PASSION MY LOVE showed pace on debut at St Cloud and this is easier. Can win. Debutante’s hold the key to this race. Leading trainers have runners engaged. Jean-Claude Rouget has Guerre D’Amour whilst Christophe Fermand is represented with Dona Viva. An interesting runner from Jo Hughes is Big Bang Boom.
The well bred first starter VAKILABAD holds the key to this race. If supported follow. Another debutante Kamaxos is worth thought. Of those who have raced the three to follow are Zanzeti Coeur Elephant and Blue Swan.
LE LAUREAT is trained by Jean-Claude Rouget and has been placed twice from four race starts. Ready to win. Canoeing finished second the past two and is overdue a win. Two worth consideration to improve are Fall Of Rain and Camocim whilst of the first starters Mereking is the one to look at.
NICE PARTY did enough on debut showing pace to suggest being in the mix here. Lady Portia indicated promise on debut but disappointed next start in March. Worth giving another chance. Trop De Charme was on the lead in her debut race in February and could progress. There are some interesting first starters notably Zarza owned by the Aga Khan and Apolline trained by Andre Fabre.
VIGO struggled on final start in maidens. Had shown ability prior to this and needs to be considered on handicap debut. Ineedaleader comes here after a claiming win at Pornichet. Handicap debut here and cannot be ruled out. Zinouyi shown some ability in three maidens to date and is a place chance on handicap debut. Soul Of Maria third in a claimer latest and is a place chance.
ARCTIUM was last seen in March delivering a good third at Chantilly. Proven at this level and needs to be considered again. Trois Roses has not been seen since being well beaten in a conditions race in March. Did go well in a handicap two starts back. Interesting. Eastern Promise delivered a solid fourth in a handicap last time out and is a good chance. Philosophy managed a handicap success two starts back and is one to include.
IRISH STORM won by a neck a handicap at Angers earlier this month. Finished strongly on that occasion and looks the one to beat. Chika Dream found success in a claimer in March at Compiegne by a neck. Switching back to handicaps and may go close. Vingtaine ran third in a similar event at Angers earlier this month. Will be fitter and appears to be a strong chance. Meandro has been going well in handicaps without placings. Similar contest and looks a big player.
MY NAME IS STORM was in the betting only to fall on hurdle debut. Can be considered once again. An Epic Song and Kourouka are both making their debuts and come with chances. Quasara was sixth on debut at Compiegne and may improve for that effort.
KAPLYMA returned to form with a fifth in a Vichy hurdle last time out. Similar contest again and looks a top chance. Energie Blue second in latest at Tours in a hurdle. Could strip fitter and has to be considered here. Whisky Mouille has been switching between fences and hurdles. Shown form in similar contests and can feature. Ferrano previously went well in Belgium and is an interesting candidate.
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