FIRE DANCER scored by 2L on debut at Compiegne in November. Will encounter better ground and capable of adding another victory to tally. Grand Monsieur was not beaten far into second at Pau on first career start. Open to significant improvement following that experience. Bright Vision deserves to take a step up in class after wide margin success at Saint Brieuc. Galopin Des Champs catches the eye amongst the debutantes.
MY WAY is hard to fault with two wins and two placings from last four outings. He is yet to finish out of the frame in career and rates highly. Device is an interesting prospect on return from a lengthy absence. Form from his previous campaign is strong. Ajas is chasing a double after 1.25L success at Paray Le Monial. Would need to take a step up against tougher opposition. Dalahast holds each way claims.
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PAMELA DES MOTTES was an eye catching winner on debut at Compiegne over 2m where she scored by 10L and looks capable of backing up with another success. Sainte Candy made a strong start to her career with a win over course and distance and has a leading chance. Ladyville finished second behind Pamela des Mottes on debut. She still looks open to improvement and capable of a big effort. Havane Du Berlais was placed at Compiegne on her first career outing. She has each way claims.
SHAKAPON is an interesting contender as he looks for a double after a comfortable success at Toulouse over hurdles. A bold bid is anticipated. Fou Delice ended previous preparation with two consecutive victories. He struggled on seasonal reappearance with a fifth in G3 company and is expected to improve. No Risk For You has some good form on her day and may take advantage of a low weight. Guyenne started the season with a third at Fontainebleau and can play a role.
All runners are having their first start in a hurdle so market is the guide. Look for prominent owners and trainers. The main chances appear to be PRINCE DES VALOIS trained by Guillaume Macaire, Bimbo Has from the stable of Francois Nicolle, and the David Cottin trained pair Noble and Busselton. Prunay could be considered.
KING EDWARD started the campaign with an improved performance to win a Grade 3 at this venue. Another bold bid is anticipated if maintaining hs form. Dream Wish ended previous preparation with a G2 success and returned after a break delivering a good third. He is likely to improve for the run. Al Cuarto has finished runner-up past three outings and rates well. Road Senam is a strong each way contender.
L’AUTONOMIE has won past five outings and remains in good form. He was last seen scoring by 6L in Grade 3 company at this venue in March and hard to fault. Galop Marin has a strong record over this trip with three wins and three placings from seven attempts and has a leading chance. Paul’s Saga justified favouritism to win in Grade 2 company on final start of last season and makes his seasonal reappearance. Berjou is capable of a big performance.
WANT OF A NAIL is unbeaten on his last three outings. He ended last campaign with a 3.5L success at this track and is expected to make a bold bid on return. For Fun resumed after a break with a third in Grade 3 company. Open to improvement and rates highly. Moises Has remains unexposed. He stepped up to Graded level for the first time when second in Marchand is an interesting runner. Kool Has is a strong each way contender.
BANDERO catches the eye with a low weight. Remains a maiden after thirteen starts but showing best form recently. Nearing a victory and has opportunity to break through. Ballicod is consistent and claimed a success at Fontainebleau in February. Followed up with a fourth and can get involved. Althor was a little disappointing on seasonal reappearance. Previous form reads well and may contest. Diwell Stang Blun holds place claims on best.
DEFI MAJEUR catches the eye. He finished off last season with two consecutive victories and will improve for seasonal reappearance. He has a leading chance. Diable D’Oudairies is chasing a double after a comfortable success at Compiegne. He represents a threat if retaining form from previous campaign. Brother Bernard could finish in the frame if replicating his latest run, while Kapteen will appreciate drop down in class after disappointing in Listed company. He has an each way chance.
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