She's Good, That's No Illusion
Charlie Appleby continues an exceptional year as Wild Illusion (x Dubawi) wins the Group 1 Prix de l'Opera at Paris Longchamp on Arc Day under William Buick.
The 3 year-old has proven herself a competitive filly over the season winning the Group 1 Qatar Nassau Stakes at the Glorious Goodwood Festival (pictured) and places second in both the Group 2 Ascot Ribblesdale Stakes and the Group 2 Investec Epsom Oaks, beaten by O'Brien fillies Magic Wand and Forever Together.
Wild Illusion won the Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac twelve months ago as a two year old under James Doyle priced at 25/1 which exhibited her potential in being a extraordinary international Group 1 contender.
Her Longchamp triumph earned her an automatic placement in the Group 1 Breeders' Cup Fillies' and Mares Turf where she is 11/4 favoruite to win, she hopes to follow in the foot steps of her half sister, Wuheida.