Saint-Cloud Tips and Racecourse Guide

Saint-Cloud Racecourse is located in the western part of Paris and features a fantastic left-handed turf course for flat racing.

Saint-Cloud is known for being the first turf fixture each season and also features the first juvenile contest.

The top race is the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, which attracts future types for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp in October.

The Prix Greffulhe in spring is considered the most appropriate French trial for the Epsom Derby in the UK as it is the only recognised Derby trial for three-year-olds on a left-handed course. In 2011 Pour Moi used the race as a springboard to Epsom, completing a memorable double for Andre Fabre and teenager Mickael Barzalona.

Saint-Cloud Tips

Saint Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 19/04

The Group Three Prix Celopatre was not a race I had been planning on betting in, but I’ve had to step in at the morning prices today.


Jerome Reynier’s string are still in brilliant form, evidenced by recent Group wins at both Deauville and Longchamp, and I think his star Zoffany filly, Fun With Flags, is a bet today at 11/10. I would be very surprised if she is not sent off odds-on.


Connections have turned down multiple offers for her and although she comes into this race second on bare ratings, it’s plainly clear that her reputation and profile puts her well on top of these fillies.


Race fitness has been a key determining factor (at least I think) in several Classic trials to have been run in France this season – Lazzat, Ramadan and Calandagan are just a few names that fit the mould, albeit they could easily be stars in their own right.


Fun With Flags surely has a considerable fitness edge over market rival War Chimes, who is described by her trainer David Menuisier as being at 80% today. Menuisier has also told the press that he expects her to be at her best over 12 furlongs and it doesn’t inspire confidence at a short price today knowing that the stable’s three winners this calendar year all had the benefit of runs beforehand (Egoiste and Metaverse). This is likely to be a stepping stone to an Oaks Trial next month.


2.10pm Saint-Cloud – 2pts win Fun With Flags @ 11/10 (all firms)

Saint-Cloud Top Trainers (2020)

1. Andre Fabre 10 wins (20%)

2. Carlos & Yann Lerner 6 wins (19%)

3. Francis Graffard 6 wins (18%)

4. Jean-Claude Rouget 5 wins (19%)

5. Fabrice Chappet 5 wins (12%)

Saint-Cloud Top Jockeys (2020)

1. Pierre-Charles Boudot 24 wins (22%)

2. Mickael Barzalona 14 wins (16%)

3. Maxime Guyon 14 wins (11%)

4. Christophe Soumillon 9 wins (12%)

5. Theo Bachelot 9 wins (10%)

How to get there


Saint-Cloud is not the easiest to get to via public transit and is further out than both Longchamp and Auteuil. Still, it is well worth making the effort to go there.

Factor in an hour to get to the course from central Paris. Either take the Line 1 (yellow) metro to La Defense and then the tram south to Val d’Or. Then it is a very short walk.

Alternatively, take the Transilien Line U, a suburban train, southbound 3 stops from La Defense.


An Uber costs about €32 from Central Paris to Saint-Cloud Racecourse and takes 45 minutes, allowing for a bit of traffic.

Saint-Cloud Top Races

G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud

G1 Criterium International

G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud

G2 Prix Corrida

G2 Prix du Muguet

G2 Prix Eugene Adam

Saint-Cloud Map

Saint-Cloud Tips Archives

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 22/10

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 22/10

There could be a Classic contender to come out of the Group One races at Saint-Cloud this afternoon, but they are both tricky betting affairs.   I'm heading to the Group Three Prix Perth for my nap of the day where I strongly fancy Belbek to gain his first win as...

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 08/09

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 08/09

Racing is back at Saint-Cloud for the first time in two months and I like the look of one in the 1m7f handicap (4.30pm).   Gold Palace won this corresponding race last year on the back of two comeback runs off a seven-month break and has had a near-identical...

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 05/05

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 05/05

Saint-Cloud was good to us on Monday and we head back there for a maiden this afternoon. Just 2lbs separates the top four in the 3.00pm and there is obvious value to opposing the 11/10 favourite Kizmambo, for all that he drops in class.   Naval Academy has hinted...

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 01/05

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 01/05

Mademoiselle Rose made a highly promising start for the excellent Christopher Head on her seasonal reappearance at Chantilly and should prove very difficult to beat in this considerably easier contest. 3.21pm Saint-Cloud - 2pts win Mademoiselle Rose @ 2-1 (Skybet,...

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 09/03

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 09/03

Yoann Bonnefoy has made a quiet start to the year, but a Quinte success earlier on today’s Saint-Cloud card will have give the team a boost and I’m hoping further success awaits in the second division with El Roy.   Like Bonnefoy’s Quinte winner, El Roy has had a...

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 09/11

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 09/11

David Menuisier sent over last month’s Group 1 Prix de Royallieu third Ottilien to win her maiden on this card at Saint-Cloud a year ago and half-brother Salamancan is worth backing to follow in her hoofprints this morning (11.30am).   The son of Recoletos was...

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 30/09

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 30/09

Arabian racing takes centre stage at Saint-Cloud this afternoon but there are a couple of nice thoroughbred races on the undercard.   The Prix Matchem looks a good betting race to me at 2.25pm. Although Andre Fabre's Tribalist was my each-way fancy in the French...

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 23/09

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 23/09

Minotauros hasn’t got the best of win records (2-27), but he has been running better than the form suggests of late and is capable of getting his head in front at Saint-Cloud this afternoon (4.45pm).   A winner at this time last year on his fourth start for Ed...

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 16/09

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 16/09

He didn’t show much in two starts in two starts in the UK, but Fortuna Dufflecoat made a promising debut in France last month when runner-up at Deauville, and can go one better at Saint-Cloud this afternoon (1.15pm).   His runs in the UK came over 7/7.5f, but he...

Race Sharp Daily Telegram Tip – 08/09

Race Sharp Daily Telegram Tip – 08/09

Race Sharp has one daily selection that goes out to our free Telegram group 15 minutes before being posted online.  New to Telegram?  Sign up to our free channel here.   3.35pm Saint-Cloud   Cream Ice has form figures of 1210 at Saint-Cloud and is a massive...

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