Cocktail shakes up Tasaday
Filly runs creditably on step up in class
Last Updated: October 24, 2012 4:33pm
David Elsworth's Cocktail Queen chased home the unbeaten Tasaday at Deauville on Wednesday.
The daughter of Motivator acquitted herself creditably in the face of a steep rise in class in the Group Three Prix Des Reservoirs - Haras d'Etreham over a mile.
Having shaped well on debut, she disappointed on quick ground second time out before winning her maiden on a softer surface at Nottingham and Jeff Smith's filly maintained her progression in the hands of Christophe Lemaire.
The pair were beaten a length into second by the promising Tasaday who stretched her unbeaten run to three for Andre Fabre and Maxime Guyon.
The Godolphin owned filly was a short price to retain her perfect record and duly did so with the minimum of fuss, crossing the line with her ears pricked.
Out Of Luck
Later on the card, Paul Cole's Silverheels also had to settle for second in the Prix du Saubouas on the artificial surface.
The three year old has failed to get his head in front since his debut back in the spring of 2011 but ran one of his better races to prevail in a bobbing finish for the minor honours in the seven and a half furlong heat.
The honours went to Christophe Ferland's Spoil The Fun who showed a nice turn of foot to win more comfortably than the margin of a length and a half suggests.
Also out of luck in France were Amy Weaver and owner Malcolm Denmark who were represented by Den Of Iniquity in Strasbourg.
The eleven year old was eventually pulled up in the two mile three furlong Prix De Consolation over hurdles.