Flat fans switch their attention to the French cards on Wednesday evening, as several British and Irish talents make their way across the English Channel to compete in the Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp.
HURRICANE LANE (11/8) holds favouritism for the contest following his last-gasp win in the Irish Derby last month.
Charlie Appleby’s colt was several lengths behind the front-running Lone Eagle, but he produced a rapid turn of foot late on to reel in his opponent and win by a neck.
The three-year-old carries some strong form into this contest and clearly looks the one to beat here
ALENQUER (10/3) also holds some interesting form for William Haggas, including his Group 3 success in the Classic Trial at Sandown.
The colt overcame Adayar by half a length, who went on to win the Epsom Derby six weeks later.
He has proven versatile on several ground types and has been stepped up in class following his Group 2 success in the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Alenquer could be the value in this contest and he could well combat the advances of Hurricane Lane here.
Aidan O’Brien sends a trio of runners to the Paris circuit with SIR LAMORAK (10/1), WORDSWORTH (18/1), and THE MEDITERRANEAN (33/1) all representing the Ballydoyle camp.
CHESHIRE ACADEMY (6/1) could some progress over the middle distances after receiving a wide draw and finishing fifth in the Prix du Jockey Club for Jean Claude-Rouget, while stablemate SAIYDABAD (9/1) (who finished fourth in the same contest) could break into the places in this company.
Mikel Delzangles’ BUBBLE GIFT (28/1) will need to bounce back following a surprise defeat in Group 3 company last month, while BABY RIDER (40/1) will need to recreate his form from the Prix Greffulhe is he is to be competitive here for Pascal Bary.
NORTHERN RULER (40/1) looks unexposed and could well relish the step up in class for Andreas Wohler and Ludovic Gadbin’s CASH EQUITY (100/1) would cause a huge surprise if he claimed success here.
- Alenquer @ 3/1
- Northern Ruler E/W @ 40/1