French Navy never really got involved at Longchamp yesterday in what turned out to be a bad day at the office, what with missing out on two other shortlisted winners. Lets hope for better luck with today’s shortlist, which is…

Longchamp 1.00 Ballydoyle
Longchamp 1.35 Johannes Vermeer
Tipperary 5.15 Viconte Du Noyer

Ballydoyle is progressive, and Aidan O’Brien is adamant it was the ground that beat him in the Group 1 Moyglare Stakes at the Curragh last time.
Johannes Vermeer won a Group 3 race at Leopardstown latest and does need to step up on that, but is progressing nicely and comes out 1lb clear on RPR’s.
Viconte Du Noyer has won his last two over fences, and easily at that, but he is another who needs to find improvement as he has plenty to find with Rule The World on official ratings. The recent form of the Henry De Bromhead yard is also a concern, but he does have two other runners prior to this.

This is tight but I marginally prefer…

Longchamp 1.00 BALLYDOYLE

…who I’ll put up as a highlighted horse as opposed to a 1 pt recommended bet as his two wins to date have come on fast ground.

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