My selection runs in an hour, so I’ll keep this brief!
The 11.15am at Chantilly is a conditions race that looks set to be fought out between black type performers Precious Sea and Atakama.
I can understand why the former is 7/4 fav. She has by far the better pedigree being a Sea The Stars filly out of a Marcel Boussac winning dam. She doesn’t have much to find with Atakama on ratings and as a bonus she receives 2kg from her main rival today.
At the prices however, Atakama is a must-bet for me at 9/2 or 4-1. She’s bred to improve with age, has been tried in Listed company in her last five starts and has some fair efforts to her name in those. She didn’t see the track as a juvenile as she experienced growing pains and I fancy that a switch to polytrack today from soft turf will see her in a good light as her half-brother Bran has been performing well in California at graded level.
There’s a concern with Precious Sea that she’s only running here to help her owners win their championship, as she is being turned out 4 weeks after a moderate handicap effort (albeit against her elders). She doesn’t look the biggest and her dam failed to win a race at three.
11.15am Chantilly 1.5pt each-way Atakama @ 4-1 (generally available or 9/2 William Hill or 5-1 bet365)