France Racing Tips – Best Bets At Clairefontaine on Thursday

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We’ve been in top form with our selections, with two naps already winning this week, and we’re aiming to continue bashing the bookies at Clairefontaine on Thursdaysday. Our experts  have continued to study the videos and all the form to provide you with the best French Racing Tips on offer. So take a look at our fancies and bet using the buttons below.

ICATCHER (11.10 Clairefontaine, 1m)

Disappointed at Listed level on his return but missed the break and was rushed through the field before pulling hard and fading late on.

He was sent off at just 7/1 for that contest, which suggests he retains his ability and it’s interesting to note that rider Soufiane Saadi on has been replaced by Vincent Cheminaud for this race.

His final run as a juvenile showed he has plenty of ability and the second, third, fourth and eighth have all won subsequently so it could be worth forgiving that poor run at Toulouse last time.

AZANO (12.10 Clairefontaine, 7f Group 3)

A difficult race to weigh up with some runners attempting to put disappointing runs behind them and Spinning Memories attempting to follow up an impressive Listed success at Longchamp earlier this month.

But it might be worth chancing Azano, who makes his first start for Francis-Henri Graffard after competing for John Gosden last year.

Azano competed in the 2,000 Guineas last season and went on to win a Group 3 at Chantilly in June before losing his form in Group 1 and Group 2 contests. Obviously that is a worry but the hope is he will be sweetened up by a switch to France and he has the form to go close.

CHARLESQUINT (13.50 Clairefontaine, 1m handicap)

Noted making good late headway on his first run for five months on his handicap debut at Longchamp this month.

That should have set him up perfectly for this assignment and he had good form as a juvenile, finishing third beaten just four lengths by leading french Guineas fancy Pao Alto, who won a Group 3 first time up on his return.

Should be given a chance to confirm the promise he showed last time.

AIGUIERE D’ARGENT (14.20 Clairefontaine,  1m handicap)

Finished a superb third in a competitive handicap at Longchamp on his last start and that came after he’d missed the break from a bad draw. 

A confirmed hold-up performer, he’ll need the breaks to come at the right time but he’s got a decent draw here and should go close.