Having just put a bottle of champagne in the fridge, let’s hope that today’s visit to the track ends up as a profitable one!


Grey Man has been the subject of a bit of money this morning in the Circus Maximus Prix François Boutin having already been tipped elsewhere. I am still a backer at 7/2 as this son of Wootton Bassett has the experience and class to land this event for connections who are flying with their juveniles this year.


12.58pm Deauville – 1pt win Grey Man at 7/2 (all firms)


Big Rock could blow the feature apart from the front but I’m always keen to oppose horses trying new trips on big days. Good Guess knows this straight course well and is my pick of the classic generation. His jockey Stephane Pasquier will be flying high after landing the The Prix Maurice de Gheest last weekend and he is confident of a big run this afternoon. If you can get 4 places with William Hill, the 15/2 rates as a cracking each-way bet.


3.26pm Deauville – 1pt each-way Good Guess at 7-1 (all firms or 15/2, 4 places with William Hill)