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Peintre Celebre Adds French Gr2
Also in France, former Coolmore shuttler Peintre Celebre (Nureyev-Peinture Bleue, by Alydar) added a group success when UK-bred 4YO entire Byword (Peintre Celebre-Binche, by Woodman) scored by a short-head in the €130,000 (A$188,000) Gr2 Prix Du Muguet (1600m) for 4YOs & up at Saint-Cloud. Byword (ridden by Maxime Guyon for trainer Andre Fabre) defeated Irish-bred 6YO entire Gris De Gris (Slickly-Deesse Grise, by Lead On Time) & fellow Irish-bred 5YO entire Sehrezad (Titus Livius-Trebles, by Kenmare). Byword (unraced as a 2YO) took his record to 4 wins (also including last start's Listed Prix Jacques Laffitte over 1800m at Maisons-Laffitte on April 8 & 2009's Listed Prix Pelleas over 2000m at Compiegne) & 2 placings from 6 starts for €161,700 (A$234,000) earnings.