Hedouville: In Swoop takes over from now

13 May 2021

In Swoop gagne le Hedouville 21

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May 13, ParisLongchamp Racecourse (Paris). - Second to Sottsass in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Gr1) last year, the German Derby-winner In Swoop (Adlerflug) failed to hold off Sublimis (Shamardal) for his comeback this season in the Prix Lord Seymour (L). His defeater had the edge because he had already made his seasonal bow and benefitted from a 3lbs penalty his rival had to deal with. They had to square off in the Prix d’Hédouville (Gr3), again over 1m4f, at level weights and this time, In Swoop was never really threatened by Sublimis, who had to fight hard to keep the third place. In Swoop, who'd never won a Group race on French soil before, took the lead about one out and stayed on, beating a great The Good Man (Manduro), who never tackled such opposition and finished a brave second for Capt. Adrian Pratt, Sublimis beating Influx (Golden Horn), who never faded after he led the field, by a short neck.

It is another step towards the Arc for the Von Ullmann Family and Gestüt Schlenderhan colt. There are many others to take before the first Sunday in October.

In Swoop is the 8th foal out of Iota (Tiger Hill), a German Oaks (Gr1) winner in 2005, also the dam of Ito (Adlerflug), a Group 1 winner in his home Germany.