04/06/2003 11:00PM

Six Perfections wins Imprudence


Six Perfections stamped herself as the one to beat in the 1000 Guineas with a handy 1 1/2-length score over Campsie Fells in the listed Prix Imprudence at Maisons-Laffitte on Monday.

Europe's reigning juvenile filly champion, Six Perfections will now go straight to the one-mile Guineas at Newmarket on May 4. Trained by Pascal Bary and ridden by Thierry Thulliez for the Niarchos Family, the same team that produced Domedriver to win the Breeders' Cup Mile, Six Perfections covered the straight seven furlongs in 1:29.40 on good ground as the 3-5 choice.

On Sunday at Longchamp, Super Celebre thrust himself into the French Derby picture with a 2 1/2-length victory over Coroner as the even-money favorite in the 1 3/8-mile Group 2 Prix Noailles. A son of Peintre Celebre, Super Celebre was running for the first time this season and was clocked in 2:19.90 on good to soft ground. He will go next in the Group 1 Prix Lupin on May 11. He is trainer Elie Lellouche's fourth Noailles winner, following Pistolet Bleu, Gunboat Diplomacy, and Helissio.

* Hold That Tiger bested workmate Twentytwoandchange by three lengths in a one-mile workout at The Curragh on Sunday, pulling clear in the final furlong. Aidan O'Brien will send Hold That Tiger directly to Newmarket for the 2000 Guineas on May 3, although he has not ruled out a trip to America later in the year. The work came after the O'Brien-trained Marino Marini had run third, 2 3/4 lengths behind Millennium Force, in the seven-furlong Group 3 Gladness Stakes.