Trais Fluors Looks to Bounce Back to Form at Ascot
1.20 Ascot, Summer Mile Stakes
Andre Fabre sends a rare runner over to Ascot in Trais Fluors. His recent form hasn’t been great and quite a way below what he achieved last year but the fact Fabre is sending him over the channel has to be noted. He was group one placed last year and also registered three wins up to group 3 level. This will be the first time he has encountered ground on the firm side, but he is probably coming over in search of the better ground here and it could well see him bounce back here at 6/1.
Trais Fluors, 6/1
7.00 Longchamp, Grand Prix de Paris
Only 6 runners for such a valuable price with half of the field made up of Anglo-Irish raiders looking to scoop the prize. Aiden Obrien supplies both Irish raiders in Kew Gardens and Nelson and while he does target this race often, he doesn’t have a great record in it. Kew Gardens is the choice of Ryan Moore, having finished in front of his stable mate in the Queens Vase at Ascot. Nelson has nearly 5 lengths to make up on Kew Gardens but this drop back in distance to 12 furlongs and softer ground could see them reverse placings at odds of 8/1. Nelson is sure top be setting the pace in this race and if things fall right he could surprise at decent odds
Pia Brandt won this race in 2016 with Mont Ormel, who raced in the same ownership has Neufbosc who represents the same connections today. Neufbosc comes in to this race on the back of two wins and although at a much lower level than either of Aiden O’Briens pair or the excellent second place finish of De Ex Bee in the Derby he looks a similar type.