The first Group race of the Deauville Barrière meeting, the Prix Six Perfections Sky Sports Racing (Gr3), sponsored by the racing channel that’s covering French racing in the UK, remained French thanks to the easy victory of Tropbeau (Showcasing), owned by Lady Bamford and trained by André Fabre. She took off two furlongs out and stayed 2 and a half lengths ahead of the field by closing the last two furlongs in 11”27 and 11”67.
Ridden by Mickaël Barzalona, the filly led with the English raider Sesame Birah(Gregorian), who could not stay on and gave way in the last furlong. Alocasia (Kingman) confirmed her progress, finishing well in second in front of the consistent Kenlova (Kendargent).
Tropbeau had just won her first race at Clairefontaine over that same 7 furlongs trip after having failed for her debut at Maisons-Laffitte, finishing all the same nicely in sixth place, running green in a race won by Fantastic Diamond ahead Marieta.
She was bought last May at the Arqana breeze-up for €180,000. Bred in Great Britain by Lord Margadale, the filly is the first foal out of Frangipanni (Dansili), a winner over 6 and 7 furlongs in Briatin for owner Lady Rothschild, and herself out of the fast Frizzante (Efisio), winner of a July Cup (Gr1) over 6 furlongs at Newmarket. A brother to Tropbeau by Iffraajwas bred in 2018.