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Fabre-trained duo head betting for opening French Classics

Drew Goodsell | 26 May 2020

Victor Ludorum & Tropbeau favourites for French Guinea wins

The Andre Fabre-trained Victor Ludorum is the early 9/4 favourite to win the Poule D’Essai Des Poulains, the French 2,000 Guineas according to our latest odds.

Following the latest entry stages for the opening Classics of the rearranged European Flat season, the three-year-old colt heads the market to win the contest at Deauville.

Despite being beaten as the favourite in the Prix de Fontainebleau in early May, his nearest challenger is Ecrivain, the 11/4 second favourite.

In the Poule D’Essai Des Pouliches, the French 1,000 Guineas, Victor Ludorum’s stablemate Tropbeau is the 9/4 favourite to win.

The three-year-old Filly, who beat Dream And Do by half a length in the Prix de la Grotte, heads the field with Simeen the nearest challenger at 7/2. Dream And Do is 6/1 to win.

Coral’s David Stevens said: “Victor Ludorum has regained favouritism for the Poulains, having lost it to his stablemate Earthlight when he also lost his unbeaten record on reappearance, while his trained Andre Fabre has a strong hand for the fillies’ Classic too, with Tropbeau favourite for the Pouliches.”

“Because these two Classics have been switched to Deauville from Longchamp, ante-post bets struck before the change of venue was announced have been voided, as stated in our rules,” added Stevens.

Elsewhere, Pinatubo still heads the betting as the 5/6 favourite for the Qipco 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket ahead of the 7/1 Arizona, while Quadrilateral remains the 4/1 favourite to secure the Qipco 1,000 Guineas ahead of Albigna and Love, who are out at 12/1.

Poule D’Essai Des Poulains winner
9/4 Victor Ludorum, 11/4 Ecrivain, 5/1 The Summit, 6/1 Alson, 8/1 Helter Skelter, 10/1 Arapaho, 14/1 Reshabar, 16/1 Celestin, Kenway, Twist, 20/1 Lord Wellington

Poule D’Essai Des Pouliches winner
9/4 Tropbeau, 7/2 Simeen, 6/1 Dream And Do, 7/1 Tickle Me Green, 8/1 Marieta, 12/1 Speak Of The Devil, 14/1 Golden Crown, Mageva, My Love’s Passion, Secret Time, 16/1 Emoji, 25/1 Desobeissance

Qipco 2,000 Guineas winner
5/6 Pinatubo, 7/1 Arizona, 10/1 Kameko, Kinross, 12/1 Threat, 14/1 Alson, 16/1 Al Suhail, Military March, Siskin, 20/1 Earthlight, Wichita, 25/1 Armory, Mishriff, Royal Lytham, Victor Ludorum, Waldkonig

Qipco 1,000 Guineas winner
4/1 Quadrilateral, 12/1 Albigna, Love, 14/1 Daahyeh, 16/1 Khayzaraan, Millisle, 20/1 Alpine Star, Cloak Of Spirits, Dark Lady, Raffle Prize, Tropbeau, 25/1 Born With Pride, Passion, Shimmering, So Wonderful, Spring Of Love

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All odds and markets are correct as of the date of publication.