Horse Racing Tips: Jason Kiely’s Prix Jean Prat NAP for Sunday’s Deauville card

Jason Kiely picks out the Chevals to watch as he looks to France for betting value.

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Summer is here, and so the Deauville Racing Festival begins! The Normandy-based racecourse takes centre stage from now until the middle of August and offers punters an exciting, fresh angle this summer.

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Group One cards are the order of the meeting and this weekend, the Group One Prix Jean Prat is the feature – one of TEN races on a super Sunday of racing.

Jason Kiely nominates his three selections across Sunday’s card, including a red-hot NAP in the feature.

12:58 – Vasda (Each Way)

Not one to over-phase his horses and very capable of handling a sharp juvenile, it is hugely interesting to note that trainer Jerome Reynier has kept VASDA in this Listed contest. A narrow winner on debut at Lyon last month, Vasda looked in need of the run and possibly a further distance, but still got the job done. Up to 1,400m now, Vasda takes on eight stoutly-bred rivals and could be overlooked by punters in such a deep race. Her pedigree suggests that she will get better with racing, and she is a sister to the successful, Group 3 winning juvenille Rocques, along with two other stakes performers.

I would be surprised if Reynier has left Vasda in here for the fun, as he wouldn’t be the style of trainer to sacrifice a win somewhere else, just to have a runner in a big race. I think she deserves plenty of respect and could be a big-priced each-way selection, in a race where crucially, there are only eight runners.

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13:33 – Valloria

She is already a Listed winner and finished fourth in the Group One Prix Jean Prat on this card last year, the Jean-Claude Rouget-trained VALLORIA looks exceptionally well-placed to land a second win at Deauville. The four-year-old mare was highly tried last season and has been a shade under the weather on two starts this spring. Last week, I heard raving reports from Rouget’s Deauville base that she is back in the swing of things and is really a horse that loves the summer ground.

She looks a fair way clear of all her rivals on paper and with top female rider Coralie Pacault taking over in the saddle (Demuro suspended), little should get in the way of the high-class Valloria claiming the first, of what could be a series of wins this summer.

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14:50 – Modern Games (NAP)

A Breeders Cup Juvenile and French 2000 Guineas winner already, the Charlie Appleby-trained MODERN GAMES already boasts an impressive CV. On a retrieval mission, having chinked his reputation in the French Derby last month, the three-year-old colt should have no issue in reverting back to 1,400m, over which he has won three times. Drawn wide and forced to expend crucial energy to get to the front in the French Derby last time out, Modern Games’ race was effectively over as soon as the stalls opened and can easily be forgiven. That race was won by Vadeni, so the line is solid and on his French Guineas win, Modern Games trumps his ten rivals here.

I think the straight course at Deauville will suit his forward-going racing style and William Buick can score on his only ride of the afternoon. However, I would punters to get on sooner rather than later, as I think the French challenge is weak and Lusail, Modern Games’ main market rival may fall a shade short. The current prices offered look sensational for an animal, who barring his most recent start for which there was an excuse, would be heavily odds-on! A HUGE NAP!

Jason Kiely’s Sunday Deauville Tips

12:58 – Vasda (Each Way)
13:33 – Valloria
14:50 – Modern Games (NAP)

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