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As Sydney’s city caller Darren Flindell, roared: “But French Bonnet is a half in front and showing no signs of stopping, leads all the way and wins,” many who backed the 3rd fav in the race were cheering.

Under Hughie Bowman she was perfectly rated and her Warwick Farm win today was her 4th from 8 starts.

She surely will win again, SO, here’s the thing of it.

Her name is French Bonnet (as in small hat) and NOT French Bonnay as Darren is prone to calling her.

Perhaps the pronunciation confusion comes from the fact, well her first name is French and her sire is Puissance de Lune, which is French for moon power. So much French the tendency to sound French was overwhelming.

Kim Waugh trains the hulking grey mare for Rob Roulston, a few friends and cricket legend Mark Waugh.

So, I asked Mark how do you pronounce it?

“Depends where she races,” he smiled “Bonnay at Randwick (east) and Bonnet at Warwick Farm when in the west.

Actually…..“No – it’s Bonnet, but happy either way.”

As long as she keeps winning I guess.

Bonnet in English has two meanings – small hat and hood covering of a car’s motor. Bonnay is a term used in French but is a surname and can also describe some small towns in France.

Her courageous win at the Farm today took her career earnings to $86,620.

Now, with that conundrum solved, let’s get these callers onto SIR DRAGONET next. His name is Sir Dragon NET… not Dragon NAY.

I had this confirmed when he was racing in Europe.

 
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