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Laulne takes the Six Perfections

Some choice 2-year-olds were on display at Deauville on Sunday and Gerard Augustin-Normand's Laulne (Fr) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}) was among the pick as she captured the seven-furlong G3 Prix Six Perfections Sky Sports Racing. Always travelling with intent buried in mid-pack under man-ofthe- moment Alexis Pouchin, the Yann Barberot-trained 9-1 shot who had won two races in the provinces burst to the front with 150 metres remaining and held on by half a length from the G2 Prix Robert Papin third Classic Flower (GB) (Calyx {GB}). Laulne, who began her career over five furlongs in May with a third behind the subsequently listed-placed Flers (Fr) (Dream Ahead) at Chantilly, had gone to Chateaubriant to open her account over an extra half a furlong before doubling her tally going 6 3/4 furlongs at Lyon-Parilly in June. Trainer Yann Barberot was reaping the reward of going steadily with the homebred afterwards. "We were hopeful beforehand, as the filly had strengthened and gained experience from her three previous starts," he said.

"We are at home here and she had trained well for that on this same course. She is obviously good, but she also showed there that she is a fighter. We will try not to squeeze the lemon dry and save something for the good races later on like the [G1 Prix Marcel] Boussac. Why not? She may or may not run in three weeks' time here in the [G2 Prix du] Calvados."


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