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Jean-Pierre Dubois’s homebred 3-year-old filly Sparkling Plenty (Fr) (Kingman {GB}–Speralita {Fr}, by Frankel {GB}), unsuccessful in three black-type outings this term, added to her victory in last season’s Listed Prix Delahante with a power-packed display–coming from last to first and outclassing five rivals–in Sunday’s G2 Prix de Sandringham at Chantilly.

Sparkling Plenty, the well-backed 21-10 favourite coming back off a sixth in last month’s G1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches, was under a firm hold and anchored at the tail of the field through halfway in this one-mile distaffers’ test. Nudged closer once into the straight, she quickened stylishly to launch her challenge entering the final furlong and found another gear in the closing stages to win powering away in impressive fashion. Last month’s Listed Prix Ceres runner-up Cetera (Ire) (Nathaniel {Ire}) finished three lengths adrift in second, with a half-length back to Ceres victrix Ribaltagaia (Blame) in third.

“She had not been too lucky in the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches, but she really was able to show her true quality today,” said Dubois. “It was a very good ride by [Cristian] Demuro and he made a difference. She is in the [G1 Prix de] Diane, but it could come too soon and we will see. I am convinced she has a future later on in the USA, she will be suited by American racing and faster ground.”

Demuro added, “I was shuffled back early, but she relaxed well and I feel it was like a public workout, ultimately. I think she would stay further, so why not in two weeks time in the Diane?”

Pedigree Notes
Sparkling Plenty, is the latest of three foals and one of two pattern-race winners out of  an unraced half-sister to multiple top-level heroine and US champion Stacelita (Fr) (Monsun {Ger}). She becomes 48th Group-race winner for her sire. Stacelita is the dam of three stakes winners headed by MG1SW dual Japanese champion Soul Stirring (Jpn) (Frankel {GB}). Her descendants also include G1 Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) and G1 Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) victrix Stars On Earth (Jpn) (Duramente {Jpn}). Sparkling Plenty’s dam Speralita (Fr) (Frankel {GB}) is also a half-sister to the dam of last year’s G1 Prix du Moulin victrix Sauterne (Fr) (Kingman {GB}). The April-foaled bay is a full-sister to G3 Jersey S. victor and G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere runner-up Noble Truth (Fr).

Sunday, Chantilly, France
PRIX DE SANDRINGHAM-G2, €130,000, Chantilly, 6-2, 3yo, f, 8fT, 1:40.05, hy.
1–SPARKLING PLENTY (FR), 126, f, 3, by Kingman (GB)
1st Dam: Speralita (Fr), by Frankel (GB)
2nd Dam: Soignee (Ger), by Dashing Blade (GB)
3rd Dam: Suivez (Fr), by Fioravanti
1ST GROUP WIN. (€600,000 RNA Ylg ’22 ARQAUG). O/B-Jean-Pierre-Joseph Dubois (FR); T-Patrice Cottier; J-Cristian Demuro. €74,100. Lifetime Record: 7-4-0-1, €145,350. *Full to Noble Truth (Fr), GSW-Eng & G1SP-Fr, $275,141. Werk Nick Rating: A++. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Cetera (Ire), 126, f, 3, Nathaniel (Ire)–Impassable (Ire), by Invincible Spirit (Ire). 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. O/B-Wertheimer & Frere (IRE); T-Carlos Laffon-Parias. €28,600.
3–Ribaltagaia, 126, f, 3, Blame–Silk Assassin, by Bernardini. 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. ($40,000 Ylg ’22 KEESEP; 225,000gns 2yo ’23 TATBRE). O-Albert Frassetto; B-Wilbert Tan (KY); T-Gianluca Bietolini. €13,650.
Margins: 3, HF, 1 1/4. Odds: 2.10, 7.10, 3.40.
Also Ran: Les Pavots (Ire), Rolica (Ire), Fathom (Ire). Video, sponsored by FanDuel TV.

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