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Up in trip for Sunday’s G1 Prix de Diane Longines at Chantilly, Jean-Pierre-Joseph Dubois’s Sparkling Plenty (Fr) (Kingman {GB}–Speralita {Fr}, by Frankel {GB}) edged another close-run affair in a French Classic in 2024.

Held up at the back early by Tony Piccone, the 15-1 shot had to pass runners all quickening off a moderate tempo but had miling speed which set her apart from her middle-distance rivals having won the G2 Prix de Sandringham here last month. With virtaully every rival still to get by two out, the Patrice-Cottier-trained filly at least had clear daylight to do so and responded with a surge to get to the front 100 metres from the finish.

In a desperate finale between four fillies, she had a head margin to spare over the Nicolas Clement-trained outsider Survie (Ire) (Churchill {Ire}) as Tamfana (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}) and Aventure (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) ended up half a length behind, separated by a head for third and fourth.

Sparkling Plenty is catalogued to be sold as lot 11 in the Goffs London Sale on Monday.

 

Gutsy performance!

Sparkling Plenty shows a decisive turn of foot to get up down the outside and score in the G1 Prix de Diane at @fgchantilly for @piccone_tony! pic.twitter.com/Mljof2A22U

— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) June 16, 2024

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