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Karakontie Wins France Gr1 Grand Criterium
Also at Longchamp, Japan's raiders made up for Orfevre's second consecutive Arc runner-up when Japan-bred juvenile colt Karakontie (Bernstein-Sun Is Up, by Sunday Silence) scored a 0.75-length victory for trainer J.Pease in the €350,000 Gr1 Grand Criterium (1400m) for 2YO colts & fillies, over fellow colts Noozhoh Canarias (Caradak-Noozhah, by Singspiel) & Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit-L'enjoleuse, by Montjeu). Karakontie took his record to 3 wins (including last start's Gr3 Prix La Rochette) & a runner-up (in the Listed Prix Francois Boutin) from 4 starts for €262,990 earnings.