The card at Saint-Cloud is moderate today compared to what we enjoyed at Chantilly yesterday, which was spinkled with a bit of Black Type quality.
Race Three looks a really weak maiden for the track and although he’s winless in his eight starts to date, I think Arc winning trainer Peter Schiergen can saddle a third winner in France this month in the shape of Italian 2000 Guineas runner-up Fire Of The Sun.
His German rating is the equivalent of 100 in the UK and although that looks inflated, he looks to have the speed to cope with a drop to 1400m today.
Just as importantly, the opposition looks really weak. Sakharah pulled hard in the Spanish Guineas and looks well below the level of our selection and the fact he holds an entry in a claimer would be a concern to me.
Victor Lazzlo has been gelded since last seen at Lyon but needs to take a huge step forward to land this.
Opalus Road should place based on his efforts this year but I’m not even sure he should be favourite, given he ran to a mark in the high 30s last time and was beaten by a long-standing maiden. 9/4 looks a terrible price this morning on him.
Bauyrzhan Murzabayev has a small following and I hope he can do the business for us today on Fire Of The Sun, who can be excused his poor run in the German Guineas in the context of this race today.
1.50pm Saint-Cloud – 1.5pt win Fire Of The Sun @ 100/30 (all firms, bar Unibet)
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