Frankie Dettori was mightily impressed with DABIRSIM when riding him to a clear-cut success in the Prix Morny at Deauville and it's difficult to see what can stop his mount completing a five-timer. The other C&D winner in the line-up, Sofast, was firmly put in his place in the Morny, though he did improve to beat today's rivals Mac Row and American Devil subsequently. The remainder have plenty to find if they are to get competitive.
American Devil (FR) 6-4fav (8-11) Led, quickened over 1f out, ridden and headed final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Sofast (8-11) at Longchamp(FR) 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) sft in Sep.
Veneto (FR) (8-10) Tracked leading duo, squeezed for room 2f out, ran on final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Tai Chi (8-13) at Longchamp(FR) 7f 2yo stk gs in Sep.
Fort Bastion (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd entering final 3f, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on until no extra closing stages, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Entifaadha (9-0) at York 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug.
Salure Sakhee colt out of Davie's Lure.
Dabirsim (FR) 5-2 (8-13) Midfield, travelled strongly into contention 2f out, quickened to lead 1f out, pushed clear, won at Deauville(FR) 6f 2yo Grp 1 gd in Aug beating Family One (8-13) by 3l, 7 ran.
Mac Row (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Keen, prominent, led inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Sofast (8-11) at Longchamp(FR) 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) sft in Sep.
Sofast (FR) 3-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden over 1f out, strong run to lead close home, won at Longchamp(FR) 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) sft in Sep beating Mac Row (8-11) by 1/2l, 7 ran.