Bordeaux Beauties – Best Bets in France on Saturday
FRENCH RACING TIPS
We’re back with some fantastic France Racing Tips from Bordeaux on Saturday.
Our experts have been studying the form and watching every video of every runner in every race to provide you with the best French Racing Tips on offer. So take a loot at our fancies and bet using the buttons below.
FANTASTIC SPIRIT (11.15 Bordeaux, 1m1f Listed)
This looks a match between the first two in the market and preference is for the Jean-Claude Rouget-trained Fantastic Spirit.
He has won two of his last three races – he finished a close third in the other behind a horse who subsequently won at Listed level – and a class 1 victory at Cagnes-sur-Mer last time suggested he is capable of making a splash in Listed class.
His last two victories came on an artificial surface but his style of racing suggests turf will suit him better as he seems a galloper rather than having a smart turn of foot and he should give a good account of himself.
MR SATCHMO (12.15 Bordeaux, 1m1f Listed)
Drops back into Listed class after finishing sixth in a Group 1 worth more than £2 million in Doha three months ago.
This level is much more within his compass and it’s worth noting that he has already won five times at this level and arguably sets the form standard in this race.
Forced to give weight away to some potential improvers as a result of his past exploits but he should still run a fine race providing his travel exertions have not taken a toll.
NORATHIR (13.52 Bordeaux, 1m4f)
Been given a long break since disappointing on her final start last season when well fancied for a decent handicap at Saint-Cloud.
Before that, though, she’d run a string of good races at Listed level and displayed more than enough ability to suggest she can pick up a win in this type of field and it can only be a bonus that top jockey Olivier Peslier takes the mount.
SAGA DAYDREAM (15.07 Bordeaux, 1m4f handicap)
We always like to include at least one big-priced selection in our tips and this one should go off at huge odds.
The reason for her inclusion is that she is relatively lightly raced, has shown signs of ability and she should have a fitness edge over some of her rival running just over a week ago at Angers, where she was noted staying on strongly over a couple of furlongs shorter to finish seventh,
Some improvement for that run could result in us collecting some each-way money.