Mikel Delzangles: trains the promising Ridasiyna for the Aga KhanPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Ridasiyna puts unbeaten record on the line
Preview: France, Tuesday (2.20pm BST)
Deauville: Prix de la Nonette - Shadwell 1m2f, 3yo fillies
RIDASIYNA (Mikel Delzangles/Christophe Lemaire) has proved a revelation since surprising her trainer when winning by five lengths on debut at Longchamp.
The Aga Khan's Motivator filly has since backed up that performance with similarly impressive wins at Maisons-Laffitte and Chantilly.
Ridasiyna will once again have the services of pacemaker Parisham to help her settle.
As befits the status of the race she will face her most serious opposition with Group 3 winner Trois Lunes (Francois Rohaut/Francois-Xavier Bertras) attempting to get back on track having failed to fire in the Prix de Diane Longines.
"She has prepared very well for the race and I hope she can return to the form she showed in the Prix Vanteaux," said Rohaut.
The underfoot conditions will be a new experience for Trois Lunes at least as far as her public appearances go, but Rohaut is unconcerned by the forecast good ground.
He added: "The Diane was a non-event, you can forget that run. I have no worries about the ground and there should be no excuses tomorrow."
Leaupartie (Fabrice Chappet/Gregory Benoist) finished sixth in the Diane having been supplemented and showed such confidence was not misplaced when landing the Prix de Psyche at Deauville three weeks ago.
"She remains in good form, it's the same track and against three-year-olds so she'll run her race," said Chappet at the Arqana sales grounds on Monday. "She's only run four times and never a bad race. The one to beat is the unbeaten filly of the Aga Khan's but we won't give her the race."
Romantica (Andre Fabre/Maxime Guyon) has been beaten by Leaupartie in the Pyche well as having run on to finish second to Ridasiyna in the Prix Chloe.
Stablemate Dark Orchid (Pierre-Charles Boudot) was further back in both those races and has yet to quite confirm the promise of her Listed success at Saint-Cloud in May.