I felt fortunate to break even at Deauville yesterday as Dilawar ran well below par when strongly fancied.
There’s more good racing at Deauville today, which falls on a public holiday. The Prix Guillaume d’Ornano often attracts Group One types that go on to run in races like the Irish Champion Stakes. Jean-Claude Rouget has his local team in sparkling form as we saw yesterday with Erevann placing in a Group One and also wins for both Wally and Lassaut.
Al Hakeem ran an eye-catching race in the Prix du Jockey Club, a race that has already thrown up subsequent Group One winners Vadeni and Onesto. He looks a 12-furlong horse in the making and so preference today is for George Boughey’s Missed The Cut, who I think can give Team GB their sixth consecutive success in this contest. He was ridiculously impressive in winning at Royal Ascot and looks to be going right to the top.
2.50pm Deauville – 1.5pt win Missed The Cut 11/8 (William Hill, Coral, Sport Nation, Ladbrokes or 5/4 generally available)
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