The opening flat action on the Bordeaux card this Friday is a six-furlong maiden for two-year-olds with a mix of newcomers and experienced runners. Kenzak and Walacope both ran on debut in separate maidens at Le Test De Buch and should improve along with Alma Chope who finished fourth on debut at Marseille earlier this month.
Boomerang and Cirona are interesting newcomers but both their pedigrees suggest this sprint trip could be on the sharp side today. WALACHOPE made late headway when finishing fifth at Le Test and the extra-furlong should benefit the Jane Soubgne trained filly who should represent some each-way value against the Ferland and Rouget trained runners.
16:35 – SKY POWER (EACH-WAY)
The third race on the card is a competitive conditions race over seven furlongs for three-year-olds with SKY POWER our each-way selection. The son of Stormy River has needed time to progress and landed his maiden at the sixth time of asking last November at Chantilly. He drops into conditions company today after a decent enough return in the listed Prix Du Pont Neuf at Longchamp earlier this month.
The booking of Olivier Peslier is a positive and he can challenge the principal runners, Lauenen, and Famiglia at a decent price. Lauenen returns from a break for Jean-Claude Rouget following a second-place finish at Cagnes in February. Famiglia is another solid contender having finished behind Tropbeau last summer and finishing fifth on a comeback run at Marseille earlier this month.
18:45 – HYLA DU LOUP
Just two of the twelve declared runners have managed a previous start ahead of this one-mile fillies’ maiden for three-year-olds. Sabirah finished down the pack on debut at Toulouse with Di Bala Py just four lengths ahead in sixth place on that occasion. Alkedri represents Al Shaqab Racing on debut and warrants close attention in the betting market, like many of these unraced runners.
Antoine De Watrigant has decided to use headgear with Al’Ine on debut and is one for the shortlist with jockey Ioritz Mendizabal in the saddle. HYLA DU LOUP has top jockey Julien Augé booked to ride and the filly by No Risk Al Maury has the pedigree to run well on debut over this trip with ground conditions also looking ideal.
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19:15 – LATE COMER (nap)
Most of this field have not been in great form this year and it looks best to side with the consistent LATE COMER in this one-mile handicap. The seven-year-old managed to win over this trip at Pau in January and returns quickly to the track after a good third place finish at Le Test De Buch only nine-days ago.
He made encouraging late headway over six-furlongs at Le Test and the return to the one-mile trip looks ideal today. Laranza has been heading in the right direction with improved runs this year and looks the main danger to our selection. Righteous Love and Je Suis Charlie both disappointed on recent starts but could reach the places if returning to previous form from earlier this year.
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