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Longchamp Tips - Prix Saint-Alary and Prix d'Ispahan selections

18 Jun 2022
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Jon Vine 18 Jun 2022
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  • Tips for the two Group One races at Longchamp on Sunday 29th May
  • Three-year-old fillies do battle in the Prix Saint-Alary
  • Sealiway tops the betting for the Prix d'Ispahan
  • Above The Curve and Pretty Tiger feature in our tips
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Longchamp races. (Getty)

Flat racing fans will look to Longchamp for their fix of Group One action on Sunday. Two prestigious prizes will be handed out in Paris this weekend, with the Prix d'Ispahan following the Prix Saint-Alary on Sunday's card.

Here are our best French horse racing tips at Longchamp on Sunday.

Longchamp Tips - Sunday 29th May


Race 1 - Prix Saint-Alary Tips


The three British and Irish raiders look a decent way ahead of the home competition in this Group One. Wild Beauty is better than what she produced in the 1000 Guineas, where she was drawn poorly and beaten a long way out, but I'm not sure this step up in trip will come naturally. 

Prosperous Voyage is bred to relish this extra distance and ran a blinder to finish second to Cachet in the 1000 Guineas first time out. Stall one could prove tricky for Frankie Dettori to navigate, however, so I'll side with Joseph O'Brien's talented filly, ABOVE THE CURVE.

After running just once as a juvenile, Above The Curve returned to action with an easy maiden victory over Thoughts Of June at Leopardstown. Thoughts Of June managed to reverse that form when the two met again in the Cheshire Oaks. Aidan O'Brien's filly got the run of that race from the front and she's bred to do her best work over 12 furlongs. Above The Curve, on the other hand, was never a guaranteed stayer over that trip, but still ran a lovely race considering she was held out wide for the majority of the trip.

Ryan Moore's mount has been drawn widest of all, but he should be able to slot into the pack nicely from stall seven and I wouldn't be surprised if Above The Curve came with a late, winning challenge.

Race 2 - Prix d'Ispahan Tips


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I'm going to go in again on PRETTY TIGER, who was my 12/1 selection on his last start in the Prix Ganay.

Pia Brandt's star showed plenty of good form as a three-year-old last season, winning a Group Two at Saint-Cloud. Pretty Tiger went into the Ganay on the back of a Listed win on the all-weather and a comfortable Group Three success in the Prix Exbury, and I felt he was significantly overpriced.

Sylvain Ruis held his mount up, tracking over to the inside rail on the approach to the bend. Pretty Tiger was travelling as well as anyone turning in, but was held in on the rail by State Of Rest, Skaletti and the fading Smile Makers. Eventually, Pretty Tiger muscled his way into contention and finished powerfully. Sadly, his late challenge was only good enough for second.

Brandt's four-year-old managed to finish ahead of Sealiway that day and, of the two, Sealiway had much the easier trip. If Pretty Tiger had been allowed to angle out a little earlier, I'm convinced he would have won that prestigious Group One.

The only British raider that Sealiway and Pretty Tiger have to worry about today is Ed Walker's Dreamloper, who's capable but yet to really prove herself at the highest level. The top two in the market should have this between them and, given a little more luck in-running, I fancy Pretty Tiger will confirm the Prix Ganay placings with Sealiway.
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Verdict

Pretty Tiger is our 2/1 selection in the Prix D'Ispahan. We're also backing Above The Curve to win the Prix Saint-Alary.

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