08/21/2005 11:00PM

Silca's Sister upsets Morny


Silca's Sister scored a major surprise at Deauville on Sunday when she upset four group race winners in the Group 1, $420,000 Prix Morny.

Trained by Michael Channon, Silca's Sister handed the Group 2 July Stakes winner Ivan Denisovich a resounding two-length thumping in the six-furlong Morny. She also had the Group 2 Richmond Stakes winner Always Hopeful a nose farther back in third. Two highly regarded group-race-winning French fillies, Mauralakana and New Girlfriend, were fourth and fifth.

Silca's Sister covered the straight six furlongs under Ted Durcan in 1:12.00 on soft ground at 17-1.

- Leading Irish rider Michael Kinane broke his wrist in a spill at The Curragh on Saturday and will be out of action for four to six weeks. Kinane will lose his Sept. 10 Irish Champion Stakes ride aboard Azamour as a result and will be replaced by Christophe Soumillon.