On the 15th of January, that is to say, two months and a half after the tragic events I have narrated, the "Epoque" printed, as the first column of the front page, the following sensational article: "The Seine-et-Oise
jury is summoned to-day to give its verdict on one of the most mysterious affairs in the annals of crime.
FRANCE TODAY 1.20 Prix Miesque G3 Maisons-Laffitte, 7f turf, 2yo fillies 1.50 Prix de Seine-et-Oise
G3 Maisons-Laffitte, 6f turf, 3yo+ CHARLIE FELLOWES bids for a first Group-race success with Moonlit Show in the Prix Miesque (1.20) - a race British raiders have failed to win since its inauguration in 2001.
The Group Three Prix de Seine-et-Oise
at Maisons-Laffitte - also the target of yesterday's winner Coconut Squeak - is the next intended stopping point on November 1.
Captain Rio, winner of the Betabet Two-Year-old Trophy and Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte in 2001, was beaten a head by Danehurst in the Group Three Prix de Seine-et-Oise
in October when trained by Richard Whitaker.
This process is best studied on a limited scale, as Ackerman shows in her welcome monograph on the former French department of Seine-et-Oise
. She has a long and thorough acquaintance with this region, having devoted an earlier study to the village of Bonnieres-sur-Seine, in the northwestern corner of the department.(1) A fixture of French political geography from the Revolution until a law of 1964 rearranged the administrative divisions of the Parisian basin, the mainly rural department of Seine-et-Oise
, with its seat at Versailles, entirely surrounded the department of the Seine (the capital and its immediate suburbs), which was situated a little north of the median line and close to the eastern boundary of the larger department; hence the "Parisian countryside" of the book's title.
Byline: Preview France 2.20 Prix de Seine-et-Oise
G3 Maisons-Laffitte, 6f turf, 3yo+
The Group 3 Prix de Seine-et-Oise
over the same distance has attracted British sprinters Mirza, Secret Asset, Total Gallery, Definightly and Iver Bridge Road.
He also rides Advanced for Ryan in the Prix de Seine-et-Oise
and Absolute Music for Robert Cowell in the Prix Miesque.
Prix de Seine-et-Oise
G3 6f Just as he had in 2006, the Kevin Ryan-trained Advanced had to settle for second place and was no match for African Tiza.
In 2005, New Girlfriend looked out of the top drawer when winning the Group 2 Prix Robert Papin, but she didn't win again until the back-end of last year at Maisons-Laffitte, where she held on to win the Group 3 Prix Seine-et-Oise
. Fourth in that race was Linngari, and on Saturday he was a fast-finishing runner-up in the Dubai Duty Free.