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Deauville

  • 14:20 Gillaume D'Ornano Stakes 1m 1f 207y

  • (Group 2) €400,000 added 3yo 8 ran
  • Winner €275,320 2nd €79,080 3rd €39,520
  • Going: Good to Soft (All Weather: Standard)
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:23:10

Full result

14:20 Deauville Result 15th August 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (8) Galikova (FR) 8-12 O Peslier F Head 3 9/4
opened 9/4 touched 9/4
2nd (5) 2 Slow Pace (USA) 9-2 M Barzalona F Head 3 33/1
opened 33/1 touched 33/1
3rd (3) Golden Lilac (IRE) 8-12 M Guyon A Fabre 3 5/4f
opened 5/4 touched 5/4
4th (1) Colombian (IRE) 9-2 William Buick J H M Gosden 3 12/1
opened 12/1 touched 12/1
Also Ran: Glaswegian , Red Dubawi (IRE) , Dunboyne Express (IRE) , Waldpark (GER)

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £3.40 Tote Place: £1.30,4.60,1.10
Straight Forecast: £76.67 Exacta: £114.20

Verdict

Olivier Peslier made it four wins out of four on the card as GALIKOVA took her seasonal tally to three, reversing form from Chantilly with the previously unbeaten Golden Lilac. The field raced in two groups with Colombian heading Red Dubawi (who pulled hard early), Waldpark and Golden Lilac against the rail with pacemaker Slow Pace being tracked by Dunboyne Express, Galikova and Glaswegian towards the middle of the track. The pace was typically steady but as the field turned into the straight with two and a half furlongs to run Galikova, Golden Lilac and Waldpark were travelling noticeably better than their rivals. The field fanned out across the track shortly afterwards ensuring that there was plenty of room to challenge and it was Galikova that quickened best of all to win going away. She was badly drawn and thought to be immature when beaten over 5 lengths behind Misty For Me in the Marcel Boussac but had impressed on debut and has progressed with every start this season. She appeared to lack the speed of Golden Lilac when beaten by a length in the Prix de Diane but showed the better acceleration this time to comfortably turn the form around. This superbly bred half-sister to Goldikova was cut for the Arc on the back of this success; she has yet to race beyond an extended ten furlongs but looks well worth a try over a longer trip and connections have no fears on that score and will aim her at the Prix Vermeille. This was just the sixth start of her career and she is still progressing. Golden Lilac was an impressive winner of the 1000 Guineas in May (when ridden by Peslier) before winning the Diane the following month. She travelled strongly up to a point but lacked the acceleration evident in her earlier victories. She was clearly below her best and her rider was quick to apportion the blame to the ground. Colombian has been highly tried since winning his maiden and ran another solid race; this was just the sixth run of his career and there should be more to come but, at present, he is short of this class and could benefit from having his sights lowered. He did reverse form from the Eugene Adam with Glaswegian who lacked the pace to challenge as did the German Derby winner Waldpark who will benefit from a stiffer test of stamina. Dunboyne Express weakened out tamely and may have found this race coming too soon after his second in the Royal Whip.