Race-by-race anaylsis and selections for Monday’s race meeting at Cherbourg in France.
TAB BETS for this meeting = ALL RACES: Commingled Win, Place, Exacta OR Swinger and Quinella (FIRST, SECOND any order).
All bets R1 unit, minimum bet R6 (minimum EACHWAY Bet = R3 Win, R3 Place = R6).
French PMU Tote Rules: SWINGER and QUINELLA if 8 or more runners, EXACTA if 4 to 7 runners. PLACE: Less than 4 runners no Place betting, 4-7 runners payouts FIRST, SECOND, 8 or more runners payouts FIRST, SECOND, THIRD.
If more than 30 carded, TAB operates SA pools on race and TAB SA rules apply. In such races all runners numbered 30 and higher are bracketed as Number 30, which can only qualify once for dividend purposes.
TELEVISION: Races 1-8 TT4. Phumelela TAB betting form: mark 20 oval.
HOPE DU LOUVAIN (11) put in a winning debut and backed up with a solid third at Laval this class. Strong claims. HALIKA ROUSSETIERE (10) was back to back seconds including beaten a head this venue in this class. Include. HEROIQUE DELO (12) second beaten 5.2m in this class. Still a maiden but can place. HUSSY RAINBOW (7) is coming up in grade after winning last time. Another for the placings.
FOXTROT DE BULIERE (4) looks well placed after winning back to back races. Scored by 15m in a higher class. Hard to beat. FRUIT D’IBIZA (5) four seconds in last six outings. Most recently at Reims in this class beaten 6m. Big claims. FANFARONNEUR (7) has shown form since returning. Won three starts back at a lower level and placed in this grade. Disappointed latest but can return to form. FENIX DU LOISIR (2) placed two starts back and could bounce back.
GENESE CASTELETS (10) is dropping a level after finishing second at Caen. Improved effort. The one to beat. GWENDOLINE (12) DQ last start in this class but was going well. Prior had back to back fourths including in a higher class. Good chance. GALAXIE PLANCHETTE (5) going up in grade after winning at Vichy but this is tougher. Place. GALAXY DES VALS (3) well beaten last week but had shown form prior to that. Could bounce back.
GERONIMO QUICK (15) looked in need of the race when eleventh in June. Placed multiple times at a higher level last campaign and shoes are now off. Can win. GALILEO CASTELETS (14) DQ on last two outings but won three starts back at Graignes in this class. Big claims if completing. GALIDORE DES BOIS (12) won two starts back impressively at this standard at Laval however DQ recently. Ability to bounce back. GAMBIT GIBUS (10) is progressing from a win at a country track. Place.
ELIXIR DU BOCAGE (18) put in a respectable effort at a higher level at Cabourg recently. Retains same shoeing and drops significantly in class. Horse to beat. ETAT CIVIL (13) was fourth in a higher grade at the end of June. Won at Lyon-Parilly two starts back. Cannot be ignored. ELISIO VICTORY (11) second beaten a nose at Cabourg in stronger race. Good chance. EQUIFLASH GIOIA (1) was fourth at this level latest at Mauquenchy. This is tougher. Place.
GITANO JACK (9) won well two starts back in this class. DQ latest but can bounce back. Hard to beat. GO QUICKLY (10) is racing consistently. Last start third beaten 6m in a higher grade and this is a lower level. Can win. GORIAN DE VIETTE (11) was second at this venue two starts back at his standard. Record at this track is strong and should improve. Consider. GOLDORACK QUICK (12) ended last campaign in good form in higher classes. Interesting on comeback.
FOLLOW DREAM (12) looks tough to beat after winning back to back races including lat start by a neck at Laval in a higher class. FORUM DE TILLARD (9) produced a good effort at Laval when third behind Follow Dream in a stronger grade. Cannot be ruled out. FEE LUCERNAISE (8) finished last time beaten a neck at Pornichet at this standard. Could be competitive. FAMOUS PORT (11) ended previous campaign in good form with a win. Market check required after the break.
EAGLE WIND (5) returned to racing in good form with six top three finishes including most recently second beaten a neck at Chateaubriant in a lower level. Won the time before in a higher grade. Hard to beat. ELINO BILOU (12) drops in class after a fifth at Vire beaten under 6m. Should go close. DAME DENFERT (13) wasn’t beaten far at a higher standard recently and may improve with a class drop. Include. CHIC ETOILE (9) is coming down a level and can be considered.