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Prix de Diane 2022 at Chantilly

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We are hoping the temperature has dropped a bit for this great day at Chantilly.

The Oaks is sandwiched between 4 G3 races and will have a parade as the horses go to post.

Hollie Doyle deserves a win as two of her rides at Ascot were scratched because of the track and here she is on the favourite Nashwan, a daughter of Frankel who is trained by the Gosdens.  They are on 9/4 and this race is a follow-up to her third in the Epsom Oaks.

Andre Fabre saddles 4 runners with Agave, a Dubawi, ticking many boxes having won 3 of her 4 starts to date and has been entrusted to Oliiver Peslier.  They are on 11/2 in the UK markets.  Stablemate Zeillie has Tom Marquand on board who will be trying to run down his wife on Nashwan.  Zeillie is by Wooton Basset and Marquand was on board when she ran 4th in the UK 1000 Guineas.  Place de la Concorde has firmed overnight from 14/1 to 8/1.  By Lope de Vega she recently won the Prix St Alary  and Barzalona rides.

The first of the 4 G3s is the Prix Paul de Moussac which has only got 4 runners for the mile contest. Tribalist is on evens but we like the look of the Aga Khan's Everen on 2/1.

The Prix du Bois is for the 2yo fillies over 1200m with 11 runners.  There's some Australian interest here in the breeding as New Collection, 3/1, is by Brazen Beau and Exxtra, 7/2. By Starspangledbanner.  Also in the market Havanna Angel 5/1 a grey filly by Havanna Grey.

After the Diane there's the Prix Bertrand Breuil over 1600 and here sentiment rules and we are going for Goldistyle, a daughter of Goldikova and Dubawi who is on 7/1.  Dilawar is favourite on 3/1 and Duhail on 5/2.

The Prix du Lys is over 2400m for the 3yos and everyone will be looking to see if there is a lead to the Jockey Club (French Derby).  Martel is a Frankel colt with Fabre and it will be Maxime Guyon in the irons – they are favourite on 6/4.  Master Gatsby is unsurprisingly by The Great Gatsby on 4/1 with Mendizobal riding for Chappet, and Garachico who is with Carlos Laffon-Parias, will have Mosse riding the son of Ribchester and they are on 5/1.

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