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Grand 2012 continues in France for Ashford sire

Prix Ronde de Nuit (Listed), 3yo fillies, 6 1/2f

TRIBUNE (f Grand Slam - Tanguista by War Chant)

Bred by Ecurie des Monceaux in France

TRIBUNE continued the excellent current run enjoyed by Grand Slam on Thursday when taking the Prix Ronde de Nuit at the expense of Nadeaud (by Soave).

The filly is the fourth stakes winner since February 25 by Ashford Stud veteran Grand Slam following American Listed scorers Slamit, Millionreasonswhy and The Lumber Guy. The 17-year-old Grade 1-winning son of Gone West is the sire of 65 stakes winners overall including Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Cajun Beat and Grade 1 King's Bishop Stakes hero Visionaire.

Tribune is the first foal out of the Ecurie des Monceaux-bred Tanguista, who ran third in the Listed Prix La Sorellina. She is one of four winners out of the Kingmambo mare Tango Queen, a half-sister to Listed winner Lyphard'sHonor.

Tanguista has a two-year-old by Muhtathir and a yearling filly by Elusive City.

Prix Montenica (Listed), 3yo colts, 6 1/2f

LORD SINCLAIR (c Mizzen Mast - Great Connection by Dayjur)

Bred by Mme C. Morange

Another Kentucky-based stallion who is enjoyinga strong 2012 is Juddmonte's Mizzen Mast, who sired his third stakes winner of the year in Lord Sinclair. The son of Cozzene was to the fore earlier in the year as the sire of Grade 2 Strub Stakes hero Ultimate Eagle and Grade 3 Monrovia Handicap winner Mizdirection.

From seven crops of racing age, Mizzen Mast is the sire of 27 stakes winners including Grade 1 scorers Mast Track and Midships.

Lord Sinclair is the third stakes winner out of Great Connection following Listed heroines Guana (by Sillery) and Great News (by Bering). The winning mare is the dam of seven winners overall and hails from the further family of A P Indy and Summer Squall.

Lord Sinclair was a $52,000 Keeneland September yearling purchase by his trainer, Fabrice Chappet.




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