After a brilliant Saturday of action, which included British Champion’s Day, Longchamp hosts a great card on Sunday, with four pattern races. That includes the Group 2 Prix du Conseil de Paris, where some very exciting fillies take center stage! For our UK Horse Racing Tips, see on site now, but keep reading for Longchamp analysis and selections!
A seven-furlong Listed event, this promises to be a very competitive contest. A few of these had a run in at Hanover last month, where Ghislaine defeated both Castle Of May and K Club to land a Listed event. Of the three, the improving Ghislaine looks the most likely to confirm those placings.
Firebird Song also landed a Listed race at Hanover when last seen, subsequently finishing third behind Matematica at Saint-cloud at the same level. She was a shade unlucky when having to switch out at a crucial stage and only just missed, so a reversal of those placings is on the cards. That, therefore, makes her the one to side with in a tricky heat.
Tip: MATEMATICA (13/5)
The standard is set by DARIYZA, who has been a steady improver and posted a career-best when finishing fourth in a Group 3 at this venue on her latest outing. She was held up in a race where it paid to be prominent, flying home late in the day and doing best of those in the rear vanguard. She remains completely unexposed and that run suggested she should have more to offer with further racing.
The main danger is likely to be the Qatar Racing owned Excellency, who has finished third on both her outings since winning a maiden. She does need to improve to land a blow, but stepping up in distance should help matters and she’s unlikely to be far away. Bubble And Squeak is the sole British challenger, who will need a sharp upturn in form to threaten out of handicap company.
Tip: DARIYZA (11/10)
Second on debut, Soudania has done nothing but improve, winning four on the bounce. The latter success came when eased down to win a Group 3 over course and distance. She’s clearly in great heart and remains totally unexposed for top connections, so another big run has to be expected, though testing ground does present a question mark, given she’s avoided it thus far.
The vote, however, goes to Andre Fabre’s PELLIGRINA, who is unbeaten in two starts and built on her maiden victory when shaking loose to land a Chantilly Group 3 in great style She’s been absent since that victory in June, but she’s an exciting prospect and handles softer ground, as her maiden victory proves. Both yard and jockey are in super form, and she’s touted to upheld her unbeaten record.
Tip: PELLIGRINA (17/5)