Prix De L'Abbaye De Longchamp (Group 1) 4f 213y

  • (2yo+, 4f 213y, Class 1, 15 runners)
  • Winner €177,570 2nd €67,890 3rd €33,720 4th €16,260
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 0m 55.50s
  • Off time: 12:46:26

Full Result

12:45 Longchamp
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st (9) 9 Tangerine Trees B Smart 6 9-10 v T Eaves 14/1
2nd (8) s.h 7 Secret Asset (IRE) Jane Chapple-Hyam 6 9-10 G Baker 40/1
3rd (2) nse 8 Sole Power E Lynam 4 9-10 K Latham 8/1
4th (15) 2 Mar Adentro (FR) R Chotard 5 9-10 b T Jarnet 20/1
5th (4) 13 Wizz Kid (IRE) Robert Collet 3 9-7 I Mendizabal 11/2
6th (11) 15 Requinto (IRE) D Wachman 2 8-7 W M Lordan 12/1
7th (1) 3 Prohibit R M H Cowell 6 9-10 b Jim Crowley 4/1f
8th (5) 6 Captain Dunne (IRE) T D Easterby 6 9-10 b1 D Allan 14/1
9th (3) 4 Spectacle Du Mars (FR) X Nakkachdji 4 9-10 G Benoist 14/1
10th (10) 5 Masamah (IRE) K A Ryan 5 9-10 b P Makin 10/1
11th (13) 1 Bluster (FR) Robert Collet 5 9-10 G Mosse 66/1
12th (12) 10 Iver Bridge Lad J Ryan 4 9-10 v M O'connell 40/1
13th (14) 11 Alcohuaz (CHI) L Reuterskiuld 6 9-10 M Guyon 66/1
14th (6) 12 Beyond Desire R Varian 4 9-7 N Callan 25/1
15th (7) 14 Margot Did (IRE) M L W Bell 3 9-7 J P Spencer 11/2
SP 11/2 opened 6/1

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £20.80 Tote Place £7.50 £10.90 £6.20 Straight Forecast £497.61 Exacta £778.90

Analysis

Speed from the gate has usually proved crucial in recent renewals of this race on this sharp track and it once again proved to be the case with TANGERINE TREES making pretty much every yard to record a first Group One success. He has made rapid strides since winning a Listed race at the back end of last season despite disappointing in the Temple Stakes and King's Stand Stakes in mid-summer. He had returned to form with a game display in the Beverley Bullet last time and his tenacity was on display again here. There was no shortage of early pace in the line-up and a number of the field failed to live with the early gallop set by the winner and Captain Dunne who cried enough inside the final furlong. Secret Asset had been well beaten on his previous attempts in Group company but, this quirky sort who needs things to fall just right, has proven well suited by a strong pace in a big field and got his ideal conditions here to run the race of his career. It would be dangerous to take his effort literally although his performance does underline how little there is between the decent handicappers and Group race performers in this division; indeed Tangerine Trees was the fifth recent winner who was gaining a first success at this level. Sole Power is ideally suited by a fast five as he showed when springing a surprise in last year's Nunthorpe and he ran right up to his best in weaving his way through the field to finish a close third despite finding some trouble. His record has been in and out this season but he remains capable of picking up another big prize when granted his conditions. Mar Adentro had been running well since finishing third in this race 12 months ago but was unconsidered in the market here, possibly due to his unfavourable draw. The early pace that he showed went some way to negating that and he only weakened out of the places in the final few yards; he has yet to win a Pattern race but success at that level is overdue. Wizz Kid burst onto the scene when beating Prohibit in a Group Two in June and she marked herself down as a filly on the upgrade with another fine performance in coming home well from off the pace. She had looked a shade unlucky not to finish closer in the Nunthorpe too and can win one of these on a track that plays more to her strengths. Prohibit has looked more tactically versatile this season but, just as 12 months ago, he could never go the early gallop and could only stay on when the race was over; he was a course and distance winner last time in a Group Three but a stiffer track suits him best. Requinto ran no sort of race on his previous start against his elders in the Nunthorpe but fared better here, staying on from midfield; he could be a factor in this division next season although his dam failed to recapture her juvenile form in three starts at three and it remains to be seen whether he trains on. Masamah became restless in the stalls and was always struggling after missing the break. Margot Did was beaten a long way out and something may either have been amiss or she may have been over the top.