• 13:30 Qatar Prix De Royallieu 1m 4f 94y

  • Winner €143,024 2nd €54,100 3rd €26,875 4th €12,300
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 13:30:21
13:30 Longchamp Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dalkala (USA) 3/1
2nd Shirocco Star 5/2
3rd La Conquerante 13/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 526161 Green body, rose epaulettes, white arms, rose cap Preferential 35
Distance Winner
3 8-7 Mme C Head-Maarek S Pasquier 7/18.00
2 (2) 1-1153 Green body, red epaulettes, green arms, green cap Dalkala (USA) 56
Course Winner
3 8-7 A de Royer-Dupre C P Lemaire 3/14.00
3 (8) 361341 White body, white arms, purple cap Forces Of Darkness (IRE) 55
Distance Winner
3 8-7 F Vermeulen Gregory Benoist 6/17.00
4 (5) 155 Light blue body, yellow arms, dark blue striped, yellow cap, dark blue striped Myrtlewood (IRE) 19
3 8-7 A Fabre M Guyon 12/113.00
5 (6) 1-4333 Grey body, garnet chevron, garnet arms, garnet cap Grace Of Dubai (FR) 19
3 8-7 M Delzangles U Rispoli 20/121.00
6 (1) 1-22324 Black, white spots, black sleeves, white cap Shirocco Star 44
3 8-7 v1 H Morrison D Holland 112 5/23.50
7 (7) 11-1663 Light Blue, Black and White striped sleeves, White cap Coquet 14
3 8-7 H Morrison G Mosse 104 11/112.00
8 (3) 113213 Orange body, blue large spots, orange arms, blue spots, orange cap, blue spots La Conquerante 55
Distance Winner
3 8-7 J C Rouget I Mendizabal 13/27.50


SHIROCCO STAR deserves a change of fortune and this could be her day. Runner-up in the Oaks at Epsom and the Curragh, she found the fast ground and slow pace against her in the Yorkshire Oaks and today's going will be more suitable. Stablemate Coquet was beaten a long way at York but did better in the Arc Trial at Newbury though she's yet to face soft going. Forces Of Darkness had performed with credit in two Group 1's before landing a Group 3 at Deauville and holds Preferential on that latest run but it's the lightly-raced and progressive Dalkala who may do best of the home contingent as she wasn't beaten too far in a Group 2 last time and will enjoy the soft ground.