Jannah Rose outclasses rivals in Prix Saint-Alary
Frankel's Jannah Rose emerged as a French Oaks contender after winning in impressive fashion in the Gr.1 Prix Saint-Alary at ParisLongchamp on Sunday (14th May).
Taken from the Racing Post, 14th May 2023, by James Stevens:
The daughter of Frankel bounded clear under Christophe Soumillon in the home straight to strike by three-quarters of a length from Elusive Princess, and was cut to 6-1 (from 10) with Coral for the Prix de Diane next month.
Carlos Laffon-Parias, who also entered her in the Arc this week, had considered a tilt at the Emirates Poule d'Essai des Pouliches yet believed he made the right decision as he recorded a first top-level winner since 2019.
He said: "When she won a Group 3 on her second start I knew she must be a good filly. Today Christophe rode a very confident race and she looked the winner all the way up the home straight. She is now a Group 1 filly but now she must go up in class again for the real deal [in the Prix de Diane]. She showed over 1,800 metres she would stay this trip. There was a moment when we thought about the Poule d'Essai but this looked easier."
"Watching the winner of the Classic today I think you can say she is a very good filly as well, so we made the right choice. I don't know if the Poule winner will go to the Diane but we'll see them together there if she does. She can set the pace for us!"