Earthlight favourite for French 2,000 Guineas win
Drew Goodsell | 11 May 2020
Tropbeau heads the betting for the French 1,000 Guineas
After Earthlight’s stablemate Victor Ludorum lost his unbeaten record on his seasonal return, the former favourite has been eased to 4/1 to victory in the colts’ Classic.
The surprise winner of the Prix De Fontaineblue, The Summit, is the joint third favourite to win alongside Alson and Ecrivain.
Coral’s David Stevens said: “Victor Ludorum had been a warm favourite for the French 2,000 Guineas ahead of his seasonal reappearance, but a third-place finish when odds-on at Longchamp has seen his fellow unbeaten Andre Fabre-trained colt, Earthlight, replace him as Classic favourite.”
In the French 1,000 Guineas, Tropbeau has had her odds shortened to 2/1 for the victory after the filly made a winning return to action in the Prix De La Grotte.
Simeen is priced up at 8/1 as the second favourite, with five runners joint third at 10/1.
Stevens added: “Unlike her Andre Fabre-trained stablemate, Victor Ludorum, Tropbeau was a winner on her return to action, and as a result has consolidated her position as favourite for the French 1,000 Guineas.”
Elsewhere, Sottsass has been eased to 20/1 to win the Qatar Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe in October, after last season’s big race third was well beaten on his season return.
Enable remains the 6/1 favourite for a third win in the race ahead of her St Leger-winning stablemate Logician, who is priced at 14/1.
7/2 Earthlight, 4/1 Victor Ludorum, 8/1 Alson, Ecrivain, The Summit, 10/1 Helter Skelter, 16/1 Ocean Atlantique, 20/1 Mkfancy, 25/1 Another Sky
2/1 Tropbeau, 8/1 Simeen, 10/1 Dream And Do, Emoji, Marieta, Savarin, Tickle Me Green, 12/1 Flighty Lady, Khayzaraan, 16/1 Bionic Woman
6/1 Enable, 14/1 Logician, 16/1 Contrail, Pinatubo, 20/1 Japan, Sottsass, 25/1 Salios, Victor Ludorum, 33/1 Alson, Kameko, Rubaiyat, Star Catcher, Stradivarius, Wonderful Moon
All odds and markets are correct as of date of publication.