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Danehill Dancer Adds French Gr2
In France overnight, former Coolmore shuttler Danehill Dancer (Danehill-Mira Adonde, by Sharpen Up) added a group success when favoured Irish-bred 4YO entire Planteur (Danehill Dancer-Plante Rare, by Giant's Causeway) returned from a 4-months spell to score a 2.5-lengths victory in the €130,000 (A$178,000) Gr2 Prix D'Harcourt (1400m) for 4YOs & up at Longchamp. Planteur (ridden by Christophe Soumillon for trainer Elie Lellouche) defeated US-bred fellow 4YO entire Ley Hunter (Kingmambo-Lailani, by Unfuwain) & Irish-bred 5YO entire Agent Secret (Pyrus-Ron's Secret, by Efisio). Planteur took his record to 4 wins (also including 2010's Gr2 Prix Noailles over 2100m at Longchamp) & 5 placings (including runner-up in each of 2010's Gr1 Grand Prix De Paris over 2400m at Longchamp, Gr1 Prix Du Jockey-Club over 2100m at Chantilly & Gr2 Prix Niel over 2400m at Longchamp) from 9 starts for €751,737 (A$1.03m) earnings.