Auteuil Tips and Racecourse Guide
The expansive Auteuil racecourse located at the Porte d’Auteuil is the closest racecourse to the city centre and has been attracting large crowds since it opened in 1873.
The temple of French jumps racing plays host to all French Grade One jumps races and provides the springboard to many future great steeplechasers and hurdlers, including the likes of Kauto Star and Big Buck’s.
The chase course presents a thorough test of jumping, including a huge water jump in front of the grandstand and a large ‘rail ditch and fence’ on the far side, taken on the second circuit of the French equivalent of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris.
The season is split into two parts at Auteuil. The first part is in the spring and climaxes with the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris in late May. Then racing resumes in the autumn, with the Grand Prix d’Automne and Prix La Haye Jousselin taking place over the same weekend, now called the 48 hours of jumps racing.
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Auteuil’s final meeting of 2022 takes place today and the Listed handicap hurdle (1.50pm) is far from the best of races for the grade, so I’m keen to take a chance on the unexposed Charly Demonmirail.
Trainer Arnaud Chaille-Chaille is second in the standings at the track this year, with 27 winners at a 19% strike-rate, and his handicap hurdlers are operating at a very impressive 20% strike-rate there this year.
Charly Demonmirail only made his debut in mid-September, staying on well in the closing stages for a close-up fifth in the Prix Finot, before a solid fourth on his next outing, finishing a length in front of Amy Du Kiff, who re-opposes today. He was one place behind this week’s Grade 3 Compiegne winner Janeiro Verde that day, while subsequent Grade 2 runner-up Politha was second, so the form has a strong look to it.
Lou Fast won off top weight that day and heads the weights in this – he is certainly a big danger for a yard that has won two of the last three runnings of this, and was in front of our selection over fences here, but has since had a tough race in Grade 2 company. Charly Demonmirail made a couple of mistakes just as the race was hotting up, but finished off well once again.
Chaille-Chaille won this last year with Odiago and it’s interesting to see him target this with an unexposed and very well-bred handicap debutant. Prominent in the betting for the Finot, Charly Demonmirail was a hot favourite next time and was again strongly-supported on his chasing debut. Clearly well-regarded, he is likely to prove better than this mark in time and though his inexperience may catch him out today, he is a very backable price on this occasion.
1.50pm Auteuil – 1pt win, 0.5pt place Charly Demonmirail @ 17/2 4 places (Coral Ladbrokes, 9-1 4 places Bet365, Skybet, 8-1 4 places Paddy Power)
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Auteuil Top Trainers (2020)
1. Francois Nicolle 49 wins (20%)
2. David Cottin 17 wins (20%)
3. Arnaud Chaille-Chaille 17 wins (17%)
4. Gabriel Leenders 16 wins (19%)
5. Guillaume Macaire 13 wins (11%)
Auteuil Top Jockeys (2020)
1. James Reveley 12 wins (16%)
2. Kevin Nabet 11 wins (27%)
3. Bertrand Lestrade 8 wins (19%)
4. Nathalie Dessouter 6 wins (19%)
5. Felix de Giles 6 wins (15%)
How to get there
Auteuil is the best-served racecourse in Paris by public transit. Patrons can take the Metro Line 10 to Porte d’Auteuil and from there you cross the road towards the racecourse and then cross the racecourse underground via the public subway.
An Uber costs about €25 from Central Paris to the racecourse and takes half an hour.
Auteuil can be reached via Charles de Gaulle or Orly airports. Orly is much closer and is well worth selecting if you can. From there, it is a 40-minute taxi to the racecourse.
Auteuil Top Races
G1 Grand Steeple de Paris
G1 Grande Course de Haies d’Auteuil
G1 Prix Ferdinand Dufaure
G1 Grand Prix d’Automne
G1 Prix Cambacérès
G1 Prix Maurice Gillois
G1 Grand Steeple-Chase des 4 ans
G1 Prix La Haye Jousselin
G2 Prix Murat
G2 Prix Jean Stern
G2 Prix Amadou
G2 Prix des Drags
G3 Prix du President de la Republique
Auteuil Tips Archives
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