Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: Neil Morrice: International Racing - Sunday 16 August 2020 Deauville Brst Bets Sunday.

Neil Morrice: International Racing - Sunday 16 August 2020 Deauville Brst Bets Sunday.

International Racing - Sunday 2 August 2020

Neil Morrice brings us all of his best bets and tips from Sunday's racing coming your way from Deauville Brst Bets Sunday. 

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Race 2 PRIX FRANCOIS BOUTIN (Group 2)

No5 UNVEIL (Nap)

Trainer: Carlos Laffon-Parias - Jockey: Maxime Guyon

 Three fillies take on two colts in what could prove an informative contest and the one to be on is UNVEIL. Her course and distance triumph on debut last month had plenty to like about it and she’s learned a lot mentally from the run. She can give her trainer plenty to dream about for the top back end juvenile races.

 

Race 4 PRIX DU HARAS DE FRESNEY-LE-BUFFARD JACQUES LE MAROIS (Group 1)

No5 PALACE PIER

Trainer: John Gosden - Jockey: Frankie Dettori

 The traditional highlight of the August Festival has attracted a star-studded line up with plenty to ponder on, but if there’s a proper champion amongst the seven contenders that horse has to be PALACE PIER. His four from four unbeaten record speaks for itself and includes a storming triumph over Pinatubo in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot, but even more important to his winning chance is Frankie Dettori’s decision to forego the whole of this week’s York Festival because of Covid restrictions in order to partner the Kingman colt. The French field a strong triumvirate in PRETREVILLE, PERSIAN KING and RESTIANY, with Persian King clearly the best on form. The Andre Fabre-trainer colt easily swept PRETREVILLE aside in a Group 2 at Saint-Cloud before looking even more impressive in taking out a Group 1 at Chantilly. RESTIANY is an improving son of Frankel but is taking a huge jump up the ladder from Listed. Last year’s victor ROMANISED has been trained specifically for a repeat by Ken Condon and showed his well being with a smooth Group 2 success on his first run back at the Curragh. He’s very closely matched with Aidan O’Brien’s CIRCUS MAXIMUS on the Moulin form of last year. The only filly in the field is ALPINE STAR, who represents connections with fond memories of this prize, having captured it with the brilliant Alpha Centauri two years ago. Her scything run to cut down her foes in the Coronation Stakes stamped her a proper Group 1 filly, while when beaten by Fancy Blue in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly it was by the narrowest margin, and Jessie Harrington will have her trained to the minute.

Prediction - 1st PALACE PIER, 2nd Alpine Star, 3rd Persian King, 4th Romanised, 5th Circus Maximus, 6th Pretreville

 

Race 6 PRIX MINERVE (Group 3)

No3 LABURNUM

Trainer: Aidan O’Brien - Jockey: Frankie Dettori

 Dettori comes in for a sparkling spare ride on the beautifully-bred LABURNUM and can look forward to another potential winner before he goes into isolation. The selection has posted her two career wins at Gowran Park, latterly beating the useful Ennistymon in a Listed race last week. She’s making a very swift return to action but her trainer must know that this is an opportunity not to be missed.


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