Horse Racing tips: Our fab four for Saturday’s meeting at Strasbourg

Our pick of the bunch over in Alsace

Horse Racing Longchamp

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9.50am – LUPO NERO @ 2/1

Pierre-Charles Boudot has returned to action with a bang this week securing a host of winners and starts the Saturday card in Strasbourg with Lupo Nero, the first of four rides for trainer Mickael Seror. The son of American Devil owned by the Boudot family has finished second on all starts to date and gets the verdict. Jean Racine returns from a long break for Henri Pantall with Matello the biggest danger following an improved second at Fontainebleau in March.

10.50am – RIVER DOWN @ 5/1

A competitive handicap over seven-furlongs where River Down looks the safest selection for trainer Frederic Rossi. The four-year-old has improved for each start this season and blinkers are applied for the first time today following her second-place finish at Compiegne in March. En Dansant is another who has knocked on the door previously with Compulsory, Global Passion, Capchop and Shyamala all in the mix in an open affair.

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11.20am – ULTIM’REVE @ 4/1

It is hard to rule out any horse Pierre-Charles Boudot rides but Crying Over Here has not shown much form to date and returns for the first time since December. Ultim’reve is the most consistent of these having won at Cagnes in January and also finished a good second on heavy ground at Toulouse in March. Inevitable Hermann could return to form and cannot be discounted along with Bissin and Achki.

12.20pm – SAFIYANN @ 2/1

Alain de Royer Dupre has made a quiet return to action this week with only a small number of runners and his newcomer Kashgar warrants a close inspection in the market. Safiyann arguably has the best form on offer following two second-place finishes at Deauville and should win this for Jean-Claude Rouget. Reventador is open to improvement following a debut fourth at Longchamp while Le Bayou could be placed again.

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