LORD SPIRIT was a Compiegne conditions winner in September and outclassed past two. Easier here. Good chance to improve. Giaco Bere raced well at Cagnes during winter winning two. Last start third Fontainebleau in February and can be considered. Aberwind looks interesting. Not seen since Dieppe second twelve months ago. May go well first up at this level. Rikita De L’Orme is finding a place or finishing close. Could collect minor prize-money again.
On form the top two are the ones to beat. KATY LOVE comes into hcp racing with three wins from five race starts. Is progressive. Via Maresca has won two of past five and was a big winner at Compiegne 11 May. Having her first hcp start and looks a big chance. Of the others engaged a number could be looking for filling a place especially those in the weights including Belle Capitaine, Lee D’Anjou and Famille Formidable.
AYETH has two hurdle starts. Beaten 2L Compiegne 11 May and may go close here. Top choice. Gulip was a solid third at Auteuil in March and can win. Capodimonte made a promising initial attempt at Compiegne out-running his odds. Expect progression. Beau Val is interesting following his Bordeaux debut in February. Could contend.
FLECHE ROUGE is aiming to break maiden on fifth time of asking. Ran a career-best when second in a listed race in September and rates highly on that effort. Fleur De L’Air is a consistent performer who wasn’t beaten far into fourth at Vichy in latest. Mondura had some good form prior to a fall at Compiegne. Lilie may sneak into the frame.
DASHING FILLY can use a low weight to her advantage. Caught the eye with an impressive success over 4400m at Auteuil in March and likely to improve again. Respect. Prince De Bellouet is chasing a hat-trick. Showed a good level of form scoring at Angers last time. Interesting. Every Where could deliver a strong performance. Capable. Edalka De Kerser is a place contender.
CLASSIQUE is expected to make significant improvement after finishing fifth at Auteuil over 3500m on seasonal reappearance. Can use race-fitness to advantage. Leading chance. Voix Du Soir needs to overcome top weight. Returned after a break with a fourth at Auteuil and rates highly. Fair Play Sivola steps up in class after wide margin success at Maure de Bretagne. Debut De Printemps could sneak a placing.
FLAMANT STAR remains unexposed after five career starts. Yet to finish out of the frame and continues to make headway with each experience. Leading chance. Rock The Race has been a consistent performer and has the advantage of race fitness. Capable. Defi Des Mottes returns after a long absence. Interesting if race-fit. Spirit Sun is proven at this grade and can’t be dismissed.
SA CARLEX is hard to fault on recent form. Won three times from six career starts and must be respected. High King broke through for a maiden success at Toulouse in latest. Continues to improve with each run. Bal Express rates favourably following a second at Auteuil. Returns after a seven-month break. Espion De Vindecy completes the shortlist.
- 13:35 Clairefontaine – Lord Spirit @ 15/2
- 14:15 Clairefontaine – Katy Love @ 15/2
- 14:50 Clairefontaine – Ayeth @ 9/2
- 15:25 Clairefontaine – Fleche Rouge @ 15/2
- 16:00 Clairefontaine – Dashing Filly @ 7/1
- 16:35 Clairefontaine – Classique @ 8/1
- 17:10 Clairefontaine – Flamant Star @ 11/2
- 17:45 Clairefontaine – Sa Carlex @ 11/4
*All odds correct at time of publication