04/30/2006 12:00AM

Corre Caminos best in Prix Ganay


Corre Caminos rumbled to an overpowering five-length victory in the first Group 1 race of the European season at Longchamp on Sunday, taking the $385,000 Prix Ganay from a pair of German-bred sons of Monsun, Royal Highness and Manduro.

The victorious 4-year-old French-bred son of Montjeu followed close on the heels of another German-bred, Near Honor, before leading at the three-sixteenths pole under Thierry Jarnet. He gave the filly Royal Highness no chance at all while covering the 1 5/16 miles in 2:17.10 on good to soft ground. Manduro was three-quarters of a length further back in third with Pride fourth and the George Strawbridge-owned Montare fifth, 10-3/4 lengths behind the Mikael Delzangles-trained winner, who is owned by the Marquise de Moratalla. Near Honor faded to finish last of seven.

In victory, the 2.80-1 Corre Caminos was reversing the form of Longchamp's 1 1/4-mile Group 2 Prix d'Harcourt on April 9, when Manduro had beaten him by half a length into second.

* At Dusseldorf on Sunday, Lolita landed the the $211,000 Group 2 German 1000 Guineas by two lengths from Almerita. The 5.80-1 Lavirco filly led throughout under Andreas Helfenbein, covering the mile on soft ground in 1:48.64.