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Prix du Moulin de Longchamp - Form Comments

09/09/2016

G1 - 1600m – Turf

Dutch Connection

Has mostly competed over shorter distances than this but arguably two of his best starts have come over 1600m including here at Chantilly in July 2015 when only narrowly failing to win a G1 - surging fast from off the pace. Good or faster ground is essential to his chance.

Vadamos

Came mighty close to gaining his first G1 when just failing to hold one rival in a strong G1 at Deauville last time. This tough and classy horse looks right at the top of his game now and with 1600m and expected good ground looking ideal, he must have a big chance.

Zarak

Beautifully bred, he won his first two starts but then disappointed badly when elevated to G1 company, not helped though by racing on a disadvantaged part of the track at Deauville. However he then ran an excellent second from a tricky gate in the G1 Prix du Jockey Club (2100m) here. Another fine performance followed with the drop back to 1600m being the only worry.

Zelzal

Arrived on the track with a big reputation earlier this year, winning his first two starts by 6L and 4L respectively. He then bombed in a G1 at Deauville but the excuses looked legitimate with two good wins since, most recently a G1 over this course and distance in July. His acceleration was breathtaking that day.

Spectre

A G3 winner over 1400m at Maisons-Laffitte in April. She has since outrun long odds in three G1's over this distance since. Consistency is a strong point but she has ground to make up with this likes of Vadamos so this looks challenging.

Trixia

The winner of five of her six starts though this strong filly has only raced twice this year after various problems. She scrambled home in a G3 at Deauville last month and may find G1 glory at Chantilly on Sunday just beyond her.

 

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