FRENCH RACING TIPS: All the best bets for Sunday’s racing at Deauville as trail-blazing Ken Colt lines up in the Prix du Gros-Chene
- First seven across the line in the Prix de Saint-Georges renew rivalry on Sunday
- Fabrice Chappet’s Ken Colt has some appeal in the Group 2 Prix du Gros-Chene
- He boasts track figures of 1341 and was only overhauled late on at Longchamg
A quality card at Deauville on Sunday features two Group 2 events and a number of other intriguing contests to keep race fans occupied until British racing resumes 24 hours later.
The five furlong Prix du Gros-Chene looks a tough puzzle to solve with the first seven across the line in the Prix de Saint-Georges at Longchamp all renewing rivalry once more.
There appeared very few hard-luck stories that day, although connections of RED TORCH (4.35) may big to differ.
A quality card at Deauville on Sunday features and a number of intriguing contests
Admittedly, this level may be a step too far for the five-year-old, but he was chopped for room at an early stage of his comeback and, in the circumstances, did well to finish as close as he did to the winner Batwan.
That was Red Torch’s first run for six months so he is entitled to improve fitness wise and, if the likes of KEN COLT (4.35) set another strong gallop, he could well be finishing off as well as any.
Given trainer Fabrice Chappet has his horses in blistering form, four of the last eight have won, the trail-blazing Ken Colt also makes some appeal for those that don’t mind supporting a couple at decent prices in a race of this nature.
The son of Kendargent boasts track figures of 1341 and was only overhauled late on at Longchamp so may last a little longer this time with that run behind him.
MISS EXTRA (3.25) has yet to prove herself out of handicap company, but she may put her race fitness to good use in the Listed Prix des Lilas.
The half-sister to Lucky Dream, himself a notable winner on British shores when landing the AW Mile Championship two years ago, appears to have inherited plenty of her older brother’s genes when she sprung a mini surprise at Longchamp on her return.
Following creditable efforts on the synthetic surface at Deauville, that comeback win did at least prove she is versatile with regards to underfoot conditions and it will be interesting to see if she can maintain her progression now that she steps up in class.