Succodor was very well supported in market 7-2 into 2-1 ,though had every chance in the race, just never picked up in straight finishing well beaten fourth for £200.00 loss .
After two decent months in August & September .October has been disappointing month with only one winner from 7 bets with losses of £482.00 .Saying that October is never the easiest month with ground conditions changing all the time and flat season coming too end .
Nevermind moving onto Sunday we have some decent action at Longchamp in France with the highlight being group one Royal Oak over 1 mile 7 furlongs .
15 runners declared for group one Prix Royal Oak on ground described as very soft .This looks quite competitive for group one contest, with the three main contenders Altano ,Tac De Boistron & Ebiyza .
2.40 LONGCHAMP 1 MILE 7F PRIX ROYAL OAK GROUP ONE :
ALTANO : Useful German stayer winning 12 from 28 starts ,finished fifth in Ascot Gold Cup & Third in Goodwood Cup earlier in season . Returned to winning ways last time winning group one Prix Du Cadron over 2 miles 4 furlongs .Well suited by testing conditions .
TAC DE BOISTRON : Returned form in September winning 12 furlong Listed race at Chester by impressive 8 lenghs beating Cubanita(winner since) .Also Finished good second last time behind Altano in Prix Du Cadron ,getting outstayed in closing stakes .Lightly raced this season only had three starts .
EBIYZA : Lightly raced three year old filly, finished second in group two Prix Du Royallieu at Longchamp last time,though was awarded the race after getting bump in closing stages .Looks open to improvement over this longer trip .
VERDICT : TAC DE BOISTRON looks to have ideal conditions here and can reverse form with German raider Altano over this shorter trip .All six career victories have come on soft or heavy ground and 2 miles seems his best trip .Odds 9-2 with William Hill look very fair value.
Altano has to be respected after winning Prix Du Cadron last time ,though seems better suited by further than 2 miles .
TAC DE BOISTRON 2.40 LONGCHAMP
0.75 WIN @ 9-2 WILLIAM HILLS
0.75 PLACE 2.04 BETFAIR
( WINNER SP 4-1JF PROFIT £412.00)