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Longchamp

  • 15:15 Qatar Prix Dollar 1m 1f 152y

  • (group 2) €200,000 added 3yo+ 13 ran
  • Winner €114,420 2nd €43,280 3rd €21,500 4th €9,840
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
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  • Off time: 15:18:20

Cirrus Des Aigles wins another Prix Dollar at Longchamp

Last Updated: 05/10/13 3:48pm

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Cirrus Des Aigles: Number one in France

Cirrus Des Aigles: Number one in France

Cirrus Des Aigles silenced his detractors as he made history when becoming the first horse to win the Qatar Prix Dollar for a third time.

Corine Barande-Barbe has had to fight the corner of her seven-year-old throughout this season, with the remarkable Even Top gelding widely believed to now be past his best. However the apple of her eye did the talking on the track at Longchamp.

Planteur set out to make this a strong gallop with Al Waab giving chase but Cirrus Des Aigles was always moving powerfully in midfield under Christophe Soumillion.

The pair eased closer to the lead in the straight before Soumillon gave Cirrus Des Aigles his head and the veteran's response was immediate as he put the race to bed in a matter of strides. Mandour was second with Petit Chevalier third.

"I never doubted him," said Barande-Barbe. "He was nearly at his best today, and he will be at his best on the 19th [October]."

The seven year old had won this Group Two in 2010 and 2012 as well as finishing second in 2011 and is now set to head for the QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot.

He was only denied by Frankel in last year's renewal and Sky Bet make Cirrus Des Aigles their new 3/1 favourite (from 8/1).

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