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  • 13:35 Total Prix Marcel Boussac 7f 209y

  • (Fillies' Group 1) €300,000 added 2yo 12 ran
  • Winner €189,000 2nd €60,000 3rd €30,000 4th €21,000
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:36:21

O'Brien finds key to Boussac

Last Updated: 05/10/14 2:20pm

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Found powers clear to win the Marcel Boussac

Found powers clear to win the Marcel Boussac

Found wore down main market rival Ervedya to clinch the Prix Marcel Boussac at Longchamp for trainer Aidan O'Brien and jockey Ryan Moore.

A winner on debut before finishing a close third in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh three weeks ago, Found was the 9-4 favourite in Paris and always travelling sweetly on the heels of the leaders.

Following a sedate early gallop, outsider Thank You Bye Bye went to the lead to raise the tempo before the home turn, but Jean-Claude Rouget's Ervedya was the first of the big guns to commit for home.

Found swiftly went in pursuit and wore her down in the last 100 yards to seal an ultimately comprehensive victory.

Found's fellow Irish raider, Jessica Harrington's Jack Naylor, ran a fine race in third.

O'Brien said: "She is a lovely big filly, with a temperament to match, and I would think she will have no trouble getting a mile and a quarter and maybe a mile and a half, as she is by Galileo.

"Along with that she has plenty of natural pace, certainly enough to be a Guineas filly, knowing that she will hopefully get better over further.

"I'd imagine that will be it for the season, but the lads will decide. She's a very exciting filly."

Coolmore partner Michael Tabor, in whose colours the winner ran, said: "She is a horse for next year and hopefully will be even better as a three-year-old.

"She will definitely get further than this and I thought she did it really well today, even though the ground might have been a little bit firmer than ideal."

Rouget said of the runner-up: "I thought she was going to win but the winner was too strong at the end."

"She is a lovely big filly, with a temperament to match, and I would think she will have no trouble getting a mile and a quarter and maybe a mile and a half, as she is by Galileo."
Aidan O'Brien

Harrington said of Jack Naylor: "She only cost 10 and a half grand and she's come a long way since winning a little race at Roscommon.

"She's gone from strength to strength and was doing her best work at the end.

"I think she'll be a mile-and-a-half horse next year, so I'll start her off over a mile.

"I'll enter her for the English Guineas and that's it for her year."

Malabar was fourth for Mick Channon, who said: "I thought she was unlucky as she got stopped during the race. But we're pleased with her."

Found is now 8/1 with Sky Bet for both the 1000 Guineas and Epsom Oaks following her impressive success in France and spokesman Michael Shinners said: "You get the feeling with this filly that anything she did at two would be a bonus and with that in mind she looks a likely player in next year's Classics already."

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