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Singspiel Adds French Gr2

Monday, 25th August 2008

Also in France overnight, former Darley shuttler & Gr1 Dubai World Cup winner Singspiel (In The Wings-Glorious Song, by Halo) added a group success when Godoilphin's Irish-bred 4YO mare Folk Opera (Singspiel-Skiphall, by Halling) scored a front-running 1.5-lengths victory in the €130,000 (A$221,000) Gr2 Prix Jean Romanet (2000m) for mares 4YO & up at Deauville. Folk Opera (ridden by Frankie Dettori for trainer Saeed bon Suroor) defeated German-bred 5YO mare Fair Breeze (Silvano-Fairwind, by Andrang) & fellow 4YO mare Hapsburg (Anabaa-Magical Hawk, by Silver Hawk). Previously this season Folk Opera won May's UK Listed Pinnacle Stakes (12 furlongs) at Haydock, as well as finishing runner-up in both July's UK Listed Aphrodite Stakes (12 furlongs) at Newmarket & last start's UK Gr3 Lillie Langtry Stakes (14 furlongs) at Goodwood on July 31. Last year Folk Opera also finished 3rd in the UK Listed Oaks Trial (11.5 furlongs) at Lingfield Park & overall now has 4 wins from 9 starts.

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