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French racing tips – Deauville best bets on Sunday

Deauville best bets on Sunday

A cracking line-up of Group racing action goes to post in France on Sunday and we’ve picked out our Deauville best bets and tips for some top-class contests.

There is Group One action going to post in France on Sunday with both the Prix Morny and Prix Jean Romanet on the agenda at Deauville with the top-class duo of races ably supported by a pair of Group Two contests.

Some classy British and Irish raiders will be on show across the four races, clashing with their French counterparts as they bid to bring some big prizes back to home shores and we’ve looked over the four main races of the afternoon to pick out our Deauville best bets on Sunday.


2:50 Deauville – Darley Prix Morny – Finale des Darley Series (Group 1) (2yo No Geldings) (Straight) (Turf) (2yo) 6f

PERFECT POWER is given another chance having met with plenty of trouble and appearing ill at ease on the track at Goodwood in the Richmond Stakes behind a couple of these when finishing fifth behind Asymmetric.

Richard Fahey’s Ardad colt had showed some top class form previous to that run, winning the Norfolk Stakes from Go Bears Go back in June and ran better than the bare result at Goodwood despite not appearing to handle the track – hung left – and meeting trouble in running when denied a clear run in the last furlong and then having to be snatched up close home.

He could be suited by this track and with a bit more luck in running he could bounce back to winning form.

Deauville best bets on Sunday. Richard Fahey can saddle a winner in France in the Prix Morny.

Deauville best bets on Sunday. Richard Fahey can saddle a winner in France in the Prix Morny.

3:25 Deauville – Darley Prix Jean Romanet (Group 1) (4yo+ Fillies & Mares) (Round Course) (Turf) (4yo+) 1m2f

LADY BOWTHORPE got some reward for some consistent efforts in defeat when taking the step up to this trip in her stride to run away with the Nassau Stakes and William Jarvis’ charge can follow up here.

The Nathaniel filly had shown very smart credentials last term, winning a Group three at Ascot but she has taken her form up a level this campaign, winning a Group Two on her reappearance at Newmarket in May and then running well in defeat in outings at Ascot, Newbury and Newmarket behind the likes of Palace Pier and Snow Lantern.

Those runs came at a mile but she took to ten furlongs last time with aplomb, turning in a very impressive performance to win going away from Zeyaadah and likely to have more to come over this distance she looks one to keep onside.

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

RAABIHAH hasn’t managed to get her head in front this term but she’s been running consistently well and could end her drought here.

Jean Claude Rouget’s charge won three times in 2020 including a course win in August in a Group Three prior to tackling Group Ones where she was runner-up in the Prix Vermeille prior to posting a very creditable fifth in the Prix de L’Arc De Triomphe.

The Sea The Stars filly has hit the crossbar on all three outings this term, finishing runner-up at Longchamp and Saint Cloud – both times behind Ebaiyra – and latterly beaten less than one length behind Magny Cours at Clairefontaine in a Listed contest where she likely found the trip too sharp.

She’s proven that this longer trip is within her range and she can run another big race to make her presence felt so no surprise if she were to resume winning ways here.

Deauville best bets on Sunday. Jean Claude Rouget's Raabihah can win the Prix de Pomone.

Deauville best bets on Sunday. Jean Claude Rouget’s Raabihah can win the Prix de Pomone.

4:35 Deauville – Darley Prix Kergorlay (Group 2) (3yo+) (Round Course) (Turf) (3yo+) 1m7f

Although he comes out worst on official ratings SKAZINO could be hard to beat here and Cedric Rossi’s charge can get back to winning ways here.

The Kendargent gelding has found improvement this term to win twice at Group level having previously been a Listed winner, scoring a brace at Longchamp over this trip in the Group Three Prix De Barbeville Stakes and Group Two Prix Vicomtesse Vigier Stakes and he lost no caste in defeat when denied only by a head latest back at Longchamp in the Prix Maurice De Nieuil.

That was over a shorter trip and he ought to benefit from the return to this longer trip where can get back on track and he could prove a tough nut to crack if running to a similar level as when posting his recent victories.