Dimanche 12 Juin 2022; Paris Longchamp; PRIX MELISANDE - LR; Olivier PESLIER; André FABRE; Succession Khalid ABDULLAH; SCOOPDYGA - CHOURAQUI Elliott

Raclette back on track with Listed win

Homebred filly Raclette (Frankel) looked back to her old self when capturing the Listed Prix Mélisande at ParisLongchamp on Sunday 12th June 2022.

Taken from EBN, Monday 13th June 2022

Undefeated in two starts as a juvenile, the André Fabre-trained three-year-old was widely regarded as a strong contender for this season’s Classics, but finished a disappointing eighth on her seasonal bow at Gr.3 level and subsequently took no part in the early season Gr.1s. Showing a flicker of hope when fourth in a Listed race last month, she was stepped up to 2000m for yesterday’s contest, her third of the season.
Providing the second leg of a four-timer for jockey Olivier Peslier, she was settled towards the middle of the eight runners in a race taken along by the Jessica Harrington-trained Viareggio (Caravaggio). Taking over early in the straight, Raclette maintained a clear advantage all the way to the line to score from Tariyana (Sea the Stars), with Viareggio holding onto third. The well-bred daughter of Frankel is one of three winners out of four-time Gr.1 winner Emollient (Empire Maker) and is a half-sister to Peace Charter (War Front), a maiden winner at Naas and third at Gr.2 level, and a full-sister to the Listed-placed Licence. Emollient is a half-sister to the Gr.3-placed LIsted winner Courtier (Pioneerof The Nile) and to Hofburg (Tapit), who finished second in the Gr.1 Florida Derby.