Fabrice Vermeulen has two three-year-olds entered in the Summer classics and it bodes well for Kingsale in the next race that his stablemate Dancing Queen (Diane-entered) was able to win a similar maiden in the provinces last month with Aurelien Lemaitre on board.

 

Lemaitre had no rides at the track last year and tends to stick to the Paris tracks and surrounding regions, so it is significant that he travels to the Marseille region this morning.

 

Kingsale is a full brother to French 1000 Guineas winner Dream And Do and was a €150,000 buy back from Arqana. He’s had a few entries and he probably doesn’t need to be that smart to win today.

 

The trainers of Pierrepont and Never Leave have poured cold water on their respective chances this morning and given that the selection is by Siyouni, he really does look a lock for at least a top 3 on soft ground today.

 

11.55am Salon de Provence 1.5 points each-way Kingsale @ 9/2 (generally available)