Thursday 21st May 2020
Author: Jordan Yates
“A warm welcome to my preview for the action set to take place at Deauville this Thursday, having being rerouted from Longchamp due to the French Government’s decision to close the doors on the Paris tracks again. France Galop did a great job in activating their Plan B swiftly and getting the rearranged dates in the public domain. I hope everyone has been enjoying the French racing, I certainly have myself despite it proving somewhat a cruel mistress on the punting side of things. We’ve seen a lot of big prices and strange results go in over the last few days, which can be expected due to the disrupted training preparations many will have faced in these uncertain times.
I’ve dug out a couple of fairly recent performances from a couple of big names at the track for you to enjoy, and get yourself familiar with the course if you haven’t seen Deauville before. Enjoy!”
Wesley Ward’s star sprinter Lady Aurelia won the Prix Morny at Deauville back in 2016 under Frankie Dettori.
Kingman was one of the stars of recent times on the flat and he also won at the track when winning the 2014 running of the Prix Jacques Le Marois for John Gosden.
Prix des Nouveautes – CHERIE AMOUR @ 1/1
An expensive purchase who is from the former John Gosden trained Shalaa who was a smart sprinter. Representing the powerful Andre Fabre stable this unraced two-year-old filly is set to be ridden by Mikael Barzalona and could well prove to be a cut above this field. Many of the stables have been needing their first outing though which is an obvious negative.
Finishing Position: 3rd
Prix Gold River – EDISA @ 11/8
Edisa represents the De Royer Rupre stable and sports the famous Aga Khan silks, and will be ridden by one of the most successful jockeys on the planet in Christophe Soumillon. She’s a smart sort who was fourth in a Group 3 at Saint-Cloud back in March and if anyway near the top of her game for this assignment will prove a tough nut to crack. She also finished second in a Group 3 at this track back in July.
Finishing Position: 4th
Prix de Verneuil – JAMILYA @ 5/1
A race for the three-year-old fillies and Jamilya is one that catches the eye here for me who’s the mount of Stephane Pasquier. She’s only had one run to date and that came back in March at Chantilly when she was beaten only a nose, if naturally progressing here there’s every chance she will be bang on the premises at the business end of things.
Finishing Position: 2nd
Prix de Viroflay – AMOUR EN POEME @ 6/1
This is a contest for the three-year-old colts and geldings this time, and on this occasion, I’ve sided with Amour En Poeme who’s set to be ridden by the in-form Maxime Guyon. He’s had two runs to date and progressed from his fifth-place finish on debut to finish second by a neck at Longchamp when last seen back in October. If continuing his progression here he’s got every chance of going close under the red hot Guyon.
Finishing Position: U
Prix du Pavillon Royal – CHASSELAY @ 7/1
Concluding my punts at Deauville is a handicap for five-year-olds and upwards and over a mile and two furlongs. I’ve sided with the six-year-old Chasselay, this colt by Peer Gynt is the mount of Franck Blondel and was last when finishing second at Chantilly at the beginning of March, that was a similar contest to this and if turning up in that level of form again here he’ll be a big player. He’s also got a lot of course experience having had several outings at the track.
Finishing Position: U