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France looks to have a new staying star after the hybrid Melbourne Cup contender Sevenna’s Knight (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) confirmed the form of the G3 Prix de Barbeville in Sunday’s G2 Prix Vicomtesse Vigier at ParisLongchamp. Bought by OTI Management prior to his breakthrough black-type win in Deauville’s Listed Michel Houyvet in August, the Ammerland-bred colt had been kept back from big competition by Andre Fabre until his 4-year-old bow when sixth in Meydan’s G2 Dubai Gold Cup.
Showing the benefit of that patient approach when domineering Shembala (Ire) (Cracksman {GB}) in the Barbeville last month, he was back to affirm his superiority over that filly on four-pound worse terms to continue his path to Flemington. Content to lope in second off the ever-modest early tempo that characterises the marathon events in these parts, the 7-5 favourite was moved up to subdue last year’s G1 Prix Royal-Oak winner Double Major (Ire) (Daiwa Major {Jpn}) by Mickael Barzalona with 300 metres remaining and found the line with 1 3/4 lengths to spare over Shembala.

Sunday, ParisLongchamp, France
PRIX VICOMTESSE VIGIER-G2, €130,000, ParisLongchamp, 5-26, 4yo/up, 15 1/2fT, 3:21.15, sf.
1–SEVENNA’S KNIGHT (IRE), 126, c, 4, by Camelot (GB)
1st Dam: Sevenna (Fr) (GSW-Eng), by Galileo (Ire)
2nd Dam: Silvassa (Ire), by Darshaan (GB)
3rd Dam: Slenderella (Ger), by Alpenkonig (Ger)
O-OTI Management Pty Ltd; B-Gestut Ammerland (IRE); T-Andre Fabre; J-Mickael Barzalona. €74,100. Lifetime Record: 13-4-2-1, €221,250. *1/2 to Savanne (Ire) (Rock Of Gibraltar {Ire}), GSW-Fr, $139,572; Sevenna Star (Ire) (Redoute’s Choice {Aus}), GSW-Eng; Samurai (Ire) (Shamardal), SW-Ger, $107,273; and Sassella (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}), SW-Fr. Werk Nick Rating: A+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Shembala (Ire), 122, f, 4, Cracksman (GB)–Shebella (Ire), by Dubai Destination. O-H H The Aga Khan; B-H H The Aga Khan’s Studs SC (IRE); T-Francis-Henri Graffard. €28,600.
3–Double Major (Ire), 126, g, 4, Daiwa Major (Jpn)–Dancequest (Ire), by Dansili (GB). O/B-Wertheimer & Frere (IRE); T-Christophe Ferland. €13,650.
Margins: 1 3/4, 3, 4HF. Odds: 1.40, 5.50, 3.30.
Also Ran: Sober (Fr), Al Nayyir (GB), Magic Merlin (Fr). Video, sponsored by FanDuel TV.

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