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Dalkala Wins France Gr1 Prix De L'Opera
At Longchamp in France, former shuttler Giant's Causeway (Storm Cat-Mariah's Storm, by Rahy) added a Gr1 success when 4YO mare Dalkala (Giant's Causeway–Daltaya, by Anabaa) scored by a nose for trainer Alain de Royer Dupre in the €400,000 Gr1 Prix De L'Opera (2000m) for fillies & mares 3YO+, over 3YO filly Tasaday (Nayef-Tashelka, by Mujahid) & 5YO mare Thistle Bird (Selkirk-Dolma, by Marchand De Sable). US-bred Dalkala took her record to 6 wins (also including the Gr2 Middleton Stakes at York, Gr2 Prix de Royallieu at Longchamp & Gr3 Prix Cleopatre at Saint Cloud) & 2 placings (including last start's Gr1 Prix Jean Romanet & Gr2 Prix de Pomone) from 12 starts for £491,931 earnings.