May maiden winners

30 May 2021

Timour gagne son maiden à Saint-Cloud


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 ...


BLACK LIVES MATTER (c2), FRA by Panis ex Magic Potion (Divine Light)

Prix du Bassin Parisien (Maiden 2-year-olds, 1,300m/6.5f), May 30, ParisLongchamp

  • Owner: Patrick Barbe
  • Trainer: Satoshi Kobayashi
  • Breeders: F. Ehlinger & C. Ehlinger
  • Rider: Gregory Benoist

Seventh for his debut with an apprentice, running very green at Chantilly, Black Lives Matter (Panis) this time started well and went by the front-runner to finally fight off Panama City (Iffraaj), who got beaten by a neck after seeming to take the lead. The favourite Scottish Anthem (Lope de Vega), a beginner supplemented byAndré Fabre for Godolphin, ran the way Black Lives Matter had run at Chantilly ...

The winner is out of Magic Potion (Divine Light), who also raced for bloodstock agent Patrick Barbe and finished 2nd at 2 in the Prix La Flèche (L) for the same trainer. Consigned by Haras des Faunes for breeders Christine & Frédéric Ehlinger, who had bought the mare for €18,000 at Deauville and sold her € 8,000 in February 2020, the winning colt was sold to Patrick Barbe at Arqana in between for €7,500  as Blackmagic.

Black Lives Matter's 3rd dam is no else than the champion filly Magic Night, second in the Arc and the Diane, also winner of the Vermeille.

The two latest foals out of Magic Potion are a Born To Sea and an Ectot fillies.


DARZAN (g3), FRA par Le Havre ex Darkazinia (Arch)

Prix Pot au Feu (Unraced 3-year-old Colts & geldings, 2,400m/1m4f), May 26, Saint-Cloud

  • Owner: Princess Zahra Aga Khan

  • Trainer: Mikel Delzangles

  • Breeder: Princess Zahra Aga Khan

  • Jockey : Christophe Soumillon


Darzan (Le Havre), trained by Mikel Delzangles at Chantilly, was very professional for his debut. Ridden in the rear, he came by in the middle of the back straight. Christophe Soumillon got him to work in the last bend and he was in full gear coming into the last straight. Mistercom (Pomellato) went by the stands' side rail and looked as if he would beat Darzan but the latter finally found an extra gear and hit the wire at full speed, giving his breeder-owner Princess Zahra Aga Khan her first win in 2021.

Darzan is the second foal out of the unraced Darkazinia (Arch), who gave her first foal with the maiden Darkot (Wootton Bassett). a younger Pivotal colt is in training with Francis-Henri Graffard. Darzan's 2nd dam, Darkara (Haling), was trained by Alain de Royer Dupré and won her first race over 15 furlongs and won a Listed race over 1m4f.


FOREVER BE GB (f3), FRA by Dubawi ex Nature Spirits (Beat Hollow)

Prix Timandra (Unraced 3-year-old Fillies, 2,400m/1m4f), May 26, Saint-Cloud

  • Owner: Succession S. Niarchos

  • Trainer: Pascal Bary

  • Breeder: Succession S. Niarchos

  • Rider: Stéphane Pasquier

After a fine start aboard Forever Be (Dubawi), Stéphane Pasquier was happy to let Bright Star (Intello), whose dam is a sister to Bright Sky, take the lead. Only pushed ahead in the last straight, the filly keeping off Galima (Galileo) after that.

Trained for the same breeder-owner by Dominique Sépulchre, Nature Spirits (Beat Hollow), Forever Be's dam, won her Listed Race for her very last race, on July 4th 2011, in the Derby l’Ouest against the colts.

The Niarchos have raced her first foal, Nature’s Order (Dansili). The 2nd foal, however, was sold as a yearling at Tattersalls. It was a Dubawi colt bought for £2.1m by John Ferguson. Named Ghostwatch, he's won a Listed. Forever Be is Nature Spirit's 3rd foal and a full sister to Ghostwatch.


WHITE WHISKY (g3), FRA by Kodiac ex Mambo Light (Kingmambo)

Prix du Musée Rodin (Unraced 3-year-old Colts & Geldings, 1,600m/1m), May 20, ParisLongchamp

  • Owner: Rashit Shaykhutdinov
  • Trainer: Fabrice Chappet
  • Breeder: Rashit Shaykhutdinov
  • Rider: Ebbe Verhestraeten

White Whisky (Kodiac) came by in the latter stages and spriçnted away in the last furlong, beating the front-runner Cheese (French Fifteen) and Val Bassett (Wootton Bassett), who came back from nowhere.

White Whisky is a sister to Frankel Light (Frankel), a Prix La Sorellina (L) winner at La Teste-de-Buch. Their dam Mambo Light (Kingmambo) was raced in Germany at the top level and also gave Le Juge (Dansili), multiple Listed-placed.

Mambo Light's offspring went on an auction ring 12 times in total. Le Juge was sold for €850,000 at Deauville, for example. Fearless Warrior (Sea The Stars) made £340,000 at the Craven Sales. Finally, Frankel Light and her dam were both sold at Deauville as BBA Ireland paid  €725,000 for the latter, while Frankel Light became the session's top price at €1.3m, when sold to Charles Gordon-Watson.


SIYAZANN (c3), FRA by Golden Horn ex Siyenica (Azamour)

Prix de Viroflay (Maiden 3-year-old Colts & geldings, 2,000m/1m2f), May 20, ParisLongchamp

  • Owner: HH Aga Khan
  • Trainer: Alain de Royer Dupré
  • Breeder: Aga Khan Studs
  • Rider: Christophe Soumillon

Third for her debut at Saint-Cloud, Siyazann (Golden Horn) is a brother to Siyarafina (Pivotal), a Prix Saint-Alary (Gr1) winner in 2019. He beats Hayedo (Sea the Moon) more easily than what shows on paper.

Siyazann is the 4th foal out of Siyenica (Azamour). All 4 are winners already and she gave an Almanzor colt last year. Siyarafina is the best in the family and went to stud after her Prix de Diane 6th place.

Siyenica also had run the Saint-Alary, without success, and even at Royal Ascot, but she won a Listed race at Chantilly before being placed in the Prix Lieurey (Gr3) and Daniel Wildenstein (Gr2).

It is a very good family, as Siyenica is a sister to the great sire Siyouni (Pivotal).


KHALIDIYA (f3), FRA by Oasis Dream ex Kataniya (Raven’s Pass)

Prix de Verneuil (Maiden 3-year-old Fillies, 2,000m), May 20, ParisLongchamp

  • Owner: HH Aga Khan
  • Trainer: Alain de Royer Dupré
  • Breeder: S.A. Aga Khan
  • Rider: Christophe Soumillon

Second to subsequent Prix de la Seine (L) winner Burgarita, Khalidiya (Oasis Dream) travelled in 4th and came handily to take the lead two out. Her rider Christophe Soumillon kept her going ahead of a fast-finishing Jannah Flower (Olympic Glory), who'd also finished second for her debut last time out.

The winner's dam Kataniya (Raven’s Pass) won the Prix de Royaumont (Gr3, now Gr2 over 1m4f) and finished 2nd in the Prix de Malleret (Gr2) over 1m4f.

She herself is a sister to Katiyra (Peintre Célèbre), an Epsom Oaks and Prix de l'Opéra (Gr1) 3rd, sold to BBA Ireland for € 70,000 at Goffs.

Khalidiya is the first foal out of Kataniya to run. she also gave a Lope de Vega colt in 2020.


DOLIA (f3), FRA by Invincible Spirit ex Dolniya (Azamour)

Prix de la Michodière (Unraced 3-year-old Fillies, 1,600m/1M), May 20, ParisLongchamp

  • Owner: HH Aga Khan
  • Trainer: Alain de Royer Dupré
  • Breeder: S.A. Aga Khan
  • Rider: Christophe Soumillon

A good day for the Aga Khan as Dolia (Invincible Spirit) prevailed in this hot beginners' race. A resolute Dolia followed La Fiamma (War Front) and took over in the last strides. However, the winner is not in the Prix de Diane.

Dolniya (Azamour), her dam, is an international champion: she won the Prix de Malleret (Gr2) and the Dubai Sheema Classic (Gr1), also finishing 2nd in the Coronation Cup (Gr1) at Epsom.

It is not a precocious family as Dolia's sibling Dilawar (Dubawi) won first time out at Strasbourg only two weeks earlier. Dolayli (Siyouni), now 2, and the Kingman yearling filly follow at stud.

A few of Dolniya's siblings were sold at auction, such as Dalkeya (Exceed and Excel), sold for €250 000 to Haras de Montfort et Preaux at the 2019 Deauville breeding sale.


NIRLIIT (c2), FRA by Iffraaj ex Llanita (Rock of Gibraltar)

Prix Hunyade (Unraced 2-year-old colts & geldings, 1,200m6f), May 18, Saint-Cloud

  • Owners: Ecurie La Vallée Martigny Earl, Fabrice Vermeulen, Ecurie De Pradel
  • Trainer: Fabrice Vermeulen
  • Breeder: Ecurie La Vallée Martigny Earl
  • Rider: Mickaël Barzalona

An easy win for his debut as Nirliit (Iffraaj) prevails in a maiden previously won by Go Athletico, We Go and Dice Roll. He wins by half a length over Green Fly (Frankel), but didn't seem to be really challenged.

Nirliit is out of the precocious Llanita (Rock of Gibraltar), a Listed-placed at 2 in the Prix Six Perfections at Deauville. She didn't run at 3 and went to stud where she foaled Almeida (Temple City), a consistent performer at 3 trained by Fabrice Vermeulen, like her younger sibling. Llanita is a sister to Gr2-placed Childa (Duke of Marmalade), a Prix du Conseil de Paris 3rd. This fine bloodline wasn't quite fancied at the 2014 October yearling sales at Deauville, where she was unsold at €100,000.


ZELLIE (f2), FRA by Wootton Bassett ex Sarai (Nathaniel)

Prix Belle II (Unraced 2-year-old Fillies, 1,200m/6f), May 18, Saint-Cloud

  • Owners: Lavinia Fabre, Herald Bloodstock Ltd, Hubert Guy, Gael Lhermite
  • Trainer: André Fabre
  • Breeder: Charles Barel
  • Rider: Hugo Besnier

They went along the stands' side after the only turn in this 6-furlong race and that proved to be the best option for Zellie (Wootton Bassett), who took an edge in the last stride over Girl Gone Wild (Showcasing), who switched legs a few times in a deep ground by the post. The 2021 Poule d’Essai winner Coeursamba (The Wow Signal) finished 3rd in this race last year.

The trainer's daughter Lavinia Fabre's colours were showing up for the first time ever.

The colts took 1’20’’78 to complete the trip while the fillies went in 1’20’’25.

Zellie is out of Sarai (Nathaniel), a filly who didn't race much and to no avail. Yet she was sent to best sires as a sister to the black-type performers Special Meaning (Mount Nelson), Major Rythm (Rythm) and moreover Speciosa (Danehill Dancer), the 2006 One Thousand Guineas winner.

Sarai's first foal, by Free Eagle, is unraced. Zellie went on the ring as a weanling when sold to Bloodstock Management Service for € 140,000 and then unsold at the same price later on.


ALTER ADLER (c3), GER by Adlerflug ex Artemisia (Peintre Célèbre)

Prix de l’Etang de l’Epine (Maiden 3-year-old colts & geldings, 2,400m/1m4f), May 17, Chantilly

  • Owner: Stall Niza
  • Trainer: Waldemar Hickst
  • Breeder: Jürgen Imm
  • Rider: Cristian Demuro

A seemingly genetic inclination towards softer grounds might have worked in favour of Alter Adler (Adlerflung) on this rainy week in Chantilly. The German-bred colt really extended his lead in the last strides to beat the supplemented Kertez (Intello). It was his third attempt after two placings in Deauville and Chantilly in April.

Bred by Jürgen Imm, whose products regularly run in France, Alter Adler's dam Artemisia (Peintre Célèbre) was a Gr2-performer in Germany (Diana-Trial at Hoppegarten). Her own dam Antique Rose (Desert King) was bred in Germany but was sold at Arqana in December 2014, for €14,000 to FBA (Jean-Pierre Deroubaix). Alter Adler's uncle Amarillo (Holy Roman Emperor) is a Group1-placed performer who sired in France at the Haras du Thenney between 2016 and 2018.


LADY LAURA (f3), FRA by Holy Roman Emperor ex Laura (Montjeu)

Prix de la Patte d’oie (Maiden 3-year-old fillies, 2,400m/1m4f), May 17, Chantilly

  • Owner: Gestut Ittligen
  • Trainer: Waldemar Hickst
  • Breeder: Gestut Ittligen/Haras des Monceaux
  • Rider: Mickaël Barzalona

Another German breeder signs off with a win today at Chantilly with the French-bred Lady Laura (Holy Roman Emperor), who easily defeated her lot here, including Tayberry (Oasis Dream), whom she left at 2.5 lengths. After her debut over the mile, which she must have found too short for her, Lady finished second over 1m1/2. It seems that this is more her kind of trip.

Waldemar Hickst also trained her dam, Laura (Montjeu), a winner over the same course and distance. She went to stud in 2015, gave Laurouni (Siyouni), sold for €25,000 to Moanmore Stables LTD and then unsold at £30,000 at Newmarket the following year. He ran first in Ireland but is now racing in France. Third over a long distance in early May, he could go jumping soon.

Lady Laura's 2nd dam Laurencia (Shirley Heights) gave a few Group performers such as Lauro (Monsun), a Gr2-winner and a Gr1-placed. Her 3rd dam Laurea gave the champion Lando and Laroche, two German Derby winners.


MIRAMAR (f2), (GB) by Profitable ex Via Lattea (Teofilo)
Prix Royal Hampton (Maiden 2-year-olds, 1,200m/6f), May 14, Saint-Cloud
Owners: Patrick Madar, Carlos & Yann Lerner, Marc Leonetti, Serge Assous, Écurie JML Racing
Trainer: Carlos & Yann Lerner
Breeder: Haras du Mézeray
Rider: Eddy Hardouin

Second in both her races so far, over 5 furlongs at Chantilly, Miramar (Profitable) got the best trip here with her 1 draw, on this left-hand course. She came by the leaders early in the last straight and looked to have the race well in control until Hot Queen (Recorder) pushed her all the way to the post and finished second at one length. They had first met for their common debut at Chantilly and that day, Hot Queen had ended up 5th to the impressive Diablotine, over 4 lengths behind Miramar.

Miramar was sold as a yearling for €82,000 by her breeder Haras du Mézeray to her trainers and co-owners, Carlos and Yann Lerner. In November, her gelded unraced 3-year-old brother by No Nay Never was sold for €1,000 at Deauville. It is an interesting family, though, if one goes back a bit in her pedigree as classic performers such as Soldier of Fortune and Sholokhov appear there …


DIZZY BIZU (F2), (IRE) by Caravaggio ex Izzy Bizu (Kodiac)

Prix de la Mère Marie (Unraced 2-year-old Fillies, 1,000m/5f), May 11, Chantilly

  • Owner: Peter David Savill

  • Trainer: Stéphane Wattel

  • Breeder: Peter David Savill

  • Rider: Théo Bachelot

She was the quieter filly to go down to the start and that proved to be a decisive asset all the way back to the winners' enclosure! Dizzy Bizu (Caravaggio) stood by the rail and stayed on to beat the supplemented Hopefuly Melody (Havana Gold), who challenged here relentlessly. After Perfect Colour (Ultra), second at Chantilly for her debut, Dizzy Bizu was the second 2-year-old runner trained by Stéphane Wattel this term. She scored in just 59''99 over the straight 5-furlong trip.

Dizzy Bizu's pedigree is full of speed. Her sire Caravaggio won Phoenix Stakes (Gr1) at 2 and the Commonwealth Cup (Gr1) at 3, both over 6 furlongs. The winner's dam Izzy Bizu (Kodiac) was trained by Mark Johnston and won the Prix Six Perfections (L) at 2 in 2017. The same year, she was sold for  € 290,000 at Goffs. Dizzy Bizu is her first foal.


CONDRIEU (c2), by Ardad ex Commute (Rail Link)

Prix du Coq Chantant (Unraced 2-year-old colts and geldings, 1,000m/5f), May 11, Chantilly

  • Owners: Marie-Joelle Goetschy & Maurice Lagasse

  • Trainer: Yann Barberot

  • Breeder: Gestut Zur Kuste AG

  • Rider: Christophe Soumillon

Four youngsters followed Dubai Memories (Recorder) and Star of Cecca (War Command) by the stands' rail.

 Christophe Soumillon took Condrieu (Ardad) out of Dubai Memories' trail about halfway and gave him a couple of reminders before the Yann Barberot-trained juvenile took off to score his first win. He finally left the front-running Dubai Memories, ridden by the apprentice Ebbe Verhestraeten, two lengths behind in second place.

They ran almost 2 seconds slower than the fillies: 1’01”59.

Yann Barberot also trains Charlesquint (Showcasing), Condrieu's sibling. Both were bred by Gestut Zur Kuste, but their dam Commute (Rail Link)is a pure Juddmonte Farms mare. Fifth in the Prix Minerve (Gr3) in 2013, she was then sold to Marie-Joelle Goetschy.


HARCANVILLE (f3), FRA by Le Havre ex Hallotière (Hurricane Run)

Prix Producer (Unraced 3-year-old Fillies, 2,100m/10.5f), May 10, Saint-Cloud

  • Owner: Gérard Augustin-Normand

  • Trainer: Pascal Bary

  • Breeder: Franklin Finance

  • Rider: Cristian Demuro

To win this beginners' race from pillar to post, like Motazeen minutes earlier, the chestnut filly Harcanville (Le Havre) had to work a bit harder. In factn, the front-runner did not manage to get quite rid of the rivals and she won by a mere 1.5 length, beating Galactica (Dabirsim), who had to make her move wide and was brave enough to keep the pressure on the winner all the way. She beats by half a length Zarnava (Le Havre), always well positioned behind the leaders, and Mary Rose (Nathaniel), a good fourth less than a length behind.

Bred by Franklin Finance, that is her owner Gérard Augustin-Normand's breeding organisation, Harcanville is out of Hallotière (Hurricane Run), who ran nine times and won once, what would be her last race ever, at Le Mans over 2,300m, or 11.5 furlongs. Since then, she's also foald another Le Havre filly, then an Anodin filly and a colt by Dabirsim born in 2021.

Harcanville is in the Saxon Warrior Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary (Gr1), the Prix de Diane Longines (Gr1) and the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Gr1).


MOTAZZEN (c3), IRE by Dubawi ex Yaazy (Teofilo)

Prix Mississipian (Unraced 3-year-old Colts & geldings, 2,100m/10.5f), May 10, Saint-Cloud

  • Owner: Shadwell France

  • Trainer: Jean-Claude Rouget

  • Breeder: Shadwell Estate

  • Rider: Cristian Demuro

Four and a half lengths was the final margin between the leader and winner Motazeen (Dubawi) and the rest of the field. After a long acceleration in the last 500m, he left there his two best rivals, Larchamp (Wootton Bassett) by the rail and Shiyrvann (Kingman), who had travelled in third and finished 2 further lengths behind. The fourth-placed Small Fires (Dabirsim) finished well by the rail, only a shot-head short of his place on the podium.

Motazeen is the second foal out of Yaazy (Teofilo), a winner of the Prix Joubert (L) when trained by John Hammond over 1m4f at Saint-Cloud at 3. She'd previously finished third in the Prix de Malleret (Gr2) for her second outing only. Yaazy is a sister to Matterhorn (Raven’s Pass), a Gr1 winner in Dubai. It is also the family of multiple Gr1 winning miler Ribchester (Iffraaj).

Yaazy has also had a Sea the Stars filly in 2019.

Motazeen is not entered in any classic.


GOLDISTYLE (f3), (IRE) by Dubawi ex Goldikova (Anabaa)

€27,000 Prix de la Prairie (Maiden 3-year-old Fillies, 1,600m/1m) May 7, Chantilly

  • Owner: Wertheimer et Frère (Irish-born, French-bred, Prizemoney : €13,500 + Frenchbred : 90% of 60% Owners' Premiums = €7,290)
  • Trainer: Carlos Laffon Parias
  • Breeder: Wertheimer et Frère (Irish-born, Frenchbred, 8.5% of prizemoney + Premiums = €1,767)
  • Rider: Maxime Guyon

Two very well-bred fillies clashed here with Goldikova's Goldistyle (Dubawi) facing Stacelita's Sentimental Mambo (Deep Impact). The latter led the former, who finally took a head after a 2 furlongs dogfight between them. It was the winner's second run. 

At stud, Goldikova, who died in January, met three sires. Galileo gave her 5 foals, including Terrakova, winner of three races including the Prix Cléopâtre (Gr3), also 3rd in the 2017 Prix de Diane (Gr1) 2017. Dubawi sired her once, like Intello, also bred by the Wertheimers.

Goldistyle is in the Emirates Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (May 16), the Saxon Warrior Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary (May 24) and the Prix de Diane Longines (June 20).


OCEAN (c3), FRA by Exosphere ex Tevara (Compton Place)

€27,000 Prix du Bois Renard (Maiden 3-year-old Colts & geldings, 1,600m/1m) May 7, Chantilly

  • Owner: Trois Mille (Prizemoney : €13,500 + Frenchbred : 90% of 60% Owners' Premiums = €7,290)
  • Trainer: Stéphane Cérulis
  • Breeders: EARL Haras du Logis & Julian Ince (Frenchbred = 8.5% of Prizemoney + Premiums + 50% French-based sire = €2,702)
  • Rider: Aurélien Lemaitre

Ocean (Exosphere) travelled in third behind Astaldo (Lucayan) and Fruehlingsbote (Stormy River). The field got somehow extended in the last straight and about one out, Ocean moved out to take over Fruehlingsbote. The main favourite Miyaz (Siyouni) proved unable to sustain his effort in the last furlong. He finished 6th. It was Ocean's 6th run.

His sire Exosphere (Lonhro) started his stud career in Australia, where he set an impressive record, and became a Darley sire. In 2017, he was moved to Haras du Logis, and left the following year. Ocean is one of the very few foals he left in France. Ocean was unsold as a yearling at €27,000 in 2019.

His dam Tevara (Compton Place) foaled Aiming for Rio (Rio de la Plata), who ran for Con and Theresa Marnane, and then for Godolphin, winning the 2017 Prix Amandine (L) for trainer André Fabre. She did not race long and was purchased last December at the Goffs Breeding sale by Corduff Stud for € 35,000.


YANKEE DREAM (c2), IRE by Starspangledbanner ex Red Blossom (Green Desert)

€27,000 Prix du Mont de Po (Maiden 2-year-olds, 1,100m/5.5f). May 7, Chantilly

  • Owners: Susan Davis, Melissa O'Neill, Peter Ronald Mitchell (Irish-bred, no premium)
  • Trainer: Eoghan O’Neill
  • Breeder: Brid Cosgrove (Irish-bred, no premium)
  • Rider: Hugo Journiac

The only beginner in this maiden race, Yankee Dream (Starspangledbanner) was the first out of the stalls with his 1-draw, which allowed him to lead the field. Supplemented by Gavin Hernon, Glenall (Coulsty) was the only one able to keep up with him. 2 out, Yankee Dream took a breather but nevertheless stayed on and beat Glenall by a head. Their nearest rival Honneur’s Lodestar (Recorder) finished 4 lengths behind. 

Yankee Dream is the 3rd 2-year-old saddled by Eoghan O’Neill this season, allowing the Le Mans trainer to open his account with this generation this season. Yankee Dream is by the July Cup winner Starsplangedbanner (Choisir) and Red Blossom (Green Desert), bred by Cheveley Park Stud. She broker her maiden for her second last race. At stud, she gave My Gift (Notnowcato), unbeaten in three races at 2 and exported to Hong-Kong (now named Thanksofortellingme). Yankee Dream is her 4th winner.

Yankee Dream was sold at the Goffs' Orby Sales in 2020 for £ 20,000 to Eoghan O’Neill. A year earlier, his The Gurkha brother made €300,000 when sold to China Jockey Club.

Yankee Dream's 2nd dam Red Camellia (Polar Falcon) won a Group race at 2 for Cheveley Park Stud. Sir Mark Prescott ran her only once at 3 in the French One Thousand Guineas and she finished 3rd to Always Loyal.


MAGIC SOUND (f3), FRA by Shalaa ex Hadeel (Siyouni)

€27,000 Prix de l’Allée des Acacias (Maiden 3-year-old Fillies, 1,300m/6.5f), May 6, ParisLongchamp

  • Owner: Roy Racing (Prizemoney : €13,500 + Frenchbred : 90% of 60% Owners' Premiums = €7,290)
  • Trainer: Hiiro Shimizu
  • Breeder: Haras de Treli (Frenchbred = 8.5% of prizemoney + Premiums = €1,767)
  • Rider: Olivier Peslier

Sixth over Deauville's All-weather in December, racing close to the pace over 7.5f, then 7th for her comeback over Saint-Cloud's mile, giving way in the end, Magic Sound (Shalaa) held on well this time. She travelled behind the leading group, came out with 2 furlongs to go and took over once in balance but needed to be pushed all the way to keep ahead of a fast finishing Pamouschana (Showcasing), who hadn't had the clearest run.

Magic Sound is the first foal out of Hadeel (Siyouni), sold in foal to her in 2017 for €155,000 to Breizh Bloodstock. The resulting filly was sold € 80,000 as a yearling at Deauville to MAB Agency (Marc-Antoine Berghgracht). Maiden, Hadeel is a sister to Ameenah (American Post), winner of the Prix Miesque (Gr3) at 2.


LIGHT WAKEUP (c3), GB by Twilight Son ex Wakeup Little Suzy (Peintre Célèbre)

€27,000 Prix des Quais (3-year-old Maiden Colts & geldings, 1,300m/6.5f), May 6, ParisLongchamp

  • Owner: Elbashir Salem Ab Elhrari (UK-bred, no premium)
  • Trainer: Romain Le Dren Doleuze
  • Breeder: Global Equine Consultant Serv. (UK-bred, no premium)
  • Rider: Quentin Perrette

The four leading runners took the four first places home, Light Wakeup (Twilight Son) largely dominating in the end. He first let Pinwheel (Exceed and Excel) take the lead, then accelerated without leaving the rail and won by four lengths. Pinwheel stayed on in second, beating Doctor Carl (Fastnet Rock), who joined the fray at half straight but couldn't quite hold on.

Light Wakeup was purchased for £ 42,000 at Tattersalls as a yearling. His 2yo Night of Thunder brother was sold at Goffs in April for £ 33,000. His 3rd dam, the US-bred Coco (Storm Bird), gave a Prix du Cercle (L) winner over the sprint at Deauville, and a Cambacérès 3-year-olds' Hurdle Race (Gr1) at Auteuil.

Light Wakeup's dam, Wakeup Little Suzy (Peintre Célèbre), won twice over there all-weather in Britain.

Light Wakeup started his career with three races over the same surface with Marco Botti. For his comeback this term and his debut on our shores, he had finished 2nd at Senonnes.


NORTHERN RULER (c3), GER by Ruler of the World ex North Sun (Monsun)

€27,000 Prix de Courteuil (Unraced 3-year-olds, 2,400m/1m4f), May 4, Chantilly

  • Owner: Gestüt Schlenderhan (German-bred, no premium)

  • Trainer: Andreas Wohler

  • Breeder: Stall Ullmann (German-bred, no premium)

  • Rider: Maxime Guyon

The only German raider in the race, Northern Ruler (Ruler of the World) finally took over the Aga Khan's Beraz (Zoffany). The winner is not entered in any major race. He's the only foal registered in France out of North Sun (Monsun), winner of one race and once entered in the Prix de Diane (French Oaks, Gr1). His second dam was second in the German Oaks.


MOUNTAIN MADNESS (f2), FRA by Territories ex Pin Up Girl (New Approach)

€27,000 Prix des Closeaux (Unraced 2-year-olds, 1,200m/6f), May 4, Chantilly

  • Owners: Langlais Bloodstock, Hugues Rousseau & Ludovic Gadbin (Prizemoney : €13,500 + Frenchbred : 90% of 70% Owners' Premiums = €8,505)

  • Trainer: Ludovic Gadbin

  • Breeders: Thierry de la Héronnière et Jedburgh Stud (Frenchbred = 8.5% of prizemoney + Premiums = €1,870)

  • Rider: Damien Boche

Mountain Madness (Territories) literally outclassed the whole field in the last furlong to win by 8 lengths over the 2nd-placed Gordon Break (Goken).

Mountain Madness was sold €15,000 to bloodstock agent Paul Nataf at the Deauville sales. Her dam Pin Up Girl (New Approach) was bred by the Wildenstein family. Winner of three races, including a handicap with a 65lbs mark for owner Patrick Fellous, she foaled Killing Zoe (Wootton Basset), winner of the first of her 33 races.


LOVE CHILD (f3), IRE by Dark Angel ex Future Generation (Hurricane Run)

€27,000 Prix Nobiliary (Maiden 3-year-old Fillies, 2,100m/10.5f), May 1st, Saint-Cloud

  • Owner: Lady Bamford (Irish-bred, no premium)

  • Trainer: André Fabre

  • Breeder: James Hanly (Irish-bred, no premium)

  • Rider: Hugo Besnier

Well beaten for her debut in July last year in the Prix de Lisieux at Deauville, Love Child (Dark Angel) only cam back in April when 3rd at Fontainebleau, just behind her stablemate at André Fabre's Star Garland (Sea the Stars), the favourite of this Prix Nobiliary. The latter, however, completely failed this time, while Love Child bloomed at last. Soon next to the front runner Sunny Morning (Lope de Vega), who stayed on in 4th, she took over one out and kept the closing Jannah Flower (Olympic Glory) at half a length, Quartilla (Elusive City) finishing third two lengths further down.

Love Child was bought for £700,000 at Tattersalls as a yearling. Her full brother, however, made  £180,000 last year at the same sale. their are siblings to Qatar Prix Chaudenay (Gr2) and Qatar Prix Niel (Gr2) winner Brundtland (Dubawi).

Love Child is in the Emirates Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (Gr1), the Saxon Warrior Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary (Gr1) and the Prix de Diane Longines (Gr1).


TIMOUR (c3), FRA by Gleneagles ex Rock My Soul (Clodovil)

€27,000 Prix Empery (Maiden 3-year-old colts & geldings, 2,100m/10.5f), May 1st, Saint-Cloud

  • Owner: André Fabre (Prizemoney : €13,500 + Frenchbred : 90% of 60% Owners' Premiums = €7,290)
  • Trainer: André Fabre
  • Breeder: Ecurie Peregrine (Frenchbred = 8.5% of prizemoney + Premiums = €1,767)
  • Rider: Pierre-Charles Boudot

Odds-on favourite in the race after two places this season over 11 and then 12 furlongs, Timour (Gleneagles) held off the big Alastor (Helmet), who finally was beaten ¾ of a length. The 3rd-placed Mon Vieux Léon (Anodin) finished at 3.5 lengths after being briefly boxed in at the crucial moment.

The winner of the 5th foal out of Rock My Soul (Clodovil), who ran in France and in Germany until she was sold for £62,000 at Tattersalls at the end of her 4-year-old season and then joined André Fabre, her new owner, who had also trained her for her debut race. Rock My Soul finished 3rd in the Prix Allez France (Gr3) and did rather well before entering stud. She soon gave birth to Young Rascal (Intello), who won several Gr3s in Britain and Australia. She also foaled Duke of Orleans (Camelot), sold €560,000 at the Deauville yearling sales in 2018 to Coolmore, who sent him to André Fabre. Yet the 4-year-old is still unraced and out of training.

After Timour, Rock My Soul gave a Le Havre filly in training with her breeder and a full brother to Young Rascal born in 2020.