A cracking card at ParisLongchamp this afternoon and I am hoping Sheraz can make it third time lucky this season the Group 3 Prix de Barbeville (4.25pm).

He progressed really well through last season, winning on three occasions before two seconds in Listed company, on the second occasion behind Karlarina, who he was also beaten by on reappearance over 1m4f at Saint-Cloud.  However, he was only half a length off her at the finish that day, having travelled strongly into the race, and I really liked the way he went through the contest over the same trip here last time behind Sublimis and In Swoop.

His trainer is a dab hand with this type and Sheraz looks to have been brought along steadily this term – it is noticeable that his rider hasn’t picked up the stick on either occasion this season.  I think the return to this trip (for just the second time) can bring about further improvement and he is overpriced to win today.

4.25pm ParisLongchamp – 1pt win Sheraz @ 5-1