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Helter Skelter can fend off Appleby Duo at Longchamp
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Helter Skelter can fend off Appleby Duo at Longchamp

17.00 Longchamp, Prix Roland de Chambure

Charlie Appleby looks to have brought over two decent horses in the twice raced Saqqara King and the slightly more highly tried Royal Ascot runner Well Of Wisdom. The English juvenile runners have generally dominated their French counter-parts but this year has seen the home side more than hold their own. The two unbeaten horses Mowaeva and Commander have won minor races and they could well be much better than the bare form. The Rouget trained Helter Skelter was beaten on debut but turned in an imposing win over course and distance 4 weeks ago. He raced wide and travelled with ease throughout, winning by nearly 4 lengths, barely coming off the bridle. He probably didn’t beat anything exceptional but he looks like he could be a really good horse and the 7/2 with the English bookies looks generous.

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2019 French Guineas Preview

2.55 Longchamp, Poule d'Essai des Poulains

Persian King comes in to this race on the back of a very impressive seasonal debut 4 weeks ago over today’s course and distance. He was expected to go for the English equivalent but finds himself in this race which looks a much easier task. He finished last season with a neck victory over Magna Grecia over a mile at Newmarket; that horse went on to win this year’s two thousand guineas at Newmarket, making his level of form look exceptional. His only blemish in 5 races was his race debut when he finished second to Anodor, who re-opposes today. Persian King has clearly shown himself to be top class and it will be asking much of Anodor to confirm these placings, but at the prices he could be worth chancing against the favourite if odds-on chances are not your thing.

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2019 Dubai World Cup Meeting at Meydan

12.15 Meydan, Godolphin Mile

Last year’s winner Heavy Metal is going to find it tough to reverse the form of his last race, here on the 9th of March where he finished over 11 lengths behind today’s favourite Muntazah in to 4th place. The Turkish Champion, Good Curry also ran in that race finishing second and although he has little chance of reversing form with the favourite he could run in to a place at 50/1 eachway.

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Beat The Clock To Gain Revenge on Beauty Generation

7.30 Sha Tin, The Queen’s Jubilee Cup

Beauty Generation has been imperious over a mile in Hong Kong and is rated by far the best in here as well as being rated the world’s joint top-rated miler. He’s won his last 6 races over 1 mile and today’s distance of 7 furlongs, although he may prefer a mile he has been just as dominant over this furlong less when tried. Beat The Clock got within a head of beating Beauty Generation in this race last year when he was actually favoured in the betting ahead against the eventual winner. Both have improved massively since then and while Beat The Clock looks to have a big task against the favourite, he looks to be on an upwards curve having finally registered his first group one win in the 6 furlong Centenary Sprint Cup last time out.

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