The 7f maiden at Chantilly (3.10pm) looks a competitive contest and it’s easy to see why Girl Gone Wild is heading the market, having just been touched off by subsequent Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac winner Zellie on her sole start to date. However, that was last May and today might be the day to take her on.
There are others to consider, including Intello’s half-brother Ilic. However, Mea Domina has the benefit of a run under her belt and the daughter of Pivotal looks the bet at the prices.
She finished second over a mile here on debut three weeks ago. She was a stride slow out of the stalls, but travelled nicely and just had to wait for a run up the straight, but for which she would’ve pushed the eventual winner very close.
Fabrice Chappet has had three fillies winning their maidens in the past nine days and it would be a surprise if there isn’t more to come from Mea Domina, whose three most recent siblings have all gained black-type for this yard, notably Group 3 Prix D’Aumale winner Rocques.
This looks a deeper race than last time (for all that the third, fourth and fifth all hold Classic entries), but Mea Domina is a likely improver and with that run under her belt, has a fitness edge on her two main rivals.
3.10pm Chantilly – 1pt win, 0.5pt place Mea Domina @ 13/2 (all firms)