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  • 14:55 Jacques Le Marois Stakes 7f 209y

  • (Group 1) €600,000 added 3yo+ 12 ran
  • Winner €412,980 2nd €118,620 3rd €59,279
  • Going: Good to Soft (All Weather: Standard)
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:57:25

Full result

14:55 Deauville Result 15th August 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (6) Immortal Verse (IRE) 8-8 G Mosse Robert Collet 3 10/1
opened 10/1 touched 10/1
2nd (11) 1 Goldikova (IRE) 9-1 O Peslier F Head 6 11/10f
opened 6/5 touched 6/5
3rd (12) nse Sahpresa (USA) 9-1 C P Lemaire Rod Collet 6 12/1
opened 12/1 touched 12/1
4th (5) Royal Bench (IRE) 9-4 I Mendizabal Robert Collet 4 40/1
opened 40/1 touched 40/1
Also Ran: Cityscape , Planteur (IRE) , Dick Turpin (IRE) , Worthadd (IRE) , Flash Dance (IRE) , Mutual Trust , Tin Horse (IRE) , Polemique (IRE)

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £14.20 Tote Place: £2.90,1.10,2.30
Straight Forecast: £21.92 Exacta: £28.80


IMMORTAL VERSE became the latest three year old to lower the colours of her elders in Group One company. She has shown vast improvement since suffering a troubled passage in the French 1000 Guineas (the only time she has raced on ground faster than good to soft) and completed a hat-trick of victories after wins in the Prix de Sandringham and Coronation Stakes. Settled at the rear of the field, she improved to race prominently with around a furlong to run and quickened clear in taking style to record an impressive and clearcut success. Her trainer has always believed that he had a top-class filly on his hands and hadn't been frightened of meeting Goldikova following victory at Royal Ascot and his opinion was certainly vindicated. She is entered in all of the top British and Irish mile races and could be a fascinating runner in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes in October as she's already won at Ascot and should get her ground. She has a devastating turn of foot although her style of racing could leave her vulnerable to finding trouble in a big field as it did at Longchamp in May. Goldikova didn't enjoy the clearest of passages through the race and was in action only a fortnight ago but there were no real excuses aside from the ground which was far more testing than ideal. She closed to about three parts of a length before Olivier Peslier accepted the situation and eased down close home, almost being caught for second. She was beaten by Makfi in last year's race under similarly testing conditions and connections will not have been discouraged by this performance. Sahpresa has proved a consistent yardstick this term and again ran Goldikova close as she had done over C&D in the Prix Rothschild. She is likely to bid for a third successive success in the Sun Chariot Stakes and could then return to Japan for another crack at the Mile Championship. Royal Bench - second in the Grade One Hong Kong Mile last season - was having his first start since an international spring campaign that took in Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore. He finished off the race well and this was a very encouraging return to action; he may be able to find a race at this level. Planteur was made to look onepaced on his first start over a mile since 2009; his running style had suggested an attempt at this trip was worth a crack but he will surely now be stepped back up in distance. Tin Horse was travelling strongly when finding his way through blocked and would have finished closer with a clear run but wouldn't have troubled the winner; he is worth another try over ten furlongs and connections have left his options open as far as Britain's early closing races are concerned with entries in the Champion Stakes and QEII. Dick Turpin, Cityscape and Worthadd had every chance given the way the race was run; all three had a little to find at this level but it was still disappointing that they were so readily left behind. The other disappointment of the race was Mutual Trust who was unbeaten in four starts and had accounted for Zoffany and Strong Suit in the Jean Prat last time. This was the most testing ground that he's encountered to date, he was involved in some scrimmaging in midfield and had to be snatched up when running into the back of the weakening Worthadd. This run is probably best forgiven.