Le Lion d’Angers Tips and Racecourse Guide
Le Lion d’Angers racecourse is a popular flat and jumps course located in the heart of Western France. Unlike other provincial racecourses, Le Lion d’Angers can lay claim to some incredible heritage.
Firstly, since 2005 Le Lion d’Angers has hosted the longest steeple-chase in the world, the Prix Anjou Loire Challenge, currently sponsored by media agency France Sire. Outside of the Cheltenham Festival, the Anjou Loire is the most prestigious cross country race in Europe and plays out in front of 10,000 spectators. In total, the field must negotiate an incredible 50 obstacles and stay 7.3 kilometers.
Chriseti and Amazing Comedy go down in history as dual winners of the race, whilst Ireland plundered it in 2010 when Another Jewel won for Cork trainer Denis Murphy and jockey John Cullen.
Further back, the star mare Urban Sea won at Le Lion d’Angers in 1993 before winning the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe a few months later. She is remembered with a Listed contest named after her.
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Le Bolero didn’t last home over 1m7.5f on his first start back with Alain Couetil last time, but he showed enough to suggest he is worth siding with today.
He won over this trip at Pornichet in March 2021 for this yard and went close in handicap company on his next start off a mark of 29.5, so 10.5kg higher than today’s rating.
He failed to match that form in six starts earlier this year for Lisa Charital (who remains the registered owner), but showed much more spark at Granville last time on his return from a couple of months off for Couetil.
The trip/ground both look ideal and the yard continue in fine form, so Le Bolero looks overpriced at 14-1.
5.12pm Le Lion D’Angers – 1pt win, 0.5pt place Le Bolero @ 14-1 (most firms)
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Le Lion d’Angers Top Trainers (2020)
1. Henri-Alex Pantall 6 wins (30%)
2. Edouard Lyon 2 wins (100%)
3. Raphael Marcel 2 wins (50%)
4. Jean-Claude Rouget 2 wins (33%)
5. Alain Couetil 2 wins (22%)
1. Gabriel Leenders 5 wins (26%)
2. David Cottin 3 wins (43%)
3. Francois Nicolle 3 wins (28%)
4. Arnaud Chaille-Chaille 2 wins (33%)
5. William Menuet 2 wins (22%)
Le Lion d’Angers Top Jockeys (2020)
1. Christopher Grosbois 4 wins (17%)
2. Laura Poggionovo 3 wins (50%)
3. Jerome Claudic 3 wins (38%)
4. Mathieu Androuin 3 wins (19%)
5. Julien Guillochon 3 wins (14%)
1. Clement Lefebvre 5 wins (26%)
2. Lucas Zuliani 4 wins (80%)
3. James Reveley 2 wins (67%)
4. Angelo Zuliani 2 wins (50%)
5. Thomas Coutant 2 wins (50%)
How to get there
Angers St Laud is a 30 minute taxi from Le Lion D’Angers. Angers St Laud can be reached by TGV in 90 minutes from Paris Montparnasse.
Shuttle buses run during the World Eventing Championships in October, but not for regular race meetings.
For those brave enough, bus Line 1 leaves Angers in the direction of Chateaubriant and there is a stop at Le Lion d’Angers, named Champ de Foire.
Le Lion d’Angers Top Races
Listed Prix Anjou Loire-Challenge
Listed Prix Haras du Lion – Prix Urban Sea
Grand Prix du Lion d’Angers
Le Lion d’Angers Map
Le Lion d’Angers Tips Archives
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Close to a 25-1 double yesterday! We go again today over both codes. My first bet today is going to be at Le Lion d'Angers where it can pay once again to back James Reveley's only mount - Katpoli. The Sophie Leech-trained seven-year-old slipped in the...
Today's best bet for Le Lion d'Angers can be seen below. Race Sharp offers free racing tips for all meetings at Le Lion d'Angers throughout the season. 1.58pm Le Lion d'Angers - Bemer win @ 2-1 (all firms) Bemer did us a favour when shedding his maiden tag at...
The opening maiden at Le Lion D'Angers has the re-opposing pair Sea The Lady and Litteraire at the top of the market. They finished first and third respectively on debut at Craon last month, but look too far apart in the betting today. Sea The Lady did it well for...
An early start for French Racing fans at Le Lion d'Angers this morning. Remember that as it's the weekend, Fitzdares are refunding 10% of French Racing Weekend Losses - definitely something to bear in mind when selecting your French Racing bookie. In Race 2 at Le Lion...
My best bet of the day comes in the provinces at Le Lion d'Angers, but I have four more selections for the feature card at ParisLongchamp which can be read here. 3.07pm PRIX DE LA FOIRE D'EXPOSITION D'ANGERS Sasakia went into plenty of notebooks when romping home in a...
Our first bet on the morning card at Le Lion D'Angers runs in the 1m2f maiden (11.00am), with Saint Geran a value alternative to warm favourite Hypotenus. The son of The Grey Gatsby has looked a work in progress in two starts to date, finishing in midfield on debut at...
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Fearless King won the German 2000 Guineas when last seen and though he reappears from over a year on the sidelines, his class could well see him through today's test at Le Lion d'Angers (11.15am). Trainer Sarah Steinberg has a fine record in France this year (7-21)...
Siyazann gives weight away all round in the 1m4f contest at Le Lion D'Angers today (5.45pm), but he looks in a different class to today's rivals and the Alain de Royer Dupre-trained son of Golden Horn rates a confident selection. A winner over 1m2f at ParisLongchamp...