Courtesy & with thanks. Scott Burton’s sharp report for RACING POST
Qemah and Alice Springs renew rivalry in France
BY SCOTT BURTON 6:15PM 30 JUL 2016
Preview: Deauville, Sunday
Prix Rothschild (Group 1) 1m, fillies and mares, 3yo+
CORONATION STAKES rivals Qemah and Alice Springs spearhead a powerful three-year-old challenge in one of the strongest editions of this race since it was granted Group 1 status in 2004.
A strong interview follows with trainer Jean Claude Rouget
RELATED LINKS IN SCOTT BURTON’s REPORT Pre race Deauville 31st July 2016
Prix Rothschild card
Qemah came out on top at Royal Ascot but Alice Springs was forced to go the long way round after Ryan Moore found his route barred, before taking a while to get re-balanced and flying home for third.
Alice Springs banished those memories in the Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket, however, where she clocked a new course record.
Alice Springs is a general 3-1 chance to gain revenge on her Royal Ascot conqueror, while Qemah just heads the betting at 5-2.
Prix Rothschild’s other main contenders run down feature in Scott Burton’s succinct report
In brief:-Lumiere trained by Mark Johnston Last year’s winner Amazing Maria returns, as does the previous year’s winner Esoterique. Deauville Touques races organised by FRANCE GALOP