Also at Deauville Sunday, 2000 French Derby winner Holding Court (Hernando) won the Grand Prix de Deauville Lucien Barriere (Fr-II) by 2 1/2 lengths over Godolphin's Marienbard. The Michael Jarvis-trained winner completed the 1 9/16 miles in 2:41.30 under Philip Robinson.
Michael Tabor and Mrs. John Magnier's Johannesburg remained unbeaten while giving trainer Aidan O'Brien another group I success in Sunday's Prix Morny Casinos Barriere at Deauville. On good to soft turf at the French course, the 2-year-old Hennessy colt completed the six furlongs in 1:10 2/5 to earn his fifth victory and second group I win. Earlier this month at Leopardstown, Johannesburg earned a five-length win in the Independent Waterford Wedgwood Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) on yielding turf.Johannesburg raced in fifth position at the midway point under Michael Kinane, then began a move which saw him take the lead with just under a furlong to run. He then edged away from Zipping to earn the 1 1/2-length win. Zipping (by Zafonic) finished another 1 1/2 lengths in front of Meshaheer (Nureyev), with Firebreak (Charnwood Forest) fourth in the 11-horse field.According to Sporting Life, Johannesburg is under consideration for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).