Andre Fabre had a mixed opening week since the return of racing in France and runs two Godolphin owned runners in the Group 3 Prix Bertrand Du Breuil on Monday morning. Impulsif was behind Silver Quartz latest but stable companion Nature’s Colors with Mickael Baralona gets the verdict.
He has won three of his four-career starts to date and improved further when securing a listed victory at Deauville in March. He needs to step up again to win this contest, but Fabre is the leading trainer with seven victories in this Group 3 and last landed the prize for the boys in blue with Fintry in 2015.
Skalleti has excellent form in the book and returns following victory in Rome last November with Boudot in the saddle, while Plumatic with Soumillon booked is another smart older horse with a clear chance.
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The Aga Khan team own two of the runners, Ebaiyra and Shalamba who take their chance in this fillies’ maiden over ten-furlongs. Ebaiyra the mount of Christophe Soumillon was second on debut at Saint-Cloud with Shalamba third on her debut at Fontainebleau last November.
Andre Fabre runs three here with two owned by Godolphin with Alkandora our pick under Barzalona. The daughter of Nathaniel showed lovely speed from off the pace to finish second on debut and could have enough to see off stable-mate Solsticia who ran fourth behind Paul Cole’s Glengowan last September.
Galawi went off favourite for a maiden here at Chantilly in early March and only found the impressive Another Sky to hard to beat on debut. Maxime Guyon is once again in the saddle for Claros Laffon Parias and the Wertheimer brothers and the son of Dubawi could have enough to see of these rivals.
Musical Mast is the main danger following a debut fifth in a hot maiden won by Victor Ludorum last September, while Legendre D’Art and Grey Falcon are making their seasonal debuts after a break and might need the run.
Pierre-Charles Boudot is in excellent form with winner after winner and could work his magic on Classic Pearl in this staying handicap. The step up in trip should hopefully suit and if you forgive her poor run at Longchamp last October, she is worth an each-way punt.
She displayed previous consistent form in 2019 which included a win at Deauville last August. Top-weight Sudfaa is the one to beat with experience of racing at Chantilly and at this distance and has race sharpness from three runs already this year.
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