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 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 Conny Whitfield, a German-based trainer who runs most of her string in France and does well with limited resources. A winner in the provinces last summer for her previous connections, La Valetta finished a promising fourth in a claimer here in December on her second start for the yard, form that would give her a big shout in this.
I am happy to excuse the handicap defeat last time, as she was in the higher division and had a very wide trip throughout. Now top weight in a lower grade, she is on a career-low mark, has a better draw and Tony Piccone, who has a good record for the yard, is booked to ride.
Whitfield has her string in fine form, with two winners and two seconds from her last five runners. Both winners were coming back from a break having finished unplaced on their previous start, and the fact this is her only runner this evening suggests La Valetta is fit enough to run her race.
4.02pm Lyon – 1pt win La Valetta @ 22-1 (most firms, 25-1 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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...