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.
Given the recent record of next-time-out Race Sharp winners, I am a little wary of taking on Kap Et Pas Cap at Dieppe this morning! He was mugged on the line at Clairefontaine last time and holds obvious claims once again, but his higher-rated stablemate Hey Jude is very much the pick at the early prices and is worth a bet.
He was beaten 19L over hurdles here last time in a race won by a promising stablemate, with high-class chaser Galleo Conti in second on his first start since May. He travelled well enough through the race and it was a nice confidence-booster after falling on his return at Clairefontaine in July.
He has run just four times to date, winning on his sole previous start over fences, at Pau last October. That was in considerably deeper ground than he will encounter here, but it was a fine performance on just his second career start and he does look better-suited to the larger obstacles. The form was very well-advertised by the second, who won his next three over fences and landed the Grand Steeple-Chase de Toulouse off a mark of 61 in April.
10.50am Dieppe – 1pt win Hey Jude @ 3-1 (all firms)
Margaret’s Legacy looked a smart prospect when winning twice at Cagnes last December and though things didn’t go to plan in two runs in Graded company thereafter, he is worth chancing on his chasing debut today.
He ran nicely on his return at Clairefontaine late last month and this track looks likely to suit the Hugo Merienne-trained son of Prince Gibraltar.
This doesn’t look the strongest of races and though the favourite is a big danger, he didn’t beat anything when winning with plenty in hand in July and looks a little short in the market.
12.23pm Dieppe – 1pt win Margaret’s Legacy @ 4-1 (various)
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
Listed Grand Steeple-Chase de Dieppe
Grand Course de Haies de Dieppe
Dieppe Tips Archives
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