2024 Poule dEssai des Poulains Betting Odds at Longchamp racecourse

Sunday, 19 May 2024

The 2023 Poule d'Essai des Poulains is set to be an exciting renewal considering that there are lots of horses trading at a similar price, with no obvious candidate for success according to the French horse racing odds. American Flag is the slight market leader at the time of writing, although it’s possible that the money might come for Isaac Shelby after some impressive showings.

A strong test of speed and stamina is likely to be needed in order to land the spoils, with Paddington catching the eye at a bigger price, while there are a spate of horses trading at a similar price. Hans Andersen, Slipofthepen and Belbek could also be runners for the shortlist and there’s a big purse up for grabs, with the bookies offering price boosts on the action.

2023 Poule d'Essai des Poulains Tips

This might be a classic horse race run in France, although it could be the American Flag that succeeds on Sunday 14 May. Yann Barberot has seen his runner produce the goods on more than one occasion already, with the horse winning the Prix de Fontainebleau on 16 April over the distance of one mile on heavy ground.

The three-year-old was able to win by two and a half lengths, with Christophe Soumillon on board a horse that has to stand a lively chance considering that there was an even money success in the Prix Omnium II and that was a Listed Race which took place on 18 March, with that being a three length victory on very soft ground.

Perhaps Isaac Shelby can outshine the other runners in the field, with Brian Meehan having a potential gem in his stable. This is a rare chance for the British trainer to secure a victory in a French classic and join the hall of fame, with the win in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury indicating that the horse potentially has the class to secure a victory here.

Over seven furlongs on soft ground, the horse has to have claims and the same could be said about Paddington at a bigger price. Aidan O’Brien has seen his charge rack up a number of successes and the latest of these was a listed race win at the Curragh, with this being a winning distance of one and a half lengths after previously succeeding at Naas.

2022 Poule d'Essai des Poulains Betting Tips

Modern Games has done little wrong in his career to date and that explains why the best horse racing betting sites are making him a warm favourite to win the Poule d'Essai des Poulains. The Godolphin-owned runner has triumphed on his past three appearances and the latest came in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf.

There were some classy horses beaten on 6 November 2021, with Tiz The Bomb and Mackinnon trailing in his wake, while that had been preceded by a win in the Tattersalls Stakes at Newmarket on 23 September and the horse was able to topple race favourite Trident over seven furlongs.

Who Can Beat Modern Games at Longchamp?

Native Trail, Perfect Power and Lassaut are all viable contenders when it comes to the race at Longchamp. The Poule d'Essai des Poulains betting odds imply that they are all in with a chance of recording a victory and the former is a stablemate of Modern Games, with Native Trail looking like a viable contender.

The three-year-old was sent off as the 1/4 favourite when winning the recent Craven Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse, although a victory in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes was more impressive when triumphing over seven furlongs and he has to be respected.

Perfect Power is saddled by Richard Fahey, with the horse recently winning the Watership Down Stud Too Darn Hot Greenham Stakes after the runner was sent as the 6/4 favourite, while there were some other recent wins including jockey Christophe Soumillon steering the horse to success in the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes.

Lassaut is trained by Jean-Claude Rouget and he has a Longchamp win under his belt, with the runner obliging in the Prix Machado, although he will need further improvement in order to get over the line first here.

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.