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  • 12:45 Prix De L'Abbaye De Longchamp 4f 213y

  • (Group 1) €300,000 added 2yo+ 15 ran
  • Winner €177,570 2nd €67,890 3rd €33,720 4th €16,260
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 0m 55.50s
  • Off time: 12:46:26

Full result

12:45 Longchamp Result 2nd October 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (9) Tangerine Trees 9-10 T Eaves B Smart 6 14/1
opened 14/1 touched 14/1
2nd (8) s.h Secret Asset (IRE) 9-10 G Baker Jane Chapple-Hyam 6 40/1
opened 40/1 touched 40/1
3rd (2) nse Sole Power 9-10 K Latham E Lynam 4 8/1
opened 8/1 touched 8/1
4th (15) Mar Adentro (FR) 9-10 T Jarnet R Chotard 5 20/1
opened 20/1 touched 20/1
5th (4) Wizz Kid (IRE) 9-7 I Mendizabal Robert Collet 3 11/2
opened 11/2 touched 11/2
6th (11) Requinto (IRE) 8-7 W M Lordan D Wachman 2 12/1
opened 12/1 touched 12/1
7th (1) Prohibit 9-10 Jim Crowley R M H Cowell 6 4/1f
opened 4/1 touched 4/1
8th (5) Captain Dunne (IRE) 9-10 D Allan T D Easterby 6 14/1
opened 14/1 touched 14/1
9th (3) Spectacle Du Mars (FR) 9-10 Gregory Benoist X Nakkachdji 4 14/1
opened 14/1 touched 14/1
10th (10) Masamah (IRE) 9-10 P Makin K A Ryan 5 10/1
opened 10/1 touched 10/1
11th (13) Bluster (FR) 9-10 G Mosse Robert Collet 5 66/1
opened 66/1 touched 66/1
12th (12) Iver Bridge Lad 9-10 M O'connell J Ryan 4 40/1
opened 40/1 touched 40/1
13th (14) Alcohuaz (CHI) 9-10 M Guyon L Reuterskiuld 6 66/1
opened 66/1 touched 66/1
14th (6) Beyond Desire 9-7 N Callan R Varian 4 25/1
opened 25/1 touched 25/1
15th (7) Margot Did (IRE) 9-7 J P Spencer M L W Bell 3 11/2
opened 6/1 touched 6/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £20.80 Tote Place: £7.50,10.90,6.20
Straight Forecast: £497.61 Exacta: £778.90


Speed from the gate has usually proved crucial in recent renewals of this race on this sharp track and it once again proved to be the case with TANGERINE TREES making pretty much every yard to record a first Group One success. He has made rapid strides since winning a Listed race at the back end of last season despite disappointing in the Temple Stakes and King's Stand Stakes in mid-summer. He had returned to form with a game display in the Beverley Bullet last time and his tenacity was on display again here. There was no shortage of early pace in the line-up and a number of the field failed to live with the early gallop set by the winner and Captain Dunne who cried enough inside the final furlong. Secret Asset had been well beaten on his previous attempts in Group company but, this quirky sort who needs things to fall just right, has proven well suited by a strong pace in a big field and got his ideal conditions here to run the race of his career. It would be dangerous to take his effort literally although his performance does underline how little there is between the decent handicappers and Group race performers in this division; indeed Tangerine Trees was the fifth recent winner who was gaining a first success at this level. Sole Power is ideally suited by a fast five as he showed when springing a surprise in last year's Nunthorpe and he ran right up to his best in weaving his way through the field to finish a close third despite finding some trouble. His record has been in and out this season but he remains capable of picking up another big prize when granted his conditions. Mar Adentro had been running well since finishing third in this race 12 months ago but was unconsidered in the market here, possibly due to his unfavourable draw. The early pace that he showed went some way to negating that and he only weakened out of the places in the final few yards; he has yet to win a Pattern race but success at that level is overdue. Wizz Kid burst onto the scene when beating Prohibit in a Group Two in June and she marked herself down as a filly on the upgrade with another fine performance in coming home well from off the pace. She had looked a shade unlucky not to finish closer in the Nunthorpe too and can win one of these on a track that plays more to her strengths. Prohibit has looked more tactically versatile this season but, just as 12 months ago, he could never go the early gallop and could only stay on when the race was over; he was a course and distance winner last time in a Group Three but a stiffer track suits him best. Requinto ran no sort of race on his previous start against his elders in the Nunthorpe but fared better here, staying on from midfield; he could be a factor in this division next season although his dam failed to recapture her juvenile form in three starts at three and it remains to be seen whether he trains on. Masamah became restless in the stalls and was always struggling after missing the break. Margot Did was beaten a long way out and something may either have been amiss or she may have been over the top.