TWO-YEAR-OLD’S CONTINUE TO SHINE
Boasting a long-standing reputation as one of the country’s highest achieving producers of two-year-old’s, the team at Chappet Racing have enjoyed further success with their juveniles in recent days.
Sunday, October 17th - Owned and bred by Ecurie Normandie Pur Sang, the two-year-old filly CELESTINE got her career off to the perfect start by taking the Prix De La Chapelle at ParisLongchamp last weekend and looked like an exciting prospect for next season.
A daughter of Shamalgan, the athletic CELESTINE was drawn widest of the fifteen runners and was forced to charter a much wider path than her counterparts through the opening stages of the mile maiden. Travelling strongly for her jockey Ioritz Mendizabal, CELESTINE moved through to share the lead on the turn into the straight and proved too tough to pass on the run-in. A fine display of courage inside the closing stages saw the filly resist multiple attacks before going on to win by a neck at the line.
A daughter of Celesteville, CELESTINE is a half-sister to Celestin – a dual Listed winner for the yard.
Wednesday October 20th –
A comfortable winner of her maiden at Vichy last month, two-year-old filly SAVING GRACE made an extremely smooth transition to black-type company when finishing 2nd in the Prix Isonomy (L) at Deauville on Wednesday afternoon. Owned and bred by leading owner Jean-Louis Bouchard, the filly stepped up to a mile for the first time and showed an excellent attitude on only her third career start.
Dropped in last of the eight runners by her jockey Aurelien Lemaitre, SAVING GRACE had them all to pass upon entering the home straight but once in the clear, the daughter of Almanzor closed on the leaders strongly and was beaten just over a length at the line. Her dam Desiree Glory excelled over middle distances, including when fourth in the 2015 Prix De Diane (G1), which bodes well for SAVING GRACE.