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La Cressonniere Wins Gr1 Prix De Diane
At Chantilly racecourse in France overnight, 3YO filly La Cressonniere (Le Havre-Absolute Lady, by Galileo) maintained her perfect record when scoring a brilliant 0.5-length win for trainer Jean-Claude Rouget in the Gr1 Prix De Diane (10.5 furlongs) for 3YO fillies, over fellow fillies Left Hand (Dubawi-Balladeuse, by Singspiel) & Volta (Siyouni-Persian Belle, by Machiavellian). This was the second classic victory for La Cressonniere following her French 1,000 Guineas success and she extended her unbeaten record to 7 wins from 7 starts for over €500,000 earnings. Trainer Jean-Claude Rouget said he was unsure where La Cressonniere would head next. "I have always believed in unbeaten horses and if you look at this race, with the exception of last year, most of the winners have been unbeaten," he told Sky Sports. "I don't want to say anything about where next, we'll see how she is over the next few days." Rouget becomes the first trainer in history to complete the French Derby and Oaks double on two occasions. He previously achieved the feat with Prix du Jockey Club hero Le Havre, La Cressonniere's sire, and Prix de Diane scorer Stacelita in 2009, reports Sky Sports.