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Meandre Wins French Gr1 Grand Prix De Saint-Cloud
In France overnight, Famille Rothschild's home-bred 4YO entire Meandre (Slickly-Penne, by Sevres Rose) scored a 1.25-lengths victory in the €400,000 (A$512,000) Gr1 Grand Prix De Saint-Cloud (2400m) for 4YOs & up at Saint-Cloud. Meandre (ridden by Maxime Guyon for trainer Andre Fabre) defeated front-running Irish-bred 4YO mare Shareta (Sinndar-Shawara, by Barathea) & fellow 4YO mare Galikova (Galileo-Born Gold, by Blushing Groom). Meandre took his record to 4 wins (also including 2011's Gr1 Grand Prix De Paris over 2400m at Longchamp & Listed Prix De L'Avre over 2400m at Longchamp) & 7 placings (including last start's Gr3 La Coupe over 2000m at Longchamp on June 11, plus 2011's Gr2 Prix Niel over 2400m at Longchamp) from 14 starts for €683,567 (A$875,000) earnings.