Chichimadame looks a possible improver in the 2yo maiden at Lyon Parilly (12.55pm).

She was a staying-on fifth on her sole start to date, in a 5f claimer at Fontainebleau.  Far from knocked about that day, she showed plenty of promise and was claimed for a hefty €37,900 by JP Gauvin.

Related to plenty of winners, this step up in trip is sure to help and she looks a fair each-way bet at 9-1.

RECOMMENDED BET: 12.55pm Lyon Parilly – Chichimadame ew @ 9-1 (all firms)


In the following race (1.30pm), Glysandrine is a shade too big at double-figure odds, despite a poor career win record.

A strong traveller, she went very close on a couple of occasions last year, including when beaten just a nose at Vichy off a mark of 31, form that would give her every chance here.

She shaped ok over 3100m (her usual trip) here last time, a step up on recent efforts, and is weighted to go close today.

I like this drop in trip for her and at 10-1, she is worth a small bet.

RECOMMENDED BET: 1.30pm Lyon Parilly – Glysandrine ew @ 10-1 (all firms)