Allez France: Ebaiyra, winner all-round

2 May 2021



Sunday,May 2nd 2021, ParisLongchamp Racecourse (Paris). - Sixth last year in the Diane Longines (Gr1), over 2,100 metres, after winning the Royaumont (Gr3) over 1m4f, Ebaiyra (Distorted Humor) went back to the long-distance to win the Darley Prix de Pomone (Gr2) at Deauville and went on to finish 3rd in the Qatar Royallieu (Gr1), over 1m6f.

Yet this decisive win in the Allez France Longines (Gr3), for her seasonal comeback, clearly demonstrates that she can be as deadly overt this short distance as she is over longer trips. She was keen enough today, and literally jumped off when given a chance by her rider Christophe Soumillon, and caught the front-running Raabihah (Sea the Stars), who simply couldn't fight back and obliged in second, beaten a neck. Another mare coming back this season, All Rumours (Shamardal) ran well in third after waiting in a good spot.

Homebred by Aga Khan, Ebaiyra is out of Ebiyza (Rock of Gibraltar), a Qatar Royallieu (Gr2) winner, also dam of Edisa (Kitten’s Joy), a Prix du Conseil de Paris (Gr2) second. A More Than Ready filly and another one by Medaglia d’Oro were bred after Ebaiyra. The Aga Khan Studs team has deliberately chosen to send a staying mare to typical US sires, and here's the result!