Reed and Fabre rule in Pomone
Saturday 11 August 2012
North Yorkshire owner Guy Reed teamed up with French master trainer Andre Fabre to win the Prix de Pomone at Deauville with La Pomme D'Amour.
The four-year-old filly showed a neat burst of pace late on to deny the Roger Varian-trained Shimmering Surf, who attempted to make all the running in the Group Two over an extended mile and a half.
La Pomme D'Amour was never too far off the moderate pace set by Neil Callan's mount, who still held a clear advantage two furlongs from home and stayed on in determined fashion before giving way.
She was no match for the Maxime Guyon-ridden winner, who outflanked her inside the final 150 yards to score going away. Dalkala finished third.
Berkshire handler Hughie Morrison also had to be content with the silver medal after Sagramor finished second to the David Smaga-trained Don Bosco in the Prix Gontaut-Biron.
A promising runner-up behind Carlton House on his sole start this season, Darryll Holland's mount came from the rear of the field and although nothing was finishing quicker, the trailblazing Don Bosco held on for Group Three honours under Gregory Benoist.