Autumn Auteuil Action & a 27/1 Treble

Guillaume Macaire and Daryl Jacob after Master Dino won at Plumpton, 6/1/19

There is some high quality action over obstacles in the UK and Ireland on Sunday, with racing from Ffos Las, Navan and Sandown.

The day’s only Grade One comes from Auteuil though, a racecourse at which many future jumping stars have plied their trade including last year’s Supreme winner Klassical Dream.

Here’s three runners who caught the eye. Be sure to make use of our tips and analysis throughout the coming days as we build towards Cheltenham’s Open Meeting over the weekend.

Prix Marc Antony 2.15pm

Preference is for the unexposed FIGUE who returned to action with a win over hurdles at Les Sables d’Olonne. She’s firmly on the upgrade and looks capable of handling this step up in grade.

Best Sholo landed his first handicap success last month, however he has a seven pound penalty to carry. The main danger could be Montgeoffroy who went close in a similar contest here when last seen.

TIP: FIGUE @ 9/1

Prix Général Donnie 2.50pm

TIESTO D’AUTHIE can take this contest for the chasers over two-miles-five. He finished second over course and distance last time out, a repeat of which would see him land the spoils.

Balkan Du Pecos is no doubt a very useful animal on his day and showed signs of a return to his best last time out so ranks the main danger.


Prix Renaud du Viver 3.25pm

A Grade One over two-miles-three for the four-year-old hurdlers which was won last year by Guillaume Macaire’s Master Dino. This time around it’s hard to oppose Francois Nicolle’s L’AUTONOMIE. The filly has improved exponentially since finishing behind Feu Follet here in April, winning her next three starts.

She had the Willie Mullins’ trained French Made ten-lengths back when winning her next start, beating four of today’s rivals with ease. Two runs back she again accounted for a number of today’s re-opposing contenders and was even more impressive over track and trip last month when scoring by fifteen lengths.

The Macaire trained Feu Follet hasn’t been at his best over fences since that success and makes a welcome return to hurdling. He ranks an each way threat if back to his best, but judged on his latest run seven days ago, that looks unlikely.

Britain is represented by the Paul Nicholls’ trained Pic D’Orhy. When trained by Nicolle, he’d finished ahead of the selection in a juvenile Grade One here last November. He’s raced just once since, finishing down the field in the Triumph. Backing him would require a leap of faith as a result.

Tip: L’AUTONOMIE @ 2/5

The treble can be backed at 27/1 with RaceBets at time of writing.

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