In his most recent start, San Sebastian finished sixth in the 2 1/4-mile Great North Eastern Railway Doncaster Cup (Eng-III), in which Enzeli, Churlish Charm, and Persian Punch finished one-two-three, respectively. The win is the first group stakes victory for San Sebastian, who improved his career mark to eight wins from 29 starts.
San Sebastian won the Prix du Cadran Fouquet's Barriere (Fr-I) Sunday at Longchamp, winning by a 1/2 length over Persian Punch. Mrs. Michael Watt's 6-year-old gelding had previously finished second and third in two prior starts in the race for horses 4-years-old and older.Bred by Meon Valley Stud, San Sebastian (Niniski--Top of the League, by High Top) raced from just off the pace, moved into contention with a 1/4 mile to run, and assumed the lead about 100 yards from the wire to complete the 2 1/2 miles in 4:14.10. Over good going, Royal Rebel finished third, followed by Churlish Charm, Enzeli, Tajoun, Le Tintoret, Three Cheers, and Katun.