Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp
|Group 1, Longchamp 13:00
Class 1, 4f 213y
|Sunday 5th October 2014|
1 Move In Time 25/1
2 Rangali 16/1
3 Moviesta 12/1
4 Spirit Quartz 100/1
NR: Son Cesio (FR)
18 ran Distances: hd, hd, hd
TIME 56.42s (fast by 0.38s)
Move In Time confirmed as the winner for the 1.00 Longchamp. Congratulations to Daniel Tudhope and David O'Meara!
Runner-up on his last three appearances, including in a Group Three over course and distance last month, Move In Time was a 25-1 chance in the hands of Daniel Tudhope.
The two-year-old Cotai Glory was among those to set a scorching early gallop, but he weakened and it was Move In Time who had his head in front where it mattered in a rough renewal.
But with a huge field assembled, the seven-year-old was always going to need some luck in running, and when he needed the gaps to appear in the later stages they failed to materialise.
Rangali filled the runner-up spot ahead of Bryan Smart's Moviesta in third.
O'Meara said: "It was a huge effort and a great ride by Danny. He's been second a lot this year and has run well round this track before, and we knew he acted on the course."
"The draw was a bit of a negative, but he has won it and that's all that matters.
"Years ago, when I was riding over jumps, I had never even heard of the Abbaye, but I certainly have now."
Move In Time's delighted joint-owner Andrew Turton, who hails from Selby in North Yorkshire, said: "Watching the race I was praying that he would get a run and that a gap would emerge and when it did he went through it in a flash."
Tudhope added: "I can't believe it, to ride a winner at this meeting is fantastic.
"There was a lot of shouting going on, as you can imagine - there were a lot of people getting a bit tight on the rail. But I managed to get a little gap just on the outside of them and it worked out well.
"I don't ride here very often and it is difficult to know where the line is. I'm delighted for David and the whole team."
"We'll have to think now whether we take him to America, or leave him for Dubai next year."
Lynam said of Sole Power: "Richard (Hughes) said he wasn't happy with him", while the jockey added: " It just didn't feel like him."
Prix De L'Abbaye De Longchamp (Group 1)
£291,666 added, 2yo plus, 5f, Class 1
|1 (12)||Move In Time 31/1||6||9-10||D O'Meara
|2 (5)||hd||Rangali 16/1||3||9-10||H A Pantall
|3(4)||hd||Moviesta (USA) 18/1||4||9-10||B Smart
|4 (18)||hd||Spirit Quartz (IRE) 87/1||6||9-10 b||X Nakkachdji
|5 (10)||¾||Mirza 83/10||7||9-10 b||Rae Guest
|6 (3)||hd||Take Cover 13/1||7||9-10||D J Griffiths
|7 (15)||nk||Sir Maximilian (IRE) 50/1||5||9-10||T J Pitt
|8 (11)||nse||Sole Power 6/4F||7||9-10||E Lynam
|9 (14)||nk||Stepper Point 12/1||5||9-10 b||W R Muir
|10 (19)||shd||Catcall (FR) 12/1||5||9-10||P Sogorb
|11 (17)||nk||Goken (FR) 18/1||2||8-7||H A Pantall
|12 (7)||dht||Maarek 12/1||7||9-10||Miss E McCutcheon
W M Lordan
|13 (1)||nk||Guerre (USA) 44/1||3||9-10||A P O'Brien
J P O'Brien
|14 (13)||snk||Pearl Secret 39/1||5||9-10||T D Barron
J P Spencer
|15 (9)||hd||Hot Streak (IRE) 29/1||3||9-10||K A Ryan
|16 (16)||¾||Cotai Glory 11/1||2||8-7||C Hills
R L Moore
|17 (6)||snk||Justineo 81/1||5||9-10||R Varian
|18 (2)||2½||Hamza (IRE) 26/1||5||9-10 v||K A Ryan
P J Smullen
|NR||Son Cesio (FR) 35||3||9-10||H A Pantall|