Almanzor’s Elzora Attains Rising Star Status In Paris

Hot on the hooves of Feed The Flame (GB) (Kingman {GB}) powering to ‘TDN Rising Star‘ status, Riviera Equine and Eric de Chambure’s 3-year-old filly Elzora (Fr) (Almanzor {Fr}–Elodie {GB}, by Dansili {GB}) joined him in the elevated ranks with an equally-impressive display in the 10 1/2-furlong Prix de Chaillot at ParisLongchamp. The May-foaled homebred bay employed waiting tactics from flagfall and settled off the pace in rear until easing forward into midfield with a half-mile remaining. Asked to close at the top of the home straight, the 39-10 chance quickened in style to seize control at the quarter-mile marker and lengthened clear under minimal urging inside the final 300 metres to easily account for Zvaroshka (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) by an impressive 3 1/2 lengths. Almanzor is responsible for one previous Rising Star, the Listed Prix Nureyev-winning Lassaut (Fr), who carried the Riviera Equine silks into second in last October’s G2 Prix Niel.

“It was a large field with 14 previously unraced fillies and some of them were all over the place,” explained winning rider Cristian Demuro. “My filly was green too, but I had a good trip with cover. She quickened brilliantly in the straight and is certainly a filly with a future.”

Elzora is the latest of seven foals and one of four winners produced by a winning full-sister to G1 Prix Rothschild heroine With You (GB) (Dansili {GB}) and G1 Prix de l’Opera victrix We Are (Ire) (Dansili {GB}). She is a full-sister to last term’s G1 Prix Saint-Alary third Queen Trezy (Fr), who changed hands for €800,000 at Arqana’s Breeding Stock sale in December, and a half-sister to Listed Prix Panacee victrix Eliade (Fr) (Teofilo {Ire}). Descendants of their G3 Prix de Flore-winning second dam In Clover (GB) (Inchinor {GB}) also include G1 Prix du Cadran winner Call The Wind (GB) (Frankel {GB}) and the stakes-winning trio In Crowd (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), Dream Clover (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) and Incahoots (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}).

2nd-ParisLongchamp, €27,000, Mdn, 4-9, unraced 3yo, f, 10 1/2fT, 2:11.89, g/s.
ELZORA (FR), f, 3, by Almanzor (Fr)
1st Dam: Elodie (GB), by Dansili (GB)
2nd Dam: In Clover (GB), by Inchinor (GB)
3rd Dam: Bellarida (Fr), by Bellypha (Ire)
Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, €13,500. *Full to Queen Trezy (Fr), G1SP-Fr, $115,186; and 1/2 to Eliade (Fr) (Teolfilo {Ire}), SW-Fr, $154,430. Click for the free catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by TVG.
O/B-Riviera Equine SARL & Eric de Chambure (FR); T-Jean-Claude Rouget.

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