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Prix de Fontainebleau : Cold shower for Dabirsim

16/04/2012

At price of an incredible return, Dragon Pulse wins the Prix de Fontainebleau.

 
Prix de Fontainebleau : Cold shower for Dabirsim

The duel between Dabirsim  and Coup de Théâtre  has not taken place. Instead, Dabirsim  was the victim of a coup de theater, namely the irresistible rise of Dragon Pulse  in the last 100 meters when he thought he had won the race.

 

The best two years-old in Europe, unbeaten in his last five races, had yet look great during his round of presentation: casual, elegant, confident in his abilities.

 
An ideal scenario

After a short explanation at the exit of the stalls between Dabirsim  and himself,  Historic Find  moved to wait alongside his rival Coup de Théâtre , who imagine to wait until the final stretch to double the lead after his magnificent victory in the Prix Omnium II .

 

The race does not start on a very fast pace encouraging the creation of a compact bunch. The group of six horses ahead of the same look and at the halfway, So Fast  guides to the troop before Vaniloquio , Historic Find  and Dabirsim  in an ideal position.

 

At 300m from the finish, the favorite spot his attack. In a few strides, it detaches from various lengths and then offers himself a comfortable mattress at 150m to go. The beautiful story would be enriched by a new chapter, the sixth win in a row, the newspapers had already found their titles.

 
Dabirsim releases, Dragon Pulse attacks

May be too easy on the last hectometre, Christophe Soumillon and Dabirsim down the intensity of their stride while Dragon Pulse is in a different dynamic!
A tactic even more bizarre that the crack jockey has taken the trouble to look behind him several times to ensure the position of its competitors.
Misjudgment, pump stroke of Dabirsim after his acceleration, or rather the sin of pride jockey?

 

Anyway, at the finish line, the favorite may not contain the irresistible finish of Dragon Pulse which is ahead by a nose.

 

Finally, the image of Dabirsim is not tarnished. Obviously he has the wingspan of an exceptional horse.
Dragon Pulse and Mikel Delzangles offer here a landmark victory. After his second place in the National Stakes (GI) last September, the Irish shows that they will be wary of him at the Poule  d’Essai des Poulains and at the Jockey Club .

 
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1st - DRAGON PULSE  (5)
 2e - DABIRSIM  (4)
 3e - SOFAST  (6)
 4e - VANILOQUIO  (2)
 5e - HISTORIC FIND  (1)
 6e - COUP DE THEATRE  (3)

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