More Than Ready filly Sonnerie defeated Group 1 mare Miss France to notch her first black-type victory at Longchamp on Sunday.
The beautifully bred daughter of Vinery’s champion sire had a short-neck to spare ahead of the English 1000 Guineas winner in the LR Prix de la Colleraie (1600m)
The Freddy Head trained filly is the 147th stakes winner sired by More Than Ready.
Sonnerie (3f More Than Ready – Pas De Reponse by Danzig) had won her maiden at Chantilly in June before an unplaced run in the LR Prix Amandine (1400m) at Maisons-Laffitte. “I’ve always liked her but the ground was too fast last time,” Head said. “She needs give to show her true quality and she did today.”
Fourth early at Longchamp, Sonnerie worked her way to the front at the furlong and had the race won before the odds-on favourite found top stride.
“Maxime Guyon gave her a good run,” Head added. “There aren’t many suitable 1600m races for her and she not nominated for the G2 Prix Daniel Wildenstein so we will look at the program and then make a decision on her next start.”
Leading owner-breeders Alain and Gerard Wertheimer bred Sonnerie from their G1 Cheveley Park Stakes winner Pas De Reponse. The mare’s earlier foals include French stakes performer Reponds Moi (More Than Ready).
More Than Ready heads the Vinery roster this year at a $66,000 (inc gst) service fee.