French Racing Tips – Best Bets at Saint-Cloud on Tuesday

Runners race for the line at Saint-ClousRunners race for the line at Saint-Clous


After a fantastic return to action at Longchamp yesterday, the French Flat racing bandwagon rolls on to Saint-Cloud with a few juvenile maidens, a string of big-field handicaps and some stakes races, which we’ll concentrate on for our Tuesday French racing tips 

So sit back, take a look at our previews and and French Racing Tips and click on the odds below to place your bets.

DROIT DE PAROLE (12.50 Saint-Cloud, 1m)

This horse is available to back at a huge 25/1 but there are plenty of reasons to think that he can outrun those odds.

He’s beaten just two of his 25 rivals in his last two runs on the all-weather track at Chantilly but he suffered trouble in running last time and has seemingly never performed at his best on an all-weather surface.

He knows how to win, having landed a valuable handicap at Deauville last July and he also handles conditions well, having won on good to soft ground last year. He is massively overpriced at 40/1.

ENZEL (2.00 Saint-Cloud, 1m)

Seven last-time-out winners feature in this field of 12 and a host of promising three-year-olds are set to do battle.

The obvious place to start is with Enzel, who won by 20 lengths on debut in heavy ground at this track in November. He was impressive on that occasion, again wears the visor and has the assistance of Christophe Soumillon in the saddle. He should arguably be shorter than the 2/1 currently on offer with William Hill given that he’s proven in the conditions. 

His main danger could well be Alfareeq, who looked classy when easily breaking his maiden tag at Deauville in February.

IRSKA (2.35 Saint-Cloud, 1m2f)

Won at 20/1 on her only start on the all-weather at Chantilly in March but there looked to be no fluke about her all-the-way win as she showed a potent turn of foot to kick clear of her rivals.

She steps up in class here but deserves to take her chance and she can put a dent in some lofty reputations from horses competing for some big-name trainers, including Andre Fabre and Jean-Claude Rouget. She is worth her place among the French Racing Tips.

ALABAA (3.10 Saint-Cloud, 1m2f)

This colt takes a stiff drop in class as he makes his seasonal return. The four-year-old was running in top handicaps and Listed contests when last seen and will find these rivals far easier to deal with.

Promising Apprentice Damian Boche has more than enough ability to not be worried about his skill in the saddle and can hopefully send us home with a winner.