The Grand Prix de Paris Cup – 24th September 2016 – London Bridge Racecourse

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The Grand Prix de Paris Cup

The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom.
~ Osho

Boy Meets Girl

The Grand Prix de Paris Cup at London Bridge Racecourse on Saturday presents the platform for a mouthwatering return match for 3 year old’s over the epic distance of 2450m. The top two in the betting Madam Secretary and Jewelled Octagon stand out head and shoulders above the rest, but there are a few well-bred staying potentials in the lesser exposed ranks and the chances of a possible upset are on the cards.

Angel’s Flight-trained Madam Secretary Cavern is a recent world cup winner and the daughter of Grand National looks to be going places as she bids for her fifth win. Jewelled Octagon was relatively unfancied in the Grand Prix Stakes at the end of last season, but came storming home to beat a very good field.

It looks very difficult for the rest.

RECAP: ROUNDING OUT THE TOP 5

09/24/2016

Final Result
Pos Gate Horse Stable Jockey Time
1 1 Madam Secretary Angel’s Flight Alyson Comans 2:29.350
2 5 Jewelled Octagon ghanainternational Duncan Gasch 2:30.838
3 11 Ozy Pompey Ruler Avery Island Stables Laure Vreeman 2:31.640
4 12 Nate’s E-mail swindin Ria Pentaris 2:32.047
5 4 Bloodborne Troublemaker’s Ethyl Policare 2:32.341

 

1. Madam Secretary

3yo filly from Angel’s Flight, Career earnings: $1,324,200
Overall rating: Satisfactory(49) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by coniston
Lineage:By Grand National out of Hawks Mechanic
Recent form:1,1,1,1

Stable comments: – ” I’m very intrigued to see what Madam Secretary can do in this race. After winning the So You Think Cup, I felt that the long wasn’t her best leg and that the epic race she would seem to be more at home like her champion Grandsire Guaranteed.

2. Flying Saldana

3yo filly from flying spurs, Career earnings: $278,500
Overall rating: Reasonable(50) – Competitive
Born:Fri 8th Apr 2016, bred by AAA Thoroughbreds
Lineage:By Straight Liner out of Blame Booster
Recent form:3,15,11,3

Stable comments: – “Running for fun Saldana new and no hope at all, a long way of being ready has no experience and a real fatty. So maybe next season may show more.”

3. Riding Basheq Tex

3yo filly from Westbury Lodge, Career earnings: $490,200
Overall rating: Satisfactory(49) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Westbury Lodge
Lineage:By Double Shot out of Stop Tuppence
Recent form:3,6,1,1,2

Stable comments: – “Ha I wish I had a plan, but no, just had a spare horse and looking to get some XP for it. A long chance if the other horses all have some IP issues  😛 “

4. Bloodborne

3yo filly from Troublemaker’s, Career earnings: $95,000
Overall rating: Reasonable(52) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Troublemaker’s
Lineage:By Godzilla out of Cat Jar Tungsten
Recent form:7,7,7,7,2

Stable comments: – “

5. Jewelled Octagon

3yo colt from ghanainternational, Career earnings: $1,072,400
Overall rating: Reasonable(52) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 15th Apr 2016, bred by ghanainternational
Recent form:1,6,4,1

Stable comments: – “Jewelled has a decent chance but lacks XP in epic, Madam Secretary looks the one to beat.”

6. Ordered

3yo colt from alex park, Career earnings: $375,455
Overall rating: Average(29) – Competitive
Bred by:Unknown origins, birthdate Mon 30th May 2016
Lineage:Breeding history unknown
Recent form:10,2,1,4,5

Stable comments: – “

7. Blitzer

3yo colt from JM Racing, Career earnings: $310,900
Overall rating: Satisfactory(48) – Stalker
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by New Scotland Yard
Lineage:By Laak Attack out of Ivey League
Recent form:3,3,13,4

Stable comments: – “

8. Finnish Hieghts

3yo filly from Dopey Donkeys Digs, Career earnings: $90,000
Overall rating: Satisfactory(49) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 15th Apr 2016, bred by Dixon Racing
Lineage:By Secret Phantom out of Maximum Meytal
Recent form:3

Stable comments: – “

9. Empires

3yo filly from Rawhide, Career earnings: $81,500
Overall rating: Satisfactory(48) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Rawhide
Lineage:By Melins out of Naomi’s
Recent form:3,4

Stable comments: – “Empires is a decent young horse, but in this race will come up against some excellent horses. A place would be a surprise.”

10. Pongo Rockn

3yo filly from Chaotic Neutral, Career earnings: $151,000
Overall rating: Satisfactory(46) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Fourmyle Stables
Lineage:By Caorunn out of Spikel Zipped
Recent form:6,5

Stable comments: – “I think we have three strong contenders for the win. Madam Secretary has shown her class in taking down the SYT cup, so no one should discount her. Flying Saldana has shown some good pace, too. And, for me at least, the most impressive performance came from Jewelled Octagon showing a blistering pace. All three started with a new jockey pairing so chemistry is only going to improve. Madam Secretary and Flying Saldana may just have the edge in preparation; they could well be a tad fitter than Jewelled Octagon going into the final.
As for the chances of my little pony, Pongo Rockn: She is my first own bred and still a fair bit off the pace OR-wise. In addition, I missed a vet session so I doubt she’ll be fit enough to challenge. I would be delighted with a top 5 finish for her. Realistically, though, I see her in the bottom half. Still good to see how she’ll fare against the best in class.”

11. Ozy Pompey Ruler

3yo colt from Avery Island Stables, Career earnings: $393,728
Overall rating: Satisfactory(46) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by JEDIMIND
Lineage:By Pompey Plodder out of Peyton Alfie
Recent form:1,1,5,1,1

Stable comments: – “

12. Nate’s E-mail

3yo colt from swindin, Career earnings: $332,050
Overall rating: Satisfactory(46) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by swindin
Recent form:10,4,4

Stable comments: – “Have struggled to get best out of horse, a change of riding instructions could help. Outsider chance.”

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