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Hidden Dimples signals her Classic claims

Frankel filly Hidden Dimples ran out the impressive winner of the Listed Prix de la Seine at ParisLongchamp on Sunday (15th May).

Taken from the Thoroughbred Daily News, 16th May 2022:

On a weekend when Nashwa (Frankel) popped her head above the parapet in winning the Fillies' Trial Stakes, another daughter of the Juddmonte-based stallion outlined her Classic claims in France when Hidden
Dimples took the Listed Prix de la Seine at ParisLongchamp for Andre Fabre and Mikael
Barzalona.

Urban Sea recorded her first listed success in the 1992 Prix de la Seine before carving out a reputation as being one of the most influe tial broodmares in the history of the sport. Few, if any, will go on to achieve what Urban Sea managed in winning the Gr.1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe before gifting the world Galileo and Sea The Stars but Hidden Dimples showed that she is a filly with a big future in blitzing a well-touted field on Sunday.

The Frankie Dettori-ridden La Parisienne was sent off a 5-6 favourite on the strength of two comprehensive
victories and, while she travelled into the race sweetly, she couldn't match Hidden Dimples, who is beginning to demonstrate her true capabilities over 10 furlong plus. A tilt at some of the top group races in France could be on the cards for Fabre's filly, who holds entries in the Gr.1 Prix Saint Alary back at ParisLoncghamp and the Gr.1 Prix de Diane at Chantilly.

Hidden Dimples led home a Coolmore-bred one-three with Know Thyself, carrying the familiar silks of Craig Bernick to finish just over a length off the winner back in third. The winner is owned by Ecurie Ama Zingteam and was recording her second success from four starts after she broke her duck at Saint-Cloud last month. A sister to Canadian winner Mrs Frankel, the dam of Hidden Dimples, Manderley, won a Nottingham maiden for Richard Hannon and is a sister to G2 Hungerford Stakes winner and now Rathasker Stud-based Stallion Gregorian. She is also a half-sister to the black-type performer Naval Warfare.