The Summit 8/1 for French 2,000 Guineas; Victor Ludorum out to 4s

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The return of top level racing in France has produced some significant market moves in the betting for the French 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas, our traders can report.

Earthlight, who was scratched from the card at Longchamp today, has been installed as the new 7/2 favourite for the Poule d’Essai des Poulains following Victor Ludorum’s disappointing comeback run.

Group 1 winner Victor Ludorum had been expected to make light work of the Prix de Fontainebleau but was turned over at odds-on by The Summit at 28/1.

Andre Fabre’s runner has been eased to 4/1 for the Poule d’Essai des Poulains (French 2,000 Guineas) as a result, while The Summit and runner-up Ecrivain earning quotes of 8/1 for the contest.

Elsewhere, Tropbeau remains the hot favourite for the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches after edging out Dream And Do in the Prix de la Grotte.

Another for that man Fabre, the filly is now 2/1 from 5/2 for the French 1,000 Guineas, with Dream And Do further back at 8/1.

Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes said: “The French 2000 Guineas betting has been shaken up after a shock win by The Summit. We were expecting a winning return from Victor Ludorum but it wasn’t to be and he has lost his place at the head of the market to Earthlight.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Poule d’Essai des Poulains

Earthlight – 7/2

Victor Ludorum – 4/1

The Summit – 8/1

Ecrivain – 8/1

Alson – 8/1

Helter Skelter – 12/1

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Poule d’Essai des Pouliches

Tropbeau – 2/1

Dream And Do – 8/1

Emoji – 10/1

Tickle Me Green – 10/1

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.

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Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the UEA where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper. He supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Darts and Horse Racing are among his other favourite sports.