French Racing Tips – Best bets at Lyon-Parilly on Friday

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After a fantastic day at Longchamp on Thursday, when our nap won at 5/2, our 54/1 double came in and we had three winners out of four in our Lucky 15, we’re back with some more fantastic French Racing Tips

Our French experts have pored over the form and studied every video to look at the horse that may have been overlooked as we try to bash the bookies with our tips every day, so let’s get cracking with the four horses we think could give us a run for our money at Lyon-Parilly on Friday.

SILVER SCHNOK (10.45 Lyon-Parilly, 1m)

Lightly raced after just two career starts, winning on debut and finishing a good second to Private Romance over 1m1f at higher level last time.

Private Romance won well in a Listed race on her return to action so that form looks solid and Silver Schnok has shown she acts well in stamina-sapping conditions – the ground is described as soft at Lyon-Parilly.

Dropping back to a mile will suit as she was caught only late on last time and she could prove dangerous to peg back from the front.

STEP BY STEP (12.15, Lyon-Parilly, 1m3f)

No stamina doubts over this one either as he’s already won over this trip when successful in a Fontainebleu maiden on his penultimate start.

Was slightly unfortunate not to have won last time when crucially stopped in his run when looking to make his challenge at this track last time.

Handles the prevailing ground and looks likely to go close under Gregory Benoist.

SAN HUBERTO (1.58 Lyon-Parilly, 1m4f Listed)

We promise that we are not selecting horses beginning with an ‘S’ as some kind of joke, we really fancy them.

This horse won at this level at Deauville last year before being sent to America, where he finished third in a turf contest worth $630,000 to the winner.

Subsequently disappointed in a Group 2 contest on Arc weekend but it could be worth forgiving that run, which came just a few weeks after his globetrotting.

Still entitled to be improving after just seven career starts and he could be one to watch this summer.

GIPSY JET SEPT (2.32 Lyon-Parilly, 1m3f)

An interesting middle-distance handicap here and Restless will be sent off favourite for trainer Alain de Royer Dupre. Still lightly raced, she could still be improving but our preference is for an each-way alternative.

Gipsy Jet Sept is also open to improvement after just five career starts and has already got his head in front once, when winning at Marseille.

He’s performed well when upped in class on two occasions since and it’s worth noting that he has been well fancied on both occasions, which suggests he’s highly thought of at home.

He’ll have no problem with the ground and trip and could well outrun his double-figure odds.