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Impressive Bond another boost to sire's record

Prix La Rochette (Group 2), Longchamp, 7f, 2yo

MY NAME IS BOND (c Monsieur Bond - Lady Oriande by Makbul) Breeder: Lord Huntingdon

MONSIEUR Bond's first two crops suggested that he was going to be nothing out of the ordinary as a stallion. However, he is enjoying his best season by a long way this year, ironically in the season following his transferral from Whitsbury Manor Stud to Norton Grove Stud.

Group 2 winner Monsieur Bond, who stood the 2010 season for £2,000, has been represented by four stakes runners this year - three more than during the 2008 and 2009 seasonscombined - including the Group 3-winning sprinter Gilt Edge Girl and today's impressive Prix La Rochette winner My Name Is Bond.

Purchased for €38,000 by trainer Jean-Claude Rouget at the Arqana October Sale, My Name Is Bond is the first foal out of an unplaced sister to Striking Ambition. The son of Makbul was by far the best performer by his sire, winning at Group 2 level and failing by a nose to land the Prix de l'Abbaye.

Prix de Lutece (Group 3), Longchamp, 1m7f, 3yo

BRIGANTIN (c Cozzene - Banyu Dewi by Poliglote)

Breeder: Team Valor, Mme A Fabre & Denali Stud & Partners

The Andre Fabre-trained Brigantin, a colt bred in partnership and owned by his wife, Mme A. Fabre, lowered the colours of Shamanova in this event.

He is one of two stakes winners this year by the late Cozzene, who died in October 2008 following a 23-year stud career at Gainesway Farm. The son of Caro was a brilliant turf runner yet sired high-class horses on all surfaces ranging from Breeders' Cup Classic hero Alphabet Soup to Eclipse Stakes winner Environment Friend.

Brigantin is the second foal and winner out of German Listed scorer Banyu Dewi. The daughter of Poliglote is a half-sister to Group 3 winner and sire Banyumanik, and a granddaughter of 1980 German champion filly Indigene.





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