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Fuisse wins Prix Du Moulin De Longchamp (Group 1) 05.09.10

Quesnay homebred Fuisse (red silks) is a half-brother to Group 1 winner Full Of Gold

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Fuisse a further example of Quesnay influence

Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (Group 1), Longchamp, 1m

FUISSE (4 c Green Tune - Funny Feerie by Sillery)

Breeder: Alec and Ghislaine Head

HARAS du Quesnay's Fuisse became the second Group 1 winner by Green Tune on Sunday when running down Rio De La Plata (by Rahy) and Siyouni (by Pivotal) to take the Prix du Moulin.

Although Green Tune has never produced high-class horses with regularity, he is currently enjoying a good season  - Fuisse is his third Group winner of 2010 following Pontenuovo and Zagora.

Like Fuisse, Green Tune was trained by Criquette Head-Maarek, who sent him out to win the 1994 Poule d'Essai des Poulains and 1995 Prix d'Ispahan.

The son of Green Dancer retired to Haras d'Etreham in 1996, since when he has sired 25 stakes winners as well as useful jumpers such as Got One Too. He stood the past season at Haras d'Etreham for €10,000.

The Head's association with Fuisse extends to his fifth dam, Melopee, while the family's Haras du Quesnay also stood Fuisse's damsire Sillery from 1993 to 2001 as well his paternal grandsire Green Dancer prior to his export to America.

His granddam Funny Pearl and her son, Spanish Wells, each found their niche over jumps, and it was in that sphere that hisdam, Funny Feerie, excelled, landing the Listed Prix Christian de Tredern Handicap at Auteuil as a five-year-old. Now 15-years-old, she is one of the most valuable members of the Quesnay broodmare band as the dam of Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud winner Full Of Gold as well a Fuisse.

Full Of Gold stood his first season at stud this year under Quesnay ownership at Haras de l'Abbaye.

Funny Feerie has a yearling colt by Gold Away named Francastel and filly foal fromthe last crop of Anabaa.

 

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