The 1m2f fillies’ maiden at Lyon Parilly lacks much in the way of strength in depth and though Floripa is the right favourite, I am taking her on with Ermelie, who looks a potential improver on her third career start.
The daughter of Reliable Man finished seventh at Deauville on her debut in August for Adrien Fouassier, after which she was switched to Frederic Rossi. She was slowly away on her first start for her new yard, at Marseille a fortnight ago, but I thought she ran well, keeping on up the straight under a considerate ride.
The extra furlong looks sure to suit, she has the scope to progress and can go close for her in-form yard, in what looks an average contest.
1.12pm Lyon Parilly – 1pt win Ermelie @ 8-1 (all firms)