France (Bordeaux Le Bouscat) Race Card, Form Guide & Race Previews – Tuesday, October 3

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France Race Card – 3rd October
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R1 – PRIX CALICEO BRUGES – PRIX DE SAINT-JULIEN – 1900m (a1 3/16m) – TURF – Condition Race – Maiden – Flat – EUR € 23.000

1. NAFARROA – 3rd when last seen over 1400m at La Teste in mid-August. Ought to be
2. GRIGNA DEL NORD – 5th on her only run to date over 1600m at Chantilly in September. Can
progress from that and can feature
3. TZAROVSKHA – Good 2nd over 1600m at La Teste on debut in early August. Can make good
progress from that effort and sets the standard
4. POPPIE SAN – Fair 4th over 1600m at this track in mid-September on the only run to date. Has
work to do
5. ZINGARELLE – Unraced daughter of Fas, will likely need this outing. Any market support
should be noted
6. TROPHANE – Newcomer by Camacho, from a respectable yard. With a nice profile this filly
can have a say at the finish

Summary : TZAROVSKHA (3) made a pleasing debut when second at La Teste in early August
over 1600m. She can improve from that and is the one to beat. NAFARROA (1) has shaped well
on both of her runs so far and rates the biggest danger to the selection. GRIGNA DEL NORD (2)
showed enough when fifth at Chantilly on her only run in a Class 2 event to suggest she is
capable of winning races. TROPHANE (6) makes up the shortlist.


R2 – PRIX DS AUTOMOBILES BORDEAUX – PRIX BARON DE MONTESQUIEU – 1900m (a1 3/16m) – TURF – Condition Race – Maiden – Flat – EUR € 23.000

1. SOMKIYR – Good debut run when 3rd over 1600m at La Teste in late August. Can improve
and will be hard to beat
2. SPEEDY RECORD – 5th last time over 1600m at Toulouse in early September in a claiming
race, and ran 2nd before that over 1400m. In the mix
3. HOMME DE VALEUR – Showed some talent when 6th at La Teste over 1600m last month.
Ought to be on the premises
4. LET’S TWIST AGAIN – Unplaced on the only start so far over 1600m in early August. Should
improve but others rate higher
5. PORT GALLAND – 3rd at Tarbes over 1400m in a claimer on the only run so far in late August.
Can progress and has an outside place chance
6. TIESTO – Unraced gelding by Whipper, stable not renowned for debut winners. Sure to
improve for this experience
7. ALMANSUR – Newcomer by Almanzor, stable runners warrant respect, and this colt can
figure. Market can be informative
8. SNATCHER – Newcomer by Panis, can improve for this debut run. Any market support should
be noted

Summary : SOMKIYR (1) showed enough when third on his debut and can be more ‘streetwise’
today. He can score from likely main danger HOMME DE VALEUR (3) who showed ability when
sixth at La Teste over 1600m early last month. SPEEDY RECORD (2) looks like the each-way
angle and should be involved at the business end of the race. ALMANSUR (7) has a nice profile
and is worth watching in the betting market for any support.


R3 – PRIX DE CHANTEGRIVE – PRIX DES VENDANGES – 1900m (a1 3/16m) – TURF – Handicap – Flat – EUR € 20.000

1. SALT FLAKE – Seeking a hat-trick after the latest win over 2400m at La Teste on September
1st. Can not be overlooked despite the rise in the weights
2. SALMARAK – Ran well when 3rd over 2000m last time in mid-September at La Teste. Can
make the top three
3. MURANO – Two unplaced efforts of late, 2nd before that over 1800m in April. Needs to get
back to form
4. BELLE ANSE – Fair 4th last time over 2000m in mid-September in a Class 2 race. Ought to be
5. HENRY THE LION – Two recent solid 2nd placed efforts, the latter over 1600m in the middle of
September. Can be too smart for his rivals
6. ETOILE DU COEUR – Won a Class 3 race last time over 2000m at Auch. Steps up in class but
she is lightly raced and merits consideration
7. KAMINO – Credible 4th when last seen at Saint-Cloud over 1400m in a claimer in May. Might
find this too much
8. COLOMBIANA – Fair 4th at La Teste in early June over 2400m when last racing. He has an
outside place chance
9. LOVING STAR – 4th two runs ago over 2300m at Dax in a handicap. Still awaiting that first
success and others rate higher
10. GLORIETTE SAN – 2nd two runs back over 2000m in late July at La Teste. Lightly raced and
needs to improve to feature
11. BECQUANIENTE – 2nd last time over 2000m was in mid-September at La Teste when last
racing. Can be on the premises
12. KADANCE DE BOZOULS – Two unplaced runs recently won before that over 2100m at Dax
in a Class 3 race. Hard to fancy
13. SIXTEEN TONS – Won at Auch last time over 2650m in September. This looks more
competitive and is best watched for now

Summary : HENRY THE LION (5) is a consistent performer and looks ready to get back in the
winner’s circle after two recent second-placed finishes, the latter over 1600m last month. The filly
SALT FLAKE (1) could give him the most to think about. A third win in a row is not out of the
question. BECQUANIENTE (11) is one to include in all of the place bet permutations. BELLE
ANSE (4) is lightly raced and has plenty more to come.


R4 – GRAND CRITERIUM DE BORDEAUX – PRIX DU HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB – 1600m (a1m) – TURF – Condition Race – Listed – Flat – EUR € 60.000

1. ELBAZ – Clearly talented, won on debut and finished 2nd at Chantilly over 1600m early this
month. Winning chance
2. MARSELAN – Won over 1800m at Clairefontaine in August and must be taken seriously.
Strong each way chance
3. ITSY BITSY – A two time winner already and can build on latest 7th at Parislongchamp, which
was in a Group 3. Big chance
4. BEATRIX KIDDO – Ignore last run in Group 3 field, was a dual winner before that. Should
bounce back to better form and has claims
5. SANS VOIX – Finished 2nd at Craon over 1650m in a Listed race last time after winning on
debut. Should go close to winning
6. FATHOM – Won at Lyon Parilly over 1600m last time and despite being an outsider, can run
well. Place chance

Summary : ELBAZ (1) is showing tremendous potential and rates the one to beat. SANS VOIX
(5) ran second in a Listed race last time and is a serious contender. ITSY BITSY (3) is already a
two time winner and can build on her recent Group 3 performance. A massive runner.
MARSELAN (2) is also clearly talented and should be right there at the finish.


R5 – PRIX RFM – 1600m (a1m) – TURF – Divised Handicap – Class 4 – Flat – EUR € 12.000

1. TWIN BOY – Was a winner at Chantilly over 1600m earlier this month and can follow up
2. SHANGRI LA – Finished 2nd at Toulouse over 1600m last time out and can go one better.
Good chance
3. BEACON TOWERS – Much better effort last time when 2nd over 1400m at Fontainebleau and
has a serious chance here
4. STRANGER – Won three starts ago but needs to build on form since then. Hard to fancy
5. WAIPA – Ignore last run, finished 3rd over 1600m at penultimate race. Strong place chance
6. SUPER CUTE – Would one a shock winner based on current form
7. RIONEGRO – Can build on recent fourth at La-Teste over 1900m in a Handicap. Good chance
8. LA CATELLA – Finished 11th over 1600m at Toulouse last time and needs improvement to
feature here
9. SOLITARY MAN – Hard to fancy on current form and far prefer others
10. DIRTY DOZEN – Finished third in penultimate start but a lot more needed to threaten
11. LA FILLE DE BERLIN – Ignore last run, won at La-Teste over 1600m before that. Strong
each way chance
12. BLACK PANTHER – Was a winner three runs back and has been average since. Place
13. SALSA DOLOISE – Has been on the decline for some time and would one a surprise winner.
Pass by
14. KRYPTON – Seems to be battling and far prefer others
15. MAMA JUANA – Taking a long time to win and cannot be selected based on that. Hard to
16. INDIAN DEAL – Has been on the decline for sometime. Happy to ignore

Summary : TWIN BOY (1) is in winning form and gets the services of Maxime Guyon. He looks
set to continue on victorious ways. SHANGRI LA (2) boasts some useful form and should again
be right there at the business end of affairs. BEACON TOWERS (3) showed last time that the
next win is near and must be respected for all bets and RIONEGRO (7) is a must for the quartet.


R6 – PRIX CENTURY 21 HESTEDA – PRIX COLONEL REGLADE – 1600m (a1m) – TURF – Divised Handicap – Class 4 – Flat – EUR € 16.000

1. UNAMUNO – Keeps running fifth but did win four runs back. Can build on recent effort over
1400m at Bouscat. Chance
2. LOUIS SKI – Caught the eye in fourth last time over 1400m at Dax and must be included in all
bets. Big chance
3. GUERREIRA – Ignore last run, chance on penultimate fourth at Deauville but prefer others
4. WOODWIND – Finished second at Auch over 2000m last time and has a quartet chance based
on that
5. AZUR AS WELL – Is in tremendous winning form and finished 4th over 1400m earlier this
month. The horse to beat
6. LAVANDIER – Is currently off form and would be a surprise winner. Ignore
7. JAMILA – Hard to fancy on current form and is best to pass over
8. BECHO – Won three starts back over 1600m at Royan and has been running well since then.
An outsider with a chance
9. AFGHANY – Never too far off the winners and did win three runs back at Vichy over 1600m.
Include in all bets
10. BUTI – No form and is hard to fancy under these conditions. Ignore
11. CHARM KING – Has been on the decline for sometime and cannot be fancied on current form
12. TRUJILLO – Cannot be fancied on current form and needs more to feature
13. UNTITLED – Finished 4th over 1600m last time out at La-Teste and should be right there
again. Strong place chance
14. LE RAFALE – Good 3rd over 1900m last time at Bouscat in a Handicap and is one to take
seriously. Good chance
15. KARIBBEAN DREAM – Last couple of runs have been below best and needs to do more to
16. ARCOS VANCOUVER – Finished 3rd at Toulouse over 1600m in September and must be
taken seriously. Good chance

Summary : AZUR AS WELL (5) is holding form after wining two in a row and can find the winners
enclosure again. LE RAFALE (14) is ultra-consistent and might well be the biggest danger to the
first choice. Expect another huge run. LOUIS SKI (2) ran a much better race last time and must
be considered on that and UNAMUNO (1) is a must for the quartet.


R7 – PRIX RFM-PRIX DE L’ASSOCIATION DES PROPRIETAIRES AU GALOP DU SUD-OUEST – 1600m (a1m) – TURF – Divised Handicap – Class 3 – Flat – EUR € 20.000

1. HURRICANE – Holding form and has strong each way claims
2. GIFT OF THE G – Ran third over 1600m last month at La-Teste and has strong winning claims
3. SWISS BANK – Is an outsider that has a place chance at best
4. LARIS – Never too far off the action and is a must for the quartet
5. OXIANA – More needed for the win
6. ASCOT ANGEL – Holding form and can build on recent fourth over 1900m at Bouscat. Good
7. FACE AU VENT – Was a winner at Toulouse over 1600m in March and should strip fitter.
Include and respect
8. FLY D’ASPE – More needed for the win and prefer others
9. CAESARS PALACE – Ignore last run, has strong claims based on excellent form before that
10. ZOFFWALTZ – Was an impressive winner last time out over 1600m at La-Teste and can
follow up. Big runner
11. AFRICAN GREY – Finished 5th over 1900m last time at Bouscat and can place here
12. SAMBA VANILLA – Solid form and despite being an outsider, can never be ignored
13. MYBOYFRIEND – Ignore last run, chance on good third over 1900m and has a chance
14. LEPARD – Can be forgiven for his last run and judged on overall form. Was a winner at
Chantilly three runs back. Big chance
15. KENDY TIME – Needs a lot more to feature
16. SHOWMAN – More needed for the win

Summary : GIFT OF THE G (2) showed last time that the penultimate effort was all wrong. He
has serious winning claims. LEPARD (14) can do way better than he did last time and is a must
for all bets. ASCOT ANGEL (6) knows what is required to win races, is consistent and one for the
shortlist. Another honest run can be expected. ZOFFWALTZ (10) was a winner last time and if
were to follow up, it would be no shock at all.


Author: iRace