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  • 13:30 Prix Rothschild 7f 209y

  • (Fillies' Group 1) €300,000 added 3yo+ 5 ran
  • Winner €177,570 2nd €67,890 3rd €33,720 4th €16,260
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  • Surface: Turf
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  • Off time: 13:31:09

Kate proves Elusive

More Group One glory for Gosden and Buick

Last Updated: 29/07/12 2:11pm

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Elusive Kate: Confirmed her superiority over Golden Lilac

Elusive Kate: Confirmed her superiority over Golden Lilac

Elusive Kate made every post a winning one in the Group One Prix Rothschild at Deauville on Sunday.

The mile event for fillies, formerly known as the Prix d'Astarte, was for once taking place without the presence of the brilliant Goldikova, who was retired last year having completed four consecutive victories.

John Gosden's filly had been campaigned in France for much of her juvenile season, including two victories at this course before winning the Group One Prix Marcel Boussac on her final start on the continent before taking in the Breeders' Cup.

A series of niggling problems had kept her off the track until Newmarket's July meeting where she was overlooked by William Buick but ran a blinder under Frankie Dettori to finish a close second to Giofra in the Falmouth Stakes.

Golden Lilac, a disappointing hot favourite that day, was backed to take revenge on home turf but failed to claw back the deficit that Buick had gradually opened up from the moment the stalls opened.

It was, at least, a step back in the right direction for Andre Fabre's filly who finished comfortably clear of Mashoora and Sagawara with Immortal Verse back in fifth on her first start since running in Japan in November.

The victory was yet another top level success for the Buick and Gosden combination who have already combined for Group One victories in 2012 with Great Heavens (Irish Oaks), Izzi Top (Pretty Polly Stakes), Fallen For You (Coronation Stakes) and Nathaniel (Eclipse).

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