French Racing Tips: Our Trader looks ahead to Saint-Cloud
It’s a busy day of racing from Saint-Cloud on Tuesday. Our specialist Barrie Bushnell has picked out four races to look out for with his betting tips for the Parisian racecourse.
We move the short distance west from Longchamp, over the Seine, for Tuesday’s Saint-Cloud fixture. While we won’t see the like of any of the Group contests which we enjoyed on Longchamp’s card, there are still several interesting contests to look forward to.
Prix Kashmir II (11:10)
This is a race 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 (11:10), 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 €300k Dansili colt out of a mare who was Grade Three placed and Whaze, by New Approach out of a Grade Two winning dam.
Prix Praline (11:40)
Prix Praline is the fillies equivalent at 11:40. Again, there are some nice pedigrees on show but the one that really takes the eye is Godolphin’s Joyous Sounds.
She cost $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 worthy of consideration on Tuesday.
Prix Tourbillon (14:00)
There are two other conditions races further down the card over an extended ten furlongs first up. The 14:00 card sees the reappearance of the exciting Enzel, who won his only start in November by a huge distance.
It may be that he was the only runner to handle the desperately heavy ground at Saint-Cloud that day or he could be a potential star. This race should tell us more.
Prix Durban (14:35)
Just seven fillies tun out for the Prix Durban (14:35) and 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 when last seen in March in the Listed Prix La Camargo and looks to have a favourite’s chance on that form.
Compiegne winner Vienne, trained by Jean-Claude Rouget, looks to be her main rival.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.