well beaten in a Listed race at Vichy over 2000 metres, a race in
which Saturnine was third. Seal Bay has been off the track since disappointing
on firm ground in the Prix de Royaumont at Chantilly in June but had previously
finished second in a Listed at Longchamp behind Prudenzia, 1 ½ lengths in front
of Tres Rapide who was third ¾ length ahead of Balladeuse in fourth. Balladeuse
was subsequently third in the Royaumont behind Sub Rose and will be better
suited to easier ground and is preferred to Vraiment Rouge by Olivier Peslier.
Astrologie drops back in trip after finishing fifth in the Prix Minerve behind
Dar Re Mi and had previously won a Listed at Longchamp in July over 2400 metres with
Vraiment Rouge 5 lengths behind in fourth.
DE LA COCHERE
Fabre runs three fillies with an excellent chance in Azabara, Caesarine and
Afya. Azabara had a faultless record until disappointing last time out when
only fifth in the Prix Chloe, 12 lengths
behind Goldikova and 2 ½ lengths behind her stable companion Caesarine.
Previously the daughter of Pivotal had been fifth in the Poule d’Essai des
Pouliches and had beaten subsequent Listed winners Sefroua and Kayaba to win a
Listed at Saint Cloud
in June. If she returns to that level of form Azabara will be very hard to
beat. Caesarine has disappointed over 2000 metres since but
is almost certainly at her best over this trip. Afya has done nothing wrong in
three career starts and was a close up third last time to Alnadana in a Listed
over this trip. The pair of Khaled Abdulla owned fillies also have a first rate
chance even if Conference Call has not run since disappointing in the Poule
d’Essai. On her first start of the year the daughter of Anabaa had been an
excellent second in Zarkava in the Prix de la Grotte. Snow Blossom was not as
precocious but has looked like a potential Listed winner on her last two starts
scoring comfortable victories at Compiegne and then again at Clairefontaine
over 1800 metres.
This is the daughter of Beat Hollow’s first attempt at this trip.
HATES ME 113
THE MOON 111
Road is clear top rated on her best form,
which she last showed when finishing second to Ponte Tresa in a Listed race run
on heavy ground at Longchamp at the beginning of the year. However she has been
well below that form on her two starts in Deauville
in August and may be hard pushed to beat the improving three year olds headed
by Winkle and Cymbal. Winkle is unbeaten in two starts having beaten Timos
comfortably over 2400
metres at Clairfontaine and then Lucky Game by 2 1/2
lengths over 2700 metres
in Deauville. Cymbal has shown a preference for soft ground and ran an
excellent race on her comeback after a break to be second to Mr Dob in a Listed
race over 2000 metres.
She tackles this trip for the first time and could well improve further with a
test of stamina.
Out has improved since being tried over longer trips and after finishing second
in a Listed race at Newcastle was fourth beaten only just over four lengths by
Sixties Icon and Tempelstern in a Group race at Newbury over 2500 metres. She Hates
Me is another who steps up in trip and has been running consistently all year.
Last time out she was only a length behind Cymbal when fourth to Mr Dob in a
Listed at Lion d’Angers. Shake The Moon has won her last two starts easily at
this trip in Vichy
and is another with scope for further improvement.
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