The 3.42pm at Lyon provides a great opportunity for Jean-Claude Rouget’s Alessandro to return to winning ways having bumped into subsequent Group winner Pretty Tiger at Cagnes-sur-Mer. He has a wide draw to contend with this afternoon but is one of few in here that has confirmed black type ability and has race fitness on side.

Andre Fabre’s Parchemin is popular at 11/4 but still needs to step forward plenty on his Chantilly return and has to concede 2kg to the selection.

Francis-Henri Graffard likes Bois D’Argent but he is another that probably has better days ahead this season.

RECOMMENDED BET: 3.42pm Lyon La Soie – Alessandro win only @ 11/4 (various)