2022 Poule dEssai des Pouliches Betting Odds at Longchamp racecourse

Sunday, 15 May 2022

This French horse race is also known as Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, with this being run over a distance of one mile. There’s a substantial purse of £500,000 in the offing and recent winners have included Teppal, Castle Lady and Dream And Do.

,p>Homeless Songs is the race favourite with most of the top betting sites, with the horse winning the Ballylinch Stud "Priory Belle" 1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes on 2 April over seven furlongs on good ground.

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Homeless Songs is trained by Dermot Weld and was able to oblige at odds of 6/1 when it came to that recent encounter, with the horse having previously underwhelmed at Leopardstown in the autumn.

The runner was sent off as the 6/4 favourite on that occasion but didn’t produce the goods. Connections will hope that the more recent performance sets the right tone for this highly competitive race.

Rosacea could be another interesting runner and this three-year-old filly can boast having course and distance. There was a victory in the Prix de la Grotte over one mile to win by half a length, while there were also two victories at Deauville along with a triumph at Saint-Cloud.

Raclette is trained by Andre Fabre, with the legendary trainer having already tasted success on three different occasions in this race. The horse was successful at Deauville and Chantilly last year as a juvenile, although she finished well down the order when being sent off as the 9/10 favourite in a race won by Rosacea.

2020 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches betting odds

The Poule d'Essai des Pouliches is one of the most prestigious horse races in France, with this being the equivalent of the 1,000 Guineas in England. It means we will see several talented three-year-old fillies lining up in a bid to become the latest female champion.

The race is run over one mile and, like the French 2,000 Guineas, it has been re-routed from ParisLongchamp to Deauville, with the race now being hosted by this racetrack for the third time in five years.

Tropbeau has been all the rage in the betting market in the lead-up to this encounter, with the talented filly having proved to be highly impressive as the 2/1 favourite when winning a race at Longchamp on 11 May.

It’s no surprise to find the horse is trained by the legendary Andre Fabre who saw his runner win three times as a two-year-old, with Tropbeau narrowly beating Dream And Do and Tickle Me Green in the Prix de la Grotte.

That was on very soft ground although we can expect firmer conditions at Deauville and that might bring Simeen into play, with the J-C Rouget-trained charge having only been seen racing twice although both encounters were successful.

She won at Saint-Cloud in June 2019 before a more recent win at Chantilly and there have been plenty of positive noises coming from the stable, while the same could be said about Dream And Do who got narrowly close to Tropbeau last time out.

The horse will have the advantage of having raced at Deauville before on her career debut, while there was then a consecutive hat-trick of wins at Maisons-Laffitte before that exciting finish at Longchamp.

Tickle Me Green is another horse trading at single figure odds for the race, with the German raider finishing third in that Longchamp warm-up race and she’s another Andre Fabre contender who can’t be underestimated.

Magic Attitude has also been the subject of many bets, with the Chappet-trained horse having won at Longchamp on 14 May and that performance truly thrust her into the spotlight for this encounter.

The History of the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches

This is a highly historic horse race and it serves as the equivalent to the English 1,000 Guineas which means that it’s one of the French classics when it comes to flat horse racing.

This race was established in France in 1840, with Freddy Head remaining the most successful jockey in the race after experiencing eight successes between 1975-1997.

Charles Semblat and Criquette Head-Maarek hold the record for the most successful training performances in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, with seven wins apiece, while Castle Lady was the 2019 winner of the race.