The 1m4f maiden at Salon de Provence is a moderate contest, with the 7/4 favourite Happy Harry having already had nine attempts and rated just 31.  He looks sure to run his race and is still the one to beat on form, but at a big price I like Kobido.

A scopey daughter of Protectionist, she missed the break on debut at Lyon last month, but travelled kindly in rear and though she never looked like getting to the leaders, she did keep on well in the closing stages and would’ve been third in another few strides.

That looked a better race than this – the winner is entered in a Group 3 next weekend, the second a well-bred filly that is second favourite for a better race than this at Compiegne today, while the third and fourth are both rated higher than anything in this race.

A half-sister to four winners, she is out of a Group 3-placed mare at around this trip and her debut run suggested she has her fair share of ability.

She may need more time, but she doesn’t need to have improved much to figure prominently here and at the prices, she is worth chancing.

5.02pm Salon de Provence – 1pt win, 0.5pt place Kobido @ 12-1 (all firms)