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Shadwell Calvados : Tropbeau makes it three

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In-form and improving Tropbeau (Showcasing) won her third consecutive race on Saturday at Deauville by scoring with two lengths to spare in the 7 furlongs Shadwell Prix du Calvados (Gr2) for Lady Bamford (white dress on picture).

They were four at the start of this 2-year-old fillies championship, and the two favourites, the English Walk in Marrakesh (Siyouni) and Tropbeau, led from the start. The French gradually gained the upper hand over her rival in the last two furlongs, then she held off Marieta (Siyouni), who struggled to pass between horses and was about to challenge Tropbeau but did not stay. Walk in Marrakesh stayed on in third, just ahead of the German raider Schwesterherz (Areion).

Winner of the Sky Sports Prix Six Perfections (Gr3) last time out on a turning 7 furlongs-trip on this racecourse, Tropbeau 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 Britain 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 Iffraaj was bred in 2018.