Horse Racing
Class 1 Handicap - Form Comments

29/09/2023 15:50

1300m – Turf


Sometimes competes over notably further than this but last year he did win a 1400m handicap here, also winning a 1400m Vichy handicap on his penultimate start. A modest effort last time.


Won at minor tracks in July and August and looks currently in good shape. He was a close third – as a 29-1 outsider – in this race when it was run on very soft ground last year.


Wonderfully consistent, in the first four in all nine career starts. Latest win was in a slow-ground handicap over this trip at Deauville in August, and almost winning again at Saint-Cloud on 11 September.


In good shape for all of his last six starts including three straight wins, one of them over this distance. Facing a tougher task at the weights now, but he still belongs on the shortlist.


Mostly struggling on recent efforts and drops down in trip for this. He did put up quite a good show when fifth of 16 here back in April, the winner that day landing a G1 later in 2023.

Deep Hope

Looks high enough in the handicap considering he has mostly been well beaten in recent starts. Effective at this trip illustrating that when winning four consecutive all-weather races last year.

Droit de Parole

One of his ten career wins came here – over 1600m – back in 2019. Versatile in terms of distance, his latest win coming over just 1000m, in a minor event at Vichy in July.


Very effective at this trip, justifying favouritism when landing a 1300m handicap on Chantilly’s all-weather surface in February. Also a winner at a minor track in September.


Three times a winner in 2022 but has failed to score in ten starts this year. Finished a fair fifth in a handicap here in September.


His three career wins have all come over further than this, but he put up a really good show over 1400m here on his latest start, only narrowly failing to win a hotly-contested handicap.

Jack O’Boy

Although he did not make a major impact here last time, most of his best performances have come at this track including a defeat of 17 rivals when favourite for a 1400m handicap here in April.

Kimi Orenda

Quickened nicely to win a 1400m Listed event at Munich, and nearly as good when third at Baden-Baden. Earlier in 2023 she had won a handicap over this course and distance. Supplemented.


Only beaten a nose in a hot 1400m handicap here in June. Only start since resulted in a decisive 1400m handicap success on Deauville’s all-weather track. Chances.


Is suffering a long losing sequence. At least one of his best efforts did come here when a close second in a 1000m handicap in May.

Nesr Shalghoda

His two wins this season have come at smaller tracks though he was only just beaten in quite a well contested 1200m event at Chantilly.


Two of his four career wins over this specialist trip – though both – narrow victories at Deauville and Chantilly – were on an all-weather surface. Has not made a big impact in five starts here.


Has failed to win in his last 12 starts but ran his best race for sometime when a very close third in a 1400m handicap here in September.

Purest Time

Two wins – including at this trip – from 12 starts and when not winning usually gets into the prizemoney. However, to win this he will need to be sharper than on his last two starts.


Chantilly’s all-weather track seems to bring out his best, including a handicap victory there – over this trip – earlier in 2023. He did twice run well on slow ground here back in 2021.


A rare winner but did come close to landing a 1400m handicap here in June. Struggled on very soft ground at Deauville last time.

Sassy Rascal

Yet to win in France but won a 1200m dash at Baden-Baden in August. Only ninth but not beaten far in a Chantilly handicap in September.


Only win so far came over a longer trip than this at Wolverhampton.  Dropping down in trip and class now after being well beaten on his latest three starts since moving to France.


Not the most consistent but has posted some very good runs at this track, including when only failing by a head to win this race last year.


Sole win so far has come the only time he has raced on an all-weather surface, over 1500m at Deauville in August. Tried over a variety of trips by his top stable.

White Platin

Sound performances on his last two starts, notably when just getting the money in a tense finish over 1400m here when only 3 lengths separated the first ten runners. Disappointed in this race last year.


Did manage to win a minor event over 1350m at Lyon Parilly in May. Started at long odds for a 1400m handicap here in September but wasn’t beaten far in sixth of 16.

Wonder Boy

A 1600m winner on his latest start. Versatile in terms of distance and had also won over 1200m at Lion D’Angers in July. Narrowly won a 1400m handicap here back in 2020.