American-based stallion Blame got his first classic winner and his first Grade/Group 1 winner when his daughter Senga stormed to victory in the G1 Prix de Diane (French Oaks) under Stephane Pasquier. Trained by Pascal Bary, who won the race in 2005 with Divine Proportions, Senga races in the colors of breeder Flaxman Holdings.
“She is a fantastic filly, from a fantastic breeding operation,” Bary told racinguk.com. “We definitely ran her over too short before! Her connections trusted me to let her run in this race, despite having run only two weeks ago. She has a good run, in a race with consistent pace, and showed a superb turn of foot.”
A Kentucky-bred out of a daughter of A.P. Indy, Senga was winning for the third time seven starts.
“We were expecting a good run, if she stayed. She obviously enjoyed the extra ground and won well,” said racing manager Alan Cooper. “She only ran two weeks ago and has had a busy year so far, so she's going to have a rest now.”
Favored Rhododendron was reported to have bled, but was otherwise fine. Sistercharlie narrowly got the better of Terrakova for second, and Shutter Speed finished fourth.
Read more at racinguk.com.
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