Unbeaten Camelot Filly Unchallenged In Group 3 Trial
Pensee Du Jour (3f Camelot - Painter’s Pride, by Dansili) extended her unbeaten record with an all-the-way win in the Group 3 Prix Penelope at Saint-Cloud on Saturday.
The Andre Fabre-trained filly followed up an impressive debut with a seven length win in a Listed contest last month and was sent off favourite to maintain her perfect record against a competitive field on Saturday. Ridden to make all by Bauyrzhan Murzabayev, she had her rivals under pressure turning for home, while her pilot waited until the two furlong marker to ask her to quicken. Drawing clear under hands and heels, victory never looked in doubt as she crossed the line two and a half lengths in front. British raider Sea Of Roses claimed runners-up honours, with three parts of a length back to Ballydoyle’s Be Happy (Camelot) in third.
Representing the Wildenstein family, Anthony Stroud later said, “I think she did it very well–it was a competitive race with runners from England and Ireland in there and she is a very progressive filly. She's a very exciting prospect. Our thoughts were initially to put her away until the Diane after this, but we might have to look at the Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary–it's entirely up to Andre to make that call.”
The daughter of Camelot provided Andre Fabre with his tenth success in the Prix de Diane Trial. She becomes her sire’s 32nd individual Group winner and now aims to add to his current hail of ten Group 1 winners.