BUGIE GOES CLOSE
The Haras de Saint Pair’s Bugie d’Amore was third in the Group 3 Prix de Psyche in Deauville on July 28, beaten only 1/2 length and a neck by Lieupartie and Romantica, with the remainder of the field 4 lengths and more behind. This was the first start over further than 1600 metres for the daughter of Rail Link and could well have been her best performance to date. The Alain de Royer Dupre trained filly came from well off the pace and had trouble getting a run on the rails before being slightly squeezed up between the first two in the final stages.
Bugie d’Amore has now made 11 career starts for 4 wins and 6 places, and on her only unplaced start she was fifth in a Group 1 at Royal Ascot. A Group winner at two in Italy on this performance she should be more than capable of winning Group races in France, England, or perhaps in the future in the United States.
Bugie d’Amore is one of three Group performers from the first crop of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Rail Link which also include Last Train, narrowly beaten in the Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris, and the Group winning filly Sediciosa. From around 90 foals the Juddmonte stallion already has 8 rated 95 or higher including the colt Montaser who was an impressive winner of a handicap at Ascot on July 27, which is a significantly better start than his own sire Dansili made with his first crop of three year olds back in 2005.