Chantilly Tips and Racecourse Guide
Chantilly Racecourse is located just outside of Paris and is home to France’s two middle-distance classics, the Prix du Jockey Club and the Prix de Diane. The racecourse sits in the grounds of the magnificent Chateau de Chantilly and regularly features high-class racing, helped by its proximity to the Chantilly training centre.
Chantilly plays home to races over a variety of distances from sprints to staying contests. Inside the turf course there is an excellent polytrack circuit, which is mainly used in the winter, including for Dubai World Cup Trials in March.
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)
Chantilly Top Trainers (2020)
1. Andre Fabre 29 wins (29%)
2. Francis Graffard 11 wins (25%)
3. Fabrice Chappet 10 wins (11%)
4. Jean-Claude Rouget 9 wins (20%)
5. Pia & Joakim Brandt 9 wins (11%)
Chantilly Top Jockeys (2020)
1. Pierre-Charles Boudot 34 wins (29%)
2. Maxime Guyon 16 wins (16%)
3. Theo Bachelot 12 wins (10%)
4. Stephane Pasquier 12 wins (11%)
5. Eddy Hardouin 12 wins (11%)
How to get there
The TER train from Paris Gare du Nord costs €8 per leg and is the most popular way to get to Chantilly Racecourse. Direct trains leave every 30 minutes at peak times and the journey takes just 24 minutes to Chantilly Gouvieux station. From there, it is an easy 15-minute walk to reach the racecourse main entry.
The Gare du Nord departure point makes it very simple to reach Chantilly directly from the UK, via the Eurostar. Consider leaving your bag at the left luggage facility, located below the Gare du Nord concourse.
An Uber costs about €70 from Central Paris to Chantilly Racecourse and takes one hour.
Chantilly is near Charles de Gaulle Airport. An Uber will cost €40 and takes 30 minutes.
Chantilly Top Races
G1 Prix du Jockey Club
G1 Prix de Diane
G2 Grand Prix de Chantilly
G2 Prix de Sandringham
G2 Prix du Royaumont
G2 Prix du Gros Chene
G2 Prix Robert Papin
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