Star Of Seville, who was so badly hampered in last week's Group 1 Investec Oaks at Epsom, gained classic compensation when taking the Group 1 Prix de Diane (French Oaks) over 10 and a half furlongs at Chantilly. It is a fourth win from six starts for Lady Bamford's homebred bay, who is trained by John Gosden.
She is a first Group 1 winner for the now South African-based Duke Of Marmalade (by Danehill). Her half-sister English Ballet (by Danehill Dancer) was a Group 1 placed pattern scorer as a juvenile and her dam Stage Presence (by Selkirk) is a winning half-sister to the seven furlong pattern scorer Rum Charger (by Spectrum).
Shimrano, a son of the late Gestut Schlenderhan sire Monsun (by Konigsstuhl), won the Group 2 180th Oppenheim-Union-Rennen over 11 furlongs at Cologne. The dual blacktype scorer was bred by Gestut Brummerhof, he is trained by Paul Harley, and he is out of Shimrana (by Daylami). His dam is a half-sister to the Group 1 winner Shamdala (by Grand Lodge), his grandam is the classic placed Group 2 scorer Shamadara (by Kahyasi), and he comes from the family of Shergar (by Great Nephew).
Words gave her future paddocks value a tremendous boost when beating Carla Biana in the Group 3 Munster Oaks Stakes over 12 furlongs at Cork, her only start since a winning debut over seven furlongs at the Curragh almost 12 months ago.
The Aidan O'Brien-trained daughter of Banstead Manor Stud sire Dansili (by Danehill) was bred by the partnership of Orpendale, Chelston & Wynatt. She is a full-sister to the listed scorer Nevis, a half-sister to the listed winner Stubbs (by Danehill Dancer), and the trio are the first three foals out of the Group 1 Irish Oaks heroine Moonstone (by Dalakhani).
Erupt extended his unbeaten record to three with a narrow victory in the Group 3 Prix du Lys over 12 furlongs at Chantilly. The Niarchos Family's homebred three-year-old is trained by Francis-Henri Graffard. He is a son of Dalham Hall Stud's outstanding sire Dubawi (by Dubai Millenium), he is a half-brother to the pattern-placed stakes winner Marie De Medici (by Medicean), and his dam is the Group 1-placed pattern scorer Mare Nostrum (by Caerleon).
Fintry held off the strong late challenge of dual classic heroine Avenir Certain (by Le Havre) to take the Group 3 Prix Bertrand du Breuil Longines over a mile at Chantilly. It is a third pattern success for the Darley-bred four-year-old. She is trained by Andre Fabre, she is a daughter of the Kildangan Stud ace Shamardal (by Giant's Causeway), and she is a half-sister to the Group 2-placed Lochinver (by Kingmambo). Her dam Campsie Fells (by Indian Ridge) is a pattern scorer from the family of the Derby and King George hero Teenoso (by Youth).
The former French-trained colt Talco notched up the biggest win of his career to date when taking the Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile Stakes on turf at Santa Anita. Now trained by John Sadler, he was bred by Sarl Darpat France, he is a half-brother to the mile listed scorer Limonar (by Street Cry), and he is a son of the Group 1 winning sprinter and star Cheveley Park Stud stallion Pivotal (by Polar Falcon). His dam Trylko (by Diesis) is a half-sister to the Group 1 Irish 2000 Guineas winner Bachelor Duke (by Miswaki).