The new winners weekly

12 April 2017

The new winners weekly


Every Tuesday, we focus on the maiden winners of the previous week on France Galop racecourses, an opportunity to learn a little bit more on tomorrow’s champions ...



SANABAD (c3), FR by Cape Cross-Sanaya (Barathea)
Prix Serpentine (unraced 3yo colts, 1,900m PSF), Monday April 3rd, Chantilly

Owner: S. A. Aga Khan
Trainer: Alain de Royer Dupré
Breeder: S. A. Aga Khan
Rider: Alexis Badel

Slow to start but gradually brought back to the front under cover, favorite Sanabad held on to win by a head. His dam Sanaya finished 2nd in four consecutive groupe races at 2 and 3, including in Prix Saint-Alary (Gr1) won by Germance, and won Prix Casimir Delamarre (L) and Cape Verdi Stakes (L) in Dubai before entering stud. Sanaya is a sister to champion mare Sarafina (Refuse to Bend). Sanabad is her third foal, a sister to Sannkala (Medicean), winner for his debut at Longchamp.

Entered in: Prix du Jockey Club (Gr1).

RUEING (f3), USA by Street Cry-Wavering (Refuse to Bend)
Prix de la Traversière (unraced 3yo fillies, 1,900m PSF), Monday April 3rd, Chantilly

Owner: Godolphin SNC
Trainer: André Fabre
Breeder: Darley Stud Management Co. Ltd.
Rider: Mickaël Barzalona

Favourite Rueing started well, stalked leaders until 2 out, took over main rival Jedi Princess (Sea The Stars) and won by 1 ¼ length. Rueing is Wavering's second foal after winner Switching (Street Cry). The mare won Prix Saint-Alary (Gr1) for Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, founder of both Darley Stud and Godolphin. Wavering is a sister to Critérium de Saint-Cloud (Gr1) winner Mandaean (Manduro) for Godolphin and trainer André Fabre.

Entered in: Abu Dhabi Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (French 1,000 Guineas-Gr1), The Gurkha Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary (Gr1), Prix de Diane Longines (French Oaks-Gr1).

BAHAR (c3), FR by Bated Breath-Bargouzine (Stravinsky)
Prix de la Piste Ronde (unraced 3yo, 1,300m PSF), Tuesday April 4th , Chantilly

Owner: Mrs André Fabre
Trainer: André Fabre
Breeder: Ecurie Peregrine SAS
Rider: Pierre-Charles Boudot

Pushed along in the straight, Bahar never gave up and held on all the way to contain a fast finishing Chinese Art (Dutch Art). He’s out of Bargouzine, a sprinter also bred by Mrs. André Fabre, second in the Prix la Flèche (L), early at 2 for the same connections, before finishing 4th twice at Gr3 level. Bahar is her 4th foal after Joyful Trinity (Zanzibari), winner of four races including the Prix de la Porte Maillot (Gr3) over 7f. She has since given Babar (2015, Motivator) and a filly by Kendargent.

PAMPLEMOUSSE (F3), (IRE) by Siyouni-Acatama (Efisio)
Prix de la Nouvelle Piste (unraced 3yo, 1,300m PSF), Tuesday April 4th, Chantilly

Owner: Lady Bamford
Trainer: André Fabre
Breeder: Aleyrion Bloodstock Ltd.
Rider: Pierre-Charles Boudot

This regally bred filly Pamplemousse won in a canter without ever being rivalled. Bred in Ireland but eligible to French Owners’ Premiums, she was sold €250,000 as a yearling in August 2015 at Arqana, where Alex Solis and Jason Litt bought her from Haras de Grandcamp (Eric Lhermite). She was sold again at Arqana’s Breeze up sales the following year, when consigned by Channel Consignment (Alban Chevalier du Fau and Jamie Railton), and British agent Charles Gordon-Watson offered €400,000. Pamplemousse comes from a splendid family: her sister Odeliz (Falco) won the Prix Jean Romanet (Gr1), her second dam gave Amorama (Sri Pekan), bred by Jean-Etienne Dubois, a winner in France for trainer Maurice Zilber before becoming a champion in the USA, where she won two Gr1s. This is also the family of the great Trillion, Triptych, Trève, etc.
Pamplemousse is the sixth foal of the unraced mare Acatama (Alzao), who has since given 2yo Nation's History (Dawn Approach), sold €150,000 and in training with Saeed Bin Suroor, and then a colt by Exceed and Excel.

SUMMER SHAMAL (f2), FR by Wootton Bassett-Chinook Wind (Encosta de Lago)
Prix des Nouveautés (unraced 2yo, 1,000m Turf), Tuesday April 4th, Chantilly

Owner: Theresa Marnane
Trainer: Mathieu Palussière
Breeder: SAGL Seserve
Rider: Antoine Hamelin

Interesting victory for Summer Shamal since her bridle turned around early on and she ran without her bit. Nevertheless, Mathieu Palussière's filly stood up to her only rival, Teckwin (French Fifteen), getting rid of that rival 1 furlong out to win handily. Summer Shamal was sold for €20,000 as a weanling in Deauville to Emerald Bloodtsock, and then was bought back €50,000 as a yearling last August by the Haras d’Ombreville (Matthieu Gouesnard). On the other hand, her dam Chinook Wind was sold €20,000 to FBA (Jean-Pierre Deroubaix) by Haras de Grandcamp (Éric Lhermite) at Arqana Breeding sale last winter.
Chinook Wind is a sister to Fairy Queen (Fairy King), winner of the Prix de Royallieu (Gr2) and the Ribblesdale Stakes (Gr2), and Tashawak (Night Shift), winner of the Falmouth Stakes (Gr2 , Gr1 today). Summer Shamal is her third foal. She has since foaled a colt by Nayef and was sold in foal to Sidestep last year.

AVILIUS (c3), GB by Pivotal-Alessandria (Sunday Silence)
Prix du Chemin des Officiers (Maiden colts, 1,900m PSF), Sunday April 9th, Chantilly

Owner: Godolphin SNC
Trainer: André Fabre
Breeder: Darley Stud Management Co. Ltd.
Rider: Mickaël Barzalona

Avilius took some time to find the right pace, but he was irresistible from then on and left Wertheimer's Galikeo (Dansili) and Milk Man (Kitten's Joy) two lengths back. He is a brother to Saint Baudolino (Pivotal), winner of the Prix de Guiche (Gr3) and the Prix Guillaume d'Ornano (Gr2) for Godolphin and trainer André Fabre. Their dam Alessandria won her first two races for Sheik Maktoum Al Maktoum before well beaten in the Ribblesdale Stakes (Gr2). Avilius is her seventh foal.


LIMITED EDITION (f3), FR by Kendargent-Apperella (Rainbow Quest)
Prix du Chemin Ferré (Maiden fillies, 1,900m PSF), Sunday April 9th, Chantilly

Owner: Moussa Mbacke
Trainer: Elie Lellouche
Breeder: Moussa Mbacke
Rider: Tony Piccone

Bred in Normandy for Senegalese Moussa Mbacke, Limited Edition started off with a good second place over 2,000 meters in Compiègne, ahead of Kitesurf (Dubawi), winner in his second attempt since then. This time she tracked pacesetter Louversey (Arcano) all the way to take over in the last 100 yards.
Her unraced dam Apperella was sold € 24,000 to Broadhurst Agency (Laurent Benoît) by the Haras de la Pérelle, her breeder, in foal to this filly by Kendargent at Arqana breeding sales in 2013. She has had 12 foals, five of them winners but none at Group or Listed level. A sister to Limited Edition was born last year and her 2-year-old sister by Muhtathir is not yet registered in training.



AJAS (g3), FR by No Risk At All-Seraglio (Singspiel)
Prix Grandak Hurdle (unraced 3yos, 3,000m), Saturday April 8th, Auteuil

Owner: Ulf Sjoberg
Trainer: Philippe Cottin
Breeder: Ulf SjobergTransrotfordon AB
Rider: David Cottin

Kept inside by David Cottin, Ajas led most of the way and took off at the 2nd last to win by nine lengths. He had started off his racing career with a sixth place over the flat at the Sables d'Olonne (Vendee) last October. His dam Seraglio won a bumper at Market Rasen before entering stud. She is a sister to winners over Fibresand and hurdles. The eldest sister of Ajas by Kapgarde, 4yo Goddess Freja, won last winter in Pau for the same connections but fell on the day her brother won at Auteuil in the Prix André Girard Chase.