Third over an inadequate 1m1f on his third start back from a break at Lyon La Soie last time, Saint Nicolas is back at his ideal trip in today’s opener at Deauville.  His form figures in handicaps here in the past few seasons read 1244432 and he is back down to the mark he won off at Cagnes in February.

12.55pm Deauville RECOMMENDED BET: Saint Nicolas @ 10-1 ew