Christophe Soumillon: steered home the impressive winner Beauty ParlourPICTURE: Masakazu Takahashi
Parlour stays unbeaten
with effortless Grotte win
Report: France, Sunday
Longchamp: Prix de la Grotte (Group 3) 1m, 3yo fillies
BEAUTY PARLOUR (Elie Lellouche/Christophe Soumillon) maintained her unbeated record in emphatic style with an eased down four-length success on Sunday.
A daughter of star Japanese stallion Deep Impact, Beauty Parlour picked up instantly when asked by Soumillion to catch leader Woven Lace before extending clear.
Lellouche kept her to a pair of conditions races at Saint-Cloud last season, which she won by a combined distance of 11½ lengths.
"She is certainly something out of the ordinary," said a clearly delighted Lellouche, whose first winner of the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches Danseuse Du Soir collected this race en route to the classic in the same blue Wildenstein silks.
"It's extraordinary because she shows nothing like that at homein the mornings, she saves it all for the races," he added.