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Longchamp Betting Tips – Bonne Idee Your Best Bet
Longchamp Betting Tips · Tuesday, 14th Jul 2020 - 13:35 ·
Prix de Malleret betting tips – Bonne Idee to back Fabre
Trainer Andre Fabre and owner Prince Khalid Abdullah have had loads of past success in the 1m 4f Group 2 Prix de Malleret for three-year-old fillies, so Bonne Idee looks well worth a wager at Longchamp on Tuesday (13:35).
This daughter of Frankel has won two of her three career starts. After finding a mile too sharp on heavy going when fourth on debut at Deauville, she stepped up in trip on reappearance in May.
Bonne Idee appreciated 1m 2f and confirmed previous form with Les Loges with an impressive 6 1/2 lengths success in a Lyon maiden. She then followed-up under a winner’s penalty at Chantilly last month.
There is substance to the form of that half-length success over Alkandora, as the runner-up has won since. That came in a Listed contest here.
That suggests Bonne Idee is well worth a crack at some black type. Handler Fabre has saddled a record nine winners of the Prix de Malleret, while Prince Khalid has owned five winning fillies in the race.
Everything points to a big run and Pierre-Charles Boudot is again aboard. Despite the presence of British raiders Oriental Mystique and Trefoil in the line-up, Bonne Idee is the one to be on in the Prix de Malleret.
Prix du Lys betting tips – Volkan Star has strong form claims
In the 1m 4f Group 3 Prix du Lys also for three-year-olds (13:00), Volkan Star brings the best form into the race.
Trained by Charlie Appleby for powerful global owners Godolphin, this Sea The Stars gelding won at odds-on impressively at Goodwood last August.
That broke his maiden tag in a novice event. He didn’t handle a softer surface in the 1m 2f Group 3 Zetland Stakes at Newmarket last autumn, but Volkan Star goes better on good ground.
He chased home subsequent Prix du Jockey Club scorer Mishriff in a Listed event at Newmarket on reappearance. Volkan Star then went one better in the same grade last time out.
As he was always doing enough to hold Thunderous, who has come out and landed the Group 2 Dante Stakes at York, he is ready for both the step up in trip and into Group company now.
William Buick heads over to France for the ride on Volkan Star, so connections mean business. The only danger looks to be Fabre’s unexposed Coolmore owned colt Measure Of Time.
That rival is unbeaten in two starts in minor events. What the form of those wins are worth is open to question so, while Measure Of Time could progress now on the upgrade, Volkan Star gets the nod.
As Fabre has trained 15 previous winners of the Prix du Lys, however, his runner commands respect. A forecast with Volkan Star and Measure Of Time is worth considering.