Best bets at Deauville – Sunday 23 August French racing tips

Best bets at Deauville on Sunday.Best bets at Deauville on Sunday.

We look over Sunday’s classy action in France and pick out our best bets at Deauville.

There’s some classy French racing action going to post on Sunday to supplement the day’s racing across the UK and Ireland with Group One and Group Two action taking place at the premier French venue.

We’ve taken a look at the pick of Sunday’s French action including the feature Prix Morny and Prix Jean Romanet and pick out our best bets at Deauville on another top-class afternoon in France.


1:35 Deauville – Darley Prix Morny – Finale des Darley Series (Group 1) (2yo Colts & Fillies) (Str Course) (Turf) (2yo) 6f

Soft ground could go against Wesley Ward’s speedy Campanelle who defends an unbeaten record; but TACTICAL appeared to cope well with slightly softer ground when scoring over this trip at Newmarket last month and Andrew Balding’s charge can strike again if the even more testing conditions don’t catch him out.

The Toronado colt beat Yazaman to take the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot on just his second start and he followed up in good style to beat the same rival at least as convincingly when upped to Group Two level in the July Stakes.

A progressive sort, he could find further improvement and if these conditions don’t prove a negative then there’s every chance he can strike again to land a winning hat-trick.

2:50 Deauville – Darley Prix Jean Romanet (Group 1) (4yo+ Fillies & Mares) (Round Course) (Turf) (4yo+) 1m2f

NAZEEF appeared to get this trip well enough when finishing third in the Nassau Stakes and John Gosden’s charge is taken to get back to winning ways.

The Invincible Spirit filly had won her previous six starts including outpointing Billesdon Brook in soft ground to take the Falmouth Stakes and she lost little caste in defeat latest where she may not have been entirely suited by the track.

The form of that Goodwood effort was done no harm when the runner-up ran well in defeat behind Love in the recent Yorkshire Oaks and she’s worth another chance over this trip with the softer ground no issue.

Likely still progressive and with Frankie Dettori in the saddle it wouldn’t be a surprise to see her making her presence felt here.

Nazeef rates one of our best bets at Deauville on Sunday.

3:25 Deauville – Darley Prix Kergorlay (Group 2) (3yo+) (Round Course) (Turf) (3yo+) 1m7f

GET SHIRTY has some fair form in testing conditions and the Teofilo gelding can follow up his recent course and distance win.

Christophe Ferland’s charge is 2-3 this term, scoring at Chantilly on his return from eight months off and he wasn’t disgraced in defeat behind the reopposing San Huberto next time back at that venue where he possibly did too much in front.

However he quickly bounced back latest to land a Listed contest here latest and he can improve again back up in class with Christophe Soumillon looking to maintain their unbeaten partnership.

There may be more to come from him as a stayer and conditions will be no issue so a big run is expected where it would be no surprise if he were to take this contest despite his big odds.

4:00 Deauville – Darley Prix de Pomone (Group 2) (3yo+ Fillies & Mares) (Round Course) (Turf) (3yo+) 1m4½f

EBAIYRA might have found the drop back in trip against him when finishing sixth behind Fancy Blue in the Prix De Diane last month, but Alain Du Royer Dupre’s charge can bounce back to winning form returned to a more suitable distance.

The Distorted Humor filly has had just four career starts, building on a very encouraging runner-up return at Chantilly in May to run out an easy winner of the Prix De Royaumont over this trip back at that venue in June.

Despite only finishing sixth in that Group One outing latest, it was a very strong affair and she lost little caste in defeat, running on well but never quite able to go the pace and she should be more at home over this longer trip.

Proven in these conditions having finished runner-up on similar ground on her debut she can make her presence felt here and she looks to have solid claims under Christophe Soumillon.