Sunday offers up a real international treat with Group action from France, Ireland and Germany. Below you will find our resident tipsters for these high class races:
2.45 Chantilly Prix Chloe Group 3 for Fillies 1 mile 1 furlong
Mark Johnston takes Fireglow over to try to nick this Group 3 race after the horse was unlucky in the Coronation having competed well for most of the trip and then hampered and heavily eased in that Group 1 race. This should be a little easier and something will have to improve past the mark she has recorded to win. It could be Chartreuse who as usual has been brought along steadily by Freddie Head and is an improver after a listed win last time out. She needs to find another 7lbs but her trainer will be confident she can. Besotted for Patrick Sogorb looks a lively chance as well after being just a few lengths behind Volta on a recent run. It would be wrong to take on Mark Johnston in this race.
2 units e/w Fireglow
3.10 Fairyhouse Irish Stallions Farm Group 3 7 Furlongs
This race is all about one horse and that horse is Raymonda. It was a monster figure to win your second race at this track over this course and Dermot Weld will have some special plans for his runner if they make it 3 from 3. We expect Raymonda to improve again this time and be too good for Queen Catrinne , Molly Dolly and Ainippe who will fight out the places.
4 units win Raymonda
3.15 Chantilly Prix Jean Prat Group 2 1 mile
Jeremy Noseda has taken over Nemoralia after a big run behind the French Winner of the Coronation, Qemah. The French rivals will know where they stand on this form. Maybe not so Stormy Antarctic who we expected to run a big race in the Guineas and flopped and hasn’t been seen since for Ed Walker, this is somewhat of a recovery task. Locally Zelzal looks the real deal for Jean Claude Rouget who is in great form currently and this horse won a Group 3 over this trip at this track last time out. Can he improve again to take a Group 1?
1 unit e/w Stormy Antarctic.
4.10 Hamburg Deutsche Derby Group 1 1 mile 4 furlongs
Aiden O’Brien is trying to find a group 1 win for Landofhopeandglory in this race but the days of an easy Group 1 in Germany are over and the predicted heavy ground makes it even tougher. His charge drops back 2 furlongs and we don’t think the ground will be an issue but he just may not be good enough. The two local unbeaten two years olds looks to have a big future in a very competitive race. Wai Key Star for Andreas Wohler won easily on easy ground last time out in a Group 3 race over 10f and looks the real deal. He would be a strong selection on better ground but still may have the class to win. Boscaccio has also won his only 2 starts the last in Cologne over 11furlongs on soft ground so there is less to worry about with him and he is the safe selection. Let’s back both
2 units e/w Boscaccio
1 unit e/w Wai Key Star