July maiden winners

15 July 2019

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ALL RUMOURS (F3), FRA by Shamardal ex Aquamarine (Deep Impact)

Prix Topyo (3-year-old maiden, 1,800m/9f), July 13, Maisons-Laffitte

Owner: Ballymore Thoroughbred
Trainer: André Fabre
Breeder: Dayton Investments
Rider: Pierre-Charles Boudot

Once entered in the Diane and the Saint-Alary (Gr1s), All Rumours (Shamardal) finished 8th for her debut in May at Saint-Cloud over a mile. A month latrer, she finished 3rd at Compiegne, less than a length and a half behind Mutamakina, who has won a Listed event at Vichy lately. All Rumours finally found her race on the straight 9 furlongs-trip.

Kept at the rear by Pierre-Charles Boudot, she came out in the middle of the course and scored pretty handily, beating another Wildenstein filly, Lamu (Sea the Stars), who got the dream trip by the rail behind the brave front-running Makfra (Makfi).

Aquamarine (Deep Impact), All Rumours's dam, won the Prix Allez France (Gr3) for the Wildensteins. She gave All Stars (Sea the Stars), her first foal, sold as a maiden out of training for € 25,000 to agent Paul Nataf at Arqana sales last December.

Her third dam is Albertine (Irish River), a Prix de l'Opera 3rd also bred by Daniel Wildenstein who gave the Breeders'Cup Classic victor Arcangues (Sagace), and Agathe, dam of the classic filly Aquarelliste, of Afrique Bleue Azur, who gave the One Thousand Guineas winner Cape Verdi, or Ange Bleu (Alleged), dam of the US champion mare Angara (Alzao), etc.

After All Rumours, Aquamarine gave Ultramarine (Siyounj), bought for € 200,000 € as a yearling and trained by Jean-Claude Rouget for Denford Stud, the breeding operation of Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, governor of the province of Medina!


MARIETA (F2), FRA by Siyouni ex Macarella (Shamardal)

Prix Idalie (2-year-olds' maiden, 1,200m/6f), July 13, Maisons-Laffitte

Owner: Cuadra Mediterraneo
Trainer: Mauricio Delcher-Sanchez
Breeder: Cuadra Mediterraneo
Rider: Tony Piccone

Fast ahead, Marieta (Siyouni) completely dominated the field and won by eight lengths. Trained by Mauricio Delcher-Sanchez, she had to do with a second place for her debut on the same course, on June 19 over 1,100 metres. Fantastic Diamond, who had beaten her that day, is entered in the Prix des Rêves d’Or-Jacques Bouchara (L) at Vichy and in the Darley Prix de Cabourg (Gr3) at Deauville. But this time, Marieta put eight lengths between her and Reconquista (Dark Angel), whom she beat by only half a length for her first race. The longer trip is probably not for much in the difference as the game was aleready over one furlong out. 

Marieta is out of Macarella (Shamardal), who also ran for the Madrilenian syndicate Cuadra Mediterraneo managed by Jose Maria Maldonado and has already given Cigalera (Elusive City), third in May of the Prix Texanita (Gr3). Macarella, bought for £ 52,000 in England, is from the family of Satwa Queen and Spadoun, Group 1-winning siblings. She won over 6 furlongs at Fontainebleau once, also trained by Mauricio Delcher. She gave a Shalaa colt in 2018.



YOUNG MAN (C2), FRA by Dabirsim ex Diamond Flawless (Cape Cross)

Prix de Saint-Hymer (Unraced 2-year-olds, 1,200m/6f), July 8, Deauville

Owner: Victoria Dreams
Trainer: Jean-Philippe Dubois
Breeder: Jean-Philippe Dubois
Rider: Gérald Mossé

An easier win that it looks on paper with a short neck victory for Young Man (Dabirsim), ridden early by Gérald Mossé to prevent a bad surprise, but a high gaited colt with lots of ability under the bonnet.

Jean-Philippe Dubois bred, owns and trains Young Man who beat the front-running Mangkhut (Sommerabend) while Wedding Present (Dream Ahead), always well placed by the rail behind the leader but unable to accelerate in the end.

Young Man is out of the unraced Diamond Flawless (Cape Cross), also bred by Jean-Philippe Dubois and unold at €76,000 as a yearling at the Deauville October 2011 sales. Young Man's elder but unraced sister Elusive Action (Elusive City) could find a buyer only 5 days before this at Arqana Summer Sale, in foal to Martinborough. Born between those two, Miss Flawless (Siyouni) won three races and was sold to America.

Diamond Flawless is out of Dee Flawless (Linamix), a full sister to Prix Greffulhe (Gr2) winner Diamond Mix (Linamix), amongst others.


THUNDERSPEED (C2), FRA by Night of Thunder ex Marmoom Lover (Cape Cross)

Prix de Marolles (Unraced 2-year-old Colts & Geldings, 1,400m/7f), July 3, Deauville

Owner: Écurie Gribomont
Trainer: Christophe Ferland
Breeder: Écurie Gribomont
Rider: Julien Augé

Spotted early next to the front-)running Chambonas (Wootton Bassett), Thunderspeed (Night of Thunder) took the edge at the right point and kept off Eté de Carl (Sommerabend) and Monte Cinto (Make Believe), beaten almost two lengths

Thunderspeed's dam Marmoom Lover (Cape Cross) raced at first for Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum but passed on to Belgian owner Jean-François Gribomont after her maiden win at Toulouse over 1m4f. Born in January, she would go on until the nedn of her 5-year-old season and scored five times, mostly in handicaps, in 32 races. She won her best handicap with a 71lbs tag.

Thunderspeed is her 4th foal and her 2nd winner. He was unsold €40,000 at Arqana as a yearling. Since then, her dam gave a Prince Gibraltar colt.


MAGEVA (F2), (GB) by Wootton Bassett ex Melilot (Elusive City)

Prix de Firfol (Unraced 2-year-old Fillies, 1,400m/7f), July 3, Deauville

Owners: Hubert Guy, Antoine Gilibert, Gilles Barbarin & Benoît Chalmel
Trainer: Fabrice Chappet
Breeder: EARL Haras de Saint-James
Rider: Stéphane Pasquier

The leading Mageva (Wootton Bassett) took off early in the straight and edged left when hard ridden to keep going as the field was following the rail, and she ket on responding to keep a short head over Vienne (Showcasing).

Mageva is the first foal out of Melilot (Elusive City). She was paid € 75,000 € by bloodstock agent Hubert Guy, who's now part-owner, at the Arqana August Sale in 2018.

Her dam never won but she's a sister to Pride Dancer (Fasliyev), a Prix Herod (L) winner over 7 furlongs who also finished 3rd in the Senorita Stakes (Gr3) in California.

After Mageva, Melilot gave an Outstrip yearling filly.


SKYWARD (C3), FRA by Camelot ex Shakeyourbody (Giant’s Causeway)

Prix du Cochet (Unraced 3-year-olds, 1,900m AWT), July 3, Deauville

Owner: Arno Curty
Trainer: Fabrice Chappet
Breeder: Aleyrion Bloodstock
Rider: Stéphane Pasquier

Entered as early as March, even in the QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club, Skyward (Camelot) belated his debut until July over Deauville's All-Weather. Fast ahead, he veered left in the end and was looking like he couldn't cop one furlong out but Pasquier got him right in balance again and he took off again to score comfortably by one length and a half over Green Siren (Siyouni), who finished well. Favourite Camusot (Mastercraftsman) only stayed on in third by the rail.

Bred by Aleyrion Bloodstock, Skyward was paid £ 170,000 at Tattersalls October sales in 2017. He's a brother to the good Siyoushake (Siyouni), second in the Darley Prix Jean Romanet (Gr1) after winning the Prix Quincey Barrière (Gr3), and to Pleasemetoo (Vale of York), a Prix d’Aumale (Gr3) 2nd in 2015 for Jean-Etienne Dubois. The dam has since been exported to Australia.

Main entries : Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris (Gr1)