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2:50 Longchamp (FR) 15 Apr 2018

Prix de la Grotte (Group 3) (3yo Fillies) (Turf)

(3yo) 1m Heavy
1st £35,398.23 2nd £14,159.29 3rd £10,619.47 4th £7,079.65 5th £3,539.82
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (1)  
3 90 44 109
b f Dawn Approach (IRE) - White Star (IRE) (Darshaan)
Midfield on inner, shaken up 2f out, gradually closed on leaders, ridden 1f out and continued to make headway, led 75yds out, pushed out
2 (5)
3 90 40 106
b f Lope De Vega (IRE) - Calasetta (IRE) (Montjeu)
Close up 2nd, pushed along and moved smoothly into lead 1 1/2f out, soon pressed, held narrow lead and ridden 1f out, kept on well, headed 75yds out, no extra
3 (3) ½ [1¾]
3 90 38 105
b f Silver Frost (IRE) - Amazing Story (FR) (Cricket Ball)
Settled in 4th, travelling well and moved up to challenge 1 1/2f out, ridden along with every chance inside 1f out, not pace to go with winner final 100yds, ridden out
4 (2) ½ [2¼]
3 90 b1 36 104
b f Galileo (IRE) - Halfway To Heaven (IRE) (Pivotal)
Quickly into stride and led first 1/2f, headed and tracked leader, pushed along and took closer order inside 2f out, every chance entering final furlong, outpaced and lost position final 100yds, ridden out
5 (6) ¾ [3]
3 90 34 102
b f Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Militante (IRE) (Johannesburg)
Held up in rear of midfield, shaken up 2f out, kept on but not the pace to get involved, pushed out
6 (8) [7½]
3 90 20 92
ch f Galileo (IRE) - Margot Did (IRE) (Exceed And Excel)
In final pair, pushed along 2f out, plenty to do and not the pace to get involved, never a factor
7 (7) 10 [17½]
3 90 69
ch f Dream Ahead (USA) - Excellent Girl (Exceed And Excel)
Held up in final pair, shaken up and outpaced over 1f out, well beaten when eased final furlong
8 (4) ¾ [18¼]
3 90 67
ch f Kendargent (FR) - Last Born (FR) (Monsun)
Fly-jumped start, led after 1/2f, pushed along 2f out, soon under pressure and headed well over 1f out, eased
Wind Chimes and Magical coupled on PMU
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