Dieppe Tips and Racecourse Guide
Located five minutes away from the centre of seaside town Dieppe, the racecourse plays host to 12 PMU meetings each year across the flat, jumps and trotting disciplines.
It is the only racecourse in the Seine-Maritime region to benefit from PMU coverage and that can be put down to its excellent racing surface and extensive history – they first raced in 1852 at a time when casino resorts were interested in organising racing. Dieppe’s early success in fact helped encourage nearby Deauville to get things rolling itself.
In 2003 the racecourse opened up the five-furlong straight course, one of very few in France. In 2007 the racecourse completed work and launched the panoramic restaurant.
Dieppe often attracts British horses who can cross easily by ferry and benefit from the attractive French prizemoney.
Race 1 at Dieppe won’t take a lot of winning. Favourite El Pro is a 6-race maiden and doesn’t look to be improving. His French rating of 36.5 would normally be good enough to win a race of this type but I question whether he’s been running to that level in his last two defeats. His trainer did have a winner in the provinces yesterday but his strike rate of 10% is worse that the previous two years. They’ll just be looking to pick up a bad race with him and the fact they aren’t handicapping with him suggests they may share my view on his rating.
Also priced at 2-1, Caregiver has been off the track since he made a pleasing start in May, finishing 2nd to the subsequent stakes-placed Goliath. He’s cheaply-bred, represents a stable that was established this year and has saddled only 2 winners to date. I can only assume he had a setback so he can also be passed over.
My selection Sheradann finished a length behind El Pro when last seen and to me it looks like he was given an educational ride at Clairefontaine, finishing a length off 3rd (sounds better than 6th, doesn’t it?). He clocked the fastest final 600m in that race and has the best pedigree here. His dam was a multiple Group winner and a few of her progeny took 2 or 3 runs to shed their maiden tag.
At 5-1, he doesn’t have to step forward a lot to win this race, has a plum draw in 1 and a more aggressive rider on today, Barzalona, who will be hungry – this being his first public ride following a 10-day holiday. He rates as a great each-way bet as 14 of connections’ past 21 runners from the barn have finished in the first three. Currently trading at 3.9 on the local tote, this morning looks the time to back him here in the UK.
Eye In The Sky may also get involved but judging by trainer quotes, connections already have an eye on handicaps.
12.48pm Dieppe – 1.5pt each-way Sheradann @ 5-1 (all firms)
Dieppe Top Trainers (2020)
1. Andrea Marcailis 6 wins (21%)
2. Alain De Royer-Dupré 4 wins (44%)
3. Henri-Alex Pantall 2 wins (9%)
4. Mauricio Delcher-Sanchez 2 wins (40%)
5. Frederic Rossi 2 wins (25%)
1. Guillaume Macaire 11 wins (23%)
2. Francois Nicolle 10 wins (26%)
3. Gabriel Leenders 4 wins (15%)
4. David Cottin 4 wins (20%)
5. David Windrif 3 wins (38%)
Dieppe Top Jockeys (2020)
1. Christophe Soumillon 6 wins (46%)
2. Alexis Badel 5 wins (28%)
3. Pierre-Charles Boudot 4 wins (24%)
4. Christian Demuro 4 wins (22%)
5. Aude Duporté 4 wins (18%)
1. Angelo Zuliani 6 wins (35%)
2. James Reveley 6 wins (29%)
3. Clement Lefebvre 4 wins (17%)
4. Baptiste Dubourg 3 wins (75%)
5. Kilian Dubourg 3 wins (43%)
How to get there
The train from Paris St Lazare requires a simple change at Rouen and takes two hours and 20 minutes. Tickets cost €32 each way.
DFDS runs a comfortable ferry service from Newhaven to Dieppe, which takes four hours.
Dieppe Top Races
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Grand Course de Haies de Dieppe
Dieppe Tips Archives
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