Sacred Life in the Prix Thomas Bryon, 2.05 Saint-Cloud
  Above: Stephane Wattel trains the undefeated Sacred Life
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Sacred Life in the Prix Thomas Bryon, 2.05 Saint-Cloud

This group 3 race feature some high profile runners like High Dream milena who looked very unlucky against Unfortunately in the Prix Robert Papin when she seemed to get stopped in her run. She again finished further behind that runner in the group one Prix Morny; but it’s still decent form to have been beaten only 3.5 lengths in such a high profile race. She has looked a little flat-footed in her races so the step up to 7 furlongs could help.

Charlie Appleby has been doing great with his raiders, and he fields Aqabah who has only won once in 5 stars, but boasts some decent form at Ascot, but on quick ground.

The likely favourite looks to be Christophe Ferland’s Sonjeu who has won twice but was found wanting when stepped up to listed class behind Richard Hannon’s De Bruyne Horse.

The unexposed and undefeated Sacred Life is the least experienced in this field but the manner of his last win at Deauville on the 30th of August looked special. Though it was just a conditions race, he travelled really well on the soft ground before being pushed out for a comfortable 5 length win over Louis D’Or. Louis D’Or was beaten just under 2 lengths in the valuable Criterium de la Vente d'Octobre d'Arqana at the Arc meeting on Saturday.

He is stepping back in distance half a furlong but that shouldn’t be a problem with the ground conditions looking to suit, having handled soft ground with ease; the ground at Saint-Cloud is very soft at 4.1 on the petrometer. He takes a big step up in class today straight in to group 3 company, he is 16/1 with the UK bookmakers which has to be taken; he’s just 5.6 on the PMU.

Recommended Bet
Sacred Life 16/1 each way Paddy Power