Group One Prix Rothschild Guide 2022

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Deauville - August 01 2022
Deauville 13:33
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W J Lee

Pearls Galore

J: W J Lee
T: P Twomey
N/A
Age: 5
Weight: 9-4
OR: N/A
Days: 16

Extremely consistent type for Paddy Twomey who pin points his horses better than most trainers and off the back of how progressive she has been over the last few years she deserves her chance at this level.

Finishing in the top three in 11 of her 15 events she almost always seems to run her race and this season she has kept on improving.

Having placed in back to back Group One races in France and Ireland at the back end of last season, this term she picked up from where she left off when taking a Listed event over a mile at Leopardstown and then at the Curragh took the Group Two Lanwades Stud Stakes.

Dropped back in trip to 7f last time out in the Group Two Minstrel she was second behind Order Of Australia and she will need to be better than that up in class for this event.

Frame shout.

Deauville - August 01 2022
Deauville 13:33
1(4)
Stephane Pasquier

Kennella

J: Stephane Pasquier
T: N Caullery
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 9-4
OR: N/A
Days: 23

The 50/1 outsider of the field Kennella has been seen three times this term, firstly when only beating two home in a Listed event at Longchamp won by Goldistyle.

Sent to Royal Ascot she was last of seven behind Saffron Beach in the Group Two Duke Of Cambridge Stakes and despite getting back to form when winning over course and distance last time out, this race looks beyond her.

Deauville - August 01 2022
Deauville 13:33
3(7)
William Buick

Saffron Beach

J: William Buick
T: Jane Chapple-Hyam
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 9-4
OR: N/A
Days: 48

Landing the Group Three Atalanta Stakes in August last year really put her on the map and she kicked on from there when making it back to back wins over a mile at Newmarket when taking the first Group One of her career in the Sun Chariot Stakes, seeing off last year's winner of this event Mother Earth.

Making her seasonal debut in March this season in the Group One Dubai Turf at Meydan she finished a very good fourth.She was saved since then for her run last time out at Royal Ascot she went on to beat a decent field of fillies in the Group Two Duke Of Cambridge Stakes.

The second has franked the form in Listed company since and having been given ample time to recover since then, she should be fresh for this event.

Big player.

Deauville - August 01 2022
Deauville 13:33
5(1)
Aurelien Lemaitre

Sibila Spain

J: Aurelien Lemaitre
T: Christopher Head
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 9-4
OR: N/A
Days: 25

A horse that has flattered to deceive for Christopher Head, throwing in the odd superb performance like when winning the Listed Prix de Liancourt last year and two starts ago when just taking the Prix du Muguet.

However, she is largely inconsistent and proved that last time out in an average renewal of the Group One Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket when last of the five.

The return to racing in France should help but being unreliable makes her opposable for us.

Deauville - August 01 2022
Deauville 13:33
7(3)
Ryan Moore

Tenebrism

J: Ryan Moore
T: A P O'Brien
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 8-11
OR: N/A
Days: 23

A horse with a huge chance is the Aidan O'Brien trained Tenebrism who was a superb two year old and on her last run showed she has trained on.

Winning both her starts last year, when winning well in a 5f Maiden at Naas before not being seen again until the Group One Cheveley Park Stakes over 6f at Newmarket and winning well.

Always set for a step up in trip, she tried the mile on seasonal debut this term in the 1000 Guineas but looked like she didn't stay.

Tried again at a mile at Royal Ascot in the G1 Coronation Stakes she ran a much better fourth and then last time out she got back to winning ways at Deauville when dripped to 7f in the G1 Prix Jean Prat.

She has still yet to justify herself at the mile trip, but off the back of her win at the track last time out, she should go close.

Shortlist.

Deauville - August 01 2022
Deauville 13:33
4(2)
Maxime Guyon

Goldistyle

J: Maxime Guyon
T: C Laffon-Parias
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 9-4
OR: N/A
Days: 44

The penultimate runner of the race is Goldistyle for France and having had an average juvenile career, she looks to be a much better three year old.

A winner over 7f at ParisLongchamp on seasonal debut in a decent Listed event, she was last seen finishing fourth of nine in a fair Group Three at Chantilly.

She is a smart horse but looks to have it all to do at this level.

Deauville - August 01 2022
Deauville 13:33
6(5)
Christophe Soumillon

Malavath

J: Christophe Soumillon
T: F-H Graffard
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 8-11
OR: N/A
Days: 65

The final runner of the Group One is another filly for the home nation with Malavath looking to bounce back to form after her latest poor run.

Smart at the back end of her juvenile career when winning back to back races over 6f at Chantilly, the latter at Group Two level, this season she has found things tough since being moved up in trip.

Seen three times this term she won nicely a Deauville over 7f on seasonal debut in a Group Three on heavy ground, but was then sent to Newmarket for the 1000 Guineas and ran no race.

Last seen beating one home in an average Group Three she has it all to do and being a daughter of Mehmas, she looks more of a sprinter than a stayer at the mile trip.

Would love as much rain as possible.