August 2022 Maiden winners

26 August 2022

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Focus on the maiden winners of the month, updated weekly, on the France Galop racecourses. Here's an opportunity to discover some of the champions of tomorrow ...

BRISBANE (f2), FRA by Zelzal ex Be Released (Three Valleys)

Prix d’Argentan (Maiden 2-year-olds, 1,500m/7.5f AWT), August 27, 2022, Deauville

Owners: Laurent Dassault, Écurie des Monceaux, David Redvers, Écurie Elag, Meridian International

Trainer: François Rohaut

Breeder: Haras d’Haspel

Rider: Mickaël Barzalona

Second for her debut at Dax to a filly who's since finished second in a class 2 contest,  Brisbane (Zelzal) waited at the rear in a race led by Laguna Beach (Zarak). The latter seemed to have the matter well in hand two out but at the end of a slow but relentless acceleration, Brisbane made up the lost ground and beat her by a neck while at 2 lengths, Fraîche (Attendu) took third place.

Brisbane was sold for €170,000 as a yearling at Arqana to David Redvers and Meridian International. She's a sister to Bebeautiful (Le Havre), a Listed-winner at 3 at Deauville and exported to Australia after that. Their unraced dam Be Released (Three Valleys) is a sister to the famed globetrotter Gordon Lord Byron (Byron), three times a Gr1 winner including the Prix de la Forêt (Gr1) at Longchamp. A full brother to Brisbane was foaled in 2021.


WONDERFULL LADY (f2), FRA by Almanzor ex Tender Night (Elusive Quality)

Prix de la Maison de l’Armateur (Maiden 2-year-old fillies, 1,600m/1m), August 25, 2022, Deauville

Owners: Maurice Lagasse, Catesby W Clay

Trainer: Yann Barberot

Breeder: Jean-Philippe Dubois

Rider: Gregory Benoist

Second for her debut for her breeder, Wonderfull Lady (Almanzor) had finished strongly and as expected, she didn't take much time to score. For her second run, a first for her new trainer Yann Barberot and her new owners, she took the lead and first held off Camelot Song (Camelot) and Noon (Noble Mission), who still managed to take over in the turn. Once in the straight, though, Wonderfull Lady was taken out of their trail and dominated them before denying a challenging Montjica (Zoustar), who finally had to oblige in second at three lengths, a good length ahead of Camelot Song.

Wonderfull Lady is the sixth foal out of the maiden mare Tender Night (Elusive Quality). She's also her third winner to date. Wonderfull Lady's 3rd dam is Smolensk (Danzig), a Prix d’Astarté (Gr2) winner whose dam is the Kentucky Oaks (Gr1) winner Blush With Pride (Blushing Groom), a great mare both in the USA and in Europe.


KING OF RECORDS (c2), FRA by Sea the Stars ex Super Woman (Sageburg)

Prix du Quartier Saint-François (Maiden 2-year-old colts and geldings, 1,600m/1m), August 25, 2022, Deauville

Owner: Ecurie Jean-Louis Bouchard

Trainer: Fabrice Chappet

Breeders: SCA JLC, Écurie Brillantissime, SCEA L’Aubay, Sébastien Desmontils

Rider: Cristian Demuro

King of Records (Sea the Stars) had just started as the favourite, and even though he had finished only 4th on that occasion, being a bit keen at the rear early on, this Chantilly run was encouraging. That lesson learned, he went ahead, this time, only leaving Cognac (Wootton Bassett) to take the lead ahead of him, Cristian Demuro moving slightly out, but the colt was once again unable to drop the bit. Yet, he proved superior in the end, leaving Cognac at two lengths, only pushed away.

King of Records was sold for €150,000 at Arqana in August 2021. He's the first foal out of the juvenile winner of one race Super Woman (Sageburg), a sister to classic pretender Super Célèbre (Peintre Célèbre) and of the second dam of the Classix winner Olmedo (Declaration of War). The third dam, the Windestein's own Southern Seas (Jim French), is the dam of the US champion miler Steinlen (Habitat), also in the pedigree of the great mare Stacelita (Monsun), Irish Derby hero Zagreb (Theatrical) and German Derby and Grand Prix de Deauville winner Savoir Vivre (Adlerflug).


LADY MIA (f2), FRA by Outstrip ex Mrs Micawber (Nayef)

Prix de Saint-Hymer (Maiden 2-year-olds, 1,300m/6.5f AWT), August 23, 2022, Deauville

Owners: Michèle Cazaubon, A&G Botti, Daniel Cole, Rana Khaddam

Trainer: A&G Botti

Breeders: Daniel Cole, Valérie Dubos, Kleber

Rider: Christophe Soumillon

Already winner of two claiming races in June and July, at Saint-Cloud over 6 furlongs, and then twice second in maiden races, Lady Mia (Outstrip) finally scored for the first time after taking the lead despite her outside draw. Challenged when going off the bend by Mqse de Maintenon (Muhaarar) outside and Khabesa (Al Wukair) by the rail, she fought them both off and was even going away near the post, with Khabesa following at three lengths. Third and 4th respectively, For Victory (Mehmas) and Sunshinefled (Seabhac) only reached momentum within the last furlong.

Lady Mia is a full sister to Cortez Bank (Outstrip), sold for €6,000 as a yearling at Arqana by Haras d’Haspel in October 2020. Now a gelding, he has won two handicaps with François Rohaut under the Haras d’Haspel's banner. Their dam Mrs Micawber (Nayef), a winner of one race, sold for €3,500 at the 2020 Arqana February sale in foal to Outstrip. The second, third and fourth dam of Lady Mia, respectively Under the Rainbow (Fantastic Light), Farfala (Linamix) and Fragrant Hill (Shirley Heights) are all Listed winners, the latter having foaled two Gr1 winners.


SOUZAK (c2), FRA by Kodiac and Sounaya (Nayef)

Prix d'Avranches (Maiden 2-year-olds, 1,200m/6f straight course), August 20, 2022, Deauville

Owner: Nurlan Bizakov

Trainer: Jérôme Reynier

Breeders: Skymarc Farm Stable, Langlais Bloodstock

Rider: Maxime Guyon

Easily the most experienced at the start with already four places for as many runs -including a third place in the Critérium du Béquet (L) over at Tarbes -, the supplemented Souzak (Kodiac) still had to work hard to overcome Venice (Almanzor). His rival, who had just finished seventh for his debuts at Dieppe, had taken the lead in the middle of the straight course about 300 yards out while Souzac, the race’s favourite, was taking over the front-running and second favourite Andzoff (Zoffany). Venice and Souzak found themselves struggling on their own afterwards and if he always looked like the eventual winner, Souzak never got rid of Venice, finally beaten by a neck, Andzoff staying on in third at three lengths.

Sold for €100,000 at Arqana as a yearling in August last year, Souzak was followed by his younger sister, a Le Havre yearling filly who was sold at Deauville this month to Broadhurst Agency (Laurent Benoît) at the same price. It is also for 100 000 € that their dam Sounaya (Nayef) had been bought by Suprina (Patricia Boutin) in 2015, again in Deauville, where the Écurie des Monceaux consigned her. Sharing the same second dam as the great Stacelita (Monsun), Sounaya had won only one race in Germany, where she was bred. Sounaya is also a sister to the Grand Prix de Deauville winner Savoir Vivre (Adlerflug) and a full sister to the French Listed winner Sussudio (Nayef).


CTE D'ESCARBAGNAC (c3), FRA by Galiway ex Wild Blossom (Areion)

Prix Tanit (Maiden 2-year-olds, 1,500m/7.5f straight course), August 18, 2022, Deauville

Owner: Edouard de Rothschild

Trainer: André Fabre

Breeder: Gestüt Romerhof

Rider: Maxime Guyon

Well beaten at the end of an appalling trip in Clairefontaine for his debut, Cte d'Escarbagnac (Galiway) took brilliant revenge over the Deauville straight course. Held back this time, he was able to move out two out and quickly took an edge to win handily by a good length. Waldzauber (Dream Ahead) also came from the rearguard in due course to secure a good second place, a length and a half ahead of Galway (Wootton Bassett), who has always travelled in line with the leading horses, the beaten favourites Rose Touch (Wootton Bassett) and Dalakhov (Noble Mission).

Cte d'Escarbagnac was bought for €100,000 as a weanling at Arqana, for which he had been consigned by La Motteraye Consignment. Sold for €45,000 as a weanling in Deauville, his younger The Grey Gatsby brother will be sold again at Tattersalls in October. Both are brothers to Alenquer (Adlerflug), winner of the Tattersalls Gold Cup (Gr1) after finishing second in the King Edward VII Stakes (Gr2) at Royal Ascot.

A 3-year-old filly by Zarak unsold at Baden-Baden is still unraced.


FAIS-NOUS PLAISIR (c2), FRA by Birchwood ex Romanne (Dr Fong)

Prix de Montaigu (Unraced 2-year-old fillies, 1,600m/1m), August 18, 2022, Deauville

Owners: Jean Bayon, Gérard Augustin-Normand

Trainer: Joël Boisnard

Breeders: Haras d’Haspel, Yannick Paccou, Sandra Delmotte

Rider: Hugo Lebouc

With thirteen competitors at the start, the race was animated by the outsider Sylphid (Zoffany), who quickly took a few steps ahead but was then joined by Fais-Nous Plaisir (Birchwood) and the favourite Birr Castle (Cloth of Stars), who came at his height. Symbole (Sea the Moon) had missed the start, and Hamsiyann (Lope de Vega), the second favourite, had lost some ground. On the other hand, they stuck to the peloton before the corner.

In the final stretch, the race settled down, and Sylphid did not give up, keeping the lead up to a hundred yards out. Fais-Nous Plaisir took over at the end only to win by half a length, with Birr Castle third at a neck, without ever really looking like a winner. Henry the Lion (Saxon Warrior) came in fourth at three lengths and Hamsiyann finished well in fifth place at more than three lengths, coming back from quite a distance.

Fais-Nous Plaisir was bought for €15,000 at Arqana. The second foal out of Romanne (Dr. Fong), winner of a race (for 60 runs in six seasons and € 78,420 in prizemoney and premiums ...), is registered at the Arqana sales in September. A filly by Dariyan comes next.


LEFT SEA (f2), (GB) by Frankel ex Left Hand (Dubawi)

Prix de la Reboursière (Unraced 2-year-old fillies, 1,600m/1m), August 18, 2022, Deauville

Owners: Wertheimer & Frère

Trainer: Carlos Laffon-Parias

Breeders: Wertheimer & Frère

Rider: Maxime Guyon

Favourite of this beginners’ race, Left Sea (Frankel) found herself in the lead at the start despite her 8-draw. Maxime Guyon led without extending his mount, and the filly was pushed away at the 2-furlong pole and finally dominated by five lengths, beating Brandywine (Wootton Bassett), who should improve a lot on this. A good finisher, Dschingis Grace (Dschingis Secret) deprived the second favourite Samabara (Dark Angel) of the second place after she had pretended to challenge the winner two out.

Left Sea is the second foal out of the champion filly Left Hand (Dubawi), winner of the Prix Vermeille (Gr1) and second in the Prix de Diane (Gr1), after the winner Gaucher (Frankel), who did not really progress this season at 3, and before the yearling colt Handshake (Siyouni).

It is also the family of Plumania (Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud) and Groom Dancer (Lupin).

The two first home are entered in the Prix Marcel Boussac (Gr1) on Arc weekend.


CHERVONA KALINA (f2), IRE by Caravaggio ex Alfea (Kentucky Dynamite)

Prix de la Potinière (Unraced 2-year-old fillies, 1,300m/6.5f), August 16, 2022, Deauville

Owner: Andriy Milovanov

Trainer: Vaclav Luka

Breeder: Viktor Timoshenko

Rider: Clément Lecœuvre

Another very clear victory from start to finish, by four lengths, but the favourite did not prevail this time. Indeed, Tomila (Siyouni) did come along the leading Chervona Kalyna (Caravaggio) three hundred yards out, but the Czech-trained filly kept going and went away to score an easy success, as spurred by this unsuccessful challenge. Tomila, on the other hand, levelled off in the end and Hoxton (Camelot), always in the chase, took second place ahead of Moon Ray (Saxon Warrior), who finished well and thus deprived Tomila of a spot in the trifecta.

Chervona Kalyna did not find a buyer at €45,000 yearling at Goffs sales. She’s the first foal out of Alfea (Kentucky Dynamite), whose weanling filly was sold for €34,000, again at Goffs a month later. Alfea won two races at the age of 2 in Poland but then failed at the age of 3, notably in the Polish Oaks. Her second dam is the good Bal de La Rose (Cadeaux Genereux), a Listed-winner, also the dam of the Group 1-winner Danceteria (Redoute's Choice), who also took La Coupe (Gr3) in France. Bal de la Rose is a sister to the classic champion Lope de Vega (Shamardal)...


BEYLERBEYI (c2), (GB) by Invincible Spirit ex Gherdaiya (Shamardal)

Prix du Vernon (Unraced 2-year-old colts and geldings, 1,300m/6.5f), August 16, 2022, Deauville

Owner: Al Shaqab Racing

Trainer: Jean-Claude Rouget

Breeder: Al Shaqab Racing

Rider: Cristian Demuro

The odds-on favourite of this beginners’ race, Beylerbeyi (Invincible Spirit) took the lead and broke away in the last three hundred yards to let the one who trailed him from the start, Piano Man (Anodin), take second place at two and a half lengths, almost two lengths ahead of Duke of Kent (Zelzal), who will undoubtedly improve a lot from this.

Sold for €720,000 as a yearling at Arqana by his breeders, namely Eric Puerari, Oceanic Bloodstock and the Haras de Saint-Pair, the winner is out of, Gherdaiya (Shamardal), who won her first two races at 2 before finishing third in the Prix d'Aumale (Gr3). She failed to prove that form three times the following season before entering stud. Her first foal Shershab (Shalaa), winner of a single race at 2 over Vivaux’s all-weather, and sold for € 26,000 in July 2021, at 3, again at Arqana. Her younger sister Subahiyah (Le Havre), also trained by Jean-Claude Rouget for Al Shaqab, ran eight times at the age of 2 and 3 and finished on the podium every time, including once at the Listed level, and she won twice. After Beylerbeyi, she gave a colt by Showcasing now 2.


BOLCHOI (c3), FRA by Dabirsim ex Bargouzine (Stravinsky)

Prix du Hamel (Maiden 3-year-olds, 1,300m/6.5f AWT), August 9, 2022, Deauville

Owner: Mrs André Fabre

Trainer: André Fabre

Breeder: Ecurie Peregrine

Rider: Augustin Madamet

Favourite of the race at the opening and succeeded at the top of the tote betting by Missalia (Prince Gibraltar), Bolchoi (Dabirsim) was the first out of the starting stalls. He held to the lead by the rail and left early in the final straight to remain out of reach of the eventual favourite. He won by almost two lengths after having accumulated four consecutive second places since his debut in November last year, and thus redeemed his only failure, an eighth place recently at Chantilly over 6 furlongs in a Class 2 race.

The third-placed Galord (Galiway) also finished well from the rear, three lengths behind.

Bolshoi is the eighth foal out of Bargouzine (Stravinsky), winner for her debut and then twice fourth at Group 3 level, all at 2. She was bought for € 35,000 at the Arqana sales, where she was consigned by Coulonces sales. His older brother Baghadur (Zanzibari), Bargouzine's second foal, became Joyful Trinity in Hong Kong, where he won a Group 3. He had previously won the Prix de la Porte Maillot (Gr3) for the Fabres and ended his career without success in the South of France.


TIGRAIS (f2), FRA by Outstrip ex Maharana (Iffraaj)

Prix de Falaise (2-year-old maiden fillies, 1,400m/7f), August 6, 2022, Deauville

Owner: Christophe Brun

Trainer: Christopher Head

Breeder: Christophe Brun

Rider: Aurélien Lemaître

A good seventh after a bad trip for her debut, in a messy race, won by Alia's Rose and reported in our July maiden winners, Tigrais (Outstrip) redeemed herself in style. She took a good start and travelled behind the leading filly Valdikhova (Starspangledbanner). The Christophe Brun homebred then held in respect a promising Adeva (Gleneagles), who had followed her throughout and finished two and a half lengths behind. She’d also finished second in Tigrais’s debut race. Third here at 3/4, finishing well, Janara (Oasis Dream), for her part, had finished sixth in the famous beginners’ race at Chantilly.

Tigrais is the first foal out of the unraced Maharana (Iffraaj), sold for €47,000 as a yearling and then €50,000 at the Deauville breeze-up, who belongs to the family of the Jacques le Marois winner Miss Satamixa.


KELINA (f2), (IRE) by Frankel ex Incahoots (Oasis Dream)

Prix des Marettes (2-year-old unraced fillies, 1,500m/7.5f), August 6, 2022, Deauville

Owner: Wertheimer & Frère

Trainer: Carlos Laffon-Parias

Breeder: Wertheimer & Frère

Rider: Maxime Guyon

The second favourite of the race behind Ardent (Frankel), Kelina (Frankel) won impressively the first time out. Fast ahead with her #1 draw, she broke away in an instant in the last straight to win by 3 lengths in front of Shalromy (Shalaa) and Ardent, who both travelled outside without cover, the former pulling hard early on.

Kelina is very well-bred. By the champion sire Frankel, she is out of Incahoots (Oasis Dream), a winner at Compiègne for her breeder George Strawbridge, then in a Listed run at Cagnes-sur-Mer. Sold for £280,000 to Wertheimer & frère between these two races, she is out of In Clover (Inchinor), also the dam of We Are (Dansili), a Prix de l’Opera (Gr1) winner, With You (Dansili), a Prix Rothschild (Gr1) winner, and the good stayer Call the Wind (Frankel), whose pedigree recalls that of Kelina. Dream Clover (Oasis Dream), Incahoots' full sister and a two-time Listed winner, was just sold for £42,000 to Seascape at Tattersalls, barren for the second year in a row.

Incahoots also recently gave a yearling by Lope de Vega and a colt by Frankel born this season.


RAJAPOUR (c2), IRE by Almanzor ex Raydara (Rock of Gibraltar)

Prix de Crévecœur (2-year-old unraced colts & geldings, 1,500m/7.5f), August 6, 2022, Deauville

Owner: S. A. Aga Khan

Trainer: Jean-Claude Rouget

Breeder: S. A. Aga Khan

Rider: Christophe Soumillon

After some difficulties getting into the starting stalls, favourite Rajapour (Almanzor) travelled in the fifth position in a field led by Gipsy Chief (Siyouni) and the outsider Jeliel (Pedro the Great). He got closer outside at the beginning of the straight to overcome the leader, who had well accelerated before and never gave up. Gipsy Chief held on to finish a good length behind the winner, while Make Me King (Dark Angel) ran well in third place, two and a half lengths behind.

Rajapour is the third foal out of Raydara (Rock of Gibraltar), winner of two races at 2 including the Debutante Stakes (Gr2), then placed in a Group 3 at 3 in a campaign that started with an 11th place in the Irish One Thousand Guineas (Gr1), at the end of May...

Already the dam of a winner and an unraced filly sold for €80,000 last year, aged 3, at Goffs, Raydara also gave a yearling colt by Sea the Stars.


CABRILLO (c2), IRE by Showcasing ex Pacifica Highway (Pulpit)

Prix de Tour-en-Bessin (2-year-old maiden colts & geldings, 1,400m/7f), August 6, 2022, Deauville

Owner: Godolphin

Trainer: André Fabre

Breeder: Overbury Stallions

Rider: Mickaël Barzalona

After a promising debut at Saint-Cloud over 6.5 furlongs, when fourth near the second Grand Fêtard (Starspangledbanner), favourite here, Cabrillo (Showcasing) took brilliant revenge. He travelled behind the front running Shaenjet (Shalaa), took over quite early in the straight and resisted the good finish of Nolito (Recoletos), who concludes at a good length, a neck in front of a brave Shaenjet. The only beginner in the race, Bay d'Argent (New Bay) missed his start, and he did not have a clear run at the rear when the real business opened, but he finished pleasantly in fourth, almost five lengths behind the 3rd-placed, just in front of a disappointing Grand Fêtard.

Cabrillo was bought for £200,000 at the Tattersalls yearling sales, where his sister by Night of Thunder, sold for £130,000 last year as a weanling, is listed in October. Their older sister Spanish Baroque (Lope de Vega) was exported to the USA after being trained by Jean-Claude Rouget for White Birch Farm. She won two races last year, at 2, before finishing fifth in a Listed at Toulouse about eight lengths behind the Classic performer Texas.


BODYMAN (c2), FRA by Territories ex Body Sculpt (Kendargent)

Prix Arqana – Prix de Tancarville (Unraced 2-year-old colts and geldings, 1,200m/6f), August 4, Deauville

Owner: Stall Ritterbusch

Trainer: Andreas Suborics

Breeder: Guy Pariente Holding

Rider: Martin Seidl

After Happy Hunter (Hunter's Light)’s forfeit, then that of the odds-on favourite Beylerbeyi (Invincible Spirit) after three unsuccessful attempts to enter the starting stalls, the race was contested by only four runners. Led by Damoiseau (Starspangledbanner) with his Godolphin/Fabre stablemate William Tell (Wootton Bassett), the eventual favourite, the small field was just left behind by Bodyman (Territories) when he slipped along the rail, about 300 yards out, to score a very easy success, almost five lengths ahead of William Tell...

Entered as early as June, Bodyman is trained in Germany, but he was bred and sold in France for € 35,000 at the August sales last year by Colleville to Panorama Bloodstock (Beatrix Mühlens-Klemm and Peter Brauer).

The winning dam Body Sculpt (Kendargent), unsold at € 27,000 € by Colleville in Deauville, was trained by Satoshi Kobayashi. If she won only one race, at 3 in May at Chantilly over the mile, she also finished second in the Prix des Jouvenceaux et des Jouvencelles (L) at 2 in Vichy before failing several times at Group level and taking other places in handicaps.

At stud, she also gave a Cracksman colt born this year.


BOLIVIE (f2), IRE by Exceed and Excel and Burma Sun (Rip Van Winkle)

Prix Calendar Bikes – Prix de Lisieux (Unraced 2-year-old fillies, 1,200m/6f), August 4, 2022, Deauville

Owner: Haras d’Étreham

Trainer: Christophe Ferland

Breeder: Kildaragh Stud

Rider: Maxime Guyon

In an open-looking beginners' race, Anoday (Anodin), Irishkamaya (Penny’s Picnic) and Bolivie (Exceed and Excel) took the lead. The latter got the better of her rivals 2 out when only challenged by Andzoff (Zoffany), who had come by the rail and stayed on before giving in and finishing second at half a length. After a sluggish start, Ascagne (Siyouni) finished well in third at three lengths, ahead of Irishkamaya, who did well but would improve vastly after this.

Bolivie was bought for € 90,000 as a weanling at Goffs in 2020. Her full 3-year-old brother War in Heaven, a handicap winner at Ascot, was recently sold for £ 32,000 at Tattersalls to Matthew Taylor. The winning dam Burma Sun (Rip van Winkle)'s 2nd dam is no other than the German champion Britannia, the dam of the champions Borgia and Boreal.