A downcast Pascal Bary, trainer of Divine Proportions
said: 'I am very disappointed.
's trainer, Pascal Bary, was downcast, saying: "I am very disappointed.
The Divine Proportion
was studied by the Greek sculptor Phidias, who lived around 400BC.
raced in the colours of the Niarchos Family and was trained by Pascal Bary at Chantilly.
BOWING OUT: Top French filly Divine Proportions
(above) is being retured
An excellent winner of the Irish 2000 Guineas earlier in the season, the son of Dubai Millennium memorably lowered the colours of French superstar Divine Proportions
at Deauville when taking the third Group One success of his career.
is still on course for the Breeders' Cup Mile despite losing her unbeaten record at Deauville.
A race billed as one of the great clashes of the season looked like turning into just that two furlongs out when the winner and favourite Divine Proportions
drew away from their pacemakers and struck for home.
- a 4-1 on shot - has been drawn one off the rail in the field of 10 that includes her pacemaker and stablemate Yellow Purple.
In the past ten years five Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (French 1,000 Guineas) winners have contested this race and three were successful - Divine Proportions
, Zarkava and Golden Lilac - while all the fillies beaten in the Pouliches during this period also failed to make an impact here.
Purchased at the Keeneland Sales for $1,400,000, the Michael Stoute-trained juvenile is by Belmont Stakes winner Lemon Drop Kid and his dam has already produced such stars as multiple Group One winner Divine Proportions
and the top class Whipper.
is fine and she'll now have a bit of a break and then be prepared for the Breeders' Cup Mile, which will be her next run."