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2021 Prix Ganay Tips - Magny to upstage Mogul at Longchamp
- We've published our guide to the 2021 Prix Ganay
- This Grade One takes place at Longchamp racecourse on Sunday 2nd May
- Mogul is the odds-on favourite to win for Aidan O'Brien
- Magny Cours is our best bet at 3/1
Longchamp races. (Getty)
Sunday's card at Longchamp is headlined by the Prix Ganay. This ten-furlong Grade One is a popular starting point for horses who will end up running in huge races like the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, and the last two winners of the Ganay have gone on to win Europe's richest flat race.
We've taken a look through the betting and picked out our best betting tips.
2021 Prix Ganay Odds
*Odds taken on 1/5/218*
2021 Prix Ganay Tips
Magny Cours2021 Prix Ganay TipsGET 3/1 HERE
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Mogul is very strong at the head of the betting here, and the ratings suggest he'll be very hard to beat. Aidan O'Brien's four-year-old won the Grand Prix de Paris and the Hong Kong Vase last season, and didn't run badly in the Sheema Classic, considering he was drawn poorly in stall one.
The main drawback for me with Mogul is this drop in trip. O'Brien's charge is such a strong stayer over a-mile-and-a-half and if this race turns into a sprint to the finish, which it certainly could, then I think he could be vulnerable.
Monty and Wonderful Moon are likely to go forward from wider stalls, but neither is capable of setting a really fast pace. Mare Australis was my selection in the recent Prix d'Harcourt and ran on well for second. Good ground, however, is certainly against her.
One who will enjoy better ground is MAGNY COURS, who beat a future Grade Two winner in Aspetar on fast ground at Sandown last season. Andre Fabre's six-year-old also beat Persian King over a mile at Chantilly in 2020, and scored on the all-weather around that same track on his reappearance before heading out to Meydan.
I didn't really fancy Magny Cours in Dubai World Cup, as hold-up horses often leave themselves a little too much to do. Although he never looked like catching Mystic Guide, I thought Fabre's charge ran a cracker, finishing faster than anyone to snatch the final place.
Magny Cours has clearly got an effective turn of foot, and has proven he can produce it at the end of ten furlongs. All three of his defeats on turf have come on heavy ground, and Mickael Barzalona's mount is unbeaten when the word good has featured in the going.