Lady Aurelia and Frankie Dettori blitz opposition at Deauville
BLITZED: Lady Aurelia and Frankie Dettori came out comfortable winners
The flying filly, trained in California by Wesley Ward, was following up her sensational Queen Mary win at Royal Ascot, where she triumphed by seven lengths — the most impressive winner at the meeting.
She had to battle this time, but Dettori always seemed to have something up his sleeve after blasting out of the gates to take the lead.
Lady Aurelius burned off second favourite Tis Marvellous, trained by Lambourn-based Clive Cox, but then had to stave off the late charge of local runner, the previously unbeaten Alrahma.
At the line Lady Aurelius, the 30-100 favourite, had threequarters-of-a-length in hand of that rival and is now unbeaten in three runs.
Aidan O’Brien, out of luck with Peace Envoy, third in the Morny, fared better at the Curragh where Churchill landed the Galileo European Breeders Fund Futurity Stakes.
The Royal Ascot winner, ridden by Seamie Heffernan, fended off the late challenge of Radio Silence to score by two lengths.
He started the 1-4 favourite. Epsom Derby runner-up US Army Ranger, the even-money favourite, was disappointing when only fourth behind 10-1 shot Success Days in the Group Three Royal Whip after failing to pick up in the straight.