See the Rose
Having already dispatched 2 good fields at Chantilly and Deauville, See the Rose went into Saturdays Prix Six Perfections with an unbeaten profile and was well backed to win this Group 3 contest. James Doyle attempted to make all on the Charlie Appleby trained Wedding Dance, an impressive maiden winner at Newmarket, but once they turned in it was very clear that See the Rose was travelling strongly, and Pierre-Charles Boudot got a quick response when he asked for the effort.
Where the horse goes now is not certain, but you would imagine a campaign at Group 1 level is now on the horizon, with perhaps the Dewhurst at Newmarket or the Jean-luc Lagardere at Longchamp possible autumn targets.
Mouillage, a son of Toronado, has improved rapidly. Very green on debut at Tarbes, he stepped up to show his ability when winning at Clairefontaine in July. He met no end of trouble in the home straight that day but showed his class to get out of jail and win a shade cosily. On Tuesday, he was sent off 5/6 Fav for the Roches Noires Stakes at Deauville and he delivered the goods to win by over 5 lengths. This was a good field and he beat them very easily. Jean-Claude Rouget has a serious horse on his hands, and he is another who will surely be aimed at top level targets later in the year.
More of hunch with this one, but this once raced filly caught my eye when staying on very nicely to win a 6-furlong maiden at Deauville on Thursday. Maxime Guyon gave her a nice ride and with the rail to help she pulled away nicely from the 2nd, an Evens Fav trained by Andre Fabre. This could well be a race that works out well and the first 3 have gone into my tracker. Unveil, a daughter of Showcasing, showed a really good attitude and is one to watch for the Laffon-Parias yard.