Saint-Malo Tips and Racecourse Guide
Located just outside of the famous walled coastal town of Saint-Malo, the racecourse hosts 15 televised meetings each year, including flat, jumps and trotting. The official name of the racecourse is the “Hippodrome de la Côte d’Emeraude”.
Easy to reach of foot from both the town (1km) and the seaside (2.5km), Saint-Malo is a family racecourse with a typical provincial feel. The racecourse was built in 1904 and has been developed since to host up to 600 people.
The flat and hurdles course is a circuit just over seven furlongs (1450m) and has a relatively short home straight of 350m. It can be hard for hold-up horses to make up more than a couple of lengths in the home straight.
The best dining option at the racecourse is the panoramic restaurant but otherwise the inside the walled towns there are plenty of delicious pancake restaurants (creperies – make sure to try both sweet and savoury!).
Today’s best bets for Saint-Malo can be seen below. Race Sharp offers free french racing tips for all meetings at Saint-Malo throughout the season.
The Alain Couetil-trained Janly is a warm order at the top of the market for today’s AQPS flat race at Saint-Malo (12.18pm). She finished second on debut and is an obvious contender today, but it might pay to oppose her with newcomer Jimmy Du Seuil.
He’s a son of Galiway, which instantly gives him some appeal here, and is a half-brother to two geldings; Heross Du Seuil, who was well-touted when scoring on debut for these connections at Moulins, and Iberique Du Seuil, who was beaten a head on debut and was last seen landing a Grade 2 at Fairyhouse in April for Gordon Elliott.
The selection is reportedly very highly-regarded by his trainer Mickael Seror, and in a race lacking strength in depth, he looks worth backing on debut.
12.18pm Saint-Malo – 1pt each-way Jimmy Du Seuil @ 13/2 (most firms, 7-1 with William Hill)
James Reveley is four ahead of Clement Lefebvre at the top of the jockeys’ standings and heads to Saint-Malo for one ride this afternoon on John Locke for Sophie Leech.
A £20,000 purchase out of the Dan Skelton yard in May, he was a wide-margin winner for Skelton at Huntingdon last November and had a rating of 125.
He is at his best on good ground, which he will get today, and was far from disgraced in a considerably tougher contest on softer ground at Clairefontaine a fortnight ago.
This looks a great spot for him to make it third time lucky on French soil, especially with the Leech team in good nick, with two winners in France last month.
This is a weak contest, with the main form danger giving our selection weight and returning from a seven-month absence.
2.46pm Saint-Malo – 1pt win John Locke @ 2-1 (all firms)
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Saint-Malo Top Trainers (2021)
1. Mathieu Brasme 3 wins (75%)
2. Stephane Wattel 3 wins (27%)
3. Larissa Kneip 2 wins (67%)
4. Edouard Monfort 2 wins (50%)
5. Henri-Francois Devin 1 win (33%)
Saint-Malo Top Jockeys (2021)
1. Quentin Perrette 4 wins (67%)
2. Morgan Delalande 3 wins (43%)
3. Yoann Barille 2 wins (67%)
4. Clement Guitraud 2 wins (33%)
5. Tristan Baron 2 wins (40%)
How to get there
Saint-Malo is just 2 hours and 15 minutes from Paris by TGV. There is just one stop in Rennes on the way.
Ferry crossings to Saint-Malo leave Portsmouth and Plymouth in the UK. There are also crossings to the Channel Islands in under two hours.
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Saint-Malo Tips Archives
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