Efaadah Can Make Big Weight Allowance Count at Longchamp
12.50 Longchamp, Prix de la Porte Maillot
Inns Of Court just got the better of stable mate Jimmy Two Times in the Prix du Palais-Royal here at Longchamp 4 weeks ago, finishing behind the winner Polydream, trained by Freddy Head. While the two aforementioned Fabre runners set a decent standard they could find another Freddy Head trained runner thwarting them under similar conditions.
Efaadah, like Polydream receives a big weight allowance as a 3-year-old filly taking on her elders who may find 12lb too much to concede. Inns Of Court was a cosy winner of this race last year as a 3-year-old, with the older horses trailing the field, but this time he finds himself having to concede weight to the younger horse, who gets in here off just 8-4. While she found the competition too hot in the 1000 Guineas, she is clearly held in high regard to be aimed so high by her astute trainer and this group 3 looks like a great opportunity especially with the ground conditions looking to suit, turning good to soft.
Efaadah at 7/1 with the UK bookies rates a great bet under today’s conditions.