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  • 13:20 Contessina Stakes5f 212y

  • €52,000 added 3yo+ 9 ran
  • Winner €29,749 2nd €11,252 3rd €5,590 4th €2,558
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
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  • Off time: 13:23:27

Eton Rifles fires in France

British raider hits the target for second year in succession

Last Updated: 22/11/12 2:01pm

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Eton Rifles: Ran out an easy winner in France

Eton Rifles: Ran out an easy winner in France

Eton Rifles' fine end to the season continued as he won the Prix Contessina at Fontainebleau on Thursday.

The seven year old is a confirmed mudlark and relished the testing conditions in France to win back-to-back renewals of the six furlong contest under William Carson.

Stuart Williams' charge was sent off a well-backed favourite to follow up on his victory at Doncaster earlier in the month and his supporters had few anxious moments.

The Pivotal gelding had two lengths to spare over his nearest rival at the line; Personified chased him home with Lalloupet Fred - second 12 months ago - back in third.

It was an eighth career success for Eton Rifles and a fourth at Listed level.

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