Footstepsinthesand Head Shot

Footstepsinthesand Filly Gains First Stakes Success

Jean-Claude Seroul’s success with Castlehyde Stud sire Footstepsinthesand continued on Sunday, when his homebred filly Mariafoot (3f Footstepsinthesand - Maria Gabriella, by Rock Of Gibraltar) took the feature Listed Prix de la Californie at Cagnes-Sur-Mer.

Having gained her maiden win in November, Jerome Reynier’s charge finished a respectable fifth over course and distance when stepping up in class last month. She was produced late by Maxime Guyon on her latest start and prevailed in a close finish to win by a short head from the favourite Jedha Man.

The same connections have won two Stakes contests with the similarly-named Marianafoot (Footstepsinthesand), whose dam is a half-sister to Sunday’s winner. Mariafoot’s siblings also include 12-time winner Geonpi (Footstepsinthesand), and they are out of Listed scorer Maria Gabriella (Rock Of Gibraltar).