Date with Deauville – Four British Raiders Make the Tuesday Trip Chasing Group Race Glory
Four British Runners Head to Deauville on Tuesday
There’s Group race action in Deauville on Tuesday as the track plays host to four pattern races. On what’s a quiet Tuesday in Britain, four British trainers send their horses over in an attempt to claim Group honours in separate races on the card. Check these raiders out below, along with our verdict on how we expect them to fare.
Life Of Dreams (Charlie Appleby) Prix de Psyche Sky Sports Racing (Group 3)
Charlie Appleby’s LIFE OF DREAMS took what was admittedly quite a weak Newbury maiden on debut in April, before bumping into Emily Upjohn in the Musidora at York (pulled a couple of lengths clear of the remainder).
She failed to back that showing up when a modest fifth in the Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot last time, albeit the winner has since gone on to claim the Irish Oaks. This daughter of Dubawi might appreciate this slight drop in trip and easier ground, whilst she’s only making her fourth start so is still open to plenty of improvement.
William Buick keeps the partnership intact, and a return to her Musidora form would likely see her bang there.
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Sydneyarms Chelsea (Charles Hills) Prix Six Perfections Sky Sports Racing (Group 3)
Three of the last five renewals of the Prix Six Perfections have gone to British-based runners and aiming to continue that trend in 2022 is SYDNEYARMS CHELSEA.
Charlie Hills’ filly only cost £9,000 as a yearling, yet she was out of a juvenile winner and has, herself, already scored at 2, taking a Newbury maiden on debut back in May.
Sydneyarms Chelsea has held her form in defeat since then, following up a respectable Albany Stakes fifth (form franked) with a fourth in the Listed Prix Roland de Chambure over this course and distance.
Ryan Moore now takes over steering duties, but that latest fourth does leave Sydneyarms Chelsea with a bit to find at this level, particularly with Terrestrial, who finished a couple of lengths ahead of her in the Prix Roland de Chambure and meets on the same terms here.
Recommended BetSYDNEYARMS CHELSEA (12:43 Deauville) 9/2 Bet Now! New Customers only. 18+. T&C’s Apply. begambleaware.org.
Kerindia (Michael Bell) Darley Prix de Cabourg (Group 3)
The likes of Comedy and Cairn Gorm have landed the Group 3 Prix de Cabourg for British trainers in recent years, and KERINDIA travels over to contest the race this year.
Based in Newmarket with Michael Bell, Kerindia is speedily bred and justified a 65,000 guineas breeze-up price tag when landing a 5f Nottingham novice on debut last month. Travelling well through her race and knuckling down for pressure to get up in the shadows of the post.
Kerindia is entitled to have learned plenty from that initial experience, and she’s not expected to have any problems with this step up to 6f. That bare form does leave her with an awful lot to find with some of the best of these, however, with Coolmore’s The Antarctic – a full brother to exceptional sprinter Battaash – just one of the horses in opposition.
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Saffron Beach (Jane Chapple-Hyam) Prix Rothschild (Group 1)
The Group 1 Prix Rothschild is the feature race at Deauville on Tuesday, and this year’s race has attracted a strong field, seemingly headlined by the presence of Jane Chapple-Hyam’s SAFFRON BEACH.
Runner-up in last year’s 1000 Guineas, Saffron Beach went on to claim Group 1 honours in the Sun Chariot at Newmarket back in October.
She has been seen only the twice since then, building on a respectable reappearance effort in the Dubai Turf when bolting up in the Group 2 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Saffron Beach looked like a Group 1 filly competing at a lower level that day, and she conceded 5lb all round to some useful sorts, with the second since bolting up at Listed level. A repeat of that showing would make her the one to beat, with likely second favourite Tenebrism still yet to conclusively prove that she wants this mile trip.