The 10-race national hunt card at Clairefontaine gets underway with a fillies’ juvenile conditions hurdle with seven declared runners. GINGA gets the verdict here having finished four behind Pamela Des Mottes on debut and a good second place on a return visit to Compiegne earlier this month.
That performance behind Pamela Des Mottes looks solid after the Francois Nicolle-trained runner recently landed a Listed hurdle at Auteuil.
Despite giving weight away to all rivals, including Moulins winner Risk D’Aimer, our selection for trainer Mickael Seror can secure victory under jockey Felix De Giles.
We continue with the juveniles in our second race, but the colts and geldings take centre stage here with 11 declared runners.
Yes Indeed gives weight away to all rivals and recently finished fourth in a Listed hurdle in Paris for trainer Guillaume Macaire. Martator attracted good support in the betting before falling at Compiegne and warrants attention for trainer Joel Boisnard.
The inform Francois Nicolle stable run two horses with LE LISTRAC our selection after a fine second place finish on debut earlier this month at Compiegne. Theo Chevillard has a good record at this venue and keeps the ride again, while Angelo Zuliani rides stable-mate and newcomer Sorcier Du Roi.
BEAU VAL gets a tentative selection in a conditions hurdle where many of these are in the contention following good recent starts. Arnaud Chaille-Chaille has a good record here with runners and jockey Pierre Dubourg remains in the saddle following an encouraging third place finish on debut at Bordeaux in February.
Ayeth and Gulip with several previous runs are also on the shortlist, with Capadimonte another lively contender. Gulip returns after a break under Felix de Giles following her third-place finish at Auteuil in March.
It is a very competitive contest and Mickael Suror’s Lost in Montmartre is another getting penalty of weight from rivals who could reach the frame.
The Clairefontaine card ends with a conditions chase where High King will be popular with punters for top trainer Francois Nicolle. The four-year-old returned from a break with victory at Toulouse earlier this month and could improve further to secure back-to-back wins under jockey Angelo Zuliani.
The consistent SA CARLEX gets the vote in opposition for trainer Guillaume Macaire following several solid runs to date. She receives plenty of weight from her main rival and returns from a break following a fourth-place finish at Fontainebleau in February.
She can improve from that opening start over fences and take this prize at a decent price under jockey James Reveley.
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