A couple of nice winners in the 2yo newcomer races over 1800m at Longchamps overnight.
Shendam took out the colts' division easily from Battle of Toro, with the others miles away. The winner's an Aga Khan home bred by Charm Spirit from a typically deep AK family. Dam won a couple of G3s and the grand dam won the French Oaks. Battle of Toro is a home bred for Godolphin, by New Approach from the good Redoute's Choice mare, Galician, which is the family of Qld Oaks winner, Allow.
Merimbula, a Dalakhani filly ex a Galileo mare ex a Secretariat mare, led all the way in the fillies' race, to prevail over Solage, a 700,000 Galileo yearling, and Queen, by Kingman ex the champion mare, Pride. The rest were beaten easily. Merimbula wasn't as visually impressive as Shendam, but she ran more than 3 seconds quicker than the boys.
I'd be surprised if we don't hear more about some of these next season.