Racing: Challenges fifth

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Brian Meehan's juvenile, Challenges, had to settle for fifth in the Prix des Yearlings over seven furlongs at Deauville yesterday. John Reid's mount showed good early speed before weakening from the distance and finishing four and half lengths behind the impressive winner Plissetskaia. Dominque Boeuf's mount (5-1) made smooth progress one out and ran on well to beat Stella Berine by two lengths in the French juvenile test.

Chris Wall's Silca Key Service ran well in defeat in the Listed Prix de la Calonne over a mile at Deauville. The front-running British filly weakened inside the final quarter mile to finish eighth as Astorg (43- 10) battled her way to a three quarters of a length win over Pan Galactic. Silca Key Service, ridden by John Reid, was beaten around six lengths.

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