Monday, 12 May 2014

Rizeena's British Qipco 1,000 Guineas challenge Sunday May 4th 2014 Newmarket Rowley Mile Racecourse.

Rizeena partner Richard Hughes,  Rizeena  held up in touch midfield racing strongly on the bridle in behind the winner.  1 furlong out when Hughes asked her to go on to win this race he didn’t get the spark he was hoping for.  Rizeena stayed on same pace throughout the final furlong  never going pace to challenge Miss France 9-2  finishing 7th of 17 runners. beaten four and a half lengths.

Jon Lees:
"This was disappointing, and it remains to be seen whether this was her true form or not. It’s possible she is just a sprinter she did win three times over 5f last year after all.
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The  Winner: Miss France partner Maxime Guyon  Team (Andre) Fabre (FR)
“Quotes “Andre Fabre, trainer of Miss France: I was a bit worried to see her so close to the pace. It was not the plan at all but Maxim gave her a fantastic ride because he didn’t listen to me.  Maisons-Laffitte was not a race. The Coronation Stakes is an option and we’ll discuss it with the owner because she can go for the Prix de Diane as well.

“Olly Stevens, trainer of Lightning Thunder: “She has run a wonderful race. We’ve always thought the world of this filly. She’s a big, strong girl. We didn’t want to run her in a prep, we’d already gone seven so there was nothing to prove. I thought she’d run down Miss France but she didn’t quite do it.  Miss France is two nil against us and it would be lovely to have them see each other in the Coventry Stakes.


Jon Lees say’s “JOHN GOSDEN last week described Andre Fabre as “The greatest trainer in Europe” , and France’s 25-times champion showed why he deserved  such an accolade by completing a full set of British Classics when Miss France secured him a first 1,000 Guineas.


“Fabre shrugged off his achievement as “ just another racing day” but he could delight in his handling of Miss France, the  filly he sent to Newmarket last autumn to gain vital course experience and to where she returned on Sunday May 4th to claim a debut British Classic victory for Diane Wildenstein’s Ballymore Thorougbred  Ltd and jockey Maxime Guyon.


Fabre said of the ride Maxime Guyon  “It was exactly the opposite  to the way I wanted her to be ridden, but it worked  “ he said. “I was a bit worried at seeing her hit the front so early because she idles, but she had a bit in hand. It was not the plan, but Maxime gave her a fantastic ride because he didn’t listen to me.  Fabre said of Miss France “ This filly is a nice quiet filly she has a long stride and covers a lot of ground when galloping . Owner Diane Wildenstein said “This race wasn’t easy. We had lots of competition 17 ran. We were hoping to be in the first three, but she proved she could do better.

“It was fantastic. She will go to the Prix de Diane, that has always been the goal. We are very happy with what she has done today.

“Guyon was enjoying only his third win in Britain, the first coming in the 2010 Prince of Wales’s Stakes partnering Byword and the second just an hour or so before the Guineas on Esoterique .


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