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Peintre Celebre Adds French Black-Type
In Europe overnight, former Coolmore shuttler Peintre Celebre (Nureyev-Peinture Bleue, by Alydar) added a French black-type success when favoured daughter Celebre Vadala (Peintre Celebre-Vadlamixa, by Linamix) scored by 2-lengths in the €50,000 (A$80,000) Listed Prix Melisande (2000m) for 3YO fillies at Fontainebleu. Aga Khan home-bred Celebre Vadala (ridden by Christophe Soumillon for trainer Andre Fabre) defeated fast-finishing German contender Fantastic Santanyi (Fantastic Light-Fresher, by Fabulous Dancer) & Nowisza (Ocean Of Wisdom-Byanozza, by Mtoto). Celebre Vadala is a half-sister to Valixir (by Trempolino) & hails from the blue-blood family of champion miler Val Royal (by Royal Academy)" noted thoroughbredinternet.com.