Mission Impassable to Bounce Back at Chantilly
1.30 Chantilly, Prix de Sandringham
Mission Impassable finished last but one in the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches but was still only 4 lengths behind the winner despite failing to settle early in the race and was then boxed in as Soumillon let her come home unhurried. Whether it was the occasion or the slow early pace that got to her, she clearly didn’t run her race and she can turn around placings with Ellthea. At 8/1 she rates a great bet to bounce-back to form.
Mission Impassable 8/1
2.00 Chantilly, Prix du Gros-Chene
A fairly weak sprint for a group 2 event where Gold Vibe, Son Cesio and Finsbury Square set the standard. The British raiders usually hold the upper-hand in sprint races though A Momentofmadness does look to face a tough task stepping up to this company. Most of aforementioned would prefer better ground to show their best so it could be worth chancing the 3-year-old Rimini who was a winner on soft as a 2-year-old. He ran in the Prix d’Abbaye last year and finished in front of both Son Cesio and Finsbury Square but can be backed at over twice the price at 14/1.
2.35 Chantilly, Grand Prix de Chantilly
Waldgeist and Dschingis Secret will both relish the ground which at 3.8 on the penetrometer is verging on very soft. Andre Fabre’s horses have been running flat recently despite fielding many fancied horses in the market so his runners, Waldgeist, Cloth Of Stars and Finche could be risky propositions despite holding some of the best form. Tiberian finished 2 lengths behind a race-fit Waldgeist last time out when making his seasonal debut, he also had to concede 2kg to the Fabre horse but meets him of level weight this time around. At 14/1, Tiberian has to be the bet here at a best priced 14/1; he’s half that price on the PMU.
3.15 Chantilly, Prix du Jockey Club
Olmedo, Hey Gaman and Dice Roll fought out the finish of the Poule d’Essai des Poulains 3 weeks ago with only a neck separating all three, two lengths clear of the field. While Olmedo came out on top last time out, he will struggle on this type of ground, having shown a liking for good ground. Dice Roll went in to that race the third favourite after an impressive 5 length win in the Prix Djebel on Heavy ground and would have found the quicker ground less than ideal so today’s ground will really suit. While he was an impressive winner over 1 mile on soft ground as a 2-year-old, his pedigree has the profile of a sprinter with his sire Showcasing producing the likes of Quiet Relfection and Tasleet but his dams side does possess stamina. While it’s a slight doubt that the distance could stretch him, his performances on the track look like it shouldn’t be a problem. If he can get a decent position early from his wide draw then at 20/1 each-way he’s worth a punt.
Dice Roll 20/1 each-way