November 2019 Maiden winners

27 November 2019

November 2019 Maiden winners


AYAAD (C2), USA by Kingman ex Mamdooha (Daaher)

Prix de l’Hotellerie (Maiden 2yos, 1,300m/6.5f AWT), November 28, Deauville

Owner: Hamdan Al Maktoum
Trainer: Jean-Claude Rouget
Breeder: Shadwell Farm
Rider: Cristian Demuro

Rather slow at the start, Ayaad (Kingman) took a long time to gain momentum in the last straight but finally reached top gear in the last furlong to overtake the front-running Mirage Hero (Due Diligence) 100 yards out. The Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum homebred only won by a head though as Miss Extra (Masterstroke), who also came from the rear, finished very well to fail by a smaller margin than expected, beating Mirage Hero by almost a length.

For his debut at the end of October, over a very soft turf mpile in Deauville, Ayaad did not start much better but came by the inside and fought for victory up until one furlong out, and then faded quite dramatically. Over this shorter trip and the all-weather, he was able to do quite the opposite.

His dam Mamdooha (Daaher) won three times over dirt in the US, over 7 furlongs tops, for the same owner. She laso finished 3rd in a Gr2 over there, and again on dirt. She enetred stud in 2015 and Ayaad is her first foal.


ROBERTO MOUNT (C2), GB by Lethal Force ex Our Poppet (Warning)

Prix de la Pommeraie (2yo maiden Colts & Geldings, 1,900m/9.5f AWT), November 28, Deauville

Owner: Graham Robinson
Trainer: Rodolphe Collet
Breeders: M. & Mme Graham Robinson
Rider: Stéphane Pasquier

After a fine start, Roberto Mount (Lethal Force) took the rail behind the leaders flanked by the favourite Alfareeq (Dark Angel). He was able to make some progress without much hassle as the leading group edged left in the staright, leaving him with an avenue to join Alfareeq, who on the other handhad had to move out, and finally got him in check all the way to the post, which he passed a head in front of his rival. Four lengths down the field, Brandtmann (Zoffany) finished well despite a bad start.

Contrary to most of his siblings, including the best of all Overdose (Starborough), champion miler in Hungary and a memorable winner of a Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp "that never was", Roberto Mount was never sold at auction. He races for his breeders. His older sister Poppet’s Promise (Bated Breath), now 5, was sold £ 42 000 £ in  December at Tattersalls.



GOLDEN CROWN (F2), GB by Siyouni ex Forest Crown (Royal Applause)

Prix de la Cerisaie (Unraced 2yo Fillies, 1,500m/7.5f AWT), November 28, Deauville

Owner: Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum
Trainer: Henri-François Devin
Breeder: Car Colston Hall Stud
Rider: Mickaël Barzalona

It ended in a dogfight between promising fillies and Golden Crown (Siyouni), who came easily by the leader after the bend, emeregd as the winner as she was pushed to her limits all the way by Black Cess (Dabirsim) and the favourite Love and Thunder (Siyouni), only beaten a short head, beating Black Cess by a head. Honey Cake (Siyouni) finished well in 4th in a race dominated by the offspring of the famed Aga Khan sire.

Golden Crown was paid £150,000 at Tattersalls. Her dam Forest Crown (Royal Applause) won twice in Britain and finished 3rd in a Listed mile race before going to stud. She gave Rionach (Sea the Stars), also a Listed-placed in Ireland. Forest Crown is a sister to Crowded House (Rainbow Quest), winner of the Racing Post Trophy (Gr1) at 2, and placed in the Pacific Classic (Gr1) on dirt at Del Mar.


WANGARI (F2), GER by Soldier Hollow ex Wamika (Shirocco)

Prix de Préaux (2yo Maiden Fillies, 1,900m/9.5f AWT), November 27, Deauville

Owner: Elisabeth Fabre
Trainer: André Fabre
Breeder: Gestüt Park Wiedingen
Rider: Augustin Madamet

Ninth for her debut over 1,500 metres at Saint-Cloud only three weeks earlier, Wangari (Soldier Hollow) was held up in the rear this time by apprentice Augustin Madamet and geared to the outside into the last straight. She took her time but once she found the right balance, she came by to beat a pleasing Cléante (Muhaarar) by half a length.

Wangari was bought for €35,000 at the Baden-Baden yearling sale, consigned by her breeder Gestüt Park Wiedigen. Her dam Wamika (Shirocco) won twice. She's a sister to Wai Key Star (Soldier Hollow), a German Derby 4th and a Gr3 winner in Germany, form the family of Waky Nao (Alzao), German champion miler.


DAWN INTELLO (C2), FRA by Intello ex Gadalka (Giant’s Causeway)

Prix de l’Epinay (2yo Maiden Colts & Geldings, 1,900m/9.5f AWT), November 27, Deauville

Owner: Jaber Abdullah
Trainer: Andreas Schütz
Breeder: Viktor Timoshenko
Rider: Pierre-Charles Boudot

After a good start, Dawn Intello (Intello) stayed in the leading group and even though he was ridden early going into the last straight, he kept on going to the wire, which he passed two lengths ahead of Shiansi (Olympic Glory). It wasn't as impressive as the female version of this beginners' race won earlier by Hilala (read below), but the timing shows that this performance was by no means inferiot to that of the filly half an hour earlier.

Dawn Intello took the lead eralir tahn the filly, and the early part of the race was much faster : 7 seconds faster in the first 1,300 metres! The difference didn't diminish further down since those same 7 seconds were still there at the finish… Hilala ran the last furlong in 10’’70 while Dawn Intello took 10’’89 to cover that ground.

Dawn Intello was purchased €57,000 at the Arqana October 2018 sale by Rabbah Bloodtsock for owner Jaber Abdullah. He was consigned by Haras de Montaigu for Viktor Timoshenko, the racing owner of his dam Gadalka (Giant’s Causeway), who couldn't win but is out of Sulk (Selkirk), a Prix Marcel Boussac (Gr1) winner at 2, placed in the Nassau Stakes (Gr1) and the Prix Royal-Oak (Gr1) later on…

An older sister to Dawn Intello, Glamorous Thingie (Redoute’s Choice), had been bought back at Deauville, and won at Chantilly over the mile after 4 wins in Poland.


HILALA (F2), USA by Toronado ex Eden’s Moon (Malibu Moon)

Prix de la Roque (Unraced 2yo Fillies, 1,900m/9.5f AWT), November 27, Deauville

Owner: Al Shaqab Racing
Trainer: Jean-Claude Rouget
Breeder: Al Shaqab Racing
Rider: Cristian Demuro

An impressive victory for Hilala (Toronado), who made a difference in a few strides to win by almost 2 lengths, beating La Golden Havana (Le Havre). The Al Shaqab homebred started well but was held back and kept by the rail behind the leading group until one furlong out, wheh switeched to the middle of the track to make her move.

She's out of Eden’s Moon (Malibu Moon), also an US-bred, boiught at the end of her 3yo campaign at Fasig-Tipton by Mandore International Agency (Nicolas de Watrigant) for over $1.5m after a Gr2 win. She is herself out of North of Eden (Northfields), a full sister to the famed sire Theatrical, and the dam of three individual Turf Gr1 winners...

Hilala is the 4th foal out of Eden’s Moon, though, and her first winner. She has also given a Mshawish filly in 2018.


WONDERFUL TONIGHT (F2), FRA by Le Havre ex Salvation (Montjeu)

Prix Pharsale (Maiden 2yo Fillies, 2,000m/1m2f), November 22, Saint-Cloud

Owner: Christopher Wright
Trainer: David Menuisier
Breeder: Écurie Montfort&Préaux
Rider: Olivier Peslier

A promising 3rd for her debut at Doncaster, Wonderful Tonight (Le Havre) seemed to have the race well in hand two furlongs out but still had to be pushed all the way to the wire as Karlarina (Le Havre) was looming in the middle of the course and even looked like she had an edge about 50 yards out. The English raider found an extra gear though and took a short head on the post.

Bought for € 40,000 at the August Arqana sale, she had made half what her own sister made when Haras du Saubouas (Paul Basquin) paid €80,000 to retain her, after paying € 30,000 to get her as weanling the year before. Wonderful Tonight is out of Salvation (Montjeu), a winner of three races and the dam of Penjade (Air Chief Marshall), Three times Listed-placed againts the colts at 2 and now exported to the USA.

Salvation also has a Recorder filly born this year at Montfort & Préaux.

It is the family of Camelot (Montjeu), the last near-miss in the English Triple Crown in 2012, and an Irish Derby winner too ... His 3rd dam is also Wonderful Tonight's.


ENZEL (C2), FRA by Intello ex Ensaya (Alhaarth)

Prix Kantar (Maiden 2yo Colt & geldings, 2,000m/1m2f), November 22, Saint-Cloud

Owner: S.A. Aga Khan
Trainer: Mikel Delzangles
Breeder: S.A. Aga Khan
Rider: Vincent Cheminaud

One of the two beginners in the race, Enzel (Intello) was wearing blinkers. Held in the rearguard, he moved in the last turn to the midlle of the course and gently took off to overcome the whole field and finally reach the post 20 lengths ahead of his rivals.

Enzel is out of Ensaya (Alhaarth), a Listed-placed at the end of her 3yo season, which was to be her last, over 1m4f. She gave a few winners but none at 2 like Enzel. She also gave a Harzand colt in 2018, and a Highland Reel weanling entered at Tattersalls breeding sale.

Enzel's 3rd dam Ebadiyla (Sadler’s Wells) won the Irish Oaks (Gr1) and the Prix Royal-Oak (Gr1). It's a versatile family with Ascot Gold Cup (Gr1) winners Enzeli and Estimate, as well as juvenile Gr1 winner Ebadiya 


WAUGH (C3), IRE by Rip van Winkle ex Walzerprinzessin (Monsun)

Prix Rheingold (Maiden 3yos, 2,400m/1m4f), November 22, Saint-Cloud

Owner: Janina Burger
Trainer: Frédéric Rossi
Breeder: Stall Ullmnan
Rider: Lukas Delozier

Caught home at Saint-Cloud last time out when trained by Jean-Pierre Carvalho, Waugh (Rip van Winkle) stayed in France at Frédéric Rossi's yard in Marseilles. In this race, whose field was reduced to 5 runners after it was transfered from Saint-Cloud to Chantilly, he won easily, holding the other favourite Subridere (Intello) all the way. He finally won by 12 lengths.

Waugh is out of the unraced mare Walzerpinzessin (Monsun), a sister to German Derby (Gr1) winner Wiener Walzer (Dynaformer), and to Walzertakt (Montjeu), a sire based in haras de la Hêtraie in France. Their dam Walzerkoenigin (Monsun) is a Gr2-winning, Gr1-placed mare.

Walzerprinzessin also gave a Zoffany filly bred in 2017, and still unraced.


REY PELAYO (C3), FRA by Wootton Bassett ex Darkova (Maria’s Mon)

Prix Magdeleine (Maiden 3yos, 1,600m/1m AWT), November 19, Chantilly

Propriétaire : Haras d’Etreham
Entraîneur : Fabrice Chappet
Éleveur : Haras d’Etreham
Jockey : Tony Piccone

A front-running 3rd for his debut at Lyon-Parilly in September, then 4th at ParisLongchamp applying the same tactics, Rey Pelayo (Wootton Bassett) was held back this time in a field of 16 runners. He came by in the last bend and easily defeated the leader Septems (Vespone), while Glaciate (Kingman) finished well in 3rd after biding his time to gain momentum.

Rey Pelayo is a full brother to the champion Almanzor (Wootton Bassett), a Prix du Jockey Club (Gr1), Irish Champion Stakes (Gr1) and Champion Stakes (Gr1) winner. He was bought back € 500,000 at the Deauville sales. Their sister Troarn (Wootton Bassett), however, was sold € 600,000 at the 2017 Arqana Breeding sale after finishing 2nd in the Derby du Midi (L). She's been exported to Britain.

All of them originate from an Aga Khan family, the one of Darjina (Zamindar)'s.


PEARL OF FREEDOM (F3), GB by Pivotal ex La Pelegrina (Redoute’s Choice)

Prix de la Boucle d’en Haut (Maiden 3yos, 3,000m/15f AWT), November 19, Chantilly

Owner: Godolphin
Trainer: Henri-Alex Pantall
Breeder: Godolphin
Rider: Mickaël Barzalona

It was a 7th trial for Pearl of Freedom (Pivotal), who began her career in July and never finished farther than 5th. She was even placed twice in handicap with a 75lbs rating. It was, however, her first race beyond 10.5 furlongs. On this occasion, the Godolphin filly pushed back a resolute Ephemeral (Footstepsinthesand), finally beaten a short head despite a 6lbs allowance for her female jockey.

Pearl of Freedom is in the Arqana December sale in Deauville. She's out of the maiden mare La Pelegrina (Redoute’s Choice), a full sister to Australian champion Miss Finland (Redoute’s Choice), winner of the One Thousand Guineas (Gr1) and the Victoria Racing Club Oaks (Gr1) Down Under after winning the Golden Slipper (Gr1), the top juvenile race in a country where juveniles are kings. Miss Finland was also bred from an unraced mare whose dam is one of the first top-rated performers for the Godolphin blues, Moonshell (Sadler’s Wells).

La Pelegrina was sold barren for £ 130,000 at Tattersalls in the Summer of 2017.


TRUCO (C3), FRA by Sepoy ex Tropa de Elite (Street Cry)

Prix du Parc du Manoir (Maiden 3yos, 1,900m/9.5f AWT), November 12, Chantilly

Owner: Arthur Mendes
Trainer: Etienne et Grégoire Leenders
Breeder: Arthur Mendes
Rider: Benjamin Hubert

Third for his debut in January on Deauville's all-weather, then third in March at Chantilly, also on fibresand, beaten only one length by subsequent Gr3 winner Flop Shot, Truco (Sepoy) was out six months after that. He came back on October 23 at Deauville, for his turf debut over a very heavy track, finishing only 5th.

Held up within the pack this time, Truco was driven trhough in the final bend and came along but did not really find momentum until his rider drove him towards the rail, passing horses from one furlong out to beat the front-running Sa Sal (Kalatos), by ¾ of a length, with Gloria Béré (Peer Gynt) staying on in third and Sabi River (Invincible Spirit) finishing well in 4th.

Consigned by Haras du Mézeray at the Arqana October 2017 sale, Truco was unsold €5,000, and so was his younger brother by Intello, in August at € 40,000. Their dam Tropa de Elite (Street Cry) is a Gr3-winner in Brazil, out of a Brazilian Gr3-winner.


CREW DRAGON (C2), FRA by Poet’s Voice ex Vintage Red (Turtle Bowl)

Prix des Usages (Maiden 2yos, 1,200m/6f), November 12, Chantilly

Owner: Berend van Dalfsen
Trainer: Maurice Delcher-Sanchez
Breeder: Berend van Dalfsen
Rider: Tony Piccone

Second for his debut back in Paril behind My Love’s Passion, who went on to finish second in the Darley Prix Robert Papin (Gr2), Crew Dragon (Poet’s Voice) was declared a non-reunner 18 days later. He didn't come back before October, when 5th at ParisLongchamp over 7 furlongs. That day, he faded after leading along another fading horse.

This time, however, the Berend van Dalfsen homebred led the center field and went along the rail to join his main challenger Derdas (Exceed and Excel) in the last furlong, taking off again as soon as he found his mark near his rival. He won by ¾ of a length while the 3rd-placed Calypso Rose (Invincible Spirit) finished 3.5 lengths down the field.

Crew Dragon was unsold at €75,000 at the Arqana August 2018 yearling sale. His dam Vintage Red (Turtle Bowl) was also bought back, for € 16,000 at Deauville in December, in foal to Zarak.

She'a maiden sister to Mocklershill (Siyouni), winner of the Prix Yacowlef (L) for his debut but unable to keep on going at that leve. He won his best handicap with a 83lbs rating. Since Crew Dragon was born, Vintage Red gave a Nathaniel colt and the Zarak filly she was carrying at the sales.

Click here to download the race's sectional timing.


VANADA (F2), FRA by Makfi ex Valdiyana (Sinndar)

Prix Douve (Unraced 2yo Fillies, 1,500m/8.5f), November 9, Saint-Cloud

Owner: H.H. Aga Khan
Trainer: Alain de Royer Dupré
Breeder: Haras de S.A. Aga Khan
Rider: Stéphane Pasquier

Held up behind the earlyleaders, Vanada (Makfi) took over two furlongs out by the stands' side and was driven out of reach, leaving the good finisher Barbarie (Elusive City) take the second place a good length beahind, beating a brave Chamaille (Lawman).

Vanada is the second foal out of Valdiyana (Sinndar), a mare bought by the Aga Khan € 35,000 at the Arqana yearling sales, and bred by Sylviane Guittard from the Lagardère-managed family of Valixir and Valyra, among others. She then won two races before entering stud.

Vanada's older sister, Valeya (Mastercraftsman), is entered at the Arqana breeding sale in December.

Two foals by Pivotal and Siyouni follow, the former declared in training with Francis-Henri Graffard.


IRSHAD (C2), FRA by Raven’s Pass ex Indina (Peintre Célèbre)

Prix Antivari (Unraced 2yo Colts & Geldings, 1 500m/8.5f), November 9, Saint-Cloud

Owner: H.H. Aga Khan
Trainer: Mikel Delzangles
Breeder: Haras de S.A. Aga Khan
Rider: Cristian Demuro

With only seven runners lining up, no decisive move had been made about two out when Irshad (Raven's Pass) came by to take the lead and make a difference in the last hundred yards. Yet he won by three and a half lengths over the favourite Kourking (Tin Horse), who just beat the front-running Spirit Intime (Makfi) close to home.

Irshad is the second foal out of the maiden mare Indina (Famous Painter), whose first filly Imera (Paco Boy), a winner of two races, and her fourth foal, an Olympic Glory colt, will be for sale at Arqana breeding sales in December. Indina's dam Winkle (High Chaparral) won three of her four races at age 3, including a Listed race over 2,500 meters. Then she finished second at 4 in the Prix Maurice de Nieuil (Gr2), failing a short neck behind the Italian Voila Ici.


FONTHILL ABBEY (F3), IRE by Dubawi et Fair Hill (New Approach)

Prix de la Chapelle Saint-Pierre (Maiden 3yos, 1,300m/6.5F AWT), November 7, Chantilly

Owner:  Godolphin
Trainer:  André Fabre
Breeder:  Godolphin
Rider: Mickaël Barzalona

Soon near the front, Fonthill Abbey (Dubawi) slipped in behind the leaders and took over about three hundred yards from home. She had to check Septems (Vespone) who more or less had followed the same path and finally won by a mere neck, yet without seeming in real trouble at any time. Spinalunga (Le Havre) finished well in 3rd over a length down the field, coming from the rearguard.

It was Fonthill Abbey's 4th attempt after her April debut when second between subsequent black-type performers Fount and Mashael. She had been enetred in the French One Thousand Guineas, the Saint-Alary and the Diane

4th at Maisons-Laffitte, again over the mile, she came back only 5 months later over 6 furlongs and finally won this.

Her New Bay yearling brother was entered in the Goffs Ireland sale in September. A Night of Thunder 2yo filly is yet to run. Fair Hill (New Approach), their dam, was unraced but she's a sister to champion 2yo and sire Teofilo (Galileo).


DREAM ON (F2), GER by Intello ex Dynamica (Dashing Blade)

Prix de la Croix Saint-Rieuil (Maiden 2yo Fillies, 1,600m/8f AWT), November 6, Chantilly

Owner: Stall Carpe Diem
Trainer: Waldemar Hickst
Breeder: Brigitta Matusche
Rider: Maxime Guyon

One of the two unraced fillies in that 12-strong field, Dream On (Intello) proved to be a very game filly as she battled all the way to win by a neck, although safely, beating Moasa (Dabirsim) and Mystical Land (Heart’s Cry), who finished well quite close too. Dream On's Soldier Hollow yearling brother, named De La Fayette, was unsold €52,000 at the Baden-Baden sales this Summer by Gestüt Etzean. Her dam Dynamica (Dashing Blade) won one race and her full sister won a Listedrace, also at Baden-Baden.

She already gave Descartes (Sholokhov), an Auteuil hurdle winner, and Desiree Clary (Sholokhov), a classic Prix de Diane (Gr1) 4th behind Star of Seville in 2015 after she'd joined the Chantilly yard of Pascal Bary.


RESTIANY (C2), (GB) by Frankel ex Restiadargent (Kendargent)

Prix de la Croix Marquet (Maiden 2yo Colts & Geldings, 1,600m/8f AWT), November 6, Chantilly

Owner: Guy Pariente
Trainer: Henri-Alex Pantall
Breeder: Guy Pariente Holding
Rider: Pierre-Charles Boudot

Restiany (Frankel) began his career in May over 6 furlongs at Saint-Cloud, when finishing well in 4th after a bad start as the race's favourite. Out since, he didn't start much better this time but came back to the fore after a couple of furlongs on this longer trip. He went ahead to win easily by a length over Reshabar (Iffraaj), who didn't start very well either, and Durandal (Dubawi), who finished well in third 2.5 lengths behind.

Restiany's dam Restiadargent (Kendargent), also bred by Guy Pariente, was bought back £950,000 at the Tattersalls 2017 breeding sale, in foal to Frankel of a filly born last year and withdrawn lately from the Arqana October sale last month. She also gave a Kingman colt this season. her first foal Frankelio (Frankel), however, was sold €520,000 by Haras de Colleville in Deauville. He won one race and was sold again for €75,000 to britain.

Restiadargent, before all this, had won the Critérium de Maisons-Laffitte (Gr2) at 2, and finished a close 3rd in a memorable renewal of the Golden Jubilee Stakes (Gr1) a head and neck behind Black Caviar and Moonlight Cloud…


RHODE BAY (C2), FRA by Charm Spirit ex Rosia Bay (Rock of Gibraltar)

Prix de la Seigneurerie (Maiden 2yos, 1,300m/6.5f AWT), November 6, Chantilly

Owner: Michael Motschmann
Trainer: Mario Hofer
Breeder: Tanglin Bloodstock
Rider: Michael Cadeddu

Fast ahead Rhode Bay (Charm Spirit) was never really challenged and won by two lengths over Angelissima (Dark Angel) and Demeter (Soldier Hollow), who finished like a train in 3rd after bidding his time to find his way ahead.

Rhode Bay is a younger brother to 3yo filly High Proof (Lawman), a handicap winner at Maisons-Laffitte in May with a 60lbs tagover 10.5 furlongs. She is entered in the next Arqana Autumn sales at Deauville. Their dam Rosia Bay (Rock of Gibraltar), who failed 4 times racing, was sold € 2,000 at the Deauville Feburary sale, barren. She's had a Dabirsim colt in 2018.


CARPIO (G3), GB by Lope de Vega ex Waterlilly (Galileo)

Prix Poliglote (Maiden 3yos, 2,100m/10.5F), November 5, Saint-Cloud

Owner: Al Asayl France
Trainer: Francis Graffard
Breeder: Al Asayl Bloodstock
Rider: Pierre-Charles Boudot

Carpio (Lope de Vega) took over Hongbao (Literato) in the backstetch and went outside to get the stands' rail, and soon the race was all over as the Abu Dhabi-owned Al Asayl representative was driven away. He eventually stayed 5 lengths ahead of Germany's Elegant Man (Manduro), himself fifteen lengths ahead of Boreas (Galileo).

Carpio had raced twice already, finishing third on the same course behind Reliable Son and Boreas, whom he found again here, and then second over 10 furlongs at Chantilly, just beaten by Robin du Bois.

Bred in Britain by Al Asayl, Carpio is a brother to the 4 years-old mare Roystonia (Redoute's Choice), bought for £165,000 at Newmarket by the Haras d'Etreham last December with a win and a Listed placing to her credit.

Their dam, the unraced Waterlilly (Galileo), is a sister of the Critérium International (Gr1) and Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Gr1) winner Roderic O'Connor (Galileo). Waterlilly was sold £340,000 at the Tattersalls yearling sales to Blandoford Bloodstock.

Francis Graffard trains the 2yo Kingman sister to Carpio.