Deauville Victory For Announce

Furthering her undefeated tally to three, Announce has run on well to triumph in the Prix Minerve - Shadwell at Deauville.

Deauville Racecourse

Deauville Racecourse

Trained by Andre Fabre and owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah, the filly has made a smooth transition in the last couple of months, from a maiden to Listed class and currently up to Group Three competition.

Middle Club, trained by Richard Hannon had set an even pace, with jockey Maxime Guyon moving Announce into second in the early stages, then quickened under pressure to take the lead one and a half furlongs out.

The battle was on between Announce and the race favourite Shamanova, who put out a hard challenge but the Selkirk filly stayed on strongly to cross the line a neck in front, with Middle Club ridden hard to hold on for third place.

The other British raider, Mark Johnston charge Bikini Babe, not effective in challenging the leaders, could only manage fifth place.