Compiegne Tips and Racecourse Guide
Compiegne racecourse north of Paris is one of several courses to host flat, jumps and trotting racing, though it is more focused on thoroughbred racing.
The flat course is a left-handed 2,200 metre ring and there are separate courses for both steeplechasing and hurdles. In recent years, Compiegne has been thrust into the limelight as it has picked up fixtures under both codes following the regrettable closures of Maisons-Laffitte and Enghien.
On the flat, the Prix Pelleas at the end of July is probably the most likely race of Compiegne’s calendar to throw up a future star. The 10 furlong race for the classic generation was won by Wally in 2020, who went on to win the Group Three Prix Edmond Blanc in 2021.
2010 Prince of Wales’ Stakes winner Byword won the Prix Pelleas on his second career start for Andre Fabre, with wonder horse Cirrus Des Aigles back in third.
Just a quick write-up for today’s selection at Compiegne (12.00pm).
Joe Du Seuil and Jumper Sacre are very much respected at the top of the market, but I have to back Juan Les Pins against them at a big price.
The only newcomer on debut at Auteuil in a warm AQPS race last time, he ran much better than his finishing position of seventh might suggest, travelling strongly into contention with the leading group and just tiring from the last. He was passed for fifth yards from the post, and certainly has more than his fair share of ability on that run.
A well-bred individual, he represents a very astute trainer whose representatives often improve plenty for a run and it is a yard worth following at Compiegne (14-67 since 2019, 21%).
1pt win, 0.5pt place Juan Les Pins @ 20-1(Skybet, Paddy Power, William Hill, Betfair, 18-1 elsewhere)
Compiegne Top Trainers (2020)
1. Andre Fabre 7 wins (16%)
2. Alain De Royer-Dupre 6 wins (28%)
3. Andrea Marcailis 6 wins (23%)
4. Jean-Claude Rouget 5 wins (71%)
5. Mikel Delzangles 4 wins (36%)
1. Francois Nicolle 34 wins (22%)
2. David Cottin 12 wins (20%)
3. Guillaume Macaire 10 wins (16%)
4. Marcel Rolland 5 wins (16%)
5. Yannick Fouin 5 wins (8%)
Compiegne Top Jockeys (2020)
1. Pierre-Charles Boudot 17 wins (33%)
2. Cristian Demuro 11 wins (21%)
3. Theo Bachelot 8 wins (13%)
4. Christophe Soumillon 6 wins (18%)
5. Stephane Pasquier 6 wins (16%)
1. Angelo Zuliani 13 wins (33%)
2. Kevin Nabet 11 wins (28%)
3. Bertrand Lestrade 6 wins (26%)
4. Charly Pritchard 6 wins (26%)
5. Johnny Charron 5 wins (35%)
How to get there
Train speeds vary to Compiegne but the fastest direct services take just 39 minutes from Gare du Nord and a ticket will cost just three euros each way.
If you are lucky enough to have a runner or an interest and are coming from the UK, the drive south from Calais to Compiegne is two and a half hours on the motorway.
Compiegne Top Races
Listed Prix Pelleas
Listed Grand Prix de Compiegne
G2 Grand Steeple-Chase de Compiegne
G3 Prix Leopold D’Orsetti
G3 Prix Journaliste
G3 Prix Hopper
G3 Prix Romati
G3 Prix La Gascogne
Listed Grand Cross de Compiegne
Compiegne Tips Archives
The fillies’ juvenile contest at Compiegne has attracted a surprisingly small field considering the prize-money on offer and it doesn’t look a strong race. Favourite Dear Weaver has twice run well here, but she was no good on the flat, isn’t bred to progress and...
Soft ground at Compiegne today and that with help the chances of Just In Love, who can run a big race in the class 3 over a mile (3.08pm). A winner in heavy ground on her sole start at two, she finished third over this CD in similar conditions in October 2021...
I'll make this brief, as the price has been nibbled at in the past few minutes! Planetarium looked a completely different proposition on his first outing for Francois Nicolle last time and is well worth supporting over hurdles at Compiegne today (2.52pm)....
Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Compiegne throughout the year. Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips. Andre Fabre’s juveniles have invariably improved for the run this term and Book Of Life looks a...
Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Compiegne throughout the year. Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips. Duo D’Enfer won a handicap hurdle over CD on his return from 18 months off back in April and...
Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Compiegne throughout the year. Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips. The going at Compiegne this afternoon could get very testing as storms are forecast to hit the...
Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Compiegne throughout the year. Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips. Jerome Delaunay has his team in good nick and Normande looks primed to run a big race in the...
Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Compiegne throughout the year. Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips. You have to forgive a modest run at Vichy last time, but otherwise Omanense holds strong...
Today’s best bets for Compiegne can be seen below. Race Sharp offers free racing tips for all meetings at Compiegne throughout the season. 1.58pm Compiegne - Trimlight @ 9-1 (all firms) Not at his best on his past couple of starts, but Trimlight won in handicap...
Gaucher lost little in defeat at Saint-Cloud last month and can regain the winning thread in class 2 company at Compiegne this afternoon (1.40pm). The son of Frankel found only a Fabre representative (entered in a Listed later this week) too good last time, having had...