Bordeaux Tips and Racecourse Guide
Famed for its wine, Bordeaux-Le Bouscat also features excellent provincial racing on a right-handed turf course across 29 meetings each year.
Established in 1835, Bordeaux can still pull in crowds of around 2,000 spectators for its feature days, where horses from across France compete to battle up the Bordeaux hill.
Brief write-ups this morning, as I have a street party to help set up!
Aurora Boreale walked out of the stalls on debut, but she ran well in the circumstances and is an obvious contender now dropped to claiming company. There is enough to like on pedigree, Simone Brogi’s juveniles usually improve plenty for a run and she is carrying a feather weight in a weak race.
3.10pm Bordeaux – 1pt win, 0.5pt place Aurore Boreale @ 4-1 (most firms, 6-1 Bet365, 9/2 Skybet)
Sea Of Lau has been too keen for his own good in his short career to date, but there is no doubt there is ability there and this mark of 30 is workable – interestingly, his dam won over this course and distance off a mark of 33 and was later a useful hurdler/chaser for these connections. Better ground should suit, I would imagine they will revert to more patient tactics today (made the running last time), and the Sogorb team can do no wrong at present.
We’re taking a chance on him settling better, but he showed more than enough in maidens to suggest he can win off this sort of mark in handicap company and the 28-1 on offer more than allows for the risk. At the price, he has to be backed.
5.17pm Bordeaux – 1pt win Sea Of Lau @ 28-1 (all firms)
Bordeaux Top Trainers (2021)
1. Jean-Claude Rouget 10 wins (22%)
2. Christophe Ferland 6 wins (19%)
3. Didier Guillemin 5 wins (13%)
4. Xavier Thomas-Demeaulte 4 wins (33%)
5. Philippe Sogorb 4 wins (14%)
Bordeaux Top Jockeys (2021)
1. Jean-Bernard Eyquem 7 wins (27%)
2. Olivier Peslier 6 wins (30%)
3. Ioritz Mendizibal 5 wins (17%)
4. Valentin Seguy 5 wins (11%)
5. Julien Auge 4 wins (15%)
How to get there
The Hippodrome stop is 20 minutes from Central Bordeaux by tram and is the most convenient way to go racing.
Bordeaux Top Races
Prix Daniel Guestier (Classe 1)
Bordeaux Tips Archives
Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Bordeaux throughout the year. Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips. Preciosite ran a race full of promise when a staying-on third on very soft ground on debut at Vichy...
Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Bordeaux throughout the year. Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips. Just a brief write-up for our first bet today, but will be back with one more later this morning....
Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Bordeaux throughout the year. Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips. Bruno Montzey had a treble at Mont-de-Marsan last Wednesday and can continue his winning spree...
The opening race on the card at Bordeaux this afternoon features a handful of juveniles looking to shed their maiden tags. The market is headed by Anna Karenine, a €140,000 Toronado yearling from a family with early speed, trained by Didier Guillemin. At 9/4 she looks...
National Velvet hasn’t been at her best of late, but there have been excuses the last twice and the Jerome Reynier-trained filly looks fairly treated for this return to turf today. She was a dual winner last year, including on heavy ground at Compiegne in September...
Gianluca Bietolini has had a quiet start to the year, but he runs a promising filly at Bordeaux this morning and hopefully Sea Of Ash can make the journey south worthwhile. The daughter of Wootton Bassett ran two really good races in defeat in soft-ground maidens last...
In the class 2 conditions race over 7f (12.05pm), course specialist Bayoun looks a little too big at the 7-1 on offer. The nine year old has only run 27 times in his career to date, but has won 12 of those starts (and finished runner-up on nine occasions). In fact,...
Though she doesn't win very often, Sally Jane tends to give her running and makes a fair bit of appeal dropping in grade at Bordeaux this afternoon (2.17pm). This is the lowest-grade handicap she has run in during her career, she is proven on the ground and has run...
Some trappy contests on the early mixed card at Bordeaux, but I think Fan Of Sea is a well-handicapped horse off a mark of 53 in the 2m4f handicap hurdle and he is worth backing. A really useful performer in AQPS bumpers, winning a Gr.2 at Saint-Cloud in 2018, he has...
One on the card at Bordeaux, where Kesa Great looks a fair price to make it second time lucky in the hurdle for four-year-olds (12.50pm). The son of Great Pretender finished eighth on his debut at the track at the end of February, but wasn't given a hard time that...