Fifth G1 Winner for Wootton Bassett
The Group I Marcel Boussac – Criterium des Pouliches (1600m) at Longchamp on Arc Day was won by the Andre Fabre trained filly Zellie (2f Wootton Bassett x Sarai, by Nathaniel), who scored a dominant length and three-quarter win to take her overall record to four wins and two seconds from six starts.
“I'm delighted and I never thought Zellie would only be a two-year-old. She has the scope and ability to be nice next year,” said Andre Fabre.
“We're impatient to see her in the Guineas or the Poule d'Essai. I think she'll be limited to a mile, maybe the mile and a quarter of the Prix de Diane. There'll be no marathons for her.”
Zellie is the first winner for Sarai, a placed half-sister by Nathaniel to Group I winner Speciosa and Group III winners Major Rhythm and Special Meaning.
She becomes the fifth Group I winner for Wootton Bassett, who is in Australia this spring at a fee of $71,500.