08/16/2007 11:00PM

Top juveniles meeting at Deauville


Four of Europe's very best 2-year-olds will clash Sunday in the $470,000 Prix Morny, a six-furlong Group 1 dash that is Deauville's premier juvenile contest.

Natagora will attempt to follow in the footsteps of two fillies, the 2004 and 2005 Morny winners, Divine Proportions and Silca's Sister, with her fifth consecutive victory over colts. Trained by Pascal Bary, Natagora is fresh from a victory in the 5 1/2-furlong Group 2 Prix Robert Papin. She faces a stern challenge, however, from British invader Winker Watson. Trained by Peter Chapple-Hyam, the undefeated Winker Watson is coming off a pair of Group 2 wins in Royal Ascot's five-furlong Norfolk Stakes and Newmarket's six-furlong July Stakes.

The fast-improving Alexandros, however, is the choice. Dropped into a seven-furlong Saint-Cloud claimer by trainer Andre Fabre for his maiden score, he has since won Longchamp's listed seven-furlong Prix Roland de Chambure and the Group 3 Prix de Cabourg over the Morny course and distance.

Not to be ignored is Myboycharlie, who won the six-furlong, 63-yard Group 3 Anglesey Stakes by seven lengths at the Curragh, albeit on heavy ground.