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  • 14:40 Poule D'essai Pouliches 7f 209y

  • (French 1000 Guineas) (Fillies' Group 1) €450,000 added 3yo 20 ran
  • Winner €266,355 2nd €101,835 3rd €50,580 4th €24,390
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  • Surface: Turf
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  • Off time: 14:45:06

Breeders' Cup heroine Flotilla lands French 1000 Guineas at Longchamp

Last Updated: 12/05/13 5:34pm

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Flotilla: Landed French 1000 Guineas at Longchamp

Flotilla: Landed French 1000 Guineas at Longchamp

Flotilla got up in the final strides to land the French 1000 Guineas for trainer Mikel Delzangles at Longchamp.

Last season's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies' Turf winner came with a rattling run under Christophe Lemaire to collar the Andre Fabre-trained favourite Esoterique close home.

Fabre's Tasaday was third while Zurigha came from way off the pace to grab fourth place for trainer Richard Hannon and jockey Richard Hughes. The Ralph Beckett-trained Waterway Run was just behind the placed horses.

Flotilla's (7-1) stablemate Sage Melody was soon in the lead and performed her pacemaking duties to a tee resulting in a win for the daughter of Mizzen Mast in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches.

"We had to make sure she had pace in the race because we wanted to make the race a properly run one. The pace was fast as they broke the course record for the race," said Delzangles, who had faced a race against time to get his filly to the Classic.

"She needed time to come to herself after the winter. She has two options. We can try to go a bit further and run her in the Prix Diane or we stay at the same distance and go for the Coronation Stakes. We have plenty of time in which to decide that."

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