04/24/2008 11:00PM

Mrs. Lindsay heads Prix Ganay


Mrs. Lindsay can add her name to a list of female Prix Ganay winners that includes Aquarelliste, Triptych, and Trillion on Sunday at Longchamp. A 4-year-old Theatrical filly owned by Bettina Jenney of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Lindsay will be perfectly suited by the conditions of the Ganay, a 1 5/16-mile Group 1 contest worth $470,000.

Trained by Jonathan Pease to win Longchamp's 1 1/2-mile Prix Vermeille and Woodbine's 1 1/4-mile E.P. Taylor in her last two starts, Mrs. Lindsay should also benefit by the drying ground in Paris. She is not entirely inexperienced versus colts, whom she beat in a 1 3/8-mile Fontainebleau allowance in March 2007. She will be ridden for the first time by Christophe Lemaire.

That is because her most recent partner, Johnny Murtagh, has been claimed by trainer Aidan O'Brien to ride Duke of Marmalade, who, as does entrymate Red Rock Canyon, appears to be in over his head. Stephane Pasquier has also ridden Mrs. Lindsay, but he will be employed on Sunday by Juddmonte Farms for the ride on the Pascal Bary-trained Zambezi Sun.

Pasquier rode Zambezi Sun to a controversial victory in the Grand Prix de Paris in July, but the pairing has since finished third in the Prix Niel and eighth in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Saddex, a Group 1 winner in Germany and a Group 2 winner in France, looks dangerous, while Spirit One, winner of the Group 3 Prix Exbury in March and a close second last time in the Group 2 Prix d'Harcourt, should be in the hunt.