Horse Racing
Class 1 Handicap - Form Comments

05/08/2022 15:50

1600m – Turf

Alba Power

In very good form right now and thrives on slow ground, prevailing conditions when he won over 1600m at Saint-Cloud in June.

Ascot Angel

This veteran has had a break, before which was in good shape in handicaps over this trip at less prestigious tracks.

Autumn Twilight

Finished well to win a weak event over this trip at Longchamp in April. Faded at that track in a stronger handicap there in June.

Be My Day

Not consistent but has won two handicaps at Longchamp. Nothing special from him lately and modest Deauville record.


Close to a Listed win over this course and distance in 2020. Won Longchamp handicap off top weight last month.


Only beaten 1.5L when fourth in a prestigious G2 at Milan in June. Classy but best over further.

Come Say Hi

The narrow winner of a handicap over this straight 1600m last August but never looked like winning over 1300m on polytrack here on Tuesday.


Mostly well beaten in recent starts but she did pop up to win an 1800m handicap at Chantilly in June as a longshot.


Her two wins have come over longer journeys than this. Outpaced over this trip last time.


Has a good winning strike-rate though previous Deauville runs were modest. Effective at 1600m.

Dar Toungi

Three wins but many places and this consistent gelding tries hard. But a tricky handicap mark.

Easily Amused

A lightly raced filly who was impressive when winning a handicap at Vichy last month. Looks progressive.

Goldino Bello

Yet to win in four previous starts at Deauville. Running quite well this year, and seems best at this trip.


Narrowly beaten in tense finishes over this trip at Longchamp on his last three starts.


Mostly competes over further but won over this trip earlier in his career. A close second at Chantilly last time.


Previous Deauville runs over much further than this. Chantilly winner over 2100m last time. Drop in trip a worry.


Two handicap wins here last year but over 1200m, and his trainer has tended to keep him away from 1600m races. A worry.

King Gold

Won over this trip early in his career. Racing over shorter now. Second in a 1200m Hamburg G3 last month.

Marrakech Moon

Twice won handicaps over this trip this year, but well beaten last time. Handicap mark is tough.


This veteran is still capable of winning handicaps as he did over 1400m at Longchamp in April.

National Service

Led for some of the trip when third in a 1600m G3 here last August. On the shortlist for this handicap.

Now We Know

Needs to improve on this year’s two runs, but much more positive is his very good Deauville record including his victory in this last year. Respected.


Won over this trip – and here – earlier in his career. Competing over further nowadays. Slow ground wanted.


Not beaten far and unlucky not to finish closer than eighth at Longchamp last time. Ideally suited by 1600m.

Rock Joyeux

Plenty of success around the French provincial tracks, and a comfortable 2000m winner last time.


Long on experience having won ten of his 45 starts, with the record suggesting that this is his best trip.

San Cristobal

Lightly raced gelding, winner of an 1800m maiden at Compiegne. A close fifth in a tense finish at Longchamp last time.

Sky Power

Fourth in this last year after briefly looking like winning. A close fourth in a Chantilly G3 last month.

The Charmer

Having a rewarding season, thriving over this trip and further. A close third at Longchamp last time.


In great form in recent months winning three consecutive handicaps over this trip. Another good show expected.


Two wins at provincial tracks, looking best at this trip. A decent third at Saint-Cloud last time.

Vents Contraires

His past Deauville run not encouraging. But only beaten 1L in a competitive Longchamp handicap last time.