Disappointing result on Friday with Dark Crusader running an absolute stinker in 1 mile 6F listed race at Ascot .After being heavily supported in market going off the 5-4 fav from recommended 7-2 (25P IN £ RULE 4)
Dark Crusader seemed to have ideal conditions,however after pulling hard in messy race she was soon beaten finishing very disappointing last of 6 for £100 loss on the race .
No bets on Saturday as the racing looked very tough at Ascot & Newmarket .
Moving on to Sunday we have some top quality racing in Paris with the highlight being Europe's premier race the Prix De L ' Arc De Triomphe .The Japanese trained Oferve looks the one to beat after getting mugged in the race last year ,though odds around 9-4 don't rate great value in such competitive race .Treve & Intello should also both run well at fair odds .
Looking at the other races on the card the G1 Prix Da La Foret at 4.40 looks the most interesting race on the card.
4.40 LONGCHAMP 7 FURLONG PRIX DA LA FORET GROUP ONE :
11 runners declared for G1 Prix Da La Foret over 7 furlongs on ground described as soft .This looks cracking race with two main contenders Gordon Lord Byron & Moonlight Cloud .
GORDON LORD BYRON :Won this race last year in good style on heavy ground .Also impressive winner of G1 Haydock sprint cup last time beating Slade Power by 3 lenghs .Well suited to soft ground and should go well for Johnny Murtagh .
MOONLIGHT CLOUD :Unbeaten this season winning all three starts ,including beating Gordon Lord Byron in G1 Prix Maurice De Gheest in August by 2.5 lenghs .Won the 1 mile G1 Jacques Le Marois last time at Deauville beating Olympic Glory by short head .Obvious claims with conditions to suit .
VERDICT : Moonlight Cloud is going be very popular here after beating the best colts in 1 mile Jacques Le Marois last time at Deauville ,though looks very short in market and there looks no value at around 8-11 mark
Last years winner GORDON LORD BYRON has to reverse form with Moonlight Cloud ,though wasn't at his best that day,however looked right back to his best last time when impressive winner G1 Haydock sprint cup .Has ideal conditions today 7 furlongs on soft ground .At odds of 7-2 looks rock solid each-way bet against the short price favourite ,especially with the bookmakers going 1/4 odds 1-2-3 .
Of the others Viztoria looks an improving filly and was impressive winner of G2 OBLG Park Stakes at Doncaster last time, and has very good record on softish ground ,though will need to show lot more improvement to take this group 1 contest .
GORDON LORD BYRON 4.40 LONGCHAMP
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(SECOND SP 10-3 LOSS £6.25 )
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