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Sunday 2 June european horse racing tips - Race-by-race selections for Sunday's classy action from France and Germany

Chantilly and Baden-Baden host the pick of Sunday's european action.

Brian Healy looks through the pick of Sunday's European horse racing action in France and Germany, and he gives his selections for Sunday's action.

Some top-class horse racing action goes to post across Europe on Sunday, including the French Derby at Chantilly which follows hot on the heels of the Epsom Derby on Saturday which was won by Anthony Van Dyck in a thriller for the colts' Classic.

A classy card in France also features some Group Two action; while in Germany there is a trial race for the upcoming German Derby at Baden-Baden.

1:30 Chantilly - Prix de Sandringham (Group 2) (3yo Fillies) (Turf) (3yo) 1m
1:40 Baden-Baden - Derby Trial - Fruhjahrs-Preis (Group 3) (3yo) (Turf) (3yo) 1m2f
2:05 Chantilly - Prix du Gros-Chene (Group 2) (3yo+) (Turf) (3yo+) 5f
2:40 Chantilly - Grand Prix de Chantilly (Group 2) (4yo+) (Turf) (4yo+) 1m4f
3:25 Chantilly - Qipco Prix du Jockey Club (Group 1) (3yo Colts & Fillies) (Turf) (3yo) 1m2½f
4:45 Chantilly - Prix de Royaumont (Group 3) (3yo Fillies) (Turf) (3yo) 1m4f

Brian Healy takes a look at Sunday’s European action and gives his selections for all six classy contests across the continent.

1:30 Chantilly - Prix de Sandringham (Group 2) (3yo Fillies) (Turf) (3yo) 1m


OBLIGATE (6/4, William Hill) is 2-2 in her career, and Pascal Bary’s Frankel filly could be hard to beat as she bids for a hat-trick of wins.

A debut winner at Saint Cloud where she had a head to spare over Suquitho, she stepped up markedly on that effort when returning from six months off to strike a three lengths’ verdict over Pure Zen here last month.

She ran out an easy winner on that occasion, and there could be even more to come from her now she has had a run. Both her wins have come on soft ground, so drying conditions are a slight concern.

Given her breeding however she ought to handle the ground and sure to improve further she can strike again, and she remains a hugely exciting prospect.

1:40 Baden-Baden - Derby Trial - Fruhjahrs-Preis (Group 3) (3yo) (Turf) (3yo) 1m2f


Joseph Tuite sends over SURREY THUNDER (9/4, Bet365) to contest this prize, and the Le Havre colt can get back on the scoresheet.

A winner on his second start at Windsor last term, he returned from six months off the track to go down only by a nose behind Talk Or Listen in a Listed contest at Saint Cloud; that run brought him on and he bettered that winning form when finishing third to the unbeaten Slalom in the Group Three Prix Noailles. 

This doesn’t appear to be quite so strong a contest as that French race, and he may still have further improvement; he ought to go well following a short break and he can get back on the scoresheet.

2:05 Chantilly - Prix du Gros-Chene (Group 2) (3yo+) (Turf) (3yo+) 5f


INNS OF COURT (6/4, Paddy Power) returned from a break to beat City Light in Listed company at Maisons-Laffitte in April, and Andre Fabre’s charge can build on that winning return to action to double up.

The Invincible Spirit horse has proven to be a regular winner at Group Three level, but he has yet to score outside of that although he has made the frame a couple of times at Group One level which includes in last season’s Prix de la Foret where he was beaten only a short-head behind One Master.

This perhaps isn’t the strongest renewal of this contest, and so if he can build on that reappearance success back up in grade then he can follow up with another win.

2:40 Chantilly - Grand Prix de Chantilly (Group 2) (4yo+) (Turf) (4yo+) 1m4f


PETIT FILS (9/2, Unibet) arrives here on a hat-trick of wins, having won his last two outings at Longchamp which includes a Group Three contest latest when claiming the Prix d’Hedouville from Folamour, and the Makfi gelding can land the three-timer.

Jean-Pierre Gauvin’s charge struck by a head, making all the running and finding enough to hold off the runner-up; the pair finished two lengths clear of the rest, and he gave the impression that he could have more still to offer.

He had three of these rivals in arrears, including runner-up Folamour who reopposes, and he can confirm the form here with a repeat of that last effort.

3:25 Chantilly - Qipco Prix du Jockey Club (Group 1) (3yo Colts & Fillies) (Turf) (3yo) 1m2½f


Persian King ought to be a tough nut to crack once more as Andre Fabre’s Kingman colt bids for another win to take his unbeaten run to six from seven starts; but he is very short odds for one who steps up in trip and he could be worth taking on with something at a bigger price, and fellow Godolphin inmate ROMAN CANDLE (25/1, Paddy Power, each-way) could be worth an interest.

The Le Havre colt is proven over this longer trip, having won a Group Two over this yardage latterly at Saint-Cloud when successful in the Prix Greffulhe, and Andre Fabre’s charge could find some further improvement.

Also a winner on his second career outing back in October when beating Light In The Sky at Deauville, he may have needed his return behind Shaman at Longchamp in the Group Three Prix la Force where he was beaten just over two lengths.

Having latterly ran out a neck winner latest over Pappalino, he probably needs to eke out a shade more upped to a Group One, and there is an argument that that Group Two contest he won last time wasn’t the strongest.

However, it was all he could do to win and he may have further improvement to come. He could be worth chancing to find the necessary progress to feature here, and at an appealing each-way price he can go well.

4:45 Chantilly - Prix de Royaumont (Group 3) (3yo Fillies) (Turf) (3yo) 1m4f


DARIYZA (11/4, Ladbrokes) made a good impression on debut when successful at Longchamp in April, beating Hawkamah by a head, after which Alain De Royer-Dupre’s charge finished a good third behind Channel at this venue.

Having beaten some well-bred sorts in that debut effort, the Dawn Approach filly was beaten around two lengths, but it was a solid run given that she raced too keenly.

If she can relax better here upped in trip then she could well step up again to get back on the scoresheet, and no surprise to see her going close. 

SUNDAY 2 JUNE HORSE RACING TIPS - CHANTILLY & BADEN-BADEN


1:30 Chantilly - OBLIGATE (6/4, William Hill)

1:40 Baden-Baden - SURREY THUNDER (9/4, Bet365)

2:05 Chantilly - INNS OF COURT (6/4, Paddy Power)

2:40 Chantilly - PETIT FILS (9/2, Unibet)

3:25 Chantilly - ROMAN CANDLE (25/1, Paddy Powereach-way)

4:45 Chantilly - DARIYZA (11/4, Ladbrokes)



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Sunday 2 June european horse racing tips - Race-by-race selections for Sunday's classy action from France and Germany

Brian Healy looks through the pick of Sunday's European horse racing action in France and Germany, and he gives his selections for Sunday's action.

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