Maiden winners in June

29 June 2018

Maiden winners in June


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 ...

ENVIRONS (F3), GB by Dansili ex Zatsfine (Oasis Dream)
Prix de la Bibliothèque Nationale (3yo Fillies maiden, 1,700m), June 30, ParisLongchamp

Owner : Khalid Abdullah
Trainer : André Fabre
Breeder : Juddmonte Farms
Rider : Vincent Cheminaud

2nd for his 7f debut to Silent War -out of training now- then 3rd over the mile behind Stella di Camelot, exported to the USA since then, Environs (Dansili) found her day over 1,700m. Ridden outside where the going was suppisingly better, she took off early in the satright and wa snever caught back, Tropical Princess (Dabirsim) finishing well chasing her at 2 lengths.

The winner is out of Zatsfine (Oasis Dream), a daughter of Binche (Woodman) like Group winners Proviso (Dansili) and Byword (Peintre Célèbre). It is one of the best bloodlines owned by Khalid Abdullah (Juddmonte), that is in the World!

Frankel colt out of Zatsfine named Delaware is also un training with André Fabre.


BREATH OF FIRE (C3), FRA by Intello ex Breath of Love (Mutakddim)
Prix de la Grande Bibliothèque (3yo colts&geldings Maiden, 1,700m), June 30, ParisLongchamp

Owners : Écurie des Charmes, Cofinvest, Scuderia Waldeck, Mme Patrick Ades-Hazan.
Trainer : Pia Brandt
Breeder : Haras d’Étreham
Rider : Maxime Guyon

The only unraced at the start, chestnut Breath of Fire(Intello) however dashed from 3rd to 1st in the last 100 yards and left favourite Corsen (Cape Cross) three parts of a length second. The latter had finished 3rd to the promising Mer et Nuages last time out in Prix de Pontarmé (L) on this very track. 

Breath of Fire ios the 8th foal out of Breath of Love (Mutakddim) -whe also gave a Siyouni filly in 2016-, a Gr3 winner in Italy who also gave Listed-winner Bocaiuva (Teofilo), and Blast Echo (Falco), sold €42,000 at the Deauville Breeding sale in 2017. Breath of Fire cost €110,000 at Arqana October when purschased by Meridian Bloodstock.

Breath of Fire's 2nd dam Breath Taking (Nureyev) won the Prix Yacowlef (L), the Prix Miesque (Gr3) and the Prix de Meautry (Gr3), showing how precocious and fast she was.


FOLAMOUR (C3), (GB) by Intello ex Zagzig (Selkirk)
Prix Barrière du Roule (3yo Maiden, 2,100m), June 28, ParisLongchamp

Owner : Wertheimer & Frère
Trainer : André Fabre
Breeder : Wertheimer & Frère
Rider : Maxime Guyon

3rd for his debut late in March behind stablemate Solesili, then 2nd to Master of Reality, and finally beaten by Hush Writer, Folamour (Intello) found his race over ParisLongchamp's 2,100m trip. The Wertheimer & Frère homebred followed the leaders in 4th and took over early in the homestretch, leaving a green Strong and Stable (Motivator) at 1 1/2 length in second.

Folamour is the 4th foal out of Zagzig (Selkirk), a winner over 2,100m at Senonnes in her 3rd attempt, and placed a few times afterwards in big Parisian handicaps with a 78 rating. Her daughter Concertista (Nathaniel) was sold €75,000 at Arqana 2017 Summer Sale. They are siblings of Empreinte (Footstepsinthesand), a Prix du Bois (a Gr3 for early juveniles) third, but only won at Croisé-Laroche for her debut and at Le Mans over 7 furlongs. Folamour's fiull 2yo brother Slalom is also in training with André Fabre. He's still to be entered though.

Zagzig is out of Danzigaway (Danehill), herself a sister to the well renowned sire Gold Away who gave Group performers Silent Name (Sunday Silence) an Galiway (Galileo).

Main entry : Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris (Gr1)


THE GATES OF DAWN (G3), FRA by Iffraaj ex Cheap Thrills (Bertolini)
Prix Taboun (3yo Maiden, 1,100m), June 27, Maisons-Laffitte

Owners : Christopher Wright et Emily Asprey
Trainer : Freddy Head
Breeder : Stratford Place Stud
Rider : Aurélien Lemaître

Front-runner The Gates of Dawn (Iffraaj) was never really challenged by tote favourite French Pegasus (French Fifteen), whom he beat by three lengths. Both had quite some experience as it was their 8th race. The latter finished placed in two Group races last seasxon at 2, even though he's still a maiden today. He's now passed the €100,000 bar.

The Gates of Dawn, who wears blinkers, was however seen for the first time under 6 furlongs.

Tis first win is quite well-timed as the winning gelding is on Arqana catalogue for the Summer sale next week in Deauville. His dam Cheap Thrills (Bertolini) won three times, the latest in an all-weather claiming race at Southwell over 6 furlongs. She already gave a Listed-placed filly, Expensive Date (Monsieur Bond), and seven of her siblings are black-typed. including Dubai's Golden Shaeen (Gr1) winner Muarrab (Oasis Dream).

Cheap Thrills is also the dam of a 2yo Kendargent filly in training with Patrick Khozian in Provence.


WE GO (C2), FRA by No Nay Never ex Encore Merci (Danehill Dancer)
Prix Riverman (2yo C&G Maiden, 1,200m), June 27, Maisons-Laffitte

Owner : Mme Jacques Cygler
Trainer : Henri-Alex Pantall
Breeder : Aleyrion Bloodstock
Rider : Pierre-Charles Boudot

An easy win for We Go (No Nay Never) for his second trial after a debut 2nd place in May at Saint-Cloud behind Pizzicato (Dabirsim), who went on to win a Class 1 race.

He took over the front-running Kilfrush Memories (Shakespearean) about 2 furlong about and held him off to score by two lengths.

We Go was bought for €22,000 by Paul Nataf at Arqana August sale in '17. he's form No Nay Never (Scat Daddy)'s first crop. His dam Encore Merci (Danehill Dancer) won twice on minor courses before entering stud. We Go is her second foal after Eleni (Kendargent), 2nd in April at Nancy for her debut at 3yo. An Evasive filly followed them.

We Go is the grand-daughter of Thanks Again (Anabaa Blue), a Listed-winner and a sistere to Gorella (Grape Tree Road), Gr1-winner in the States after a few Gr1-placings in France.


PRIMEVAREZ (F2), IRE by Dark Angel ex Evening Frost (Invincible Spirit)
Prix Pawneese (2yo Fillies Maiden, 1,200m), June 27, Maisons-Laffitte

Owner : A. G. Kavanagh
Trainer : Fabrice Chappet
Breeder : Kildaragh Stud
Rider : Mickaëlle Michel

Third for her Chantilly debut over 1,000m and then 2nd over 1,100m in Dieppe, Primevarez (Dark Angel) made it with style over 6 furlongs, leaving a green Kiwi Kiss (Dabirsim) finish 2nd over a length behind. Kiwi Kiss had finised 2nd to one of the most impressive juvenile winners this season in France, Al Shaqab's Spirit of Brittany (Invincible Spirit).

Primevarez was paid €80,000 at Goffs last year. Her Acclamation sister was sold €12,000 at Arqana Breeding Sale last Winter after winning at Divonne for Japanese trainer in France Satoshi Koyabashi.

She's the latest foal out of Evening Frost (Invincible Spirit), winner at Tarbes for her only race at 2, and a daughter of Evening Time (Keltos), Listed-winner in Ireland form a fast and early types family who performed well in Italy.


STYLE DE VOLE (G3), FRA by Vol de Nuit ex Anowe de Jelois (Red Guest)
Prix Fourire (Unraced 3yos, 2,100m), June 25, Saint-Cloud

Owner : Yannick Fouin
Trainer : Yannick Fouin
Breeder : Michel Guillois et Reynald Jeanne
Rider : Stéphane Pasquier

Very easy win for the grey gelding Style de Vole (Vol de Nuit), who went from last to first in a few strides and put the field to rest 5 lengths behind by the time he flashed by the post. Fast ahead, Conversation (Poliglote) finished 2nd in front of the early leader Always Gold (New Approach).

Style de Vole was bred by Michel Guillois and Mrs Jeanne, while his dam Anowe de Jelois (Red Guest) was bred by Michel Guillois and Roger Jean.

Trained by Yann Porzier, the mlare won three times at Auteuil over hurdles and chasing, a last time in a claimer. Style de Vole is her second foal after a 4yo Kapgarde colt who hasn't raced yetThen came a Kapgarde filly then a Great Pretender filly.

Anowe de Jellois's dam Anowa (Lost World) alsowon her final race, hurdling at Auteuil, but that was her onloy win. she was claimed that day by Camille Garnier, who raced her offspring. As it happens, one of her foals, Kouros Jellois (Hannouma), is a black-type performer as he finished 3rd in a Prix Greffulhe (Gr2) contested by... 3 horses since Epicuris was declared a non runner behind the stalls that day.

RED ADDICTION (F3), (IRE) by Dark Angel ex Espirita (Iffraaj)
Prix Soleil (Unraced 3yos, 1,600m), June 20, Maisons-Laffitte

Owner : Succession de Moratalla
Trainer : Mikel Delzangles
Breeders : Écurie Salabi et Philippe Druon
Rider : Cristian Demuro

Non runner with a vet certificate in April at ParisLongchamp, Red Addiction (Dark Angel) waited two months to start over on Maisons-Laffitte's straight course. Fast ahead by the stands rail, the Mikel Delzangles-trained filly just resisted to Miss Aiglonne (Dawn Approach), betaen a nose 2 1/2 lentghs ahead of 3rd-placed Star of Valour (Invincible Spirit)

Red Addiction was sold €215,000 to Broadhurst Agency (Laurent Benoît) at the Arqana August 2016 sale. Her dam Espirita (Iffraaj) won the Prix des Réservoirs (Gr3) at 2 but never showed that form again at 3. she's from the amazing family of Colorspin, like Kayf Tara, ZeeZee Top, Opera House, etc.

At stud, Espirita first gave two sons of Shamardal including 4yo Plein Soleil, a recent handicap beginner, and still a maiden gelding. After Red Addiction, she gave an Australia filly not in training yet and a Siyouni colt.


SIMPLY STRIKING (C2), FRA by Kheleyf ex Reech Band (Choisir)
Prix Prince Bio (Unraced 2yo colts and geldings, 1,100m), June 16, Maisons-Laffitte

Owner : Écurie Mandora Racing et Ahmed Mouknass
Trainer : Maurice Delcher-Sanchez
Breeder : Patrick de Watrigant
Rider : Stéphane Pasquier

Last early on, Simply Striking (Kheleyf) came by nicely and won decisively, leaving the front-running Jungle Speed (Bungle) 2nd at 3 lengths. The Maurice Delcher-Sanchez colt was bought €62,000 at the yearling Osarus sale by MAB Agency (Marc-Antoine Berghgracht). his brother by Siyouni mad the news at the Aerqana breeze-up sales when sold €650,000. Trained by Jean-Claude Rouget for Shadwell Stud, Hamdan Al Maktoum's breeding operation, the colt won for his debuts and was Listed-placed afterwards.

Their dam Reech Band (Choisir), third in the Prix Amandine (L) over 7f, belongs to the family of Fran’s Valetine (Saros), a Gr1-winner also in the pedigree of 2st class horses such as With Anticipation (Relaunch) and With Fascination (Dayjur).

Main entries : Prix du Bois (Gr3)


RÉPONSE EXACTE (F2), FRA by Rajsaman ex Barmaid (Cape Cross)
Prix Rose Royale (Unraced 2yo Fillies, 1,100m), June 16, Maisons-Laffitte

Owner : Catherine Hassett
Trainer : Gina Rarick
Breeder : Elisabeth et Sylvain Vidal
Rider : Mickaël Barzalona

Easy win for Réponse Exacte (Rajsaman) as the Gina Rarick-trained filly won by 2 1/2 lengths after showing the way for most of the 5 1/2f dash. She easily held off Survoltée (Helmet) and went off again under Mickaël Barzalona's urge to win very convincingly.

She cost €85,000 € at the latest Arqana breeze up sale when purchased by David Redvers. It was the filly's 3rd visit on the Deauville ring as she was first sold as a weanling for €4,000 there, then €50,000 € as a yearling, when Margaret O’Toole bought her for irish pinhookers Church Farm & Horse Park Stud, who prepared her well since she stayed only one month at Gina Rarick's stable at Maisons-Laffitte and scored beautifully!

Her dam Barmaid (Cape cross), a winner on Pau's all weather track over 1,500m, also gave a Le Havre colt. Réponse Exacte is Barmaid's 3rd foal and her 2nd winner to date after Pouvoir Magique (Le Havre), winner of three races in Britain.


PRAXIAS (C2), (IRE) by Iffraaj ex Pearl Earrine (Kaldounevees)
Prix Chapeau Rouge (Unraced 2yo colts and geldings, 1,400m), June 15, Saint-Cloud

Owner : Stilvi Compania Financeria
Trainer : Carlos Laffon-Parias
Breeder : Stilvi Compania Financeria
Rider : Pierre-Charles Boudot

Praxias (Iffraaj) waited close to the pace and made a difference in the last 200 yards by taking two lengths on Tulfarris (Zoffany), ridden more aggreviley despite his 14 draw wide outside. Chevalier Cathare (Sea the Moon) finished well in 4th in front of the front-running Evasive Night (Evasive).

Consigned by Haras d’Angeville at Arqana August 2017 yearliong sales, Praxias didn't reach €30,000 that day. His 3yo unraced Exceed and Excel sister is booked for Arqana Summer sale. Both are siblings to Topaze Blanche (Zamindar), a Prix Marcel Boussac (Gr1)-2nd to Silasol. It is the same family than the late dual-purpose sire Voix du Nord (Perrault).


PURE ZEN (F2), FRA by Zoffany ex Dolce Attesa (Dr Fong)
Prix Allée d’Amour (Unraced 2yop Fillies, 1,400m), June 15, Saint-Cloud

Owner : Scuderia Micolo
Trainer : Myriam Bollack-Badel
Breeder : Scuderia Micolo
Rider : Alexis Badel

After joining Sakura Zensen (Planteur) in the lead entering the bend, Pure Zen (Zoffany) took over in the last two furlongs and then resisted Catch Beach (Rip Van Winkle), only beaten a neck. Olendon (Le Havre) did well in 4th.

Third foal out of Italian winner Dolce Attesa (Dr Fong), Pure Zen was withdrawn at the Arqana October sale, when consigned by Haras de Grandcamp (Éric Lhermite). Her 2nd dam is USA-bred Lady Gin (Ballado), a Listed winner stateside. It is the family of 2017 Kentucky Derby (Gr1) 3rd Battle of Midway (Smart Strike), also a winner of the Breeders’Cup Dirt Mile (Gr1) last year at Del Mar.


LIGNE D’OR (F3), (GB) by Dansili ex Louve Nationale (Galileo)
Prix Helissio (Unraced 3yos, 2,400m), June 15, Saint-Cloud

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

Ligne d’Or (Dansili) cantered home over this 1 1/2 mile affair for late maturing colts and fillies.

Bred by the Wildensteins in Britain but eligible to French premiums, Ligne d’Or is the latest heiress of a regal family managed by the Wildensteins. Her dam Louve Nationale (Galileo) won only once but she's a full sister to Prix de Flore (Gr3)-winner Lil’Wing (Galileo), and a siuster to Gr1 performer Loup Breton (Anabaa). Their 2nd dam is Louveterie (Nureyev), dam of Gr1 winners Loup Sauvage (Riverman) and Loup Solitaire (Lear Fan).

Ligne d’Or's Oasis Dream brother however only made €75,000 € at Arqana October sale, when bought by trainer Carina Fey. A Lope de Vega colt follows.


BAILEYS COQUETTE (F2), FRA by Elusive City ex Jolie et Belle (Oratorio)
Prix du Bassin parisien (2yos maiden, 1,400m), June 14, ParisLongchamp

Owner : G. R. Bailey Ltd
Trainer : Jean-Vincent Toux
Breeder : Haras des Trois Chapelles
Rider : Aurélien Lemaître

Baileys Coquette (Elusive City) opened her account in her last stride, beating the unraced Gally Jem (Acclamation) by a short head while rthe leading Morning Basma (Born to Sea) had to oblige in 3rd.

Baileys Coquette ran only 13 days earlier at Maisons-Laffitte over the same 7 furlongs trip but her closing styme wouldn't do on the tight left hand course favoring the front runners. She finished 4th, three lmengths behind the winning Zorro Cass.

Baileys Coquette is trained in Normandy by Jean-Vincent Toux foir the Baileys Stable, who also bred the filly at the Haras des Trois Chapelles, near Deauville. The filly has been catalogued by Arqana last October but she failed to show up at the sales. She's a sister to Alfieri (Naaqoos), a winner of 7 races. Their dam Jolie et Belle (Oratorio) never raced. She went to stud for her good looks (Jolie et belle means "pretty and beautiful") and moreover her fine bloodline as a sister to Italian Listed-winner Golden Honor (Hero’s Honor) whose 2nd dam is the sprinting mare Parioli (Bold Bidder), 3rd in the Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp (Gr1).


ROMANCE D’AMOUR (F3), (IRE) by Kendargent ex Regina Mundi (Montjeu)
Prix Gyges (Unraced 3yos, 2,100m), June 11, Maisons-Laffitte

Owner : Waltraut Spanner
Trainer : Ludovic Gadbin
Breeder : San Paolo Agri-Stud
Rider : Mickaël Barzalona

Always well placed, Romance d’Amour (Kendargent) took over early in the straight, on the bit, and she was never chazllenged to score by 3 1/2 lengths. 

Romance d’Amour was sold yearling for €70,000 at Arqana in October 2016 to European Bloodstock Management. She's the first foal out of Italian Listed-placed Regina Mundi (Montjeu), who raced mostly over ten furlongs at least.

Romance d'Amour's brother by Acclamation was sold last Winter at Arqana as a weanling to Paul Nataf for €75,000.

Her family has got lots of speed as sprinting brothers Patavellian and Avonbridge, both winners of the Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp (Gr1) over 5 furlongs, had a 3rd dam who's also Romance's 4th dam...


NEW LOOK (C3), FRA by Style Vendôme ex Tara’s Force (Acclamation)
Prix de l’Opéra Comique (3C&G Maiden, 1,600m), June 10, ParisLongchamp

Owners : Ottavia Roffi-Urano et Ecurie des Charmes
Trainer : Nicolas Clément
Breeder : Framont Ltd
Rider : Stéphane Pasquier

Third twice at Chantilly at 2, narrowly beaten on his second appearance, New Look (Style Vendôme) started his second campaign with a promising 6th place at Saint-Cloud, finishing well after taking some time to reach his momentum. Third entering the last straight this time, he came along two furlongs out and won pretty easily, without managing to shake off his main rival Khochenko (Pastoral Pursuits), a good second at half a length in front of Latinius (Kouroun) while Yaalail (Intello) finished like a train only to miss third place.

New Look is in the Arqana Summer Sale. Consigned by la Motteraye Consignment in 2016, he was sold €135,000 as a yearling to Meridian International (Ghislain Bozo). He's the brother to Listed-winner Charm Appeal (Canford Cliffs).

A 2017 Brazen Beau colt follows.


SACCHAROSE (F3), (GB) by Exceed and Excel ex Spinacre (Verglas)
Prix de Trévise (3yo Fillies Maiden, 1,600m), June 10, ParisLongchamp

Owners : Écurie Loick Fouchet, écurie des Monceaux, Laurent Dassault
Trainer : Pia Brandt
Breeder : Lordship Stud
Rider : Mickaël Barzalona

A pleasing 3rd for her debut behind Galouska, who didn't impress afterwards, and Hallucinante, recent 3rd in a Maisons-Laffitte maiden, Saccharose (Exceed and Excel) took her time but eventually prevailed here, beating the beginner Tropical Princess (Dabirsim), who took the lead at the open stretch in the inside.

Saccharose is Spinacre (Verglas)'s first foal. She was bred by the mare's last racing owner Lordship Stud, after she'd won a Listed at 2 in Ireland for trainer Kevin Prendergast, and the 3rd at 3 in the Prix Imprudence (Gr3), a Frencg Guineas trial, with Pascal Bary. She didin't win after that though.

After Saccharose, sold €270,000 at Arqana to Meridian International (Ghislain Bozo), her Sea the Stars sister, named Krunch, wazs sold €310,000 to Prime Equestrian and is now in training with Xavier Thomas-Demeaulte. A Lope de Vega colt was born after that.


BOULEVARD (C3), IRE by Galileo ex Walzerkoenigin (Kingmambo)
Prix du Marché aux Fleurs (3yo C&G Maiden race, 2,400m), June 2, ParisLongchamp

Owner : Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier & Michael Tabor.
Trainer : André Fabre
Breeder : Gestut Schlenderhan
Rider : Pierre-Charles Boudot

A progressive type with a progressive trip, Boulevard (Galileo) opened his account for his 3rd outing, a second this season. He started last year with a 2nd place to Al Adaid, who was due ti race in the QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club. This time, he waqs too good for the leader of the race, N’Golo (Galileo), who lost the 2nd place next to the post, beaten by a good finishing Replay (French Fifteen).

Boulevard was bred by Gestut Schlenderhanin Ireland, where is sire Galileo is also located.

Gr1 placed in the States, his dam Walzerkoenigin (Kingmambo) already gave Wienerwalzer (Dynaformer), a dual Gr1-winner in Germany, and Walzertakt (Montjeu), a sire located in France at the Haras de la Croix Sonnet.

Main entries : QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club (Gr1), Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris (Gr1).


ALEEN (F3-MAIN PICTURE), FRA by Mastercraftsman ex Apulia (Street Cry)
Prix de l’Allée des Cygnes (3F Maiden race, 2,400m), June 2, ParisLongchamp

Owners : Ecurie des Charmes & Meridian International
Trainer :  Henri-François Devin
Breeder : Dunmore Stud
Rider : Alexis Badel

A slosly run race with Dalma (Dubawi) leading the field to a stall. A closer finally got the last word though as Aleen (Mastercraftsman) finally prevaiuled although stopping when hitting the front, beating Impertinente (Redoute’s Choice), always behind the leaders after a long struggle.

Aleen was 5th for her debuts over 2,100 metres then 4th over 10 furlongs, but the longer distance certainly helped.

She's a daughter of Apulia (Street Cry), and also her first winner to dat, and was  bought €30,000 at the Arqana yearling sales, when consigned by Haras de l’Hotellerie.


ZORRO CASS (C2), FRA by Elusive City ex Moonlignt Cass (Danehill Dancer)
Prix Reine du Chant (2yo Maiden race, 1,400m), June 1st, Maisons-Laffitte

Owner : Theresa Marnane
Trainer : Matthieu Palussière
Breeder : Arunas Cicenas
Rider : Antoine Hamelin

Great final in thos one-bend 7 furlong race between the leading Altropasso (Helmet), trained by Attila Giorgi, and the eventual winner Zorro Cass (Elusive City), who showed a tiny little more resolve today. Owned by Theresaz Marnane, whose husband Con Marnane took the colt out of the Tattersalls breeze up only a month before. Zorro Cass began his carrer onbly twwo weeks later when 3rd behind two stablemates.

Before Zorro Cass, his dam Moonlight Cass (Danehill Dancer) gave Indy Cass (Elusive City), 2nd in Prix Aymeri de Mauléon (L) for his comeback at 3 at Toulouse. She is alsio out of Moon Drop (Dominion), mother of 10 winners, including at the Group level at 2, after getting placed in Listed events too.