Lyon Parilly Tips and Racecourse Guide
Lyon Parilly plays host to both flat and jumps racing through the season in the suburbs of France’s gastronomic capital.
Not too dissimilar to either Saint-Cloud for flat racing or Auteuil for jumps, Lyon Parilly’s races tend to be very fair and take place on a wonderful racing surface.
Lyon Parilly races in two parts – March to June and then September to December.
The grandstand was renovated in 2014 and the restaurant has 150 covers. The ‘buvette’ (burger van) next to the parade ring is also atmospheric and provides a fantastic vantage point for a few hours.
In recent years the flat stars to have graduated from Lyon Parilly include:
- In Swoop – broke his maiden on his 3yo debut and went on to place 2nd in the 2020 Prix de l’Arc
- Erupt – won his first two races at Parilly before landing the Group One Grand Prix de Paris and then finishing fifth in the 2015 Prix de l’Arc
- Different League – won on her juvenile debut and then won the 2017 Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot
Over jumps, two recent graduates from the Lyon Parilly flat stand out over those to have jumped around Lyon:
- Lac Fontana – winner of the 2014 County Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival
- French Aseel – scored by 22 lengths on jumps debut and sold onto Willie Mullins
Lyon Parilly Tips
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A winner on very soft ground at Saint-Cloud back in April, Doctor Ari ran a nice comeback race there a month ago and is worth backing to return to winning ways at Lyon Parilly this morning (11.50am).
That Saint-Cloud win came on just his second career start, and he came from nowhere to claim useful yardstick Antelope Canyon on the line, with subsequent Gr.3 Prix de Lutece runner-up Fasol back in third. That performance suggests today’s very testing conditions will be in his favour.
Though only sixth on reappearance, he wasn’t beaten at all far and was staying on at the line. He finished in behind a decent group there and this is a weaker line-up.
Favourite Alerio won the Prix Juigne for newcomers at Longchamp in April, but that form didn’t really work out and I haven’t been blown away by his two runs since, the latest on his return from four months off. He had Abondant back in fifth that day, but that one has built up plenty of experience since and was a clear runner-up in a Quinte last time, beaten only by Aude, a sharply-progressive filly of Christophe Ferland’s that goes in today’s Listed contest (1.42pm). He handles soft ground well, is a danger and it’s no surprise there has been some money for him, as 6-1 looked too big.
11.50am Lyon Parilly – 1pt win Doctor Ari @ 4-1 (all firms)
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Lyon Parilly Top Trainers (2020)
1. Jean-Pierre Gauvin 14 wins (19%)
2. Fabrice Chappet 6 wins (29%)
3. Christophe Escuder 6 wins (13%)
4. Carlos and Yann Lerner 4 wins (27%)
5. Philippe Decouz 4 wins (14%)
1. Emanuel Clayeux 10 wins (20%)
2. Francois Nicolle 5 wins (33%)
3. Gabriel Leenders 3 wins (19%)
4. Mathieu Pitart 3 wins (11%)
5. Joel Boisnard 2 wins (67%)
Lyon Parilly Top Jockeys (2020)
1. Pierre-Charles Boudot 12 wins (40%)
2. Marie Velon 8 wins (16%)
3. Franck Blondel 6 wins (10%)
4. Mickael Barzalona 5 wins (20%)
5. Maxime Guyon 5 wins (13%)
1. Matthieu Chailloleau 8 wins (31%)
2. Benjamin Gelhay 4 wins (19%)
3. Angelo Zuliani 3 wins (60%)
4. Clement Lefebvre 3 wins (30%)
5. Michel-Ange Mermel 2 wins (11%)
How to get there
Lyon Parilly is very easy to get to on Lyon’s efficient public transport and costs just €1.90 each way. From Place Bellecour in the centre, take the green metro line D east to Grange Blanche and change onto the purple tram line T2 in the direction of St Priest.
Lyon Parilly has its own tram stop called Parilly-Université.
Lyon Parilly Top Races
Listed Prix Bedel
Listed Grand Prix de Lyon
Listed Critérium de Lyon
Listed Prix du Grand Camp
Grand Cross de Lyon – Prix André Baboin
Listed Grand Steeple-Chase de Lyon – Prix Claude Gindre
Grande Course de Haies de Lyon
Course de Haies d’Automne
Course de Haies des 3 ans – Prix Jean Boulard
Prix Vetagro-Sup – Campus Vétérinaire de Lyon (cross country)
Lyon Parilly Map
Lyon Parilly Tips Archives
Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Lyon-Parilly throughout the year. Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips. Bay d'Argent heads the market for the 11.35am juvenile maiden at Lyon-Parilly today and looks...
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Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Lyon-Parilly throughout the year. Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips. Race Five at Lyon-Parilly is a 10 furlong contest for three-year-olds that haven’t won a Class...
I’m hoping Eddy Hardouin will be amongst the winners at Lyon Parilly this afternoon, as I’m backing two of his mounts, starting with Street Rebel in the 6.5f handicap for three year olds (3.10pm). Trained by Hardouin’s partner Carina Fey, Street Rebel was green and...
In the opener at Lyon Parilly (11.05am), Greatel looks tough to oppose and deserves to be odds-on. It might not have been a great claimer in which she finished second at Compiegne last time, but she certainly improved for the step up in trip, staying on well to finish...
Chichimadame looks a possible improver in the 2yo maiden at Lyon Parilly (12.55pm). She was a staying-on fifth on her sole start to date, in a 5f claimer at Fontainebleau. Far from knocked about that day, she showed plenty of promise and was claimed for a hefty...
The second race on the card this afternoon at Lyon-Parilly is a 10-furlong maiden open to colts, geldings and fillies from the Classic generation. Unlike most of these contests, there doesn't appear to be a fearsome 'Parisian' horse from a stable like Fabre's or...
Fabrice Chappet only saddled one winner at Lyon-Parilly last year, but the Chantilly trainer should still be followed when he raids Lyon - he was second to only Jean-Pierre Gauvin in wins in 2021 with six. Chappet can blow hot and cold but I think there is plenty of...