The Prix Arazi (11.20am) at Deauville looks a competitive contest, but I was really taken by the winning debut of Onesto at Chantilly last month and he is worth backing to follow up.
The son of Frankel is out of a Sea The Stars three-parts sister to high-class performer Jet Away and he couldn’t have got his career off to a better start, coming from last to first and displaying an impressive turn of foot to easily get the better of a well-regarded son of Galileo from the Fabre yard.
Trainer Fabrice Chappet commented afterwards that he would want to steer away from soft ground, so this switch to the All-Weather makes sense. He should also be more accustomed to it than some of his rivals, given he was bred in the US and breezed on synthetics at the Ocala Sale in April, where he fetched $535,000.
There are several dangers, but Onesto really looked one to follow and at 3-1, is a little bigger than expected.
11.20am Deauville – 2pts win Onesto @ 3-1 (all firms)