Lend A Hand Edged Out at Deauville
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 8/6/2000 5:04:22 PM
Last Updated: 8/6/2000 5:08:25 PM

Bold Edge earned his first group I win Sunday, edging out Lend A Hand by a neck in the Prix Maurice de Gheest (Fr-I) at Deauville, France. Lady Whent's homebred 5-year-old son of Bevelled completed the 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:16 while running over good turf. Bold Edge led all the way under jockey Dane O'Neill. Gorse finished third in the field of 11, followed by Hot Tin Roof.

Bold Edge's previous group wins had both came last year at Ascot, where he won the Gardner Merchant Diadem Stakes (Eng-II) and the Cork and Orrery Stakes (Eng-II). He finished fourth in this year's renewal of the Cork and Orrery, in which Lend A Hand finished third. Sunday's win improves his career mark to eight wins from 26 starts.

Lend A Hand was ridden by Frankie Dettori, who suffered his first defeat in the race since returning to the saddle Saturday at Newmarket with two wins from two mounts, according to Sporting Life. Dettori was sidelined for just over two months due to injuries suffered in a plane crash on June 1.

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