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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The mile claimer at Lyon looks a tight contest on the figures, but I think the chances of Dschingis Fear have been overlooked and he is well worth backing at double-figure odds.
There is no doubt he has run better than his form figures of 778 suggest. He moved into the race well enough before getting tired on debut at Saint-Cloud in June, and didn’t get a clear run in the final couple of furlongs on his next outing at Compiegne, when beaten just 2L by the runner-up.
It was a similar story at Dieppe last time, when his apprentice jockey Louis Nomis (who keeps the ride today) struggled to find the gaps in the home straight, and again he really wasn’t beaten far into eighth.
Nomis may have only ridden one winner so far this year, but that came for this yard and he has also ridden five seconds from his 13 rides for Yann Barberot, so 46% in the first two.
The drop to claiming company should see him get competitive and the 16-1 on offer is too big.
11.50am Lyon – 2pts win, 1pt place Dshingis Fear @ 16-1 (most 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
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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...
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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...
One bet at Parilly today, with Sodapop in the two year old contest (1.25pm). The daughter of Belardo started off in a newcomers’ race at Chantilly three weeks ago. I thought she showed a nice level of ability that day, travelling into the race, not getting the...
Henri Devin is enjoying a good time of it at present and the well-bred Affaire En Or could provide him with another winner at Lyon this afternoon. The daughter of Doctor Dino was ultimately well held when fifth at Saint-Cloud 18 days ago, but she kept on nicely in...