Awesome Auteuil Action! Four Graded Races + 33/1 Acca!

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

After a fascinating day of action on British and Irish shores on Saturday, attentions turn to Auteuil on Sunday, with four graded contests to sink our teeth into. There are some well-known British horses in the mix, and we’ve got all the action covered below! If you’re wanting all our British horse racing tips, check on site now!

11:50am – Prix Andre Michel (Grade 3)

The graded action kicks off with a Grade 3 contest over the 2m 2f distance, with a small field of six heading to post. The strong favourite is Guillaume Macaire’s Sainte Saone, who was a Group 3 winner over 2m 5f here on her latest outing. That form sets the standard and she’s a course and distance winner at Listed level, so dropping in distance won’t inconvenience her, and she’s certainly the one to beat.

The main danger is Cotee Sud, a lightly-raced sort who was a course and distance handicap winner two starts back. She was second in a Grade 1 subsequently ahead of Byzance Du Berlais and it’ll be interesting if she can step up again to threaten the warm favourite.

Tip: SAINT SAONE (1/2)

12:25pm – Prix Morgex (Grade 3)

We head up in distance for the second Grade 3 of the card, with this 2m 6f contest contested by four-year-old horses. Guillaume Macaire once again holds the favourite, this time with Thrilling. She’s yet to strike at graded level but ran a huge race to finish third in a Group 1 on her latest outing. If she can run to that level once again, she’ll be difficult to peg back.

Conditions winner from two starts back, Forland, also holds claims of reaching the frame, while Bebe D’or, who claimed Listed honours when last seen, is another with the form to go close.

Tip: THRILLING (23/10).

13:00pm – Prix Léon Olry-Roederer (Grade 2)

The feature race of the afternoon is the Prix Léon Olry-Roederer, a Grade 2 contest over the 2m 5f distance. A well-known British horse takes his chance, with that being Nick Williams Agrapart. His overall form has been regressive, however, and he wouldn’t be an obvious choice in a highly competitive contest.

The market heavily sides with David Cottin’s Paul’s Saga, who landed a 2m 3f Grade 3 at this venue two starts ago. He beat the very smart Galop Marin, with that rival then reversing the form in a Grade 1 at this venue. The pair were a long way clear of the remainder and it’s not hard to see why he’s such a strong favourite.

In fact, the second favourite is Bergerac, who was eleven lengths behind Paul’s Saga in that Grade 1, with Agrapart another twelve in arrears. On that basis, it’s very difficult to oppose the Cottin hotpot.

Tip: PAUL’S SAGA (1/2)

14:50pm – Prix Georges Courtois (Grade 2)

The final graded race of the card is the Prix Georges Courtois, with Edgeoy heading the market after back to back wins over course and distance, latterly at Grade 3 level. He remains unexposed overall and further progress is impossible to rule out.

Preference, however, is for Dalahast who was a three-time winner back in 2017 before missing all of 2018. He returned this year with a Conditions victory over course and distance, not running to his best in Grade 1 company subsequently. He’s better than that, however, and his overall profile is progressive. If getting back on track, he makes a huge amount of appeal to overturn the favourite.

Tip: DALAHAST (18/5)

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