Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Craon throughout the year. Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips.
Very soft ground at Craon today and that should give Whippierre an excellent chance of getting off the mark in the 1m handicap (2.17pm).
The four year old was unlucky not to score off 1.5kg higher at Tarbes in April on very soft ground, flying home late when in the clear over 7.5f.
Good efforts either side of that, at La Teste and Toulouse, suggest this mark is well within his compass. He was unable to figure in three starts on a sound surface during the summer, but signalled at a return to form when fifth on soft ground here last time. He has conditions in his favour and looks a strong each-way chance.
Of the others, Charlotte Tagada has finished down the field on both starts for Etienne D’Andigne but is considered now race-fit and with his brother Olivier in the saddle (replacing an inexperienced apprentice), while Red The West is capable of this sort of mark and acts on soft ground, but his yard is really struggling for form.
2.17pm Craon – 1pt each-way Whippierre @ 5-1 (all firms)
Best Bookmaker Offers Today
Bet £10 Get £20
1Net Customers 18+ only. Min deposit of £/€10. Min odds of at least 1.5 for qualifying bet. E/W excluded. Offer is a £20 Surprise Bet credited within 48 hours. Additional Ts and Cs apply. Bet responsibly.
Get £40 in Bonuses when you bet £10 on Horse Racing
18+ New customers only. Opt in and place a £10 qualifying bet on Horse Racing at odds of 2.00+ within 7 days of registering; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 3x £10 Horse Racing Free Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00+. Plus, a £10 Slot Bonus, selected games, wager 20x to withdraw a max of £250. Bonuses expire in 7 days. Card payments only. T&Cs Apply. begambleaware.org | Please Gamble Responsibly.