Hard race to assess with many first starters. Trainer Andreas Marcialis has a good strike rate and presents debutante Recuerdame. Consider. LAGOKEN was able to lead in a stronger race at Angers and may come on for the experience. Sweet Damiana ran an even race at Chantilly two weeks ago and may improve whilst another first starter Pammy Buchanan is a market watch.
GIRLY MAG was favourite at Fontainebleau on debut in February. May pay to follow. The two with the form are Gasby Des Planches and Garde Royale. Both have run placings in their races to date and both can win. Of the first starters Gladys D’Ange is one to watch in the market.
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A case can be made for all runners. XAAROS has won over the distance and has been competing in far stronger events and top jockey PC Boudot has been booked. Lloyd likes to race on the speed and may go well fresh. Mangkhut has been in multiple classes of late and won a better claimer whilst Black Morning will appreciate entering claiming company.
VALEYA is lightly raced and broke through for her first win last start over this distance at Compiegne. She can make it two in a row. Consistency cannot be faulted with Pretorio who rarely runs a poor race and is a distance winner. This race suits. Golden Wood is a last start winner at Fontainebleau over 2600m at this level and Ymohtep is a place chance.
DALVINI is ready to win at this grade having put in two good performances at this level. Distance is ideal and top jockey aboard. A lot to like about his chances. Letty’s Marvel aims for three wins in succession and has received a weight increase following a last start victory. Not seen since December but still a good chance. Replenish could run an improved race whilst Jizellita has been lightly raced, though outclassed, in his previous two attempts following a handicap win at Longchamp.
Shannkiyr is well bred and lightly raced. Not seen since August, but if fit could be the progressive runner in the race. Forgive KOURKAN his last run and is the horse to beat. A former Listed winner he was second in a G3 two runs back in November. As a previous winner over the distance there is a lot to like about him. Bliss For Ever is yet to miss a placing but is a maiden. Distance will suit and hasd an each-way chance. Miracle Des Aigles finds a level where he can improve and is not out of this.
Not an easy race. Minnipa has produced some good runs but has also disappointed. First handicap start and distance should suit. Chance to break through. KUNDRIE ran an improved third at Deauville last start and is close to a first win. Contender. Spatial Merit has run a couple of forward races and is to be forgiven a Longchamp failure last start and Nuit De La Chance may appreciate coming into handicap company. Brimming might improve.
GO FAST is consistent and only beaten a head this trip last time. Solid chance. Zalayouni raced at Lyon last week and finished close up fourth after leading. Fitter and rates a chance. Kourkar rises in weight following last start Fontainebleau win in March. Yet to be tried over the trip. Each way. Tarcenay has a good record over the distance and won two hcps in succession before failing last time. Weight the query but holds claims.
ZELOTE and this drop in distance and grade could improve for both to snatch a place at least in a competitive handicap and a hard race to call. Secret Player should be suited to this trip and likes to race from the front too. Silencious made up ground in a shorter race last start while Ma Boy Harris has been consistent throughout his career and rates an each-way play.
* All odds correct at time of posting and are subject to change.