Updated on 09/18/2011 1:38AM

Mandesha victorious in Prix d'Astarte


Mandesha made up for her disqualification from the Group 3 Prix Chloe four weeks ago by winning at Deauville on Sunday in the Group 1, $317,000 Prix d'Astarte.

In winning the Prix d'Astarte, a straight mile race for fillies and mares, Mandesha defeated the top three finishers from the French 1000 Guineas. Impressionnante, who placed second in the Guineas, finished second in the Prix d'Astarte, a half-length behind Mandesha. Tie Black, who won the Guineas via disqualification, was third, 1 1/2 lengths behind Impressionnante. Price Tag, who finished first in the Guineas but was disqualified, finished fifth.

Mandesha's task Sunday was made a little easier after the withdrawal of pre-race favorite Rajeem, who never left her Newmarket stall after coming down with a hoof infection.

Ridden by Christophe Soumillon, Mandesha covered the mile on soft ground in 1:36.40.

* Lord of England scored a one-length victory over Laverock in the Group 1, $197,000 Bayerisches Zuchtrennen at 1 1/4 miles at Munich. Group 1 German Oaks winner Almerita finished third. Fight Club and Arcadio completed the order of finish.