Horse racing tips: The Racing Post’s best bets for EVERY Longchamp race

Each race on Thursday covered on the banks of the Seine.

Horse Racing Longchamp


10:10 Longchamp – Raabihah @ 8/11

RAABIHAH was a debut winner at Cagnes Sur Mer in January. Caught the eye and open to further improvement. Interesting.

American Apples is progressing with every run. Finished a close third in listed company at Deauville in March and is ready to break through at this grade. American Beach has placed at Listed level in juvenile campaign. Started the season with a maiden win at Bordeaux and rates well. Sea Change holds potential to produce a big effort.

10:40 Longchamp – MK Fancy @ 5/2 

MKFANCY is the proven horse in this field. Winner of a G1 in juvenile season and returned after a break with a second in listed company. Expected to improve for the run. Ocean Atlantique makes seasonal reappearance. Scored by 8L on second career start and open to further progression.

Pao Alto is chasing a treble after a comfortable victory in a listed race at Bordeaux on final start of previous campaign. Another Sky is a debut winner. Interesting.

11:10 Longchamp – Emoji @ Evs 

EMOJI is an exciting prospect for the season. Unbeaten in two career starts and claimed a Listed success in March on seasonal reappearance. Flighty Lady is making seasonal reappearance.

Closed off previous campaign with a third in G1 Prix Marcel Boussac and rates highly. Open to improvement. Way Of Tango is chasing a double after maiden success at Fontainebleau. Place contender. Passefontaine holds each way claims.

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11:40 Longchamp – Grand Glory @ 7/2

GRAND GLORY is the pick of the field if returning race-fit. Last seen placing a close third in G1 Prix de Diane and open to further improvement after only four career starts. Dariyma closed off previous campaign with a second in competitive Listed contest at Saint Cloud over 2000m. Continues to progress. Queen is a reliable performer at listed and Group level. Deserves a breakthrough success after three consecutive placings. Wonderment has plenty of ability if returning to best.

12:10 Longchamp – Arapaho @ 9/4 

ARAPAHO was unbeaten on first two career outings. Respectable second when stepping up into Listed company on final start of juvenile campaign. Open to further improvement after a break.

Sujet Libre was beaten less than 1L third in G3 Prix La Rochette last season. Plenty of ability and has to be considered. Golden Boy is potentially still improving after a placing in G3 company. Making seasonal reappearance. Yomogi holds the advantage of experience.

12:50 Longchamp – Kihavahfushi @ 6/1

KIHAVAHFUSHI is near the top of the handicap. Last seen finishing narrow second at Chantilly over 1600m and rates highly. Alfieri remains potentially well-handicapped despite scoring past two outings.

Impressed with a hard fought victory at Pont De Vivaux in March and must be respected. Leonio is chasing a double after a head success at Deauville over 1500m. Interesting. Rajkumar is a last start winner who might be overlooked. Sandyssime could sneak a place.


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13:25 Longchamp – Ucel @ 10/1

UCEL put together a string of useful efforts in the early part of the campaign and broke through for a well-deserved success at Pornichet in March.

Favorably handicapped and rates highly. Patchewollock resumes after a lengthy break. Comfortable in big field handicaps and could be interesting if race-fit. Crystal Beach Road showed a return to form scoring at Chatillon in latest. May improve for that victory. Usain Best is a place contender.

14:00 Longchamp – Porsenna @ 12/1 

PORSENNA is remarkably well-handicapped after a run of useful efforts. Won twice and placed twice from last four outings and jockey claims useful 1.5kg. Leading chance.

Green Curry has to be considered after three consecutive victories. Up in the weights again and remains in form. Midgrey comes with some solid credentials at course and distance. Place contender. My Buddy holds a strong record over this distance and is respected.

14:35 Longchamp – Mejaen @ 9/1

MEJAEN has to be respected with three placings from past four outings. Close second at Lyon la Soie over 2400m latest and rates highly. War Asset is an interesting contender with a low weight. Made up ground in the closing stages of the race at Chantilly last time to finish sixth.

Jeu Celebre can show mixed form. Second at Chantilly in February puts him in the mix. Pole Celeste is well handicapped after a win and a placing. Consider.

15:10 Longchamp – Papa Winner @ 4/1 

PAPA WINNER is nearing a victory after three consecutive placings. Last seen finishing close second at Chantilly over 2100m and rates highly. Poulfos will need to overcome top weight. A useful third at Chantilly in a large field handicap latest and must be respected.

Norwegian Lord can use low weight to his advantage. Steps up in class after a third at Lyon la Soie. En Souplesse holds each-way claims on best form.

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