Horse Racing
Prix de Diane - Form Comments

18/06/2021 16:43

G1 – 2100m – Turf



From a stable that landed this G1 Classic six times. Unexposed, she won quite easily over 2000m at Longchamp last month, and the second has won a Listed race since.



Launched a challenge 500m out in a 2000m G1 at Longchamp last time but her forward surge ran out of steam. Good enough to win a G3 previously.



Had performed with credit in plenty of group races but her sudden success in last month’s Longchamp 1600m G1 French Classic for fillies was not predicted. Trip issues here.



Maintained her improvement when coming with a sustained run from the back to win the G1 trial for this, over 2000m at Longchamp last month. A worthy Prix de Diane candidate.


Amazing Grace

This German-trained filly didn’t look a future Classic winner when fifth in an ordinary race at Saint-Cloud, but a sudden late burst saw her win a Hoppegarten G2 later last month.


Joan Of Arc

Has skipped some big prizes to come to Chantilly for this Classic and prospects if she stays this far. A really good G1 second over 1600m on heavy ground at The Curragh.


Es La Vida

Progressed from winning a minor 1600m event on heavy ground at Saint-Cloud, briefly looking the winner but running an excellent third in a 2000m G1 at Longchamp.



An unbeaten filly trained by four-times winning Prix de Diane trainer Andre Fabre. Her fluent victory last time was over 2200m, so no worries for stamina.



A runaway winner over 2400m on her debut and a highly respectable second in a 2200m Listed event at Longchamp last month. May just lack enough speed.



This was the plan since she led most of the way to win a 1600m G3 at Longchamp in April. Almost repeated those tactics when second in a G1 there last month.



Looked a live candidate for this with a defeat of Incarville in a Saint-Cloud G3 over this trip. But that rival got revenge in style in a Longchamp G1 – this filly only 7th.


Sweet Lady

A three-times winner but, though only fourth on her last two starts, she wasn’t  beaten far each time in 1600m G3 and G1 company at Longchamp. Pedigree positive about this trip.



Bred to be a Prix de Diane filly and looked like one when easily winning a G3 at Saint-Cloud in April. Didn’t have a great passage in the Classic G1 at Longchamp last time.



A very smart two-year-old who closed down 2020 with a 1600m G3 win on very soft ground at Deauville. Needs to improve plenty on two 2021 starts.


Light Stars

From a four-times winning Prix de Diane stable, she is progressive comfortably winning a 2100m Listed event  at Toulouse even if the form of that race has since looked weak.


Omnia Munda Mundis

Disappointing on her penultimate start but ran pretty well last time when third in a 2400m G3 at Chantilly last time. Ratings suggest she is unlikely to be good enough.


Noble Heidi

A beaten favourite on her last two starts but came close to a G2 victory in Germany’s Hoppegarten racecourse. That wasn’t a strong race for the grade, however.


Sibila Spain

First serious test came on her third start, in a G1 at Longchamp last month. And she ran a cracker in a close fourth after an unlucky trip. No wonder she has been supplemented.