Marseille Borely Tips and Racecourse Guide

Marseille Borely has a spectacular location by the sea just outside the centre of Marseille, near the Velodrome football ground. Racing began at Borely in 1860 and the racecourse takes its name from the Chateau under which is was based.

Trotting only came in the 1960s and it hosts the best quality racing in the south. The quality of the program has benefitted from the strength of local Calas trainers, including Jerome Reynier and Frederic Rossi.

The shortest trip is 950m (just under five furlongs) and there can be some fair juvenile contests run at the course. 

The Grand Prix de Marseille is the highlight in November. The quality varies but in the 2013 the race was the swansong for 2012 Prix du Jockey Club winner Saonois, whilst future Group Two winner L’Amour De Ma Vie ran down the field.

Marseille Borely Tips

Marseille-Borely Horse Racing Tips Today – 20/03

Under an hour until the juvenile contest at Marseille-Borely this morning, so I’ll keep this brief!

 

5/4 favourite Patisse represents the most ‘powerful’ local connection in the race but the yard had a well-fancied juvenile well-beaten in the first 2yo race of the year at Lyon days ago and Patisse’s pedigree hints at being better over much further than today’s 1000m.

 

Christophe Escuder has a good record in this race and in the press he gives his preference for 11/4 Amore Mia, but at a much longer price I’m backing Dyna Chope at 13/2.

 

Well-drawn in gate one, Dyna Chope is bred and owned by ‘Mr Early Speed’, Alain Chopard. Sire Guitafan didn’t set the world alight in the UK but in the context of French stallions, his stock are getting good reports and he sired the winner of that Lyon race – also a filly. Crucially the dam of Dyna Chope imparts precocity, two of her siblings were deemed forward enough to make their debuts in the coveted Prix du Premier Pas at Chantilly, a springboard for blacktype juveniles and another was a juvenile winner in the provinces.

 

The pedigrees don’t look very strong here and I wouldn’t be surprised if Dyna Chope makes all. Patisse looks an awful price, so I’ll also play exotics with Amore Mia.

 

10.55am Marseille-Borely Dyna Chope 2pt win @ 13/2 (William Hill, SkyBet, Betfair Sportsbook and Paddy Power)

Marseille Borely Top Trainers (2020)

1. Frederic Rossi 16 wins (17%)

2. Jerome Reynier 16 wins (16%)

3. Christophe Escuder 13 wins (10%)

4. Fabrice Vermeulen 11 wins (20%)

5. Cedric Rossi 6 wins (11%)

Marseille Borely Top Jockeys (2020)

1. Franck Blondel 14 wins (23%)

2. Ambre Molins 7 wins (21%)

3. Antonio Orani 7 wins (16%)

4. Gregorie Legras 6 wins (18%)

5. Sylvain Ruis 6 wins (10%)

How to get there

Metro/Bus

Marseille Borely is better served than Marseille Vivaux by public transport and is in a much nicer part of town. The most direct way to the course is to take the 583 bus (pink route) along the coast to Plage Planches à Voile, where you will see the racecourse on the coast.

There is no dedicated metro station but the racecourse is near the Velodrome football stadium. Take the metro to Rond Point du Prado and from there it is a pleasant 30-minute walk through parkland.

Taxi

It is a 15-minute drive from the Vieux Port to Marseille Borely if there is light traffic.

Marseille Borely Top Races

Listed Prix Delahante

Listed La Coupe de Marseille

Marseille Borely Map

Marseille Borely Tips Archives

Marseille-Borely Horse Racing Tips Today – 12/11

Marseille-Borely Horse Racing Tips Today – 12/11

The conditions at Marseille are very testing this morning but I'm getting involved in Race Three where I think one has been dramatically overlooked in the markets and newspaper predictions.   Chantilly raider Tigrr is on offer at 9-1, a big price based purely on...

Marseille Borely Horse Racing Tips Today – 16/03

Marseille Borely Horse Racing Tips Today – 16/03

The first two year old race of the season in France takes place at Marseille Borely today (10.50am) and I can’t resist backing Kaleocreek to make a winning start.   Trainer Christophe Escuder produced the winner of this race a year ago, with subsequent Listed...

Marseille Borely Horse Racing Tips Today – 13/11

Marseille Borely Horse Racing Tips Today – 13/11

Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Marseille Borely throughout the year.  Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips.   A 1m2f Listed contest is the feature on today's early card at Marseille Borely...

Marseille Borely Horse Racing Tips Today – 24/10

Marseille Borely Horse Racing Tips Today – 24/10

Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Marseille Borely throughout the year.  Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips.   National Service has conditions in his favour today and is a confident selection in the...

Marseille Borely Horse Racing Tips Today – 10/10

Marseille Borely Horse Racing Tips Today – 10/10

Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Marseille Borely throughout the year.  Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips.   Namora hasn’t lived up to expectations thus far, but Manon Scandella-Lacaille looks to have...

Marseille-Borely Horse Racing Tips Today – 03/10

Marseille-Borely Horse Racing Tips Today – 03/10

Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Marseille-Borely throughout the year.  Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips.   Slightly calmer waters today as we attack Marseille-Borely in the provinces.  ...

Marseille Borely Horse Racing Tips Today – 15/09 Pt 2

Marseille Borely Horse Racing Tips Today – 15/09 Pt 2

Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Marseille-Borely throughout the year.  Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips.   We’re taking fitness on trust, but Isotta has the best form in the book in the 1m5f maiden...

Marseille-Borely Horse Racing Tips Today – 15/09

Marseille-Borely Horse Racing Tips Today – 15/09

Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Marseille-Borely throughout the year.  Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips.   A very early stakes race today so I'll keep this brief!   Jean-Claude Rouget's Long...

Marseille Borely Horse Racing Tips Today – 08/09

Marseille Borely Horse Racing Tips Today – 08/09

Jerome Reynier has a typically strong hand at Marseille today and I'm hoping Garancieres can give him another course win this season in the 1m2f maiden (1.07pm).   She has been unlucky in the run on more than one occasion this season, and her mark isn't...

French Racing Tips – 06/05 Pt 2

French Racing Tips – 06/05 Pt 2

One bet on the card at Marseille Borely, Mazal Tov in the 6f handicap (3.52pm). She finished second in a 7.5f AW claimer on her first start for this yard in March (having raced at 7-7.5f on all outings at two for Charley Rossi), and went one better on her next run...

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