It’s a new week and there’s some good flat racing to look forward to with…
It’s a new week and there’s some good flat racing to look forward to with a Happy Valley fixture in Hong Kong on Wednesday and several listed and group races in France, including the Prix Bertrand du Breuil Longines at Chantilly this afternoon.
The Group 3 event at 12:01 is race 3 on the card and Plumatic could leave them all for dead if he’s fit in his first start for his new connections.
Formerly trained by Andre Fabre, the six-year-old is now in the care of Francis Graffard and showed
a fine level of form when winning at Group 3 level in 2018, as well as a solid fourth in the Group 1 Prix du Moulin.
He disappointed when fourth in the Prix Daniel Wildenstein on his final start of 2018 before being off the track for 207 days.
That defeat and absence meant he was not particularly well fancied on his return in the Prix du Muguet in May, but he was still a neck too good for previous Classic winner Olmedo.
Plumatic had just one more run after that, finishing a close third in a Group 3 last October before subsequently changing hands.
That interrupted campaign means he does not have any penalties here, he runs well fresh and has the ability to win if at best.
There are some beautifully bred fillies on display in the Prix de la Caleche des Imperatrices (race 4), in which Land Of Maybe makes most appeal.
A daughter of American Pharoah out of Group 1-placed Pachattack, Land Of Maybe finished fourth on her only outing for Pascal Bary last year.
Galawi was expected to make a winning debut at Chantilly in March but was no match for 4.50-length winner Another Sky.
He looks to have loads of potential and should take plenty of catching in race 5, the Prix de la Berline du Duc de Bourbon.
His dam Galikova was not only a half-sister to the great Goldikova, but she was pretty useful herself on the track, with a Group 1 win in the Prix Vermeille the highlight of 12-race career.
Dream Word disappointed on his most recent run in January but could go well in the Prix des Pistes d’Entrainement (race 6).