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Giant's Causeway Adds France Gr3
Also in France overnight, former Coolmore shuttler Giant's Causeway (Storm Cat-Mariah's Storm, by Rahy) added a group success when US-bred 6YO entire Pointilliste (Giant's Causeway-Peinture Bleue, by Alydar) notched his 2nd successive stakes victory in 3 weeks with a 1-length victory in the €80,000 (A$151,000) Gr3 Prix De Barbeville (3100m) for 4YOs & up at Longchamp. Pointilliste (ridden by Anthony Crastus for trainer Elie Lellouche) defeated German-bred 6YO mare La Boum (Monsun-La Bouche, by In The Wings) & Irish-bred 4YO entire Faramir (Celtic Swing-Perfect Fun, by Marju). Last start, Pointilliste won the Listed Prix Right Royal (3100m) at Maisons-Laffitte on April 6; during 2008 he won France's Listed Prix Rene Bedel (2400m) at Lyon-Parilly & in 2006 he finished runner-up in the Listed Prix Ridgway (1900m) at Deauville. Overall Pointilliste now has 6 wins & 7 placings from 14 starts.