The 1m4f maiden at Mont-de-Marsan features four with a decent level of form for a provincial maiden, but we’ll take a chance on Crypto on her first start of 2022.

She was third here on debut over 1m2f in September, on similarly testing ground, and was noted staying on well at the finish that day.

She still looked in need of the experience on her next outing at Toulouse, but is bred to come into her own this year.  A daughter of Almanzor, this €100,000 yearling is the second foal of Group 3 winner Bourree.

Xavier Thomas-Demeaulte has his team in good form – our previous selection from his yard finished runner-up to a stablemate earlier this week!   He also runs Activist here, but hopefully Crypto can get the better of him and the Didier Guillemin duo.

RECOMMENDED BET: 10.20 Mont-de-Marsan Crypto ew @ 13/2 (various)