10/04/2014 11:49AM

Integral takes Sun Chariot Stakes; Cirrus des Aigles dq'd in Dollar


Integral has become the undisputed leading female miler at Newmarket this year.

Three months after winning the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket, Integral won Saturday’s $318,718 Sun Chariot Stakes under jockey Ryan Moore. Integral led throughout the mile, finishing a length in front of Miss France. Fintry, the winner of three consecutive group stakes in England and France prior to the Sun Chariot, finished third, a neck behind Miss France and 1 1/2 lengths in front of Esoterique.

Remarkably, the first four finishers were joint 7-2 favorites with bookmakers in the field of seven. Integral, a 4-year-old filly by Dalakhani, races for Cheveley Park Stud and trainer Michael Stoute. The second- through fourth-place finishers are trained by Andre Fabre.

Integral has won 6 of 10 starts and five stakes.

There were four Group 2 races at Longchamp on Saturday, the first of the two-day Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend.

The day was somewhat spoiled when the popular Cirrus des Aigles won the $250,000 Prix Dollar, but was demoted to fifth for causing interference in the stretch. As a result, Fractional was promoted from second to first.

Cirrus des Aigles, the 9-10 favorite, was placed behind Planetaire, who was judged to have been interfered with during a bumping incident.

Fractional, a 5-year-old gelding by Manduro, was ridden by Raphael Marchelli for Fabre. Owned by Godolphin Racing, Fractional (2-1) won the most prestigious race of his career in the Prix Dollar. He had two wins in Group 3 race in France prior to Saturday’s race.

Frine, a stakes winner in Madrid, Spain, in June, won Saturday’s richest race at Longchamp, the $317,500 Prix de Royallieu over 1 9/16 miles for fillies and mares. A 4-year-old filly by High Chaparral, Frine (12-1) rallied from last of 10 to win by a head over 3-1 Mayhem.

Solow was the only favorite to win one of Saturday’s Longchamp Group 2 races in the $252,000 Prix Daniel Wildenstein over a mile. Ridden by Olivier Peslier, Solow (9-5) finished a half-length in front of Veda, who was second in the French 1000 Guineas in May.

Auvray (5-1) won the day’s longest race, the $252,000 Prix Caudenay over 1 7/8 miles. A 3-year-old colt by Le Havre, Auvray finished a half-length in front of 12-1 Vent de Force.