Blue Rose Cen (Churchill) Wins The Group 1 Poule D’ Essai Des Pouliches at ParisLongchamp

Churchill Filly Wins Second French G1

The Group I Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (1600m) at Longchamp delivered a second G1 victory for quality Churchill filly Blue Rose Cen (3f Churchill x Queen Blossom, by Jeremy), who was the Champion 2YO Filly in France last year capping her season with a win in the Group I Prix Marcel Boussac.

Prepared by Christopher Head, Blue Rose Cen showed her class to cruise home and win by a length and three-quarters taking her overall record to six wins and a second from seven starts.

Blue Rose Cen heads next to the Prix de Diane (French Oaks) on June 18.

"She's brilliant, what a filly," Christpher Head said.

"She's doing everything easily, whether it's from the front or the back. I can't wait to see her over a longer distance now because we've been doing the same thing for a few races now and I'd like to see something new. After the Prix de Diane we'll see what we'll do."

A homebred for Yeguada Centurion SLU, Blue Rose Cen is the first foal from dual Group III winner Queen Blossom and is one of two Group I winners for Churchill, who shuttles to Australia again this spring at a fee of $22,000.