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.
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Duo D’Enfer won a handicap hurdle over CD on his return from 18 months off back in April and though he has been unplaced in four starts since, three of those have come over fences.
That comeback win came on similarly testing going and though he is 3kg higher now, he is certainly capable off this mark and his experience conditional takes off 3kg.
This doesn’t look any stronger and he has been given time since his last run at Clairefontaine in early August, which is a positive given his good record when fresh.
4.20pm Compiegne – Duo D’Enfer each-way @ 18-1 (various firms)
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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
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...
Plenty of rain forecast at Compiegne today which I think could have a big impact on their Defi Du Galop feature race at 3.20pm. The Grand Prix de Compiegne is one of a series of middle distance Listed contests for older horses who are trapped between handicaps and...
Bettors can be forgiven for concentrating more on Royal Ascot today than a moderate card at Compiegne, though in Race Three I am keen to oppose Francis Graffard's 4-race maiden Caraghann at a short price and have landed on a selection. Connections have played around...
Three bets at Compiegne today, starting with T’Bolt in the 1m2f claimer (12.40pm). He didn’t run great when tipped in this column in April, which is an inauspicious start, but had previously run a very nice race to finish fourth over 1m4f here in March in a better...
An interesting card at Compiegne today and we head to the 1m1f maiden (3.00pm) for our first bet, with Azureus worth backing to get off the mark at the second time of asking. The Freddy Head-trained son of Invincible Spirit debuted in the Prix Juigne at Longchamp in...
The Prix Gacko is the opening contest for three year olds at Compiegne (3.45pm) and the Francois Nicolle-trained Captain Du Berlais is taken to get off the mark at the second time of asking. He ran well on debut at La Teste just over a month ago. The winner is...