Poule dEssai des Poulains Betting Odds Comparison - Longchamp

16/05/2021 14:50:00

2020 Poule d'Essai des Poulains betting odds

The Poule d'Essai des Poulains will be held on Monday 1 June, with the French horse racing authorities making the decision to reroute this Group 1 encounter to Deauville after deciding that all Paris racecourses are to be closed on a temporary basis.

The Poule d'Essai des Poulains was scheduled to be run at ParisLongchamp, although the Deauville Racecourse will now host this encounter for the third time in five years, with the betting market looking very competitive for this race.

Victor Ludorum is currently the marginal race favourite at 4/1, with this three-year-old having won three races as a two-year-old, while he made a seasonal reappearance at Longchamp on 11 May where the Andre Fabre horse finished third.

It was something of a surprise considering that Victor Ludorum was sent off as the 2/5 favourite and perhaps there might be others in the field too strong on this occasion, with Ecrivain among the market leaders and there could be merit backing this horse.

The Laffon-Parias-trained charge finished second in the same race and makes plenty of each-way appeal at 5/1, although it seems even stranger that race winner The Summit is priced at 10/1 considering his performance was the most impressive of all.

Perhaps it’s because the three-year-old was sent off as the 24/1 outsider for this heat, although there had been warning signs after posting a significant second place at Saint Cloud in mid-March.

Earthlight, Pao Alto and Alson are other horses that could feature prominently in the race, with the former looking particularly interesting considering he boasts an unbeaten record coming into this race.

Andre Fabre could have another gem considering there were five successive victories as a two-year-old and three of those victories took place at Deauville which is quite a telling factor ahead of this renewal.

There was also a victory at Newmarket last September when the Irish-bred horse won the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes and it will be interesting to see if he can now win over a mile considering that was a six-furlong encounter.

The History of the Poule d'Essai des Poulains

This is a historic French horse race which was inaugurated in 1883, with the horses competing over the distance of one mile. The purse is substantial and it’s thought that there will be £750,000 in prize money for this encounter, with Persian King winning for Andre Fabre in 2019.

Fabre has experienced plenty of success over the years as a renowned French trainer, while Jean-Claude Rouget saddled the winner of the 2017 and 2018 renewal, with Brametot and Olmedo having obliged in this race.

Effectively, the Poule d'Essai des Poulains is the French version of the 2,000 Guineas and there will be plenty of clamour to watch the latest renewal, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a knock-on impact when it comes to the lockdown.