After winning a Class E handicap over 1600m at Cagnes early last month (11) APRILIOS was raised 2.5 Kg but ran well when a close second in a Quinte there later that month and although only seventh here last time out he gets a tentative vote today. (4) VEDEUX is likely to come on from his reappearance here earlier this month and cannot be ruled out. (3) DARK AMERICAN and (13) NUEE ARDENTE are two more that must be respected. (7) BORSAKOV can make the frame.
Third behind Aviatress and subsequent Listed winner Tifosa in a maiden here over 1600m last November the Fabre trained (5) CHAMUNDI HILLS has some big race engagements and can get the job done today. (2) MARYLIN was a comfortable winner of a maiden at Cagnes last month and must be respected. (3) JANE SPIRIT and (1) HERMIONA are next best.
(5) PARDON MY FRENCH was very effective in the claiming division last year winning two and was runner up in another one. He ran well when fifth in a Listed race on the turf here this month and looks the one to beat. (2) EL JUNCO won a handicap on the PSF here in October and looks the main danger to the selection. (1) BIG BOOTS and (7) AMOR KETHLEY can fill the minor placings.
(4) WHAT SECRET won a claimer at Cagnes in January and improved further to win a Class 2 race there last month. He looks to be on a fair mark for his handicap debut and can make it three in a row today. (2) SOBERANO was a winner and runner up in his last two starts in handicaps here and can be in the mix again today. (8) BOB THE KING and (3) BAILEYS COQUETTE can also have a say.
A close second of sixteen behind Incitatus at Deauville in December (1) HODENG won a competitive maiden over this distance there earlier this month. He had (4) COLSEN behind in a close third on that occasion and gets a tentative vote to confirm those placings today. (3) CARTES and (7) DETOX can fill the minor placings.
A three year old handicap that might not take much winning. (3) DANDY WINE is the least exposed of all of these and showed a bit more last time out here when fourth in a claimer and there is surely more to come from him. He is only learning how to race. (4) CHACHA BOY has decent back form and can be looked at. (7) AGUAS DE MOURA and (9) AH PASS have frame claims.
(1) CAPTAIN'S GIRL was well enough beaten at Fontainebleau last time but that was much stronger than this and the filly looks to have a clear edge on overall form ad looks a formidable opponent here for the others to aim at. (4) ARTPLACE and (2) CASTLE DREAM look next best in front of (6) BALLE REELLE who can claim fourth.
This final race very much revolves around another contest that took place over this course and distance earlier in the month where (3) MAYTIME was runner up to (1) CAPCHOP but on much better revised terms can easily reverse the form with that one. (8) SHOWTIME STAR and (9) DUQUESA PENGUIN can also be considered.