One bet on the card at Saint-Cloud, with Transatlantic looking too big a price in the class 2 for the stayers (4.45pm).

I’ll make the case for him quite quickly, as the race is off in half an hour!  He was second to a black-type performer on debut, easily  got the better of Nemean Lion (who went on to finish second in the Chaudenay last October) in soft ground next time, before a highly-promising second in the Prix Finot.

He ran out of steam on his return, but the yard is now absolutely flying and the booking of Guyon is a sign of intent.

4.45pm Saint-Cloud – 1pt each-way Transatlantic @ 8-1 (most firms, 9s with Bet365)