The Group One feature at Longchamp on Sunday is the Prix du Moulin. This lucrative race was first staged in Paris in 1957 and has been won by some of the sport's finest ever milers, including Rock Of Gibraltar, Excelebration and Goldikova.
We've taken a look through the latest betting and picked out our French racing tips
2021 Prix du Moulin Odds
*Odds taken on 3/9/21*
|Order Of Australia||10/1|
|Lope Y Fernandez||16/1|
2021 Prix du Moulin Runners
Topping the market we find the unbeaten Baaeed, who'll be entering Group One waters for the first time. William Haggas' three-year-old has swept aside the competition in all four of his outings thus far, and travels to Goodwood on the back of a superb victory at Glorious Goodwood.
Snow Lantern was last seen finishing behind Alcohol Free and Poetic Flare in the Sussex Stakes. Richard Hannon's filly beat Sussex winner, Alcohol Free when they met in the Falmouth Stakes, and she'll be getting weight from the colts ahead of her in the betting.
Order Of Australia finished third having made the running in the Jacques Le Marois last time out, and he could fly the flag for Aidan O'Brien. As could Lope Y Fernandez, despite his poor performances at the highest level this season.
Shock Poule d'Essai des Pouliches winner, Coeursamba is the highest-placed of the home entrants. Victor Ludorum will bid to hand Andre Fabre a record eighth victory in the Moulin. Novemba and Partenit round off the betting.
2021 Prix du Moulin Tips
Baaeed is clearly a very classy beast and he'll likely take this step up in class in his stride. However, William Haggas' charge has never run in a Group One before, this is the first time he's travelled outside England, and five of the eight rivals he could face on Sunday are all proven winners at the highest level. Even at 5/6, I'm inclined to take Baaeed on.
Poetic Flare is the obvious one to side with, but I'd rather take a punt on SNOW LANTERN at her current price.
Richard Hannon's dazzling grey produced a fantastic late run after getting struck in traffic to beat Alcohol Free and Mother Earth in the Falmouth. Again at Goodwood, Snow Lantern was forced off-course to make her challenge, but she made her move far too late in the Sussex Stakes and was beaten three-and-a-half-lengths in the end.
Order Of Australia made the running in the Jacques Le Marois and was chased throughout by Poetic Flare. They should ensure Snow Lantern has an honest pace to aim at, and her fast-finishing style should suit Longchamp perfectly.