Life In Motion just denied in G1 Prix Rothschild thriller


Life In Motion produced a career-best performance with a short-neck second to Mqse de Sevigne in the G1 Prix Rothschild at Deauville, France, on Sunday, 30 July.

The Andre Fabre-trained four-year-old, who was runner-up in last season’s G2 Prix de Sandringham, was covered up in midfield as Sauterne led the nine runners up the centre of the course.

Life In Motion came under pressure to maintain her position three furlongs from home and the daughter of Sea The Stars responded gamely for Mickael Barzalona.

After being switched out entering the final quarter-mile, Life In Motion stayed on to hold every chance alongside Sauterne and Mqse de Sevigne with half a furlong to race.

The Godolphin homebred continued to rally down the stands’ rail, with Mqse de Sevigne narrowly prevailing at the line. Sauterne finished a further half-length back in third as the front trio pulled three lengths clear of fourth Remarquee.