France Horse Racing Tips – Best Bets At Chantilly On Monday
FRENCH RACING TIPS
After a weekend of top jumps action the Flat returns to centre stage with a top card at Chantilly featuring the Group 3 Prix Bertrand Du Breuil.
Last week, we were in fantastic form with our French Racing Tips, registering a 54/1 double and plenty of winners at all prices from 9/4 to 20/1.
Our experts have again been studying the form of every runner and analysed all the videos as they give you their top tips
SKALLETI (11.01 Chantilly, 1m Group 3)
We’re surprised that this horse is not favourite in the early market given that he’s won nine of his ten races, including at a higher level.
For that reason he’s forced to give weight away to all of his rivals but he’s beaten all challengers in last year.
Last seen when winning over a furlong further in the Group 2 Prix Dollar over further at Longchamp over weekend, the drop back to a mile isn’t certain to suit but the shape of the race suggest his stamina could well come into effect.
With at least three runners in the race likely to go from the front, Skalleti can stalk the pace and use his stamina to come through late on.
He’s won at the course so there are no fears about the track and it is to be hoped that he’s fit enough to win first time around.
KARLSTAD (12.50 Chantilly, 1m7f handicap)
With plenty of runners having to prove their stamina on their first attempt at this marathon trip it might pay to back a confirmed stayer in the shape of Karlstad.
He’s won twice at distances of around this trip and has not finished out of the first four in his last six handicaps.
He has not been seen on the racetrack for 238 days but that is not necessarily a negative given that he goes well fresh and he won after a layoff of 138 days on his return to action last season.
Jockey Maxime Guyon takes the ride for Pia Brandt and the rider has been in good form since Flat racing returned to France at the start of last week.
TAEKWONDO (1.23 Chantilly, 1m7f handicap)
Karlstad’s trainer/jockey combination of Pia Brandt and Maxime Guyon could record a quickfire double with Taekwondo, who is one of a handful of horses who could improve for stepping up in trip.
Judging by the form figures he appears to have disappointed in his last two runs but those came on the all-weather track at Deauville. A return to the turf will suit and he has caught the eye staying on strongly a number of times over trips at around a mile and a half suggesting that two miles should be well within his compass.
Guyon knows the horse well and is reunited with him today, which is also a boost to his chances.
FIAMELCA DOLOISE (1.56 Chantilly, 1m handicap)
Hold-up performer who has run far better than her finishing positions of eleventh and tenth suggests in her last two runs.
Suspicion is a fast-run race over this trip will suit her and we can expect her to be running strongly at the death in the hands of promising young apprentice Aude Duporte, who takes a valuable 6lb off her back.
We expect a much better run from her today.