Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp
Group 1, ParisLongchamp 16:25
£312,500 guaranteed,
2yo plus,
Class 1, 4f 213y    
Sunday 2nd October 2022


1 The Platinum Queen 7/5F
2 White Lavender 30/1
3 Coeur De Pierre 6/1
4 Mo Celita 9/1
18 ran NR: Castle Star Distances: snk, nk, 1¾l
Time: 58.65s (slow by 3.15s)

Second only to Highfield Princess in the Nunthorpe at York, Richard Fahey and owners Middleham Park Racing once again decided to take advantage of the huge weight allowance offered to The Platinum Queen as a two-year-old filly.

Hollie Doyle did not blast straight into the lead, but after two furlongs she was in front.

There were plenty closing in on them as the line approached, with Frankie Dettori leading a small pack of three on the near-side rail on Ponttos.

It was Karl Burke’s White Lavender who got closest, with Coeur De Pierre third on Adrian Nicholls’ Mo Celita in fourth, as The Platinum Queen emulated 1978 juvenile winner Sigy.


Doyle said: “It’s brilliant and great for the owners, who have horses all over the country at home.

“She’s a very quick filly and to win a Group One on Arc day is brilliant. It’s actually my first winner at Longchamp, so it’s great to get that.

“Obviously I just got caught on Nashwa in the race before. Those are the ups and downs, I suppose.”

Tom Palin of Middleham Park Racing said: “It was never in doubt really, it was brilliant.

“I thought it was a pretty dominant performance really. Hollie said she idled a little bit in the last 100 yards, but she did it well.

“It was a ‘win and you’re in’ for the Breeders’ Cup and being a tight northerner, that’s great as it means we don’t need to pay the entry fee!

“I think the next 24 hours could be a bit ropey with all the celebrating, but as long as the filly comes out of it all right, then I think we’ll look forward to going to America with her.”

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

1 (7)     The Platinum Queen 2 8-4 Richard Fahey Hollie Doyle 7/5F
2 (1)
snk White Lavender 4 9-7 K R Burke Clifford Lee 30/1
3 (8)
nk Coeur De Pierre 6 9-11 M Delcher Sanchez Tony Piccone 6/1
4 (3)
Mo Celita 4 9-7 Adrian Nicholls Jason Hart 15/1
5 (11)
½ Moss Tucker 4 9-11 K J Condon Shane Foley 39/1
6 (13)
New York City 3 9-11 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 29/1
7 (17)
hd Ponntos 4 9-11 Miroslav Nieslanik Frankie Dettori 36/1
8 (15)
nse Mitbaahy 3 9-11 Roger Varian David Egan 22/1
9 (16)
dht Raasel 5 9-11 Michael Appleby Jason Watson 57/1
10 (9)
shd Flotus 3 9-7 Simon & Ed Crisford William Buick 87/10
11 (5)
nk Teresa Mendoza 4 9-7 K J Condon W J Lee 17/1
12 (4)
Caturra 3 9-11 Clive Cox Tom Marquand 45/1
13 (12)
¾ Miramar 3 9-7 C & Y Lerner Yutaka Take 73/1
14 (19)
½ A Case Of You 4 9-11 Adrian McGuinness Ronan Whelan 24/1
15 (10)
nk Mooneista 4 9-7 Jack W Davison Wayne Lordan 33/1
16 (2)
2 Agiato 5 9-11 Grizzetti Galoppo SRL Antonio Fresu 46/1
17 (18)
2 Berneuil 5 9-11 C & Y Lerner Christophe Soumillon 12/1
18 (6)
nk Tees Spirit 4 9-11 Adrian Nicholls Barry McHugh 24/1
NR (14) Castle Star 3 9-11 J A Stack NON RUNNER