France (Fontainebleau) Race Card, Form Guide & Race Previews – Friday, November 25

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Race 6 – PRIX DE LA TOUCHE AUX MULETS –  1800m UNR. Purse EUR €27,000.

  1. SERENITI – Two-year-old filly out of Group 3 winning dam Serenada. Has the pedigree and will pay to keep safe.
  2. LAND OF PARADISE – Unraced filly by Iffraaj out of Ebble. Watch for positive market moves.
  3. SENSHI – Filly by Le Havre who was bought for EUR 70,000 (Arqana 2021 August Yearling Sale) and kicks off here. Profiles well.
  4. OPALINSKA – Filly by Reliable Man from Malagueta on debut. Expected to run well.
  5. MY UNIVERSE – Unraced filly by Galiway out of Revedargent. Consider with a top jockey booked.
  6. CAPRICE A DEUX – Unraced filly by Gris De Gris out of Caprice Flore. Looking to others.
  7. DRUM ROLL – Unraced filly by Gleneagles out of Douda. Keep safe.
  8. AKAGERA – Unraced filly by Prince Gibraltar out of Agushaya. No surprise if she measured up.
  9. SIRIMA – Unraced filly by Prince Gibraltar out of Staracaya. Happy to risk this time.
  10. GOLDEN JUANITA – Unraced filly by Cloth Of Stars out of Vejer. Nice profile and expected to measure up.
  11. MY HOPE – Daughter of Hunter’s Light from Skirt on debut. Purchased for EUR 6,000 (Arqana 2021 November Yearling Sale). Interesting.
  12. MAGIC STARS – Unraced filly by Cloth Of Stars out of Magic Nizzy. Will be better for the run.
  13. SPELLBINDER – Filly by Camelot from Angel Wing on debut. Expected to measure up.

Summary: The market will likely prove the best guide here with no form on offer for these two-year-old fillies. Gleneagles filly DRUM ROLL (7) looks a nice type on paper and is given a tentative vote for a notable yard. SERENITI (1) will likely get further in time but must be respected for a good stable. The booking of Mickael Barzalona looks a positive for MY UNIVERSE (5) while MY HOPE (11) is another to note.

Selections

DRUM ROLL (7) – SERENITI (1) – MY UNIVERSE (5) – MY HOPE (11)

Race 7 – PRIX DE LOUISE (PRIX DU MONT PIERREUX) –  1800m UNR. Purse EUR €27,000.

  1. CELTIC ARYAAN – Gelding by Pedro The Great from Terramix on debut. Wait and see how he presents.
  2. SHALAM – Gelding by Shalaa from Nimpheas on debut. Purchased for EUR 10,000 (Arqana 2021 October Yearling Sale). Wait and see how he presents.
  3. MARZOUK – Unraced colt by Zarak out of Anoodah. Watch for positive market moves. Likely player.
  4. DETERMINATOR – Gelding by Motivator from Feerie Stellaire on debut. Watch the market carefully.
  5. SUNNY SWING – Unraced gelding by Ivanhowe out of Transcendante. Nice profile and expected to measure up.
  6. GATSBY POWER – Gelding by The Grey Gatsby from Anna’s Star on debut. A betting push will add to the confidence.
  7. LE FREINAY – Harry Angel colt from Tara’s Force on debut. Watching brief this time around.
  8. BY EXETER – Gelding by The Grey Gatsby from Exeter on debut. Worth keeping very safe.
  9. TIMBERLAKE – Debutant by Zoustar from the good race mare Thrust Home who was a Listed winner on the track. Bold showing expected.
  10. SHAZAM – Unraced colt by Adlerflug out of She Bang. Holds claims.
  11. ONLY HIM – Unraced gelding by Waldpark out of Euston. Will be better for the run.
  12. WAY TO MARSEILLE – Gelding by Galiway from Carchi on debut. Wait and see how he presents.
  13. VENICE WAY – Unraced colt by Galiway out of Eba Chope. No surprise if he measured up.
  14. QUARTZ DU HOULEY – Unraced colt by Brametot out of Facilita. Should be ready to run well.
  15. MR LE PHILOSOPHE – Le Havre colt from Uryale on debut. Respect any positive betting move.
  16. ROCH – Frankel colt from Realism on debut. Strong profile. Market the best guide to his chances.
  17. BIG ROCK – Son of Rock Of Gibraltar from Hardiyna making his debut. Worth keeping very safe.
  18. TEOCRITO – Colt by Muhaarar from Rose Et Or on debut. Maybe later.

Summary: A newcomers event for two-year-old colts and geldings where the market will prove a valuable guide. Mikel Delzangles saddles some interesting runners with Zarak colt MARZOUK (3) given narrow preference. ROCH (16) needs respect as an interesting son of Frankel while SHAZAM (10) should handle conditions being by Adlerflug. QUARTZ DU HOULEY (14) is considered.

Selections

MARZOUK (3) – ROCH (16) – SHAZAM (10) – QUARTZ DU HOULEY (14)

Race 8 – PRIX JACQUES DE VIENNE –  2600m OPEN. Purse EUR €55,000.

  1. JAGUAR LAGRANGE – Won a 2900m conditions event at Durtal by a head latest. This is much tougher.
  2. JEDUSOR – Runner-up to Jiulietta Ghia over 2400m at Lignieres last outing. More needed.
  3. JET BLUE – Won the G2 Prix du Bourbonnais by 0.5L at Saint-Cloud in September. Major chance.
  4. JACKO DES PLAGES – Made the running when third behind two of these in the G3 Prix de l’Avenir over 2400m at Dieppe. Claims.
  5. JOYFUL STORM – Easily opposed in this company judged on what we’ve seen in three starts to date.
  6. JACKPOT DE LOUED – Good second to Judgeland in the G3 Prix de l’Avenir over 2400m at Dieppe. Noted.
  7. JUAN DU LEMO – Won a 2400m low grade event at Saint-Brieuc third-time-out. This is tougher but could sneak into the places.
  8. JUMPER SACRE – Held 10L fifth behind some of these in a 2400m event at Lignieres 34 days ago. More required.
  9. JIULIETTA GHIA – Won the G3 Prix Yves d’Armaille prior to winning a 2400m race at Lignieres. Not dismissed.
  10. JEANNETTE – Good third in the G2 Prix du Bourbonnais but must bounce back from a disappointing eighth in the G3 Prix de l’Avenir at Dieppe.
  11. JOYEUSE MOME – Decent effort when a 5L fourth in the G3 Prix de l’Avenir at Dieppe on her second career start. Could improve with first-time cheekpieces fitted.
  12. JOIE DES OBEAUX – Made all to win the G3 Prix des Guilledines over 2900m at Durtal by 1L. Hard to ignore.
  13. JAINA KELLE – Solid 0.5L runner-up to Jet Blue in the G2 Prix du Bourbonnais over 2500m at Saint-Cloud. Player.
  14. JASMINE DE CORTON – Runner-up at Paray-le-Monial on her second career outing. More needed at this level.
  15. JULY FLOWER – Impressed when winning by 4.5L at Durtal on debut 26 days ago. Interesting.
  16. JESUBA – Finished third behind two of these at Lignieres just over a month ago. Positive jockey booking.
  17. JOLLY WAY – Failed to complete the hat-trick but finished a sound third in the G3 Prix Yves d’Armaille over 2400m at Moulins last outing. Each-way claims.
  18. JUDGELAND – Snug winner of the G3 Prix de l’Avenir over 2400m at Dieppe 24 days ago. Notable contender.

Summary: JET BLUE (3) made it two from three in his career when winning the 2500m G2 Prix du Bourbonnais by 0.5L at Saint-Cloud latest. Genuine claims albeit this is a competitive affair. JUDGELAND (18) ran out a snug winner of the G3 Prix de l’Avenir over 2400m at Dieppe on her third career start. Leading player with further progress possible. JACKO DES PLAGES (4) finished third in that event and looks to be capable of playing a major role. JAINA KELLE (13) was runner-up to Jet Blue in the aforementioned Saint-Cloud G2 and must be respected.

Selections

JET BLUE (3) – JUDGELAND (18) – JACKO DES PLAGES (4) – JAINA KELLE (13)

Race 9 – PRIX CERES – FONDS EUROPEEN DE L’ELEVAGE –  1400m OPEN. Purse EUR €52,000.

  1. TARIDA – Narrow winner of a 1400m Class Three handicap at Le Mans latest. This is much tougher.
  2. TRIXIA DE VEGA – Arrives following confidence boosting conditions race wins at Cavaillon and Hyeres. Interesting contender.
  3. ON THE EDGE – Held seventh in a Class Three course and distance handicap latest. More needed.
  4. AUNT BETHANY – Good third at Lyon-Parilly on French debut prior to winning a Class Two conditions race over 1600m at Angers. Claims.
  5. LOLIWOOD – Won a competitive handicap over this trip at Longchamp last outing. Leading player.
  6. SIAMSA – UK raider who finished fourth in the Listed Dubai Duty Free Cup Stakes at Newbury (UK) 70 days ago. Place chance.
  7. NO REGRETS – Won a Longchamp handicap prior to finishing sixth in the Listed Prix de Saint-Cyr over the same track and trip. Could place.
  8. DELIDA – Well beaten in a 1850m Class Two Longchamp handicap. More needed in first-time cheekpieces.
  9. PRINCESS GLITTERS – Won a Class Three conditions race over 1650m at Angers. The runner-up that day has scored since and she sneak into the places.
  10. NANDINA – Sound third in the Listed Schloss Roland Stutenpreis over this distance at Dusseldorf (Germany). Chance.
  11. AMELLATA – Won a Class One conditions race over 1200m at Chantilly in September. One to note.
  12. HEALING OASIS – Good third in the Listed Prix de Saint-Cyr over this journey at Longchamp. Player on the ratings.
  13. OHEKA – Head winner of a 1600m handicap at Saint-Cloud latest. Yet to miss the frame in six starts over this trip. Each-way chance.
  14. SARAMOUCHE – Finished third to Aunt Bethany over 1600m at Angers 27 days ago. Each-way claims.

Summary: LOLIWOOD (5) finished sixth in the Listed Prix Matchem at Saint-Cloud prior to running out a narrow winner of a Class Two handicap over this trip at Longchamp last month. Notable chance on the ratings with a good record over 1400m. HEALING OASIS (12) produced a solid effort when a 2L third in the 1400m Listed Prix de Saint-Cyr at Longchamp. Obvious claims if replicating. TRIXIA DE VEGA (2) arrives following confidence boosting conditions race wins at Cavaillon and Hyeres. Interesting on her Listed form she showed as a three-year-old. Another to note is AUNT BETHANY (4).

Selections

LOLIWOOD (5) – HEALING OASIS (12) – TRIXIA DE VEGA (2) – AUNT BETHANY (4)

Race 10 – PRIX CONTESSINA –  1100m CL1. Purse EUR €38,000.

  1. LIVE – Returned to the winners’ circle after a long while in the wilderness last time out over 1000m at Lyon-Parilly, scoring by 2 lengths. Hard to beat again.
  2. FLYING CANDY – Has been out of the money recently including last start when seventh over 1200m at Chantilly three-and-a-half weeks ago, beaten 4 lengths. Hard to fault if at her best.
  3. KING ROBBE – Returned to the winners’ circle after a long while in the wilderness last time out over 1400m at this track, scoring by a nose. Holds claims.
  4. NOM DE PLUME – Has not raced since finishing second over 650m at Goteborg (Sweden) on August 14. Interesting.
  5. SWIFT FLIGHT – Hasn’t won in 14 months. Finished 13th, beaten 8 lengths, last start over 1207m at The Curragh (Ireland). Prepared to risk.
  6. IMPITOYABLE – Went close last time when second over 1100m at this track. Can sneak into the finish again.
  7. LESSLEPASSER – Far from disgraced when second at Lyon-Parilly last start after finishing second two runs back at Deauville. Must come into consideration.
  8. FEEL YOUR POWER – Finished midfield last start over 1100m at this track when resuming. Mickael Barzalona goes aboard. Can build on that encouraging effort last start.
  9. REGALIEN – Returned to the winners’ circle last time out over 1200m at this track, scoring by one length. Should go well.
  10. STARFIX – Has had one run back from a break and was well held in sixth over 1300m at Deauville AW three weeks ago. Still early in the prep and might need more time.
  11. MISS PARIS FLAG – Stepping out at this circuit for the first time. Last appeared when she finished 15th over 1700m at Pornichet on November 14.
  12. CRISTAL MARVELOUS – Scored over 1100m at Le Croise-Laroche two back then missed the frame last time out over 1000m at Lyon-Parilly. Prefer to see her back in form.
  13. QUEEN OF SPEED – Well held of late including last start when 13th over 1200m at Deauville. Prefer in something easier.
  14. JOSEJOSEPHINE – Has been very ordinary since winning at Vichy four starts back. Beaten 5.5 lengths when sixth over 1000m at Lyon-Parilly last start. Prepared to overlook.

Summary: LIVE (1) holds obvious claims on ratings and arrives following a 2L Class Two conditions event success over 1000m at Lyon-Parilly fifteen days ago. Top contender. LESSLEPASSER (7) finished runner-up in that race and should be on the premises back up 100m. FEEL YOUR POWER (8) won the Listed Prix Ronde de Nuit over this distance at Chantilly back in March. Fair fourth over course and distance last outing and rates highly in first-time cheekpieces. IMPITOYABLE (6) completes the shortlist.

Selections

LIVE (1) – LESSLEPASSER (7) – FEEL YOUR POWER (8) – IMPITOYABLE (6)

Race 11 – GRAND PRIX DE FONTAINEBLEAU – FONDS EUROPEEN DE L’ELEVAGE –  2000m OPEN. Purse EUR €52,000.

  1. FLYINGBEAUTY – Second in a Class Two handicap over 2500m at Saint-Cloud 25 days ago. Stays further and could find the frame.
  2. LYRICAL – Finished third in the G2 Premio Lydia Tesio – Trofeo Ruler Of The World over this distance at Capannelle (Italy) last outing. This is probably tougher.
  3. JASMINE JOY – Good fourth in the Listed Irish Ebf Gillies Fillies’ Stakes at Doncaster (UK). Worth place consideration for a UK stable that do well with their fillies.
  4. YORKSHIRE LADY – Held seventh in a York (UK) handicap over 2000m last outing. More needed.
  5. IRSKA – Good third in the Listed Prix Dahlia over 2000m at Saint-Cloud prior to finishing fifth in the G3 Prix de Flore at the same venue. Chance.
  6. THROUGH THE MIST – Well beaten eighth in the Listed Grand Prix de Nantes over 2400m at Dieppe. Capable of better but must bounce back.
  7. GALIFA – Finished fourth in the Listed Grand Prix de Nantes at Dieppe last outing. Place chance.
  8. ZANFOGNA – Made French debut when fourth in the 2400m Listed Prix Panacee at Toulouse last start. Each-way contender.
  9. KABULA – Polish raider who finished fifth at Sluzewiec (Poland) last outing. Hard to assess but worth place consideration.
  10. QARASHA – Well beaten in the Listed Prix Solitude over 2000m at Saint-Cloud on return. Remains early days but others look to hold stronger claims.
  11. GREYM – Decent 1L third in the 2000m Listed Prix Charles Laffitte at Compiegne 49 days ago. Not dismissed.
  12. QUEEN TREZY – Finished eighth in the G1 Qatar Prix de Royallieu prior to a good second in the Listed Prix Solitude over this trip at Saint-Cloud four weeks ago. Player.
  13. FINAL GESTURE – Good second in the Listed Prix Panacee over 2400m at Toulouse prior to finishing sixth in the G3 Prix Fille de l’Air at the same venue. Strong runner.
  14. LA FILLE DU SUD – 3L seventh in the G3 Prix Fille de l’Air over 2100m at Toulouse a fortnight ago. Each-way.
  15. MOON DE VEGA – Disappointing tenth in the Listed Irish Ebf Gillies Fillies’ Stakes over 2000m at Doncaster (UK) earlier this month. Capable of better and remains of interest.
  16. PLESANT JANE – Unexposed three-year-old who won a Class Two conditions race over this distance at Lyon-Parilly last outing. Interesting.
  17. EIDIKOS – Sound fifth in the Listed Irish Ebf Gillies Fillies’ Stakes over 2000m at Doncaster (UK) recently. One for the placings.
  18. ONDULEE – Finished behind some of these when fourth in the Listed Prix Solitude at Saint-Cloud. Frame chance.

Summary: QUEEN TREZY (12) finished eighth in the G1 Qatar Prix de Royallieu prior to a good second in the Listed Prix Solitude over this trip at Saint-Cloud four weeks ago. Leading claims at this level. FINAL GESTURE (13) produced a solid second in the Listed Prix Panacee over 2400m at Toulouse before a sound sixth in the G3 Prix Fille de l’Air at the same venue. Key contender. IRSKA (5) was fifth in the G3 Prix de Flore tackling this distance at Saint-Cloud latest. Thereabouts. The unexposed PLESANT JANE (16) is interesting following a Class Two conditions race win over this trip at Lyon-Parilly. UK raider MOON DE VEGA (15) disappointed at Doncaster (UK) on reappearance but remains capable of better.

Selections

QUEEN TREZY (12) – FINAL GESTURE (13) – IRSKA (5) – PLESANT JANE (16) – MOON DE VEGA (15)

Race 12 – PRIX DE MEAUX –  3000m HCP CL3. Purse EUR €21,000.

  1. RUE DE VOLGA – Lightly raced filly who progressed nicely last start with a win by 6 lengths over 2500m at Le Croise-Laroche. Solid top-three hope.
  2. ACCEPTING – Improved sharply last start to crack her maiden over 3100m at Niort. Definitely worth including.
  3. FOLLOW THE SUN – Last start was back on September 5 2021 when third over 2950m at Redon. Has since changed trainers. A bright start to the prep is anticipated.
  4. FLATTEN THE CURVE – Eight-start maiden who wasn’t far away last time when second over 2000m at Saint-Cloud on November 9. Worth including.
  5. PULSE – Has been solid in two runs following a spell. Most recently finished 2.5 lengths away in second three-and-a-half weeks ago over 2300m at Durtal. Ready to peak at the third run in. Big chance.
  6. YOUNG MERLIN – Broke back into the top-three last start when second at Bordeaux over 3000m, beaten 3 lengths. In the mix.
  7. AMIATA – Missed the frame two back when tenth at Saint-Cloud but turned in a better effort last time to place over 2500m at Nancy. Sure to be in the finish.
  8. DANCE THE BLUES – Last start finished second over 2900m at Amiens. Has recorded 4 victories from 52 starts. Consider.
  9. FRENCH DIVA – Returned to the winners’ circle last time out over 2400m at Saint Brieuc, scoring by 6 lengths. Holds claims.
  10. FORMIDUBBEL – Last appeared six-and-a-half months ago when she finished 20 lengths from the winner in eighth over 2600m at Savenay. Can sneak into the finish.
  11. DAIQUIRIA – Up 1000m in distance and out to 3000m for the first time. She looks ready but had eight starts and not managed a placing. Not a threat here.
  12. AHMED PRIDE – Hasn’t won in 18 months. Finished fourth, beaten 28 lengths, last start over 3200m at Le Croisé-Laroche. Prepared to risk.
  13. PERLE DE VATI – Well held second up after finishing fourth when resuming over 2900m at Clairefontaine. Needs to turn form around sharply to be competitive.
  14. SUN DE L’ORME – Hasn’t won in more than a year. Must improve off a last-start fourth over 2950m at Cholet to feature in the finish.
  15. VEBRON – Hasn’t won for more than four years, adding to the drought last start when beaten 21 lengths into eighth over 2900m at Amiens.

Summary: The lightly raced Dubawi filly ACCEPTING (2) stayed on strongly to win a Class Three conditions event over 3100m at Niort 20 days ago. Genuine chance with further progress likely for leading connections on handicap debut. RUE DE VOLGA (1) has been raised 4kg for winning a 2500m handicap by 6L at Le Croise-Laroche last outing. Can remain competitive. YOUNG MERLIN (6) handles plenty of give in the ground and looms a strong contender on the back of a decent Class Three qualifying handicap third tackling 3000m at Bordeaux. DANCE THE BLUES (8) cannot be dismissed.

Selections

ACCEPTING (2) – RUE DE VOLGA (1) – YOUNG MERLIN (6) – DANCE THE BLUES (8)

Race 13 – PRIX DU BELVEDERE DES DRUIDES –  3000m HCP CL2. Purse EUR €30,000.

  1. MISTER NINO – Has not raced since finishing 16 lengths away in 13th over 3000m at Vichy on July 19. Will need this run.
  2. STELVIO – Resumes from a break of five months. Finished 12th at his most recent appearance over 2400m at Nantes. Others preferred.
  3. DARY CI – Has a poor strike rate and failed to improve on it last start when she finished eighth over 2500m at Saint-Cloud. Happy to overlook.
  4. BLIND BUY – Won two starts back at Lyon-Parilly but couldn’t back that up when unplaced over 2200m at Longchamp last time. Looks tested again.
  5. MOON WOLF – Broke a long drought last time when he scored by a long neck at Longchamp over 2800m. Won last start and is well-placed again.
  6. MYKISS – Scored over 3000m at Craon two back then found one better last time out over 2800m at Longchamp. Rates highly.
  7. BARBADIN – Has been out of the money recently including last start when fifth over 2100m at Saint-Cloud two-and-a-half weeks ago, beaten 9 lengths.
  8. SADANORI – Broke a long drought last time when he scored by 1.3 lengths at Longchamp over 2800m. Great chance to win again. Take seriously.
  9. MAC LA TAMBOUILLE – Modest efforts of late, including a last start fourth over 2800m at Longchamp. Is a winner at the trip. Cannot be dismissed.
  10. CHELSEA DU NINIAN – Winner two starts back at Compiegne then narrowly missed a repeat last start when second over 2500m at Saint-Cloud. In the mix.
  11. BELARGA – Last seen when finishing fifth over 3000m at Saint-Cloud last start. Better than the last run suggests.
  12. BONAPARTE SIZING – Stepping out at this track for the first time. Last appeared when he finished fifth over 2800m at Longchamp on October 27. Wasn’t too far off the mark last time.
  13. SRIDEDGREEN – Stepping out at this course for the first time. Last appeared when he scored over 3000m at Bordeaux on November 7. Another win is on the cards.
  14. ARAZY – Started this campaign in poor form, last start finishing sixth and beaten 19 lengths over 2200m at Amiens. Struggling to make a case.

Summary: There was a neck separating MOON WOLF (5) and MYKISS (6) when they fought out the finish in a Class Two handicap over 2800m at Longchamp last outing. The former should go well upped 3kg but the latter is proven over this 3000m and looks weighted to reverse the form. CHELSEA DU NINIAN (10) won a 2400m handicap at Compiegne prior to finishing a close second in the same class tackling 2500m at Saint-Cloud. Player. SRIDEDGREEN (13) made all to win a 3000m Class Three qualifying handicap at Bordeaux latest and cannot be ruled out.

Selections

MOON WOLF (5) – MYKISS (6) – CHELSEA DU NINIAN (10) – SRIDEDGREEN (13)

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