Guineas weekend at Deauville
Sunday, 14 May 2017: On Saturday it is the turn of the 3yo fillies in the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (translated by Google as “pastries”) is over the 1600m straight and has drawn a field of 17, headed by the unbeaten Via Ravenna for Andre Fabre and Vincent Cheminaud. In France she’s on 5.34, and Delectation, owned by Australian Bloodstock Stable, is on 5.90. Senga is favoured in some markets with current PMU price of 9.23 likely to be much shorter by post time.
Earlier we have the Prix St Georges G3 over 1000m straight has Love Spirit on 4.28, City Money on 6.92 and Clive Cox’s raider Profitable on 8.13 with James Doyle riding since the horse is now owned by Godolphin. UK prices show some variation as they tend to put the UK runners ahead.
On Sunday it’s the turn of the boys in the Poule d’Essaie des Poulains again over 1600m straight. 13 to run. Brametot has done well so far and heads the market on 4.00, with National Defense on 4.50. Le Brivido is on 6.00 in France and 12/1 in the UK, William Haggas is raiding with Rivet on 7.00 and there are a couple of O’Briens – Peace Envoy and Orderofthegarter around the 10.0 mark in France.
Prior to that there’s the G1 Prix St Alary for 3yo fillies over 2000m with 11 to run. Freddy Head’s Gold Luck is by Redoute’s Choice and heads the market on 3.50. Lebah is 4.00 and John Gosden is another raider with Coronet, to be ridden by Frankie Dettori.