In the 3.07pm this afternoon at La Teste De Buch most punters will be siding with the handily-weighted Mozzarella, who takes a big step down in class and benefits from the 3lb female rider claim of Michel.

Mozzarella stayed on into fifth last month in a Hannover Listed event to suggest that she is not ready for the paddocks just yet, however she was holding her position much better in Group races last summer when taking on the likes of Wonderful Tonight.

At around the even-money mark she may still be vulnerable to a tougher opponent. This afternoon we will take Finely Tuned as our selection to trouble the favourite – rated 81 in the UK this Spanish-trained gelding placed fifth in the Grand Premio de Madrid this summer and only has 2kg to give to the favourite. He looks well bought from Tattersalls at 35,000 gns last year.

RECOMMENDED BET: Finely Tuned @ 6-1