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Sparkling Plenty outclasses her rivals in the Gr.2 Prix de Sandringham

Three-year-old Kingman filly Sparkling Plenty accelerated from last to first in the home straight to win the Gr.2 Prix de Sandringham at Chantilly yesterday.

Taken from the Thoroughbred Daily News, 3rd June 2024, by Sean Cronin:

Jean-Pierre Dubois's homebred three-year-old filly Sparkling Plenty (Kingman) added to her victory in last season's Listed Prix Delahante with a power-packed display - coming from last to first and outclassing five rivals - in the Gr.2 Prix de Sandringham at Chantilly. Sparkling Plenty, the well-backed 21-10 favourite coming back off a sixth in last month's Gr.1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, was under a firm hold and anchored at the tail of the field through halfway in this one-mile distaffers' test. Nudged closer once into the straight, she quickened stylishly to launch her challenge entering the final furlong and found another gear in the closing stages to win powering away in impressive fashion. Last month's Listed Prix Ceres runner-up Cetera finished three lengths adrift in second, with a half-length back to Ceres victrix Ribaltagaia in third.

"She had not been too lucky in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, but she really was able to show her true quality today," said Dubois. "It was a very good ride by [Cristian] Demuro and he made a difference. She is in the [Gr.1 Prix de] Diane, but it could come too soon and we will see. I am convinced she has a future later on in the USA, she will be suited by American racing and faster ground."

Demuro added: "I was shuffled back early, but she relaxed well and I feel it was like a public workout, ultimately. I think she would stay further, so why not in two weeks time in the Diane?"