Cagnes sur Mer Tips and Racecourse Guide

Cagnes sur Mer on the French Riviera hosts distinct meetings for flat, jumps and trotting.

December and January plays host to the jumping, which tends to be of a modest quality and complements the action at Pau in the South West. The jumps then gives way to the flat, which builds in quality until it culminates with a series of Listed races at the end of February.

The fair weather and consistent polytrack surface means the course can withstand so much racing, whilst the Parisian tracks are closed.

Cagnes has a habit of throwing up quality three-year-olds, many of whom will make their racecourse debuts here on the coast. Jean-Claude Rouget in particular has taken the wraps off Raabihah (5th in 2020 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe) and Light Stars (subsequent Listed winner) in recent years.

Cagnes sur Mer is most famous for having been the track where 2012 Prix du Jockey Club winner Saonois jumped up the ranks, winning the 10-furlong Listed Prix Policeman.

Many horses are stabled at the course for the duration of the meeting, which means it can even attract British raiders. In 2020, Collide won the Listed Grand Prix du Departement 06 for Newmarket trainer Hugo Palmer under jockey Jason Watson.

Cagnes sur Mer Tips

Cagnes Horse Racing Tips Today – 07/02

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Force De L’Aube ran a fair race on her first start at Cagnes three weeks ago and can return to winning ways in the 1m4f class 2 this morning (11.30am).


The Yann Barberot-trained filly took a while to get off the mark last term, but that maiden win at Angers in October was followed two starts later by AW handicap successes at Chantilly and Deauville off marks of 34.5 and 37.5.


She did look a little rusty on what was her first start in six weeks, but is expected to come on for that and the better ground today should help. 


She is receiving a minimum of 5.5kg from all of the field, in part due to the race conditions but also with the benefit of Dorian Provost’s claim.  Provost has been seen to good effect in recent months and is back on our selection for the first time since scoring at Chantilly in November.


11.30am Cagnes – 1pt win Force De L’Aube @ 11/4 (most firms, 100/30 Bet365, 3-1 William Hill)




Indian Gold bumped into one when runner-up here three weeks ago and after three seconds, she really should be getting off the mark this afternoon (2.00pm).


Beaten a short-head by a subsequent class 2-winning stablemate on debut in September, she found only Wonderful Tonight’s half-sister Heartache Tonight too good at ParisLongchamp next time.


Her trainer Henri-Alex Pantall looked to have left plenty to work on when she finished runner-up on her reappearance over this course and distance last month, behind an interesting filly of Jean-Claude Rouget’s.


It would be surprising if there is anything of that calibre in here, and she was well on top of the re-opposing Opiana.


2.00pm Cagnes – 1pt win Indian Gold @ 6/5 (all firms)



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Cagnes sur Mer Top Trainers (2020)


1. Jean-Claude Rouget 14 wins (32%)

2. Fabrice Vermuelen 10 wins (14%)

3. Christophe Escuder 10 wins (9%)

4. Frederic Rossi 8 wins (10%)

5. Didier & Pauline Prod’homme 7 wins (16%)



1. Yannick Fouin 12 wins (12%)

2. Francois Cottin 11 wins (12%)

3.Pierre Fertillet 7 wins (9%)

4. Patrice Lenogue 5 wins (11%)

5. Gabriel Leenders 4 wins (13%)

Cagnes sur Mer Top Jockeys (2020)


1. Cristian Demuro 16 wins (18%)

2. Maxime Guyon 14 wins (15%)

3. Christophe Soumillon 13 wins (20%)

4. Anthony Crastus 10 wins (11%)

5. Pierre-Charles Boudot 7 wins (16%)



1. Dylan Ubeda 9 wins (21%)

2. Jeremy Da Silva 6 wins (21%)

3. Florian Girard 4 wins (21%)

4. Christopher Couillaud 4 wins (17%)

5. Thomas Stromboni 3 wins (16%)

How to get there


Cagnes-sur-Mer station is a 15-minute train journey from Nice Ville on the local TER service. The racecourse is then 15 minutes on foot.


The drive from Nice to Cagnes sur Mer racecourse takes 25 minutes and Uber is available.


The cycle ride takes 40 minutes from Nice along the sea front.

Cagnes sur Mer Top Races


Listed Prix de la Riviera

Listed Prix Saonois

Listed Grand Prix du Departement 06


G3 Grand Prix de la Ville de Nice

Cagnes sur Mer Map

Cagnes sur Mer Tips Archives

Cagnes Horse Racing Tips Today – 30/01

Cagnes Horse Racing Tips Today – 30/01

Sign up to our free tips newsletter or Telegram channel for the best prices on our French racing tips.   The opening claimer features Talap at the head of the market for the bang in-form Vermeulen-Guyon combo, but the recent second over 1m2f here in a similar contest...

Cagnes Horse Racing Tips Today – 22/01

Cagnes Horse Racing Tips Today – 22/01

Sign up to our free tips newsletter or Telegram channel for the best prices on our French racing tips.   Ed Monfort has been among the winners at Cagnes this week and can strike again today with Boomerang (12.05pm).   The selection started his career with...

Cagnes Horse Racing Tips Today – 06/01

Cagnes Horse Racing Tips Today – 06/01

Sign up to our free tips newsletter or Telegram channel for the best prices on our French racing tips.   The class 3 conditions hurdle (1.50pm) is quite weak for the money on offer (though that’s not unusual for Cagnes), and it offers Peace Garden a chance to return...

French Racing Tips – 23/02

French Racing Tips – 23/02

One bet on the card at Cagnes this afternoon, with a confident selection in the 1m2.5f maiden (1.25pm). Jean-Claude Rouget has been on blistering form here in recent weeks and has his representative Grand Balcon is favourite on the back of a promising debut behind...

French Racing Tips – 20/02

French Racing Tips – 20/02

An interesting card at Cagnes today and we head to the 6.5f class 3 for our bet on the card, with Tour D'Echelle looking a decent price to return to winning ways. She wasn't seen to best effect here in handicap company last time on what was her first start of 2022,...

French Racing Tips – 19/02

French Racing Tips – 19/02

The Listed Prix Saonois at Cagnes-sur-Mer this afternoon is another key race at this meeting that should provide one or two horses to follow this spring. We've already seen Pao Alto and last Sunday's tip Indian Wish use this meeting to go on to better things and the...

French Racing Tips – 16/02

French Racing Tips – 16/02

The opener at Cagnes features two representatives from the Jerome Reynier yard and Padron looks likely to once again get the better of his stablemate Ursuly with another victory today. The pair were having their first start of 2022 when running over course and...

French Racing Tips – 13/02

French Racing Tips – 13/02

French racing gets away at 9am this morning UK time at Angers, though if you'd like to finish your breakfast before you start your Superbowl betting bonanza today, the action at Cagnes-sur-Mer this afternoon is top class. The Listed Prix de la Californie at 1.50pm is...

French Racing Tips – 11/02

French Racing Tips – 11/02

At Cagnes-sur-Mer this afternoon I will be siding with selections either stabled at the racecourse or locally, who appear to hold an edge over their Parisian-stabled counterparts. At 12.05pm, all eyes will be on Marianafoot, who makes his first start since winning the...

French Racing Tips – 08/02

French Racing Tips – 08/02

In the concluding handicap, bottom-weight Vasco Da Gama looks an interesting outsider.  He didn't get the clearest of runs last time under Stephane Pasquier (on board again today) and had previously looked as though the drop back to a mile was worth trying again when...

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