Lyon La Soie Tips and Racecourse Guide

Lyon La Soie is one of Lyon’s two city racecourses and is located in the north. With no turf circuit, Lyon La Soie plays host to flat racing on the polytrack as well as trotting racing on the inner circuit.

Flat racing takes place from September to May, often under floodlights. The racecourse is joined to the Carré de Soie shopping centre, featuring a magnificent 14-screen Pathé cinema.

Lyon La Soie Tips

Lyon Horse Racing Tips Today – 06/04

The maiden at Lyon looks weak enough, despite the numbers, and the Francis Graffard-trained newcomer Pay To Learn is too big at 4-1 to make a winning debut.

 

A €260,000 yearling, since when his half-sister Autumn Starlight has firmly established herself as a black-type filly, he is one of eight colts from his powerful yard to hold a Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris entry, which was made just six weeks ago, suggesting Pay To Learn has shown more than enough ability at home to win a race of this nature.

 

Graffard has been in blistering form this year, operating at a 29% strike-rate and three of his five runners in Lyon (La Soie and Parilly) maidens in 2024 have won.  That’s a stark contrast to the fortunes of the trainer of the favourite, fellow Chantilly handler Christophe Ferland, who made the move north last year and whose string are just struggling for form at present.

 

Well drawn in stall 2, he has the 2kg allowance for newcomers and with Marie Velon’s 1.5kg claim, he is getting handy weight from the two that head the market; the Ferland-trained Agoria (who did run very well first time up) and Mia Man, who is giving him 3.5kg – though he is still a danger, with Bachelot a good booking.

 

2pts win, 1pt place Pay To Learn @ 4-1 (most firms, 9/2 in places)

Lyon La Soie Top Trainers (2020)

1. Jean-Pierre Gauvin 10 wins (15%)

2. Frederic Rossi 4 wins (17%)

3. Francois Monfort 4 wins (19%)

4. Peter Shiergen 3 wins (50%)

5. Conny Whitfield 3 wins (38%)

Lyon La Soie Top Jockeys (2020)

1. Marie Velon 11 wins (14%)

2. Ambre Molins 8 wins (21%)

3. Sibylle Vogt 7 wins (14%)

4. Perrine Cheyer 6 wins (21%)

5. Aurelien Lemaitre 6 wins (16%)

How to get there

Metro/Tram

The Carré de Soie commercial centre is 11 stops from Place Bellecour. Take the pink metro Line A northbound and continue all the way to the terminus, Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie.

Lyon La Soie Top Races

Grand Prix de l’Hippodrome de Lyon la Soie

Critérium de Villeurbanne – Prix Alain Nebon-Carle

 

Lyon La Soie Map

Lyon La Soie Tips Archives

Lyon La Soie Horse Racing Tips Today – 03/01

Lyon La Soie Horse Racing Tips Today – 03/01

We go to Lyon La Soie this afternoon for our first tip of the year, which comes in the opening maiden.   Vazirhan appears to be a logical 11/8 favourite in a weak-looking race, trained by the in-form Francis Graffard and bred out of the Group One racemare Vazira....

Lyon La Soie Horse Racing Tips Today – 02/12

Lyon La Soie Horse Racing Tips Today – 02/12

The Wertheimers’ Avolta is understandably the ‘horse of the day’ at Lyon this afternoon, with a perfect 2-2 record on the polytrack and having been tried twice this year in stakes company.   Ferland’s have been running well at Deauville this week but the filly...

Lyon La Soie Horse Racing Tips Today – 02/03

Lyon La Soie Horse Racing Tips Today – 02/03

La Valetta finished down the field on her latest outing at Lyon La Soie in early January, but there are plenty of reasons to expect a better showing at the course this afternoon (4.02pm) and she is worth chancing at a big price.   She has run just three times for...

Lyon Horse Racing Tips Today – 12/01

Lyon Horse Racing Tips Today – 12/01

Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Lyon La Soie throughout the year.  Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips.    I'll make this brief, as I need to head out of the office shortly!   Haptics was very...

Lyon La Soie Horse Racing Tips Today – 19/11

Lyon La Soie Horse Racing Tips Today – 19/11

Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Lyon La Soie throughout the year.  Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips.    Mononof is a short-priced favourite for the 1m1f maiden at Lyon La Soie (6.20pm) but though he...

French Racing Tips – 09/04

French Racing Tips – 09/04

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...

French Racing Tips – 27/02 Pt 2

French Racing Tips – 27/02 Pt 2

The 1m1f maiden at Lyon lacks any strength in depth and morning favourite Black Wall gets another chance to shed his maiden tag.  However, he isn't the most straightforward and is worth taking on with Spell On You. The Niarchos-owned filly finished sixth on debut at...

French Racing Tips – 06/01

French Racing Tips – 06/01

A couple of bets in the maidens at Lyon this evening, starting with Onzemai in the colts & geldings contest (5.45pm). The son of Dream Ahead looked in need of the experience on debut at Deauville in November, and was drawn in the car park for his second start at...

French Racing Tips – 22 December

French Racing Tips – 22 December

We were unlucky not to collect on our Mathieu Pitart-trained runner yesterday, who unseated at the last when in front, but it was another example of how the yard's representatives come on for an initial run and I'm backing another of his at Lyon today. Broken Twin was...

French Racing Tips – 13 December Pt 2

French Racing Tips – 13 December Pt 2

One bet on the card at Lyon this afternoon, with Chuppy a really interesting contender in the 1m4f class 3. She is getting 8kg off the favourite (before that one's claim is taken into account), who is rated just 34, yet Chuppy was well supported when fifth on debut at...

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