3.42 pm – HEROS DU CHENET
A newcomers hurdles where the market will be informative. HEROS DU CHENET and Gorvisko both represent Guilleme Macaire and have to enter calculations. Prunay some ability in two flat starts and a top jockey takes the ride on hurdles debut. Verigny is another to be considered. Consider the two Francois Nicolle runners Keep Hope De Roche and Bubble Buck’s.
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4.17 pm – SAINT TURGEON
SAINT TURGEON is lightly raced and won on the third attempt in a hurdle by a neck. Strong chance on handicap debut. Galopin De Balme was an impressive winner last start at La Teste by 2L. Going into handicaps and needs to be considered. Le Huron was well beaten in a hurdle behind two of his re-opposing rivals. Top jockey has taken over and consider second up. Romako has been consistent in four hurdles and interesting now handicapping.
4.52 pm – FONTANNES
FONTANNES won by 1L at Auteuil in latest over 3500m. Could go close in a bid for a hat-trick. Fox Trot was second, beaten 1L in this class behind Fontannes and is considered again. Forland was well beaten last start however has shown form previously. Fitter and a big player. Fandango drops from Listed company and may improve.
5.27pm – GARDONS LE SOURIRE
In different ways, the Francois Nicolle pair Le Lude and Nanosecond make some appeal but GARDONS LE SOURIRE is the one at this point in time looks the readiest to land a first top-flight success. Baxter Du Berlais is the one with potential to step up on what he’s done so far.
6.00 pm – JAMES DU BERLAIS
This looks really open with no obvious standout performer in the lineup. Kool Has has the best form, while stablemate Born To Hold has plenty of potential, but the one who could go on to be a bit special is JAMES DU BERLAIS, who runs in the Simon Munir & Isaac Souede silks for the first time.
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6.30pm – HISTOIRE DE FRANCE
HISTOIRE DE FRANCE was fourth beaten 3L at Durtal in a maiden on the flat. Interesting making hurdle debut. Hiper Des Mottes showed ability on only flat outing and is one to look at. Fortunes Melody and Hozora are both on debut for top trainer.
7.00pm – PURPLE LIGHT
This is a big field handicap hurdle with a mix of form. PURPLE LIGHT indicated promise on handicap hurdle debut in latest and can be considered once again. Famous Du Berlais was a good second beaten 2L in a hurdle at Dax. Interesting on first handicap attempt. Nathanielhawthorne managed a handicap hurdle fourth at Auteuil in latest and is considered. Aberwind ran third in a claiming hurdle and is interesting.
7.30pm – IFTANE
IFTANE placed past two outings in condition chases. Dropping into a claimer and is a strong chance. Garibal was third in a claiming chase in May after a break. Fitter here and a key hope. Le Zino struggled in latest but has won at this level previously. Rio Borget is down into a claimer and may need to improve.
8.00pm – APPLE’S BALEZE
APPLE’S BALEZE won nicely on comeback at Moulins winning by 2L. Faces a class rise but is fitter and can progress further. Dos Santos was fourth in the G3 Prix Romati over 4500m. Down a level and has to be looked at. Raffles Classic is consistent. Finished third beaten a neck in this class at Pau and interesting. Danseur Jaguen delivered an impressive victory in latest and needs to be considered.
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