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Prix Finlande winner Fairly Grey is the 17th stakes scorer for Sinndar (above)

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Lagardere influence to the fore at Longchamp

An analysis of Sunday's Group winners at Longchamp will be available in the results section of Monday's Racing Post

A FAMILY cultivated by the late Jean-Luc Lagardere was to the fore for the second time in as many days on Sunday when Fairly Fair narrowly landed the Listed Prix Finlande at Longchamp for her breeder, Haras de Saint Pair.

The daughter of Sinndar, who denied Cheriearch by a head, is out of the Lagardere-bred mare Fairly Grey. Her victory comes a day following that of Manighar, an Aga Khan-bred with Lagardere roots, in the Group 1 BMW at Rosehill in Australia.


Fairly Fair is the 17th stakes winner for her Derby and Arc-winning sire, who stands for €7,500 at the Aga Khan's Haras de Bonneval in France. Sinndar has clicked with Lagardere stock before, with Prix Marcel Boussac heroine Rosanara and Group 2 winner Visindar being the most notable examples.

Fairly Fair is the second stakes winner out of her Group 2-placed dam following the 2003 Grade 2 Del Mar Derby scorer and Grade 1-placed Fairly Ransom (by Red Ransom). Fairly Grey, a Linamix sister to Prix Ganay hero and emerging jumps sire Fair Mix, is the dam of six winners in total.




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