04/01/2007 11:00PM

Boris de Deauville beats Pearl Sky


Boris de Deauville turned the tables on Pearl Sky at Longchamp on Sunday when he avenged his Prix Exbury defeat with victory in the Group 2, $173,000 Group 2 Prix d'Harcourt at Longchamp.

Boris de Deauville came from eighth to first at 13-1 to defeat Pearl Sky by 1 1/2 lengths, getting the 1 1/4 miles on heavy ground in 2:13.40. It was just a nose farther back to the pacesetting Irish Wells in third. The winner was ridden by Yann Barberot for trainer Stephane Wattel.

Boris de Deauville, a 4-year-old Soviet Star colt, will be aimed at the 1 5/16-mile Group 1 Prix Ganay at Longchamp on April 29.

* Monday at Saint-Cloud, Freddy Head-trained Racinger took the Group 3, $106,000 Prix Edmond Blanc by a neck from a fast-closing Turtle Bowl. The 7.90-1 Racinger covered the mile under in 1:43.60 on heavy ground.