Horse Racing
Prix de l'Opera - Form Comments

01/10/2021 17:42

G1 – 2000m – Turf


Appreciates very slow ground. Fifth in this last year and has run two respectable races in G1 company on her last two starts but without looking like winning.


Looked sure to gain a third G1 career win once getting to the front at Deauville in August, only to be caught in the last stride. A close third in this last year. Chance.


Unbeaten in two starts at Longchamp, including a very soft ground G2 success. Disappointed at Deauville last time, though did have a difficult trip.


A close third in a G1 French Classic at Chantilly in June, despite a difficult trip. Has run well in both starts since but this trip is shorter than ideal.


Has a good course and distance record here, including a runaway victory in a handicap at this meeting last year. Not up to this class however.

Grand Glory

An outsider in this last year, finishing seventh. Much improved lately, delivering a career-best when leading in the last stride in a 2000m G1 at Deauville.


Has winning form over shorter trips than this in Japan. But up against hot European rivals for the first time, her prospects look bleak.


Came with a strong challenge to win a G1 over this course and distance in May. However three subsequent defeats suggest she is vulnerable here.

Joan Of Arc

Came with a powerful surge to win a G1 Classic at Chantilly in June and boasts other fine G1 efforts. Maybe excuses for a dismal show here last time.


An interesting raider from Germany who continued her winning spree when sprinting clear of her nearest rival in a 2200m G1 at Dusseldorf in August.


Thrives on slow ground, conditions that saw her grab a late victory in a Deauville G3 over this trip, and only just beaten in a G2 there last time. A live player.


A consistent filly who would be best suited by a slow surface. Outpaced until her strong late challenge only narrowly failed in a Deauville G2 last time.

Sibila Spain

This lightly-raced filly led for much of the way in a G1 French Classic at Chantilly in June and looked to be still progressing when landing a Listed event here last time.

Thundering Nights

Big chance if she can repeat her G1 victory at the Curragh in June, beating a subsequent dual G1 winner in the USA. A very reliable filly.


A dismal start ruined her chance in a Deauville G2 in August. But her previous second in a Goodwood G1 shows what a talented filly she can be.