Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp
Group 1, ParisLongchamp 16:25
£312,500 guaranteed,
2yo plus,
Class 1, 4f 213y    
Sunday 3rd October 2021

1 A Case Of You 108/10
2 Air De Valse 48/1
3 Glass Slippers 56/10
14 ran NR: Urban Beat Distances: shd, 5l, shd
Time: 58.02s (slow by 1.92s)

Ado McGuinness’ A Case Of You got up on the line to deny Air De Valse and give Ireland a first success in the Abbaye since Maarek in 2013.

As expected, having a low draw proved crucial with A Case Of You coming from stall five and Air De Valse out of gate two at ParisLongchamp.

Winter Power, Ponntos and Air De Valse were among the early leaders – and it looked like the latter was going to prevail after Corine Barande-Barbe’s five-year-old mare went clear of the field.

However, Ronan Whelan conjured a great run out of A Case Of You and the Flying Five Stakes runner-up pounced late to lead on the line.

McGuinness said: “When he was second in the Flying Five he was my first ever runner in a Group One and we supplemented him for this race last week because I knew he’d improve.

“The Flying Five was his first ever run over five furlongs and he’s just got better and better. I think he’ll be a very good horse next year.

“We ran him in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot and he wasn’t right, but I knew he was right today. I have a good sprinter that won the other night and he can’t lay up with this horse.

“I just can’t believe it. We’ll definitely look at the Breeders’ Cup, either that or put him away and look at Dubai next year.”

Prix De L'Abbaye De Longchamp (Group 1)
£312,500 guaranteed, 2yo plus, 5f, Class 1
14 ran
Going: Heavy

1 (5)     A Case Of You 3 9-11 Adrian McGuinness Ronan Whelan 108/10
2 (2)
shd Air De Valse 5 9-7 Mme C Barande-Barbe Ronan Thomas 48/1
3 (9)
5 Glass Slippers 5 9-7 Kevin Ryan Tom Eaves 56/10
4 (10)
shd Mo Celita 3 9-7 Adrian Nicholls Hollie Doyle 23/1
5 (12)
¾ Suesa 3 9-7 F Rohaut Olivier Peslier 5/2F
6 (1)
1 Ponntos 3 9-11 Miroslav Nieslanik Milan Zatloukal 84/1
7 (3)
hd O Trasno 3 9-11 B De Montzey Eddy Hardouin 25/1
8 (8)
nk Winter Power 3 9-7 Tim Easterby Silvestre De Sousa 11/1
9 (7)
Lady In France 5 9-7 K R Burke Daniel Tudhope 46/1
10 (13)
snk Romantic Proposal 5 9-7 Edward Lynam Chris Hayes 63/10
11 (11)
2 Pradaro 6 9-11 Sofie Lanslots Aurelien Lemaitre 66/1
12 (4) 1 Wild Majesty 4 9-11 H-F Devin Mickael Barzalona 17/1
13 (15)
4 Dandalla 3 9-7 K R Burke Ben Curtis 42/1
14 (14)
8 Berneuil 4 9-11 C Lerner Christophe Soumillon 7/2
NR 4 (6) Urban Beat 6 9-11 J P Murtagh NON RUNNER