VUE FANTASTIQUE wins the Gr.3 Prix de Psyché

VUE FANTASTIQUE wins the Gr.3 Prix de Psyché

The three-year-old filly by MOTIVATOR, VUE FANTASTIQUE, lost her maiden status in a Group race when landing the Gr.3 Prix de Psyché at Deauville on Saturday, July 29th. Trained by Fabrice Chappet, she was fourth in the Gr.3 Prix Vanteaux at Chantilly in April before registrering a second place in the Gr.1 Prix Saint-Alary on May 14th. She could not give her best in the Gr.1 Prix de Diane on June 18th at Chantilly because she suffered from heat exhaustion.  Bred by John Studd, Vue Fantastique is from the Motivator's first French crop. She is the second winner out of Exit The Straight (Exit To Nowhere) who also produced the Listed Criterium du Languedoc winner and Gr.2 Prix Dollar-third Calling Out (Martaline).

The Haras du Quesnay-based Motivator is also the sire of the two-year-old filly Hergame who finished third in the Listed Prix Six Perfections earlier on the same card. Trained by Freddy Head, she made a winning debut when taking the Prix de la Reine Blanche at Chantilly in May before being fourth in the Gr.3 Prix du Bois at Deauville in early July. Bred by Wertheimer & Frère, she is out of the Listed winning mare Kayaba (Anabaa) who also produced the Gr.3 Prix d'Arenberg winner Yakaba (Medicean). The grandam Senkaya is a sister to the sire Sendawar (Priolo) who won the Gr.1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains, Gr.1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, Gr.1 Prix d'Ispahan and Gr.1 St Jame's Palace Stakes. 

Motivator will have four yearlings offered at the 2017 Arqana August Yearling Sale :
  • Lot 245 a daughter of the Back-Type mare Rocaille (Anabaa) - consigned by Haras du Quesnay
  • Lot 261 a filly out of a half-sister to SILVER POND (Gr.2) - consigned by Haras du Quesnay
  • Lot 266 a half-sister to SANS EQUIVOQUE (Gr.2) - consigned by Haras d'Etreham
  • Lot 274 a son of the Listed Prix de la Vallée d'Auge winner TREASURE (Anabaa) - consigned by Haras du Quesnay