04/10/2020. Arc de Triomphe Day: Third Foret For Fastnet Rock’s One Master – Wootton Bassett’s Wooded Wins the Abbaye – Siyouni’s Sottsass Prevails In the Arc – Clodovil’s Tiger Tanaka Takes the Marcel Boussac


Third Foret For Fastnet Rock’s One Master


One Master | Scoop Dyga

Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) may have come up short in her history bid on Sunday, but ParisLongchamp was still able to host a ground-breaking mare as One Master (GB) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) brought up an unprecedented three victories in the G1 Qatar Prix de la Foret. Covered up early by Pierre-Charles Boudot as Godolphin’s 2-1 favourite Earthlight (Ire) (Shamardal) established himself on the lead after the first two furlongs, the 10-3 shot was launched a furlong out to reel him in in the last 50 metres for a short-neck success, with Safe Voyage (Ire) (Fast Company {Ire}) a short head behind in third.

Sunday, ParisLongchamp, France
QATAR PRIX DE LA FORET-G1, €210,000, ParisLongchamp, 10-4, 3yo/up, 7fT, 1:24.75, hy.
1–ONE MASTER (GB), 125, m, 6, by Fastnet Rock (Aus)
1st Dam: Enticing (Ire) (MGSW-Eng, $260,363), by Pivotal (GB)
2nd Dam: Superstar Leo (Ire), by College Chapel (GB)
3rd Dam: Council Rock (GB), by General Assembly
O-Lael Stable; B-Lael Stables (GB); T-William Haggas; J-Pierre-Charles Boudot. €119,994. Lifetime Record: GSW-Ire, SW & MG1SP-Eng, 22-7-4-3, €1,016,772. Werk Nick Rating: B. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Earthlight (Ire), 126, c, 3, Shamardal–Winters Moon (Ire), by New Approach (Ire). O/B-Godolphin (IRE); T-Andre Fabre. €48,006.
3–Safe Voyage (Ire), 128, g, 7, Fast Company (Ire)–Shishangaan (Ire), by Mujadil. (£52,000 Ylg ’14 DNPRM). O-Ross Harmon; B-Adolf Schneider (IRE); T-John Quinn. €24,003.
Margins: NK, SHD, 1HF. Odds: 2.90, 1.40, 3.50.
Also Ran: Tropbeau (GB), Rubaiyat (Fr), Irska (Fr), Spinning Memories (Ire), Toro Strike, Pretreville (Fr). Scratched: Speak In Colours (GB), Lope Y Fernandez (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigreeVideo, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.


Wootton Bassett’s Wooded Wins the Abbaye


Wooded | Scoop Dyga

There as a slow-motion finish to the G1 Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp Longines on Sunday, where Al Shaqab Racing’s 3-year-old Wooded (Ire) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) gave his all to prevail in a drawn-out finale. Missing the kick a touch but able to grab the rail under Pierre-Charles Boudot, the 13-2 shot who had captured the six-furlong G3 Prix Texanita at Chantilly May 13 was marginally ahead passing the two-furlong marker. After seeing off his close companion Liberty Beach (GB) (Cable Bay {Ire}), the lightly-raced bay hit the line a neck in front of last year’s winner Glass Slippers (GB) (Dream Ahead) as Liberty Beach stayed in the mix to be a short neck away in third. “I have always held him in high esteem and since he won the group 3 nothing has gone right,” winning trainer Francis-Henri Graffard said. “Because of the pandemic, he had to miss Royal Ascot and then I had to run him over the wrong trip and I was running him today for education, as I thought next year would be his year.”

Campaigned solely over seven furlongs as a juvenile, Wooded opened his account at Deauville in August before finishing a short-head runner-up to Kenway (Fr) (Galiway {GB}) in the G3 Prix la Rochette here in September and third behind the Charlie Appleby-trained duo King’s Command (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and Royal Crusade (GB) (Shamardal) in the G3 Prix Thomas Bryon at Saint-Cloud the following month. After springing back to the fore in the Texanita, he was next seen finishing fourth in the G1 Prix Jean Prat back over seven at Deauville July 12 before running sixth in the 6 1/2-furlong G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest also there Aug. 9. Shortened up for the course-and-distance G3 Prix du Petit Couvert, he was runner-up to Air de Valse (Fr) (Mesnil des Aigles {Fr}) Sept. 13 and made the requisite improvement in the interim to turn that form around.

Graffard added, “I was upset, because I knew he was going to run very well in the Commonwealth Cup and there were no races for him over six furlongs over the summer. We have a nice sprinter on our hands and the only question was the ground. He is much better on fast ground and Pierre-Charles said he wasn’t the same horse on soft, but I wanted to toughen him up for next year. He went on it today because he’s a very good horse.”

Wooded is the second foal out of Frida La Blonde (Fr) (Elusive City), whose first was the talented G3 Sovereign S. runner-up Beat le Bon (Fr) also by Wootton Bassett. The second dam is the Listed Criterium d’Evry winner and G2 Premio Regina Elena (Italian 1000 Guineas) runner-up Firm Friend (Ire) (Affirmed) who also produced the Listed Prix Servanne and Listed Prix Cor de Chasse scorer and G3 Prix de Ris-Orangis runner-up Fred Lalloupet (GB) (Elusive City) and another Prix Servanne winner Mon Pote le Gitan (Thunder Gulch) who was also placed in the G3 Prix de Cabourg. The third dam Cherie Amie (Fr) (Gay Mecene) is connected to the G3 Cornwallis S. and G3 Norfolk S.-winning sire Magic Ring (Ire) who was third in this race. The dam’s 2-year-old filly is by Ajaya (GB), while she also has a filly by Intello (Ger) due to sell at the upcoming Arqana Deauville October Yearling Sale.

Sunday, ParisLongchamp, France
PRIX DE L’ABBAYE DE LONGCHAMP LONGINES-G1, €210,000, ParisLongchamp, 10-4, 2yo/up, 5fT, :58.52, hy.
1–WOODED (IRE), 136, c, 3, by Wootton Bassett (GB)
1st Dam: Frida La Blonde (Fr), by Elusive City
2nd Dam: Firm Friend (Ire), by Affirmed
3rd Dam: Chere Amie (Fr), by Gay Mecene
1ST GROUP 1 WIN. (€90,000 Ylg ’18 AROCT). O-Al Shaqab Racing; B-Gestut Zur Kuste AG (IRE); T-Francis-Henri Graffard; J-Pierre-Charles Boudot. €119,994. Lifetime Record: 9-3-3-1, €218,398. *Full to Beat Le Bon (Fr), GSP-Eng, $362,908. Werk Nick Rating: A++. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Glass Slippers (GB), 133, f, 4, Dream Ahead–Night Gypsy (GB), by Mind Games (GB). O/B-Bearstone Stud Ltd (GB); T-Kevin Ryan. €48,006.
3–Liberty Beach (GB), 133, f, 3, Cable Bay (Ire)–Flirtinaskirt (GB), by Avonbridge (GB). (£16,000 RNA Ylg ’18 TASAYG). O/B-Phillip Wilkins (GB); T-John Quinn. €24,003.
Margins: NK, SNK, 1. Odds: 6.50, 1.70, 10.00.
Also Ran: Lady In France (GB), Keep Busy (Ire), Air de Valse (Fr), Batwan (Fr), Make A Challenge (Ire), Sestilio Jet (Fr), Archer’s Dream (Ire), Livachope (Fr). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigreeVideo, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.


Siyouni’s Sottsass Prevails In the Arc


Sottsass | Scoop Dyga

It was a home success in Sunday’s G1 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe as Peter Brant’s Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) realised his owner’s longtime dream when providing him and Jean-Claude Rouget with a first renewal of the showpiece as Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) failed to fire in sixth. Third in 2019, last year’s G1 Prix du Jockey Club hero had stayed slightly under the radar as he was geared towards his second attempt but there were signs that he was nearing a peak when fourth in the G1 Irish Champion S. at Leopardstown Sept. 12. In an ideal spot throughout racing in a close-up third on the rail as Persian King (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) held the lead setting a moderate gallop, the 7-1 shot was delivered by Cristian Demuro to take control with a furlong remaining. Staying on strongly as In Swoop (Ire) (Adlerflug {Ger}) emerged on his inner, the chestnut held on by a neck as Persian King ended up 1 3/4 lengths away in third. “Just after the race last year, I stated that this was his race,” Rouget commented. “I’ve been waiting to win this for such a long time. I always thought he was a horse made for this and it was his only target. The result is there today.”

Only 1 1/4 lengths behind Enable in this last year, Sottsass had started his 4-year-old campaign with an uninspiring fourth in the G2 Prix d’Harcourt over a mile and a quarter May 11 before narrowly denying Way To Paris (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}) in the 10 1/2-furlong G1 Prix Ganay at Chantilly June 14. Failing by a neck to give six pounds to the high-class Skalleti (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}) in Deauville’s G2 Prix Gontaut-Biron back over 10 furlongs on heavy ground Aug. 15, he was shaping like a true mile-and-a-half performer when closing steadily on Magical (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) and the surprise package Armory (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) in the Irish Champion.

With the expected pace having disappeared with the absent Ballydoyle contingent, it was left to PC to make the running on the G1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp winner Persian King but he was never going to over-do things on a proven mile star. With Olivier Peslier opting to ride a race on Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) and slot back alongside Frankie on Enable, there was a real possibility that this Arc would favour those closest to the pace and so Demuro deserved credit for keeping Sottsass so prominent. Little changed until the two-furlong pole, when the previous dual winner and 9-10 favourite looked to be going well enough as Frankie started to move.

Instead of spurting forward, Enable laboured and there was a melee involving her and Stradivarius soon after with neither able to take the gap as the 33-1 shot Gold Trip (Fr) (Outstrip {GB}) loomed on the outside and Sottsass switched to the left of Persian King. Leading the sprint for home, the White Birch Farm colour-bearer had slipped out of reach of the G1 Deutsches Derby hero In Swoop, whose forward momentum ultimately made it a closer call than it looked destined to be moments earlier. An inquiry was called into the scrimmaging, which in the older days of French stewarding may have seen a change in the outcome but which resulted in no altering to the placings.

“With the pandemic, his preparation had been far from ideal and the race in Ireland did him a lot of good,” Rouget added. “When we ran in Deauville he was a bit fat and Skalleti is a very good horse. He is a group one horse on soft ground, but we had to run in that race instead of going to York [for the Juddmonte International]. The choice to go to Leopardstown was tough, too, but we chose to run him over a shorter distance to give him speed. I think that was a good choice. He had given us the right signs lately that he was back to his best and at least at the same level as last season. He’s fulfilled those expectations and was a very nice winner. Sottsass is owned in association with Coolmore. I do not know if he will run again, but it is not the question for today. Whether the horse retires is not my decision.” Peter Brant’s racing manager Michel Zerolo said, “We’re all very proud and hopefully he’ll come out of this well and got to the [GI] Breeders’ Cup Turf. Whether he’ll stay in training is a question I can’t answer now.”

In Swoop’s trainer Francis-Henri Graffard said, “Nobody ever remembers the second, but he’s run a very good race. The pace was not very strong and it didn’t suit, as he travelled really nicely compared to usual but like he did in the Grand Prix de Paris he finished strongly in the last 200 metres. He is an improving horse and is proving one of the best 3-year-olds in Europe, so he’s had a good season and we look forward to next year. He has a lot of class.” Fabrice Chappet said of Gold Trip, “He has run a great race, but I feel that on this heavy ground a mile and a half is a shade too far. He made a big move and hung at the end, but it was a great performance.”

Teddy Grimthorpe said of Enable, “Frankie said the ground was too deep. Anyway, she’s given so much to the sport and to Juddmonte and who could have any complaints? We’ll see how she comes out of this and discuss with Prince Khalid whether she can run one more time in the Breeders’ Cup Turf.” John Gosden added, “It turned out be a French-style dash in the straight and it didn’t work out for us and neither horse liked the deep, holding ground. They didn’t have a hard race and they weren’t blowing, so it was like an elaborate journey to go for a nice piece of work up the Longchamp straight! Mr Nielsen is keen to go for a fourth Gold Cup and Prince Khalid will make the decision on Enable. Frankie never touched her with the stick and both were looked after in that ground, so they are looking bright after the race which is extremely good news. Enable’s been amazingly consistent and has been extraordinary in her mental lstrength, so it’s a pity it wasn’t good-to-soft ground and an even gallop today. We were lucky to have that in the other Arcs we ran in and today’s race didn’t play to her strengths at all.”

Sottsass is one of three group winners from as many foals for Starlet’s Sister (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and one of two at the highest level after the four-times grade I-winning Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf heroine Sistercharlie (Ire) (Myboycharlie {Ire}). The second dam is the G3 Prix Chloe runner-up Premiere Creation (Fr) (Green Tune), who also produced the G3 Prix Cleopatre winner Leo’s Starlet (Ire) and the Listed Prix Isonomy winner and GI Clement L. Hirsch S. runner-up Anabaa’s Creation (Ire) (Anabaa). She is in turn the dam of the stakes winner Create a Dream (Oasis Dream {GB}), while the third dam Allwaki (Miswaki) is also the ancestress of the G3 Prix de Lieurey scorer Sandy’s Charm (Fr) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) from the family of the G1 Sussex S.-winning champion miler and sire Noalcoholic (Fr) (Nonoalco). Starlet’s Sister’s as-yet unraced 3-year-old colt by Charm Spirit (Ire) is named Radiant Child (Ire), while she also has an unraced 2-year-old colt by Fastnet Rock (Aus) named Parliament (GB). Her yearling filly by Dubawi (Ire) topped the Arqana Deauville September Yearling Sale when selling to Oliver St Lawrence for €2.5million.

Sunday, ParisLongchamp, France
QATAR PRIX DE L’ARC DE TRIOMPHE-G1, €3,000,000, ParisLongchamp, 10-4, 3yo/up, c/f, 12fT, 2:39.30, hy.
1–SOTTSASS (FR), 131, c, 4, by Siyouni (Fr)
1st Dam: Starlet’s Sister (Ire), by Galileo (Ire)
2nd Dam: Premiere Creation (Fr), by Green Tune
3rd Dam: Allwaki, by Miswaki
(€340,000 Ylg ’17 ARAUG). O-White Birch Farm; B-Ecurie des Monceaux (FR); T-Jean-Claude Rouget; J-Cristian Demuro. €1,714,200. Lifetime Record: 13-7-1-1, €3,422,452. *1/2 to Sistercharlie (Ire) (Myboycharlie {Ire}), Ch. Turf Female-US, MGISW-US, GSW & G1SP-Fr, $3,746,003; and My Sister Nat (Fr) (Acclamation {GB}), GSW-Fr & US, $381,672. Werk Nick Rating: A+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–In Swoop (Ire), 125, c, 3, Adlerflug (Ger)–Iota (Ger), by Tiger Hill (Ire). O-Gestut Schlenderhan; B-Stall Ullmann (IRE); T-Francis-Henri Graffard. €685,800.
3–Persian King (Ire), 131, c, 4, Kingman (GB)–Pretty Please (Ire), by Dylan Thomas (Ire). O-Ballymore Thoroughbred Ltd & Godolphin; B-Dayton Investments (Breeding) Ltd (IRE); T-Andre Fabre. €342,900.
Margins: NK, 1 3/4, HD. Odds: 7.30, 10.00, 6.30.
Also Ran: Gold Trip (Fr), Raabihah, Enable (GB), Stradivarius (Ire), Deirdre (Jpn), Way To Paris (GB), Royal Julius (Ire), Chachnak (Fr). Scratched: Japan (GB), Sovereign (Ire), Mogul (GB), Serpentine (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigreeVideo, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.


Clodovil’s Tiger Tanaka Takes the Marcel Boussac


Tiger Tanaka | Scoop Dyga

Following the enforced withdrawal of the hot favourite Pretty Gorgeous (Fr) (Lawman {Fr}) from Sunday’s G1 Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac, the race had opened up and it was another French-trained juvenile who emerged triumphant in Tiger Tanaka (Ire) (Clodovil {Ire}) on a day that the Rossi family will long remember. Coming here on the back of success in the G3 Prix Francois Boutin on heavy ground at Deauville Aug. 16, Miguel Castro Megias’s bay who represents Charley Rossi had suffered just one career defeat when third in the six-furlong G2 Prix Robert Papin at Chantilly July 19 but was still allowed to start at 8-1. Placed on the rail early by the trainer’s wife Jessica Marcialis in a share of fourth, she was in front with 300 metres remaining and comfortably in command from there en route to a 3/4-of-a-length verdict over Tasmania (Fr) (Zoffany {Ire}), who was an eye-catcher making up abundant ground from the widest draw. There was another 1 1/2-length margin back to the Cedric Rossi-trained Rougir (Fr) (Territories {Ire}), who was making it a big day for the Lagardere-winning owners Haras de la Gousserie. “What a fantastic day–I have all my family around me including my brother who trains the third and my uncle who won the first race,” the winning trainer said. “The owner was also with me and he is a friend and the only sad thing is that there are not more people here to see it. The few that are on hand gave us such a nice welcome, which helps makes it a truly great moment.”

Tiger Tanaka is an unusual Marcel Boussac heroine, having won three claiming success in the provinces with the first at Lyon-Parilly being under Marc Pimbonnet and the next two by wide margins at Marseille Pont-de-Vivaux. Taking a step up in class in a July 8 conditions event in her stride when extending her tally over this trip at Marseille-Borely, she was only beaten a short head and a neck by Ventura Tormenta (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) and The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince of Lir {Ire}) over an insufficient trip in the Robert Papin but had bounced back in the Francois Boutin over Deauville’s straight seven furlongs last time. This was the first group 1 winner ridden by a female jockey in France and young mother Jessica Marcialis had some words of inspiration afterwards. “It’s incredible–I’m lost for words, I was just saying yesterday that it’s amazing to be here,” she said. “I want to say to all the mums that we can do it, so be strong.”
The trainer added, “We bought her out of a claimer for 24,000 euros, but she showed she wanted to be with the best and is now the best filly. She is qualified for the Breeders’ Cup, so why not? Jessica has won races in America. She has a goat in her box and we hope they will be kind enough to invite the goat as well!”

Bought for just €6,500 by Pascale Menard at the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale, Tiger Tanaka is the first foal out of the juvenile winner Miss Phillyjinks (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}). She is kin to Refusetolisten (Ire), also by Clodovil who produced the Listed Flying Fillies’ S. winner Stormy Girl (Ire) (Night of Thunder {Ire}). The third dam Roses In the Snow (Ire) (Be My Guest) boasts the triple graded-stakes-winning Snowdrops (GB) (Gulch), who is in turn the dam of the G3 Horris Hill S. winner Tawhid (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}). Also connected to the G1 Grand Criterium-winning sire Tenby (GB) (Caerleon), the dam’s colt foal is by Dragon Pulse (Ire).

Sunday, ParisLongchamp, France
QATAR PRIX MARCEL BOUSSAC – CRITERIUM DES POULICHES-G1, €240,000, ParisLongchamp, 10-4, 2yo, f, 8fT, 1:43.13, hy.
1–TIGER TANAKA (IRE), 123, f, 2, by Clodovil (Ire)
1st Dam: Miss Phillyjinks (Ire), by Zoffany (Ire)
2nd Dam: Smoken Rosa, by Smoke Glacken
3rd Dam: Roses In The Snow (Ire), by Be My Guest
1ST GROUP 1 WIN. (€6,500 Ylg ’19 TIRSEP). O-Miguel Castro Megias; B-Kellsgrange Stud (IRE); T-Charley Rossi; J-Jessica Marcialis. €137,136. Lifetime Record: 7-6-0-1, €204,586. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Tasmania (Fr), 123, f, 2, Zoffany (Ire)–Australienne (Ire), by Monsun (Ger). O/B-Wertheimer & Frere (FR); T-Carlos Laffon-Parias. €54,864.
3–Rougir (Fr), 123, f, 2, Territories (Ire)–Summer Moon (Fr), by Elusive City. (€11,000 Wlg ’18 ARQDEC; €55,000 Ylg ’19 ARAUG). O-Le Haras de la Gousserie; B-Jan Krauze (FR); T-Cedric Rossi. €27,432.
Margins: 3/4, 1HF, 1 1/4. Odds: 8.00, 14.00, 32.00.
Also Ran: Fev Rover (Ire), Coeursamba (Fr), La Jonction (Fr), Thunder Beauty (Ire), Harajuku (Ire), Bonita Queen (Fr), La Gioiosa (Fr), King’s Harlequin (Ire), Al Siq (Ire). Scratched: Mother Earth (Ire), Pretty Gorgeous (Fr). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigreeVideo, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.


Galiway’s Sealiway Out On His Own In the Lagardere


Sealiway | Scoop Dyga

Loving the deep ground at ParisLongchamp, Haras de la Gousserie and Guy Pariente’s Sealiway (Fr) (Galiway {GB}) proved a class apart from his rivals in a depleted renewal of the G1 Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere on Sunday. Always travelling easily under Mickael Barzalona tracking the even tempo, the 3-1 shot who was second last time in the G3 Prix la Rochette over this course and seven-furlong trip Sept. 6 was in control without being asked a question two out. Opening up on command, the chestnut drew away with relish to score by eight lengths from the 3-5 favourite Nando Parrado (GB) (Kodiac {GB}), with Laws of Indices (Ire) (Power {GB}) 3/4 of a length away in third. “I knew he could win like that–I think last time he was more surprised by the winner than beaten fair and square. It’s taken time to understand the horse, but finally we know that he’s a galloper and not a horse with a turn of foot. Today I told Mickael that I wanted a true-run race and not to be afraid to kick on early if need be. He’s a true little champion and if the owners are happy to travel with this horse he could go to the Breeders’ Cup. We will discuss that first before thinking about next year and I’m convinced he’ll be better then.”

One of the earlier domestic juveniles in action this term, Sealiway saw off the smart Xaario (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}) by two lengths on debut over six furlongs on soft ground at Saint-Cloud May 12. Racing on going officially quicker than that on all his next four starts, he followed up under a penalty at Chantilly June 19 before finishing third behind King’s Harlequin (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) and Go Athletico (Fr) (Goken {Fr}) in the Listed Prix Roland de Chambure over this course and distance July 14. Taking Vichy by storm when scoring by five lengths in the Aug. 6 Listed Prix des Jouvenceaux et des Jouvencelles at this distance, he again came off second-best to Go Athletico in the Rochette which serves as the stepping stone to this test for the home-trained juveniles.

Despite the absence of the customary Ballydoyle representation including the intended starter St Mark’s Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}), the manner with which Sealiway ran away with this prize was impressive even allowing for the part obviously played by ground conditions. The G2 Coventry S. winner and G1 Prix Morny runner-up Nando Parrado and G2 Railway S. scorer Laws of Indices are significant benchmarks who have proven effective on a surface at least on the easy side of good, but were left behind as the winner cut loose in the straight. He rates as the most exciting colt handled so far by Frederic Rossi, who enjoyed Classic glory in June with the G1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches heroine Dream and Do (Ire) (Siyouni {Fr}). With this performance, he has already usurped his smart 3-year-old stablemate Kenway (Fr) as the best progeny by the Haras de Colleville resident Galiway who is in his second season at stud.

Sealiway is a son of the Listed Prix Herod winner Kensea (Fr) (Kendaragent {Fr}), who hails from the family of the listed-placed Exit To Nowhere pair of Enjoleur (Fr) and Epicurien (Fr), the G2 Prix Malleret scorer Another Dancer (Groom Dancer) and the G3 Park Express S. winner Pollen (Ire) (Orpen). The MAB Agency stepped in for her yearling full-brother to the winner named Seagali (Fr), paying €115,000 for him at the recent Arqana Deauville September Yearling Sale.

Sunday, ParisLongchamp, France
QATAR PRIX JEAN-LUC LAGARDERE – GRAND CRITERIUM-G1, €240,000, ParisLongchamp, 10-4, 2yo, c/f, 7fT, 1:23.49, hy.
1–SEALIWAY (FR), 126, c, 2, by Galiway (GB)
1st Dam: Kensea (Fr) (SW-Fr), by Kendargent (Fr)
2nd Dam: Sea Island (Fr), by Gold Away (Ire)
3rd Dam: Equatoriale (Fr), by Saint Estephe (Fr)
1ST GROUP WIN; 1ST GROUP 1 WIN. (€62,000 Ylg ’19 ARAUG). O-Le Haras de la Gousserie & Guy Pariente; B-Guy Pariente Holding (FR); T-Frederic Rossi; J-Mickael Barzalona. €137,136. Lifetime Record: 6-4-1-1, €200,136. Werk Nick Rating: A++. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Nando Parrado (GB), 126, c, 2, Kodiac (GB)–Chibola (Arg), by Roy. (165,000gns Wlg ’18 TATFOA; 200,000gns RNA Ylg ’19 TADEYG). O-Mrs Marie McCartan; B-Mrs James Wigan (GB); T-Clive Cox. €54,864.
3–Laws of Indices (Ire), 126, c, 2, Power (GB)–Sampers (Ire), by Exceed and Excel (Aus). (€8,000 Ylg ’19 GOAUTY). O-Charlotte Holmes; B-Nicky Hartery (IRE); T-Ken Condon. €27,432.
Margins: 8, 3/4, NK. Odds: 2.90, 0.60, 5.70.
Also Ran: Libertine (Ire), Cairn Gorm (GB). Scratched: St Mark’s Basilica (Fr). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigreeVideo, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

by TDN