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The race is the French version of the Derby, usually run the day after the UK version at Epsom & for 3year old’s excluding Geldings. A Group 1 Race Run over 1m 2f 96 yards and held at Chantilly…

The TOP RATED horse in the race is Aidan O’Brien’s St Mark’s Basilica, who is rated at 120 & the nearest rated horse is at 112 & is stable companion, Van Gogh. It is likely St Mark’s will head the market.
Both are Group 1 winners…

The going at Chantilly is….. VERY SOFT to SOFT, with the weather set fair for race day.

There are 2 unbeaten horses in the race –
Saiydabad
(Blame X Sarkiyla), who is 3 wins from 3 starts & landed a C&D win(good ground) on May 4th in a Listed race
Cheshire Academy (Flintshire X Danza Cavallo), who is also 3 from 3 and won the Group 3, 1m 2f 96yds Prix Noailles Stakes at Longchamp(Good ground) on April 11th,

Pretty Tiger (Sea the Moon X Fast & Pretty) was runner up to Cheshire Academy, has 3 wins over 1m 2f but all 3 were on the All Weather…

St Mark’s Basilica(Siyouni X Cabaret) was a winner on seasonal return on very soft ground at Longchamp, when landing the Group 1 Poule D’Essai Des Poulains, from Colosseo, with Policy of Truth (Siyouni X Dawn to Dance) in 4th(2 lengths) & Sealiway (Galiway X Kensa) in 8th( 2 & 3/4 lengths) & both run in the field today…

Stable Companion, Van Gogh( American Pharoah X Imagine) is yet to win in 2021 and his last win was in the 1m Group 1 Prix Criterium International on heavy ground in October last year at Saint-Cloud.
Of the 2 O’Brien horses, I would prefer SMB, due to his Dam, Cabaret, is by Galileo & of the 2 unbeaten runners, I would prefer Saiydbad, as a C&D winner…

Chantilly

Baby Rider (Gleneagles X Gurella) arrives on a winning streak of 3 from last 4, having won on May 1st in the 1m 2f 96yds Group 2 Prix Greffulhe at Saint-Cloud.
His trainer Pascal Bary has won this race in 1994, 96, 98, 2002. 04 & 2018, with Study of Man)..

Makaloun (Bated Breath X Makane) won last time out on the All Weather at Chantilly, when taking the 1m 1f Group 3 Prix De Guiche by 1/2 a length & also won over 1m 1f at this course last September (Soft ground) and looks to be going the same route as Almanzor, who won this race in 2016, Their trainer Jean Claude Roget, has won 3 of the last 5 running’s of the race with Almanzor, Brametot & Sottsass.

The UK Challengers….

John & Thady Gosden send 2 over… Megallan (Kingman X Eastern Belle), who was runner up to Hurricane Lane by 3/4’s of a length in the 1m 2f 56yd Group 2 Dante at York on May 13th, winner finished 3rd in the Derby yesterday.
Their 2nd runner is Derab (Sea the Stars X Concentric) the half brother to Enable, who takes a massive step up in class having won a 1m Class 4 Novice Stakes by over 6 lengths at Newmarket on May 14th…
With El Drama (Lope De Vega X Victooire Finale) for Roger Varian. The colt was the 1m 2f 7yds winner of the Listed Dee Stakes at Chester on May 6th…

Of the 3 UK raiders, Megallan is likely is to be the best of them, although Derab is untapped potential now stepping up in trip….

Rich Williams (Arseonlinracing 2021)

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