HAYES TEAM IN WINNING FORM
Following on from last month’s successes of both Pourquoi Pas (Dark Angel) and Once (Tamayuz), long standing owner-breeders Brendan and Anne-Marie Hayes enjoyed another Chappet Racing-trained winner this week. The rapidly improving filly, CHAUSSONS ROSES (New Approach) battled her way to success in the Prix Desir de Mai (Maiden) at Lyon-Parilly and in doing so, became the fourth winner during the month of April for the yard.
The three-year-old had made an encouraging return to action when finishing third at Fontainbleau last month and put it all together to land her first career success. With all three of Brendan and Anne-Maire Hayes’ horses already on the scoresheet for the year, we can now look at targeting some higher quality contests and possibly securing some much coveted black-type with their three winning fillies.
Again, ridden by Stephane Pasquier, Chaussons Roses got into a lovely rhythm in mid-division through the early part of the race, and although she had some ground to make up in the home straight, the filly proved resolute in the closing stages, getting up to win quite cosily at the line.
A home bred from the Hayes’ Knocktoran Stud, Chaussons Roses is a half-sister to Listed winner and Gr.1 placed Roseman (Kingman), who now stands as a stallion at March Hare Stud. She is also a sister to Gr.1 placed Baradar (Muhaarar) and the Gr.3 placed Game Zone (Hurricane Run), so she is an exciting broodmare prospect!