The 1m4f Listed at Deauville (11.50am) has a competitive feel to it, but at the prices it is well worth supporting Garachico.


He only has an Evreux maiden win to his name, but the fourth in a soft-ground renewal of the Group 3 Prix de Conde last year was strong juvenile strong form and he showed a similar level of ability when third in the Group 3 Prix Noailles at Longchamp in April.  He was beaten less than a length by the classy Junko, with subsequent Group 3-winning stayer Master Gatsby back in fourth.


Form figures of 455 since don’t inspire confidence, but he has been keeping good company and not getting beaten at all far.  Though his connections suggested good ground would suit him best in the spring, his form suggests he is at his best on a softer surface and I think this test will suit him well.


11.50am Deauville – 1pt win, 0.5pt place Garachico @ 18-1 (Skybet, Paddy Power, Betfair, 20-1 with Bet365, 16-1 elsewhere)