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  • 13:20 Prix Marcel Boussac 7f 209y

  • (Fillies' Group 1) €300,000 added 2yo 5 ran
  • Winner €177,570 2nd €67,890 3rd €33,720 4th €16,260
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 38.10s
  • Off time: 13:20:10

Full result

13:20 Longchamp Result 2nd October 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (3) Elusive Kate (USA) 8-11 W Buick J H M Gosden 2 4/1
opened 4/1 touched 4/1
2nd (1) 3 Fire Lily (IRE) 8-11 W M Lordan D Wachman 2 6/1
opened 6/1 touched 6/1
3rd (4) Zantenda 8-11 O Peslier F Head 2 5/4f
opened 6/4 touched 6/4
4th (6) Yellow Rosebud (IRE) 8-11 P J Smullen D K Weld 2 9/2
opened 4/1 touched 9/2
5th (5) Falls Of Lora (IRE) 8-11 K Fallon M Al Zarooni 2 7/1
opened 13/2 touched 7/1
NR (2) Rajastani (IRE) 8-11 S Pasquier S Wattel 2

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £4.90 Tote Place: £2.50,2.50
Straight Forecast: £25.57 Exacta: £17.00


Some smart performers have won this Group One contest and last year's renewal featured Misty For Me, Danedream and Galikova to name three but it looks doubtful whether this renewal has anywhere near the same depth. ELUSIVE KATE had finished behind Falls Of Lora on debut before building on the promise of that run to win her maiden at Kempton; since which, she had been campaigned in France picking up Listed and Group Three prizes at Deauville. Settled in the lead by William Buick, she hung badly turning into the straight when changing her legs (connections thought this was due to the faster ground and the downhill section of the track) and appeared to have thrown her chance away. However, she ran on well once straightened up and was a ready winner and connections could bring her back to France for the French Guineas next year but may be tempted by a trip to the States first. Her dam is a half-sister to a Breeders' Cup winner so it's not hard to think that she'll be suited by that challenge while she should stay a mile next season; she's clearly progressive but this was not the strongest of Group Ones. Fire Lily is a reasonable benchmark after six outings but she has twice been beaten by Best Terms this season (in the Queen Mary and Lowther) and chased home Maybe in the Moyglare last time when stepped up to seven. She was carried left by the winner in the straight but couldn't be called unlucky and is short of this class at present. Zantenda was a reasonably warm favourite after winning both starts narrowly, albeit seemingly with plenty to spare. She made a move to the inside rail as the rest of the field were carried into the centre but her challenge petered out having briefly looked threatening and she may have paid the price for being a shade free in the early exchanges. She only made her debut in August and may have found this test coming too early in her career but her bare form prior to this (on a line through Kinetica) suggested that she had plenty to find with the best of the British fillies. Yellow Rosebud had run well behind Maybe in the Debutante after making a winning debut but failed to land a blow here and was disappointing even allowing that there was a little doubt about the suitability of a step up to a mile on paper. Falls Of Lora's connections have a very strong hand in this division this season and the daughter of Street Cry isn't near the top of their pecking order. She had impressively landed a conditions race at Ascot last time but was found wanting on this step up in class.