Horse Racing Trader’s Tips: Saint-Cloud Preview – Tuesday 12th May
Our trader Barrie Bushell previews Tuesday’s action in Paris
The French racing action moves the short distance west from Longchamp, over the Seine to Saint-Cloud for Tuesday’s 11-race card which gets underway at 10:10.
We may not see the likes of any of the Group contests which we enjoyed on Longchamp’s card, but we’ve still got several interesting contests to look ahead to.
The 11:10 is a contest for unraced three-year-old colts and geldings. Some of the top stables are represented with Andre Fabre introducing three newcomers, including a Karakontie colt, Undark, who fetched $250,000 as a foal at the Keeneland sales.
Fabre also trains Westeros, by Kingman, who represents the powerful owners Al Shaqab Racing. Others of interest look to be Vasco De Gama, a €300,000 Dansili colt out of a mare who was Group Three placed. There’s also Whaze, by New Approach, who is out of a Group Two winning dam.
This is the fillies equivalent of the Prix Kashmir II. There are again some nice pedigrees on show here, but one that really takes the eye is Godolphin’s Joyous Sounds.
Sired by American thoroughbred Medaglia d’Oro, she cost the Dubai-based operation $1m and comes from the family of Ribblesdale Stakes winner Irresistible Jewel.
Perhaps, ridden by Christophe Soumillon, and the Coolmore owned Rose D’Etoile also look to be worthy of consideration.
One of two other conditions races further down the card, with the Prix Tourbillon over an extended 10 furlongs.
This race sees the reappearance of the exciting Enzel, who won his only start in November by a huge distance.
It could be that he was the only runner to handle the desperately heavy ground on the Saint-Cloud course that day, or he could be a potential star. This race should tell us more about him.
In a field with only seven fillies, the form choice looks to be Anobar. She’s yet to run a bad race but somehow remains a maiden after nine starts.
She posted an excellent third last March when seen in the listed Prix La Camargo and looks to have a favourite’s chance on the form showed that day.
Compiegne winner Vienne, trained by Jean-Claude Rouget, looks to be her main rival.
All odds and markets are correct as of date of publication.