LA BONDUE was a winner over hurdles at Compiegne in October. Ended previous preparation with a fourth at Auteuil and rates highly on return. Garance Forever remains unexposed. Successful at Auteuil resuming from a break and open to further improvement. Sacre Coeur is consistent and wasn’t beaten far into fourth at Toulouse in latest. Shannon Vale Rose holds each-way claims.
CRAZY MARTA was a promising fourth on debut at Compiegne and will improve for the experience. Backs up quickly and rates highly. Sainseinoise has been disappointing on two career outings to date. Better performance expected making hurdling debut. Lina Rez is a first race starter. Expensive purchase at Arqana in 2018 and capable of making an impact on debut. La Chanceliere could take advantage of experience over other rivals.
BORN TO HOLD is looking for a hat-trick. Caught the eye with an 11L success at Toulouse in March and rates highly. George Flash continues to make headway with every racecourse start. Last seen winning at Cagnes Sur Mer in December and must be considered. Je Deviens Moi was a faller at Compiegne after a break. Backs up quickly and can return to better form. Normandy Dela Vega is a place contender if jumping cleanly.
GUATEMALA LE DUN has placed past two outings and is ready to break through for a success. Leading chance. Gordon Pym is a consistent performer who finished in the frame three times from last four outings. Proven at this distance and capable of a big performance. Peps De Lune must be considered for the placings after some useful efforts. Zuckerberg was disappointing on seasonal reappearance and is expected to improve for the run.
MORGENSTERN has shown improvement since switching to hurdles. Last seen placing third in a competitive contest at Compiegne and ready to break maiden. Kaliningrad finished midfield at Auteuil on debut against some tough rivals. Improvement expected. Nobody Knows was an expensive purchase at Arqana in 2018 and has to be respected on debut. Hacker Des Places could get involve
PESK EBREL has been racing with credit in higher classes recently. Dropping in class resuming after a break and looks a big player. Farnice won four starts back in G3 company. Has struggled subsequently but is taking a big class drop. Interesting. Dakota De Beaufai and Kobrouk is returning to France after three runs in the UK. One to consider.
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BOWLER HAT was a convincing winner at Cagnes Sur Mer in January. Pulled up at Fontainebleau subsequently and may bounce back to form. Royal Navy Warship fell on seasonal reappearance. Previously claimed two consecutive victories and can return to winning ways. Scawork is looking for better after being pulled up at Nantes. Potential. Comeken is reliable and holds each way claims.
PAPYWHITE has finished in the frame past two outings and returns after a lengthy absence. Winning chance if race-fit on return. Colonel D’Aumont started the campaign with an eye-catching second at Lyon Parilly in March and warrants respect if improving for fitness. Kroissant Bleu needs to be considered after finishing close-up in last three attempts. Happy Business is open to progression after a third at Compiegne.
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* All odds correct at time of posting and are subject to change.