(13) ALINEA may be one of the more complicated horses here but he would have little problem winning a race of this nature as long as he stays in stride. Bigeon's principal rival looks to be (7) DIGNE ET DROIT who drops down the class ladder following a solid Gr.3 performance here earlier in the month. (6) CYRIEL D'ATOM is no stranger to these conditions and with M.Abrivard in charge will be given every chance. (16) CARLO DE CARSI is well entered and can put his recent clinkers behind him. (8) BE ONE DES THIRONS has form on the main track and if focused will not be far from the action.
Unbeaten in four starts under the saddle (7) GRACE DE FAEL opened her Vincennes account at the first time of asking and again looks the one to beat. (8) GARINCHA SPORT has shown significant ability under harness and with A.Abrivard on board looks dangerous on her ridden debut. (4) GLOIRE ET BEAUTE has yet to be bested in the specialty and takes her first steps on the main course with justified ambition. (9) GIANT CASH has a good record here and makes his first appearance in the discipline with a good hand to play.
(8) GREAT ROCK has been handed a tough draw but he has been all class to date and considering the nature of his recent re-entry performance should take all the beating. (5) GUEPARD DE TILLARD seldom lets the side down and from the 5-spot looks a decent rival on his Vincennes debut. The tricky (2) GRAAL DUB'S recently showed his form on the inner course and will not be far off the mark. (7) GITAN DU BOIS has shown decent aptitude and can make his presence felt.
Impressive winner over course and distance ten days ago (11) FIRE CRACKER comes here barefoot again and looks eminently capable of doubling his money. (12) FABULOUS JET has never produced the goods on the main track but he is at the top of his game and can apply the pressure. (1) FANTOCCINI may be the least wealthy horse here but by no means the least capable and can make the frame. (6) FRAGONARD DELO is another one enjoying something of a resurgence and can finish in the mix.
Winner of three in a row before acquitting herself well in a Gr.2 over under similar conditions (13) FIDELITY drops down the class ladder and can impose this time. Dubois can still expect to encounter resistance from (11) FIDELE DU GOUTIER who is very productive when racing unshod all four. (10) FINE COLLINE finished a place behind her here ten days ago and can again trot her way onto the podium. Already confirmed over track and trip (9) FEE DE BOISNEY won nicely over 2100m here three weeks ago and can again figure prominently.
A veritable steamroller this season (7) GONDOLE JENILOU has won five of her last six including a brace over course and distance. She steps marginally up in class but still looks to have the measure of (4) GIULETTA JET who has never disappointed on the main course. Dependability may not be (3) GO ALONG's strong suit but she has ample ability and if behaved can put on a good show. (6) GEMME DE BUSSET has consistency on her side and is next best.
(7) VALZER DI POGGIO has continued his productive ways since joining the JMB stable. He missed out by little over longer last time but can open his Vincennes account on this occasion. (4) EMPIRE CITY met no opposition on the short course a fortnight ago and while in marginally better company here he is ideally positioned behind the car and will be no pushover. (1) EMPHASIS TURBO is clearly in form and can be excused his latest blunder behind the selection. (11) VINCENT FERM has been hard to fault lately and even from the back line can put on a good show.
Aged seven (4) CROMY is still untried under the saddle but he gets his chance this Thursday following some fine performances in better company under harness and can get straight back down to business. It is unlikely to be plain sailing though given (6) CAMBO MAJYC's present form and his predilection for these conditions. (8) ARGAN DU LOULAY was somewhat below par behind him here last time but will be more competitive over this trip. The delicate (13) BORA BORA JIEL will not be far off the mark if she can reproduce her penultimate performance. Not necessarily as sharp as she was over the winter (9) BARAKA DE LOU is still not one to be underestimated.