October 2021 maiden winners

31 October 2021

Tumbler gagne à saint-Cloud

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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 ...

BY ALL MEANS (f2), IRE by Kodiac ex Majenta (Marju)

Prix Douve (Unraced 2-year-old Fillies, 1,500m/7.5f), October 31, 2021, Saint-Cloud.

  • Owner: Giacomo Algranti

  • Entraîneur: Mario Baratti

  • Éleveur: Kenilworth House Stud

  • Jockey: Cristian Demuro

After travelling behind a trio of early leaders, By All Means (Kodiac) made her move by the stand's rail and took over about two out, Alathea (Al Wukair), who had travelled outside, nevertheless opposed her to the wire, only to concede by a neck, 2.5 lengths ahead of another front-runner, La Mandola (Manduro), and Aira (Rajsaman) who came from the rear to finish 4th at 5 lengths.

By All Means was sold for £80,000 as a weanling at Tattersalls in 2019. Her elder sister Pretty Sweet (Iffraaj), who ran 5 times, won once and took 4 second places, is in the Tattersalls Breeding sale in December. Their dam Majenta (Marju) won three races and was placed 5 times, mostly in handicaps in Ireland, where she was trained for her breeders, Joerg and Diana Vasicek (Kenilworth House Stud).


MIRABAD (c2), FRA by Gleneagles ex Mila (Cape Cross)

Prix Antivari (Unraced 2-year-old colts and geldings, 1,500m/7.5f), October 31, 2021, Saint-Cloud.

  • Owner: Aga Khan

  • Trainer: Mikel Delzangles

  • Breeder: Aga Khan

  • Rider: Christophe Soumillon

Impressive debut for Mirabad (Gleneagles), held to the rear early on, moved outside entering the last straight to join the stand’s rail, and never in trouble afterwards as he led home the other favourite Gaucher (Frankel), out of the champion mare Left Hand, who took his tail in the final stages. The Aga Khan homebred wins by three lengths. After a good trip, Antelope Canyon (Kitten’s Joy) stayed on in third at 2.5 lengths, just holding Astana Express (Planteur), who had had to travel outside to move forward.

Mirabad is the 4th foal and the 3rd winner out of Mila (Cape Cross), who started her career with two placings at 2 but came back only in May and was still entered in several top Group races. She finally won two races, including a Listed race over 1m4f in July at Longchamp, and then finished 4th in the Prix Minerve (Gr3).

Mirabad’s older Siyouni brother was sold for €50,000 last Summer at Arqana. A Too Darn Hot colt was born in 2021.


SOLANIA (f3), (GB) by Zoffany ex Solilea (Galileo)

Prix de Pigalle (Maiden 3-year-olds, 2,400m/1m4f), October 28, 2021, ParisLongchamp.

  • Owners: Wertheimer & Frère
  • Trainer: Carlos Laffon-Parias
  • Breeders: Wertheimer & Frère
  • Rider: Perrine Cheyer

A beginner in this late maiden race over 1m4f, Solania (Zoffany) completely dominated the race in the last two furlongs after galloping in 4th place. She won by 3.5 lengths over a closing Avellaneda (Olympic Glory), second again after getting the same result for her debut at Chantilly. The 3rd-placed Zaltar (Prince Gibraltar) went along the leader Wundersim (Dabirsim) and stayed on at one and a half-length.

Solania is the second foal out of Solilea (Galileo), winner of her maiden and then 6th in the Prix de Malleret (Gr2) for the same owners. Her first filly, Solsticia (Le Havre), was third in the Prix de Diane Longines (Gr1) in 2020 and won the Prix Zarkava (L) in April the following season.

Solilea has also given a 2-year-old colt by Lope de Vega, Vagalame, still a maiden after two races, and a colt by Shamardal born in 2020. Solilea's dam Plumania (Anabaa) is a Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Gr1) winner and she also gave Plumatic (Dubawi), a Gr3-winner in Britain.


DOBRA (f2), IRE by Ribchester ex Scarlet Belle (Sir Percy)

Prix de la Maniguette (Maiden 2-year-olds, 1,500m, AWT), October 27, 2021, Chantilly

  • Owner: Georgiana Cabrero
  • Trainer: Carlos Laffon-Parias
  • Breeder: Eimear Mulhern
  • Rider: Arthur Mossé

Two fillies beat the boys as Dobra (Ribchester) travelled behind the early leaders Atlantigo (Birchwood) and Tiger Bash (Havana Gold), and then. held off Mazal Tov (Kodiac), who came from the rear and only pushed the winner to the post to concede by almost a length. It was her first attempt on all-weather for the winner. The odds-on favourite Restless Spirit (Invincible Spirit) was long held in the final stages and finished third at half a length.

Like her dam Scarlet Belle (Sir Percy), and her siblings, Dobra was sold at Tattersalls. She was first unsold in October but then. made £20,000 £ a month later. She won only one race, a handicap at Newbury at 64lbs. Her dam's brother Neatico (Medicean) won a  Gr1 in 2013 in Munich, when trained by Peter Schiergen. 


KALGANOV (m2), FRA par Gutaifan Et Nidina (Hurricane Run)

Prix des Terroirs de France (Maiden de 2 ans, 1 300m, PSF), Mercredi 27 octobre 2021 à Chantilly

  • Propriétaires : Alain Jathière, Ecurie Vivaldi, Ecurie du Gave, Mandore International Agency, Fabrice Chappet
  • Entraîneur : Fabrice Chappet
  • Éleveur : Giovanni di Faltudo
  • Jockey : Stéphane Pasquier

Fourth at Saint-Cloud obver 7 furlongs for his debut on very soft ground, Kalganov (Gutaifan) found here the all-weather and a distance 100 yards shorter. Ridden close to the pace in a small field of 9, Kalganov had to wait for an opening and withing the final furlong, he was able to jump out and win in a final, decisive dash. He beat by a neck the filly Lune de Rio (Rio de la Plata), who had to travel outside with her 9 draw. Third place at a length, Fécamp (Recorder) was coming back after being gelded and out three months. Ths 4thg-placed Diva Victoria (Recorder), finally 4th, went the last 3 furlongs in 35”63, that is over 2/10th faster than Kalganov's 35”85.

Kalghanoc already did better than his dam Nidina (Hurricane Run), who did not run at 2 and won at 3. Nidina is a sister to Joanna (High Chaparral), a Prix de Sandringham (Gr2) winner and a Group 1-placed, but also to Cazals (Aussi Rules), twice a Listed winner in Italy. Joanna later gave the Prix Saint Alary 2020 (Gr1) winner Tawkeel (Teofilo).

Unlike Nidina, twice bought back at the Deauville sale as a broodmare, Kalganov was sold as a yearling to Mandore International Agency for € 60,000.


LERMA (f2), FRA by Reliable Man & Briviesca (Peintre Celebre)

Prix de la Voie du Garde (Maiden 2-year-old Fillies, 1,900m/9.5f, AWT), October 26, 2021, Chantilly

  • Owner: SARL Darpat France
  • Trainer: Carlos Laffon Parias
  • Breeder: SARL Darpat France
  • Rider: Olivier Peslier

With an additional 300 yards and the all-weather, Lerma (Reliable Man) made much better than her debut, when 13th over the mile on this course on turf. The Wertheimer homebred Albea (Nathaniel) led all the way but could not hold Lerma, who came from the rear to pass the whole field in the middle of the track and scored by a short neck, two good lengths ahead of the rest.

Lerma's dam Briesca (Peintre Célèbre) won the Prix Panacée (Listed) at Toulouse before entering stud. Lerma is the 10th of her 11 foals, the last one being a yearling by Recoletos (Whipper), who also raced for Darpat. The best siblings are the Listed-placed Aquafria (More Than Ready) and Villa Marina (Le Havre), a Prix de l’Opéra (Gr1) winner in 2019.


ELIZAR (c2), FRA by Dariyan & Primaprima (More Than Ready)

Prix du Mont Cesar (Maiden 2-year-old colts & geldings, 1,900m/9.5f, AWT), October 26, 2021, Chantilly

  • Owner: Askar Salikbayev
  • Trainer: Igor Endaltsev
  • Breeder: Haras d’Haspel
  • Rider: Rosario Mangione

Still last two furlongs out, Elizar (Dariyan) not only took over the whole pack in less than a furlong but he also put 4 and a half lengths between him and the others, led by second-placed Hypotenus (Lope de Vega)! Supplemented here, this unraced colt made quite an impression.

Elizar is the from the second crop sired by Dariyan (Shamardal), an Aga Khan-bred brother to Daryakana, out of Daryaba, who won the Prix de Diane (Gr1). The young stallion has had 10 winners in his first crop and his best foals were Gr3-placed: My Kurkum, Princesse de Saba, Dary Ci.

The winner's dam, Primaprima (More Than Ready), was unraced and sold by the Wertheimers for €20,000 to MAB Agency at the 2015 Breeding sale. The Haras d'Haspel managed by José Delmotte owns the dam. Her three first foals were sold: Bérets Verts (French Navy) unsold at €15,000 as a yearling, Princesse d’If (Iffrajj) bought by bloodstock agent Paul Nataf for € 52,000, and Elizar made €24,000 bid by Imperial Bloodstock at the October yearlings sale. The last yearling recorded to date is a The Grey Gatsby (Mastercraftsman) colt.


ALLADA (f2), GB by Sea the Moon ex Algarade (Green Desert)

Prix de Hotot-en-Auge (Unraced 2-year-old fillies, 1,600m/1m), October 21, 2021, Deauville.

  • Owner: Kirsten Rausing

  • Trainer: Tim Donworth

  • Breeder: Kirsten Rausing

  • Rider: Jean-Bernard Eyquem

Always travelling outside the front-running Biscuit (De Treville), Allada (Sea the Moon) took over early in the last straight and then contained Wimborne Minster (Wootton Bassett) to finally pass the overdrive in the last 100 yards to score by three lengths. The 3rd placed Babala (Sea the Stars), always close, stayed on at 4.5 lengths.

Allada is bred like her dam Algarade (Green Desert) by Kirsten Rausing. Her 4th dam  Alruccaba (Crystal Palace) was one of the most successful broodmares ever managed by Kirsten Rausing since she's featured in the pedigrees of Last Second, Aussie Rules, Allegretto, Albanova or Alborada … Winner of three races when trained by Mark Prescott, Algarade was sent twice to the sales but never made her price. Before Allada, she gave two winners.


EREVANN (c2), FRA by Dubawi ex Ervedya (Siyouni)

Prix de Saint-Désir (Unraced 2-year-old colts and geldings, 1,600m), October 21, 2021, Deauville.

  • Owner: S. A. Aga Khan

  • Trainer: Jean-Claude Rouget

  • Breeder: S. A. Aga Khan

  • Rider: Christophe Soumillon

Held at the rear of this 15-strong field racing in the rain on the deep ground, Erevann (Dubawi) won impressively, on the bridle wit a length to spare over an excellent Lev (Lope de Vega),  who took over a brave Étatique (Wootton Bassett), beaten one and half-length. The favourite Al Hakeem (Siyouni), also trained by the winning trainer Jean-Claude Rouget, finished 4tgh at two lengths.

Erevann is the second foal out of Ervedya (Siyouni) after a maiden 3-year-old filly, Erdana (Sea the Stars). Also trained by Jean-Claude Rouget for the Aga Khan, the broodmare won her first three races, then finished 3rd in the Darley Prix Morny (Gr1) before taking second place in the Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac (Gr1). At 3, She won three Gr1 races: The French 1,000, the Coronation Stakes and the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp after finishing 2nd to Amazing Maria in the Rothschild at Deauville.

Ervedya's 2nd dam Evora (Marju) was sold to India in 2004, the year Ervedya's dam was born.


ZAWAAYA (F2), GB by Oasis Dream ex Farmah (Speightstown)


Prix de Varanville (Maiden 2-year-olds, 1,300m/6.5f, AWT), October 20, 2021, Deauville

  • Owner: Shadwell France

  • Trainer: François Rohaut

  • Breeder: Shadwell Farm

  • Rider: Maxime Guyon


Zawaaya (Oasis Dream) confirmed her good debut when 2nd at Mont-de-Marsan in September against the colts. After this soft ground, if not heavy, in the SouthWest of France, she seemed to appreciate the move to all-weather here. After a good trip behind the early leaders, Zawaaya made her move about 2 out and took over 200 yards away from the post but still had to fight hard to contain Nesr Shalghoda (Due Diligence). As a brave filly, Zawaaya won the duel by a neck. 

Zawaaya's family is well known by the winning trainer François Rohaut: he had bought Torrestrella (Orpen), Zawaaya's second dam, as a yearling for €30,000 in 2002 at Deauville. The filly went on to win the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (French 1,000 Guineas, Gr1) before leaving to the States and finally entering stud for Shadwell, who bought her for $1.3m at Keeneland in 2006.

François Rohaut also trained the filly's dam Farmah (Speightstown), and her full brother Wusool, the 2018 Prix Paul de Moussac (Gr3) winner. A Listed-winner in France and a group-performer in Italy, Farmah has already given 4 foals, Zawaaya being the last to date. Taraateel (Oasis Dream) and Momarasa (Dubawi) have already won, both trained by ... François Rohaut!


CELESTINE (f2), FRA by Shamalgan ex Celesteville (Elusive City)

Prix de la Chapelle (Unraced 2-year-old fillies, 1,800m/9f), October 17, 2021,  ParisLongchamp.

  • Owner: Écurie Normandie Pur-Sang

  • Trainer: Fabrice Chappet

  • Breeder: Écurie Normandie Pur-Sang

  • Rider: Ioritz Mendizabal


A tight finish here as the winner, Célestine (Shamalgan), who came by the leaders outside down the hill from her draw 15 took off earlier than her rivals and lived on that to the wire. She crossed the line with only a neck to spare over Omanense (Dubawi), who took a very long time to reach momentum and finished like a train in front of two other closers, Jouza (Toronado) and Sicilia (Shalaa), the latter having been held up in the midstretch. The nine first home finished inside two lengths or so.

Célestine is the third foal out of Célesteville after Célestin (Dabirsim), a Listed-winner, and Carlina (Dabirsim), still a maiden after three races. Célestine was unsold at €15,000 at the Deauville yearlings sale. As for Célestin, he was withdrawn at the last Arqana Arc sale.


EPIC POET (c2), IRE by Lope de Vega ex Sagaciously (Lawman)

Prix de Belleville (Unraced 2-year-old Colts & Geldings, 1,800m/9f), October 17, 2021, ParisLongchamp.

  • Owner: White Birch Farm

  • Trainer: Jean-Claude Rouget

  • Breeder: G J Kent

  • Rider: Cristian Demuro


Held outside the field going down the hill, Epic Poet (Lope de Vega) waited until he found the right balance in the middle of the stretch and then easily dominated in the last 100 yards or so. He won by 2 lengths over L’Astronome (Frankel), who came from afar to catch the second place on the wire.

Epic Poet was sold a first time as a weanling at Tattersalls for £180,000, then again as a yearling at Tattersalls for £450,000 to Demi O’Byrne and White Birch Farm, now his owner. Hos full sister made £ 310 000 at the last Tattersalls October sale, when purchased by the same connections

Epic Poet's 9/2 win was definitely expected. A Listed-winner in Britain, his dam Sagaciously (Lawman)'s own second dam is no other than Saga d’Ouilly (Linamix), a sister to Sagamix, Sagacity, Sage et Jolie (dam of Sageburg), and of the dam of Japan and Mogul …


IRONWITHERS (c3), FRA by Triple Threat ex Nicolsud (Lord du Sud)

Prix de Gesvres (Maiden 3-year-olds, 1,800m/9f), October 17, 2021, ParisLongchamp.

  • Owner: Caroline Rondelé-Lancelin

  • Trainer: Caroline Rondelé-Lancelin

  • Breeder: Timothée Florent

  • Rider: Clément Lecœuvre


It was Ironwithers (Triple Threat)'s four attempts after three times in the frame on this very distance and he fought hard to win this as Weddel Sea (Sea the Stars) was closing in fast on him and failed by a mere head. The second-placed is a grandson of the Listed-winner Wild Planet (Nureyev).

As for Ironwithers, he's out of the unraced Nicolsud (Lord du Sud), whose 5th dam won the Prix de Royaumont (Gr3) and whose sister has foaled a future Swiss Grand Steeple winner!

VAE PATRON (g3), FRA by Manduro ex Marie Céleste (Galileo)

Prix Emilius (3-year-olds unraced over jumps, Hurdle race, 3,600m/2m2f), October 16, 2021 at Auteuil.

  • Owners: Philippe Ponsot, Ecurie Michel Rizieri, Philippe Georges Dumas & Yannick Fouin

  • Trainer: Yannick Fouin

  • Breeder: Askar Salikbayev

  • Rider: Jérémy Da Silva

Claimed after a second-place over the flat last Summer at Clairefontaine by his trainer Yannick Fouin for € 12,509, Vae Patron (Manduro) held off the favourite Raffles Odeon (Manduro) all the way to the post, who obliged in second at a good length without ever giving up. The 3rd-placed Jaguar du Berlais (Masked Marvel) came behind at 12 lengths.

The winner's dam Marie Céleste (Galileo) went to stud as a maiden. she's out of the good mare Diyakalanie (Ashkalani), a Prix de Diane third -no less- and a sister to Dilek (Sendawar), Gr1-placed at 3 in France and later a good performer in Hong Kong as Viva Macau. It is an Aga Khan bloodline. a sister to Vae Patron by Dream Ahead was born in 2020.


SUPER KHALI (c2), FRA by Shalaa ex Aldayha (Acclamation)

Prix de la Brêche aux Loups (Maiden 2-year-old colts and geldings, 1,300m/6.5f), October 14, 2021, ParisLongchamp.

  • Owners: Khalifa Mohammed Al Attiyah, A. & G. Botti

  • Trainers: Alessandro & Giuseppe Botti

  • Breeders: Khalifa Mohammed Al Attiyah, Écurie Castillon Bloodstock, Chauvigny Global Equine & Riverview Bloodstock

  • Rider: Christophe Soumillon

Three times second, once third and two other times in the money since his debut in May, beaten by a short-head last time he ran here in July, Super Khali (Shalaa) finally brought a maiden double to his trainers Allesandro and Giuseppe Botti, who also saddled the winning filly of the other maiden race on the card. The colt now boasts about €60,000 in earning sand premiums!

To win this time, Super Khali sported cheekpieces for the first time and took over the leader Gaylor Senora (Zelzal), who stayed on in second at half a length in front of Impitoyable (Dark Angel).

Super Khali was sold for €30,000 at Deauvillebut one of his breeders, Khalifa Mohammed Al Attiyah, simply bought out the others and was joined by his trainers. More recently, Super Khali's maiden 3-year-old sister by Toronado was sold for £ 38,000 at Tattersalls. Their dam Aldayha (Acclamation), winner of one race at Salisbury, had been sold for a whopping € 580,000 as a yearling at Goffs. She's out of a Listed winner in Ireland. Before Super Khali, she also gave Aljumayliyah (Olympic Glory), a recent handicap winner with an 89lbs rating, who was also placed in a Listed mile at La Teste.

A full brother to Super Khali was born last year.


DOLCE ZEL (f2), FRA by Zelzal ex Dolce Attesa (Dr Fong)

Prix de la Faisanderie (Maiden 2-year-old fillies, 1,300m/6.5f), October 14, 2021,  ParisLongchamp.

  • Owner: Scuderia Micolo

  • Trainers: Alessandro & Giuseppe Botti

  • Breeder: Scuderia Micolo

  • Rider: Cristian Demuro

14th and second last for her debut over 7 furlongs, in July at Dieppe, Dolce Zel (Zelzal) opened her account at the second attempt three months later, taking over the favourite Sparkle On (Zodiac) in the final stages to win comfortably by a good length.

Bred by Nicola Galli, founder and principal owner of Scuderia Micolo with Maurizio Donzelli, Dolce Zel is a sister to Pure Zen (Zoffany), a winner of the Prix François Boutin (L). Their Shalaa yearling sister is at the Arqana October sale at Deauville. The filly is also the 5th winner out of Dolce Attesa (Dr Fong), an unraced mare out of a US Listed-winner.


MY FANCY (c2), FRA by Myboycharlie ex Fancy Green (Muhtathir)

Prix des Terriers des Houx (2-year-old maiden colts & geldings, 1,600m/1m), October 13, Chantilly

  • Owner: Abdullah Al Maddah
  • Trainer: Pia Brandt
  • Breeder: Marbat LLC
  • Rider: Ioritz Mendizabal

Brother to the Criterium de Saint-Cloud (Gr1)-winner Mkfancy (Makfi), My Fancy (Myboycharlie) failed to shine for his debut one month ago at Chantilly on good ground. Like his elder, he could favour softer grounds. In the lead all the way, he left the field early in the straight. Only an eye-catching beginner, Jasperoid (Galileo) challenged him to the post to finally fail by a head.

Myboycharlie (Danetime), the winning sire, was serving at the haras du Mézeray until last season, as he's now gone to Turkey. My Fancy's dam is of a French bloodline, even if it went away to South America before coming back to France. Fancy Green (Muhtathir), that dam, is by another Mézeray sire, Muhtathir (Elmaamul). After a short racing career, she went to stud, and since then has only foaled winners.

Fancytastic (Mastercrafsman), for example, was placed 21 out of 31 races, and was Listed-placed over hurdles. Only recently did he win again at Bordeaux-Bouscat. Her second foal Mkfancy (Makfi) won the Critérium de Saint-Cloud at 2 and now here comes My Fancy. The dam only gave colts and again in 2021 with a Saxon Warrior colt.

Fancytastic is the only sibling who was presented at the sales, at €34,000 at the Arqana October sales. He has since won €150,000 in earnings.


LADY GREY (f2), FRA by Zarak ex Calantha (Literato)

Prix de la Mare aux Oiseaux (2-year-old fillies, 1,600m/1m), October 13, Chantilly

  • Owner: Ecurie Rose Ganay
  • Trainer: Freddy Head
  • Breeder: Hans Wirth
  • Rider: Aurélien Lemaître

A bit keen for her debut, Lady Grey (Zarak) proved to be much more mature only a few weeks later, as she led all the way over the mile and was never really challenged to win by one length. Andromède (Sea The Stars) fought hard to take second place, a shot head ahead of Once (Sea The Stars), who finished well to beat Chacha Touille (Dream Ahead) by half a length.

Two French sires in this pedigree: Zarak (Dubawi), an Aga Khan homebred out of the great Zarkava and already the sire of a Gr1 2nd, Times Square. The dam, Calantha is by Literato, who was based at Haras de Montaigu in 2019. He's now at the Haras de Tiercé in Anjou, at Nicolas Lemeunier's.

Calantha is a Listed-winner in Italy for a German trainer. Lady Grey is her first foal seen at the races. The second dam was trained in France: Caucasienne (Galileo), on top of this Listed-winner, but also the Gr3 winner Chopin (Santiago) and the Listed-placed Chartbreaker (Shirocco).

Lady Grey's trainer Freddy Head bought the yearling filly at the 2020 Arqana October sales. Consigned by haras d’Ombreville, she had sold € 65,000.


SLAM POET (c2), FRA by The Grey Gatsby ex Snow Valley (Choisir)

Prix du Vivier Madame (Unraced 2-year-olds, 1,300m/6.5f AWT), October 13, Chantilly

  • Owners: William Head, Nicolas Gabillet, Freddy Head
  • Trainer: Christopher Head
  • Breeder: Erich Schmid
  • Rider: Aurélien Lemaître

Slam Poet (The Grey Gatsby) was very fast on this all-weather track. He made the difference early on and despite a good final effort, Slevka (Shalaa), Implementation (Constitution) and Habshan (Starspangledbanner), he held on to win by a neck, a mere head separating the second- from the third-placed deuxième du troisième.

The Prix du Jockey Club (Gr.1) winner The Grey Gatsby (Mastercraftsman) based at the haras du Petit Tellier since 2018 has had his first starters this season, with six runners including two winners.

The winning dam Snow Valley (Choisir) ran and won in the Provinces for Erich Schmid, the breeder of Slam Poet. Five of her foals ran and all won. She gave stout horses such as Speak Now (Zafeen), who ran 108 races and made the frame 50 times, including 20 wins, for almost € 250,000. She's a sister to Silent Sunday (Testa Rossa), a Listed-winner, and Shadow Skills (High Yield), multiple Listed-placed.

Chantilly Bloodstock (Gérard Larrieu) bought Slam Poet at the Arqana yearlings sales in 2019 for € 26,000. The family is very popular at the sales. Speak Now (Zafeen) was sold as a yearling for €30,000 to Jean-Claude Rouget, Courson (Siyouni) for €75,000 to Sylvain Vidal, Solitary Man (Elusive City) for €20,000 by Henri-Alex Pantall, and this year, Si Senorita (Dabirsim) was bought for €20,000 to DB Agency.


ONE MORE LIGHT (f3), FRA by Diamond Boy ex Mobilight (Ballingarry)

Prix Beaurepaire (3-year-old fillies unraced over jumps, 3,600m/2m2f), October 10, Auteuil.

  • Owners: Manuel Martinez & Alexandra Rosa

  • Trainer: Alexandra Rosa

  • Breeders: Isabelle Mauger, Jean-Charles Haimet, Elza Petit & Hannah Petit

  • Rider: Ludovic Philipperon

A winner of her maiden at her 6th attempt last Summer at Clairefontaine over 14.5 furlongs, and mostly in the frame every other time she ran, One More Light (Diamond Boy) took the lead early here and still held off the last attackers as the favourite Iskandara (Doctor Dino), finally second, tried to challenge her in the run-in, with the 3rd-placed Ine Anjou (Balko) and La Pacaudière (Martaline).

Bought for € 7,000 as a weanling at Arqana, One More Light went back there two years later and made €8,000 as bloodstock agent Hubert Barbe, through his agency Horse Racing Advisory, made the last bid. The filly now wears the colours of famed Parisian chef  Manuel Martinez, co-owner with the trainer Alexandra Rosa.

One More Light is out of Mobilight (Ballingarry), winner of one race and sister to the Auteuil great Cyrlight.

One More Light's Kapgarde sister, named Même Pas Kap, was born last year.


BEAUX VILLAGES (f2), IRE by Gleneagles ex Balakera (Dansili)

Prix de la Salle du Sycomore (Maiden 3-year-olds, 2,000m/10f), October 9, 2021, Chantilly.

  • Owner: Paget Bloodstock
  • Trainer: Francis-Henri Graffard
  • Breeder: Sebastian Curran
  • Rider: Hugo Journiac

Fifth for her debut at Saint-Cloud over one mile, having almost missed her start and looking outpaced in most of the last straight, Beaux Villages (Gleneagles) this time took the lead and although she needed to be pushed away, took enough ground to prevent any come back. It was a good decision as the beginner Avellaneda (Olympic Glory) stormed home after having had some difficulty getting out of the rail. She was still beaten by one length and a half, but finished 6 lengths ahead of the field …

Beaux Villages is out of the unraced Aga Khan mare Balakera (Dansili), whose dam didn't race much at 3 but still managed to win an Irish Guineas Trial (Gr3) before finishing last in the Coronation Stakes (Gr1), her last race ever. Balakera was sold to Sebastian Curran, Beaux Villages' breeder, at Goffs Ireland for € 42,000 €. As for the filly, she was sold for € 48,000 as a weanling, then € 50,000 as a yearling, when Francis-Henri Graffard, found her, again at Goffs. Beaux Villages's Teofilo yearling brother is for sale at Tattersalls in a few days.


DHAHABIA (f3), FRA by Olympic Glory ex Belle De Crecy (Rock Of Gibraltar)

Prix Crudité (Maiden 3-year-olds, 1,300m/6.5f), October 7, Saint-Cloud

·       Owner: Al Shaqab Racing

·       Trainer: Henri-François Devin

·       Breeder: Al Shaqab Racing

·       Rider: Mickaël Barzalona

Dhahabia (Olympic Glory) had already given some clues when placed at Fontainebleau for her debuts and then at Lyon-Parilly on softer ground. This time, however, the colt Taycan (Dabirsim) challenged her but had to give way in the end as the filly finally overwhelmed him.

Dhahabia is out of Belle de Crécy (Rock of Gibraltar), winner of the Blandford Stakes (Gr2) at the Curragh and 2nd in the Champions Fillies and Mares Stakes (Gr1) 2013. Purchased by Al Shaqab Racing, she finished her career in France the following year before entering stud. Her first foal is the black-typed filly Bletilla (Galileo). Dhahabia is her second foal. She also has a 2-year-old gelding, Mermaz (Al Wukair), a Wootton Bassett yearling colt and a Zelzal colt born in 2021. She has only been sired by Al Shaqab stallions so far.

Belle de Crécy went twice to the sals: as a yearling, she was sold £130,000 to Dwayne Woods at Newmarket. She then made no less than £850 000 Guinées at the Tattersalls breeding sales, but still wasn’t sold. She went to Al Shaqab Racing through a private sale.


TUMBLER (c2), FRA by Kingman ex Distortion (Distorted Humor)

Prix As d’Atout (Unarced 2-year-old colts and geldings, 1,400m/7f), October 7, Saint-Cloud

·       Owners: Wertheimer et Frère

·       Trainer: Carlos Laffon-Parias

·       Breeders: Wertheimer et Frère

·       Rider: Maxime Guyon

Tumbler (Kingman) already looks well ahead. Positioned in the smaller lot by the stands’ rail, the Wertheimer homebred took his flight off the bend and soon led to finally win by 10 lengths over the gelded Heatherwood (Birchwood).

Soft ground ability certainly made a difference.

Tumbler’s dam Distortion (Distorted Humor) won two races and gave the consistent Contorsionist (Pivotal) and two black-type performers in Twist (Pivotal) and Kertez (Intello). Distortion is also a sister to the French 2,000 Guineas winner Falco (Pivotal) and to Iron Lips (Iron Mask), winner of the Prix Eclipse (Gr3) at 2.

Another foal out of Distortion, Détox (Cacique) was sold for €50,000 at the Arqana Summer Sale to Gérard Larrieu.


LIFE IN MOTION (f2), IRE by Sea The Stars ex Wavering (Refuse To Bend)

Prix Ténébreuse (Unraced 2-year-old Fillies, 1,400m/7f), October 7, Saint-Cloud

·       Owner: Godolphin SNC

·       Trainer: André Fabre

·       Breeder: Godolphin

·       Rider: Mickaël Barzalona

The supplemented Life in Motion (Sea the Stars) looks quite gifted over Saint-Cloud’s soft turf. She won easily by no less than 5 lengths. Indian Wish (The Grey Gatsby) and Roselyne (Dariyan) had to oblige in second and third.

Life in Motion’s dam, also racing for Godolphin, won the Prix Saint-Alary (Gr1) for the same trainer and rider. At stud, she had already given two black-type performers, both by Street Cry, named Switching and Flowrider. The family is full of early mud-loving types such as the second dam Summertime Legacy (Darshaan), winner of the Prix des Réservoirs (Gr3) on holding ground before foaling 4 Group performers including two Gr1-winners, Wavering and Mandaean (Manduro), a winner of the Critérium de Saint-Cloud (Gr1).

Out of Wavering and sister to Life in Motion, Rueing (Street Cry) had been sold at the end of her racing career at Arqana in 2017. Now dam of Sound Box (Dabirsim), still unraced.


YELLOW CURRY (f2), FRA by Al Wukair ex Faustina (Antonius Pius)

Prix des Usages (Maiden 3-year-olds, 1,200m/6f), October 5, Chantilly.

·       Owners: Paul Le Solleu, Carlos & Yann Lerner

·       Trainers: Carlos & Yann Lerner

·       Breeders: R. Ma Ching Fat & Écurie Majestic

·       Rider: Stéphane Ladjadj

Beaten in the dying stages by the well-fancied Saturne for her debut on the same course and distance, Yellow Curry (Al Wukair) this time took her time and looked stuck in for a while but was finally moved out and won easily over Dream Queen (Cotai Glory), beaten 2 lengths.

Yellow Curry was sold for only €11,000 at the Arqana yearlings’ sale in 2020. Her dam, however, only made €1,000, barren, in February 2020, while she had been sold no less than €90,000 as a yearling, again at Arqana. She had subsequently given birth only three times out of eight years at stud. Yet, she had herself won a Listed-race and given Green Curry (Elusive City), winner of seven races.

MUTAMANNI (c2), USA by Kitten’s Joy ex Murafrif (Sea the Stars)

Prix du Jeu de l’Oie (Maiden 2-year-old colts & geldings, 1,800m/9f), October 5, Chantilly.

·       Owner: Shadwell France

·       Trainer: Frédéric Head

·       Breeder: Shadwell Farm

·       Rider: Aurélien Lemaître


The only beginner in a field of 5, Mutamanni (Kitten’s Joy) somehow managed to get boxed in until two out and then took over the front-running Officer of State (Golden Horn), winning easily by over one length. Officer of State stayed on in second, 3.5 lengths in front of the field.

The Shadwell homebred is this month’s Tattersalls sale and left Freddy Head’s stable only two days after his decisive win …

This is the first foal out of Murafrif (Sea the Stars), who also gave a More than Ready filly last year. Murafrif is also the sister of the fast Tantheem (Teofilo), winner of the Prix du Petit-Couvert (Gr3), the French prep to the Abbaye de Longchamp, and the Prix de Cabourg (Gr3).


LASTOTCHKA (f2), FRA by Myboycharlie ex Muthla (Muhtathir)

Prix du Temple de Vénus (Maiden 2-year-old Fillies, 1,800m/9f), October 5, Chantilly.

·       Owners: Écurie Noël Forgeard, EARL Touchstone & Pierre Bonnier

·       Trainer: Jean-Marie Béguigné

·       Breeder: EARL Touchstone

·       Rider: Théo Bachelot

Eighth at Dieppe for her debut in July over 7 furlongs, the 4th a month later over the Deauville mile, Lastotchka (Myboycharlie) clearly dominated Albea (Nathaniel) two out and took off to win by 4 lengths. Albea kept going in second, heading a well finishing Twilight (Toronado), beaten by 2 lengths for second place in this small field of 7.

Lastotchka’s second dam Latinia (Barathea) is a sister to Gr1-winner Linda’s Lad (Sadler’s Wells), out of a Juddmonte family of Crossharbour, Rail Link and Chelsea Manor.

His dam Muthla (Muhtathir) won twice at Saint-Cloud over 10 and 12 furlongs for the same connections as Lastotchka’s. She was entered in the le Prix de Diane. Lastotchka is her first foal, followed by a Brametot yearling colt.