One bet on the card at Clairefontaine today (1.50pm).


James’s Passion is the right favourite here, but there is little strength in depth, despite the numbers, and Bojack Horseman is the play against the favourite.


He showed nothing in a couple of runs on the flat at two for his previous trainer, but has joined a shrewd outfit for his hurdling career and despite going off a big price on his debut for Etienne d’Andigne at Saint-Malo last time, there was stable confidence behind him and he was still travelling well in front when running off the home bend and unseating his jockey, his stablemate going on to win.


The booking of Bertrand Lestrade suggests connections are expecting a big run today, as he has a strong record for the yard, and the 20-1 on offer is worth taking.


1.50pm Clairefontaine – 1pt win, 0.5pt place Bojack Horseman @ 20-1 (most firms)