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2021 Grand Prix de Paris Tips - 9/2 chance can complete hat-trick on Wednesday

  • We've published our guide to the 2021 Grand Prix de Paris
  • This Group One takes place at Longchamp on Wednesday 14th July
  • Hurricane Lane tops the betting
  • Alenquer is our best bet at 9/2 with Coral
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Tom Marquand riding Alenquer (L) win The King Edward VII Stakes on Day Four of the Royal Ascot Meeting. (Getty)

Midweek racing fans are in for a treat on Wednesday, as a classy field assembles for the 2021 Grand Prix de Paris. This Group One was first held in France in 1863, and has been won by many of the sports best during their three-year-old season.

We've taken a look through the betting for Wednesday's main event and picked out our best betting tips.

2021 Grand Prix de Paris Odds


Name
Odds
Hurricane Lane11/8
Alenquer9/2
Cheshire Academy7/1
Saiydabad7/1
Sir Lamorak8/1
Bar16/1

*Odds taken on 13/7/21*

2021 Grand Prix de Paris Runners


Hurricane Lane2021 Grand Prix de Paris FavouriteGET 11/8 HERE
18+ only. Ts and Cs apply. Gamble responsibly. Coral is operated by LC International Limited and licensed and regulated by the British Gambling Commission for persons gambling in Great Britain. For persons gambling outside Great Britain, Coral is licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner.

European raiders have been dominant in the Group Ones for three-year-olds in France this term, so it's no surprise to see two recent winners dominating the market.

Hurricane Lane travels to France on the back of a battling victory in the Irish Derby and Charlie Appleby has his three-year-olds in flying form. Alenquer defeated Appleby's Epsom Derby winner, Adayar on his first start of the season at Sandown, and followed up with a solid win in the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Jean-Claude Rouget will throw both Cheshire Academy and Saiydabad into the mix. Both stayed on form the rear to finish in the top five behind St Mark's Basilica in the Prix du Jockey Club. Neither, however, were ridden to really challenge the winner that day and they'll have to take a big step up to compete on Wednesday.

Aidan O'Brien had entered three, as he looks to win the Grand Prix de Paris for the fourth year in a row. Wordsworth was beaten seven lengths by Hurricane Lane at the Curragh, while The Mediterranean couldn't lay a glove on Alenquer at Royal Ascot.

Sir Lamorak could be the best of O'Brien's trio, despite the fact he's only run in handicaps so far this season. Mickael Barzalona takes the ride on this son of Camelot, and he's shown enough to suggest he could challenge at this level.

Northern Ruler beat Bubble Gift in the Prix du Lys last time out, but it's hard to see either making too much of an impact. Baby Rider was outclassed in the Prix du Jockey Club, and Cash Equity doesn't stand much of a chance.

2021 Grand Prix de Paris Tips


Alenquer2021 Grand Prix de Paris TipsGET 9/2 HERE
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Given he had such a hard race at the Curragh, just three weeks after his third at Epsom, I'm worried this race may come a little too soon for Hurricane Lane. William Buick's mount had to work very hard to get past Lone Eagle, who was given a peach of a ride by Frankie Dettori, and those efforts may have taken a bit more out of him than connections will have hoped.

I'll take the favourite on with ALENQUER, who comfortably beat Lone Eagle and the Epsom Derby winner, Adayar when claiming a surprise win at Sandown. 

William Haggas' charge then relished softer ground on day four at Royal Ascot, powering to an impressive Group Two triumph. Although he clearly deals well with softer ground, Alenquer doesn't need testing conditions to produce his best, as he proved when beating a quality field at Sandown.

After Tom Marquand missed his Covid jab, James Doyle deputises on Haggas' raider, and he's clearly got an excellent chance of adding another Group One to his impressive resume.

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Verdict

Alenquer looks ready to make the breakthrough at the highest level, and William Haggas' progressive three-year-old could take all the beating.

2021 Grand Prix de Paris Tips: Alenquer Straight Win @450.00 at BetMGM - 20 Units

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