Carnival Zane, a full brother to our Royal Ascot winner Suits You, broke his maiden in fine style on the 30th August at Pornichet. Having finished 2nd over course and distance a couple of weeks earlier, he always looked the likeliest winner. Partnered with Maxime Guyon for the first time, we were delighted with him and he has now won €16,000 in prize money. We’re looking forward to the rest of the season with him.
Saturday 25th August was a day that left us with a mixture of feelings due to all 3 of our runners finishing second. The first was Inshallah Queen, who backed up last month’s handicap win with a solid second in a conditions race at Saint Malo while Cool Wine found a drop in class to suit as she was 2nd in a claimer at the same track. Later in the day, What A Headache finished 2nd in the 3yo maiden at Beaupreau which showed improvement from his previous runs. Hopefully all three will continue to run solid races for the rest of the season.
Kendancer (Kendargent) won the 3yo maiden at Pornichet over 1m 4f on the All Weather on Thursday 22nd August. Kendancer was given a confident ride by Pierre Bazire who kicked him clear of the field turning for home and he won by 3 1/2 lengths. It was great to see him win as he had finished placed on all of his previous 6 starts and this win bought his earnings close to €40,000. He was a 20,000gns purchase from Tattersalls in October 2017. He will compete at a higher level now and we hope he can continue on his upward curve.
Made to Order (Rio de la Plata) won the 3yo maiden over 1m 1/2f at Granville on Thursday 15th August. She was a hot favourite for this contest due to her solid previous form, and duly obliged. She was ridden by Tristan Baron for the first time, who sat on the leaders’ girths and kicked her clear at the top of the straight. This win was extra special as Made to Order is a homebred from the mare Dakhla Oasis. This win has bought her earnings to €31,235 plus an extra €4,880 in Breeders Premiums and she is a fine advert for French Owners and Breeders Premiums.
July was our best month so far of this year with 4 winners and an extra 14 placed horses from only 26 runners. Our runners won a total of €89,643.
La Yakfi sold to continue his racing career in Hong Kong, winner of 3 starts and over 117,000 euros in prize money, this 3yo colt by Makfi will continue his career for Robert Ng. We wish new connections the very best of luck with him.
Magical scoops Listed
Magical Dreamer (Acclamation) won the Listed Grand Prix Anjou Bretagne under a good ride from Pierre Bazire. This 5yo mare was a 90,000gns puchase from the Tattersalls December Sale last year having finished 4th in a Listed race for James Fanshawe last year. She was taken wide up the straight by Bazire and she finished strongly to get up on the line and win by a quarter of a length. She is a hugely exciting filly to have in the yard and we look forward to the rest of her season.
Cool Wine wins
Cool Wine (Rajsaman) broke her maiden on 21st July over 2700m at Erbray under Arnaud Bourgeais. Having been sent to the lead around this tight track, this 3yo filly made little work of it in the end to win by 2 lengths. She will go onto handicaps now and can hopefully keep progressing for her owner Mr. Dasmal.
Morning Basma (Born to Sea) and Inshallah Queen (Casamento) provided owner Mr. Abdullah with a double from as many runners in 3 days. Morning Basma broke her maiden over 1100m at Dieppe on 22nd July to bring her earnings to €61,435 with the benefit of French Owner’s Premiums. After that, Inshallah Queen, a 3yo filly by Casamento, won for the 2nd time this year in a 2700m handicap at Les Sables d’Olonne. She is now 2 wins from 4 runs and we look forward to stepping her up in grade as the season goes on.
La Yakfi (Makfi) won his 3rd race from only 4 starts this year as he powered clear to win the Class 1 Handicap Prix du Pont Mirabeau under a great ride from Pierre Bazire. A winner at Lyon Parilly on his last start, this good looking sort quickened clear at the top of the straight and won comfortably by 2 lengths. A step up in class now beckons for him and we will see him out next in a Listed Race. This win bought his earnings to over €107,000 and we are delighted for his owner Mr. Dasmal.
La Yakfi (Makfi) won his second race from his third run this year by winning the Class 2 Conditions race over a mile at Lyon Parilly on Thursday under Pierre Bazire. He was settled behind the leaders and came with a strong finishing run to win by half a length. A €30,000 yearling, he has now won over €76,000 in prize money. We look forward to a productive summer with him and are delighted for his owner Mr. Dasmal.
Admiral Rous (Henrythenavigator) won the Class 1 over a mile at Saint Cloud on Monday under a great ride from Cristian Demuro. Having won his first two starts of the year and then finished 4th in the Al Biddah Mile in Qatar, Admiral Rous has continued to improve and we have high hopes for him for the rest of the year. He was bought from Tattersalls Ireland in September 2017 and his earnings now come to €68900. He is a fine advert for the prize money to be won in France and we are looking forward to running him again soon.
Other wins in recent weeks have come from La Yakfi at Fontainebleau and Inshallah Queen at Tours both in 3yo maidens.
Admiral Rous bolted up the in 7f Conditions race at Chantilly on Friday under a great ride from Cristian Demuro. This good looking son of Henrythenavigator has now won his last 2 starts and we can’t wait for the rest of the season with him. Hopefully we can target some big races with him this season.
Admiral Rous (Henrythenavigator) broke his maiden last Saturday over 7 1/2 furlongs on the all weather at Deauville under Cristian Demuro . He was settled in 2nd going into the first bend and powered away up the straight to win by an easy 2 lengths. He’s been learning with every start and is very progressive.