Our French Racing Tips have shown huge profits this week with winners at 6/1, 18/1, 6/1, 4/1 and 11/4 and we’ve studied all the form and watches all the videos in advance of a fantastic card at Longchamp on Thursday
SEACHANGE (10.10 Longchamp)
The opening Listed race over 1m3f hosts some promising fillies but we think it’s likely to boil down into a match between odds-on favourite Raabihah and Seachange.
Raabihah was successful on her sole start to date on an artificial track at Cagnes-Sur-Mer four months ago and won despite looking green.
But preference is for the Seachange, who is still a maiden after finishing runner-up in her two career starts. Her running style suggests she’ll appreciate this step up in trip and she could well attempt to make all the running.
Rider Maxime Guyon has been in good form this week and can again pass the post in front here.
PAO ALTO (10.40 Longchamp)
Just six runners in the Group 3 Prix La Force, ran over 1m1f, but every runner has won at least once and three of the field are looking to follow up last-time-out successes.
This race is interesting from a pace perspective as, unusually for a French race there could be plenty of speed early with Mkfancy, Ocean Atlantique and Another Sky all having made the running in previous races.
Mkfancy deserves respect after beating two Aidan O’Brien challemgers into second and third in the Group 1 Gran Criterium de Saint-Cloud last season but he gives the impression he may not be open to as much improvement as some of his rivals.
Given a likely strong pace, it could be worth backing Pao Alto who was impressive when coming through the field to win a Listed race at the end of last season at Bordeaux. If he’s fully fit, he could take some beating.
MAGIC ATTITUDE (11.10 Longchamp)
The Group 3 Prix Vanteaux over 1m1f features an interesting outsider in Magic Attitude, who has an intriguing mix of stamina and speed in her pedigree being a daughter of superstar sire Galileo and Nunthorpe-winning sprinter Margot Did.
This three-year-old looks to have displayed both those attributes in her runs to date and was extremely unfortunate not to win a Listed race on her final start least season when getting no luck in running and losing out to rivals who had first run on her.
In a tight-looking race, she could well outrun her double-figure price
GRAND GLORY (11.40 Longchamp)
It caught the eye to see two Aga Khan-owned fillies from the same stable take each other on in this 1m2f Listed race as four-year-olds and rider Christophe Soumillon presumably had the choice of the pair when selecting Dariyma, even though her form is not superior to that of stablemate Dariyza.
We’re swerving those two in favour of Grand Glory, who returns to the track after nearly a year off. She was last seen when putting in a flying finish to finish third in the Prix de Diane (French Oaks) behind Channel, which is probably the best form on show here.
She has the assistance of Pierre-Charles Boudot in the saddle and should run well if fit for this return.
TIBASTI (7f Listed, 12.10 Longchamp)
Steps up in class into this 7f Listed race but the way in which he travelled and kicked clear of his rivals to win a conditions race at Chantilly last time suggested he should be followed wherever he turns up next time.
He Clearly needs to prove he’s just as good on turf but leading rider Christophe Soumillon has been booked for the rid. Expect this strong traveller to give a good account of himself.