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2020 Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois Tips - Harrington's filly can Star at Deauville

  • We guide you through Sunday's Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois
  • This historic Group One takes place at Deauville on Sunday
  • John Gosden's unbeaten colt Palace Pier is the favourite
  • Persian King, Circus Maximus, Romanised and Alpine Star will all run
  • We've looked through the form and picked out our best bet
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Deauville racecourse. (Getty)

We take a look through the betting for the feature Group One at Deauville on Sunday and provide readers with our Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois tips.

The Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois is one of the most lucrative races in France, drawing in the top milers from all across Europe. Five Group One winners will clash in Sunday's main event, and we've studied the form to find our best bet.

2020 Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois Odds


Name
Best Odds
Top Bookie
Palace Pier6/4Paddy Power
Persian King7/2Coral
Circus Maximus11/2bet365
Romanised7/1Paddy Power
Alpine Star7/1Coral
Pretreville 33/1Coral
Restiany 66/1bet365

*Odds taken on 14/8/20*

2020 Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois Favourite

Heading the market we find Palace Pier, who extended his unbeaten career record with a fine victory in the St James's Palace Stakes last time out. John Gosden's colt was stepping up from handicap company that day, and swept Pinatubo and Wichita aside with a perfectly timed charge under Frankie Dettori.

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Palace Pier (right) winning at Royal Ascot. (Getty)

2020 Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois Form Guide


Persian King will bid to hand Andre Fabre a record eighth victory in this Group One. The Godolphin flag-bearer looked as good as ever when winning the Prix d'Ispahan last time out, and will certainly be a tough nut to crack in the closing stages.

Aidan O'Brien's sole entrant is Circus Maximus, who's become one of the most reliable horses on the one-mile circuit. Ryan Moore's mount won the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot, and only Mohaather was strong enough to pass him in the Sussex Stakes when last seen at Glorious Goodwood.

Romanised claimed a surprise victory in this race 12 months ago, before narrowly going down to Circus Maximus in the Prix du Moulin in September. Ken Condon's looked a cut above his rivals when winning the Minstrel Stakes on his reappearance, and he's a contender who shouldn't be underestimated.

Alpine Star bounded to victory in the Coronation Stakes on her return to action. Jessica Harrington's filly when tried to make all at Chantilly in the Prix de Diane, but was run down by Fancy Blue in the closing stages, and had to settle for a narrow second.

Two further French representatives round off the betting, but it would be a huge shock if either Pretreville or Restiany were good enough to get involved.

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Alpine Star bolts up in the Coronation Stakes. (Getty)

2020 Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois Verdict


Alpine Star16/8/20 2:50pm Deauville Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois TipGET 7/1 HERE
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I think there's plenty of value to be found taking the market leaders on here.

Yes, Palace Pier was impressive at Ascot, but we know Pinatubo doesn't really see out a mile and Wichita isn't as good as his Guineas performance suggests. Dettori just let his rivals cut each other's throats, and was produced late to pick up the pieces.

Persian King has won well over a mile in the past, but he seems more of a stayer to me and, even on soft ground, he may not have the finishing pace to contend with some of his rivals here.

Circus Maximus is a very dependable horse and I wouldn't put anyone off backing him. Romanised will look to come fast and late, and his performance at the Curragh last month showed he still retains all of his ability.

While both would be worthy winners, I can't help but feel ALPINE STAR has been massively overlooked and, at 7/1, she looks a cracking each-way bet.

Alpine Star's form stacks up with anyone in this field. Jessica Harrington's filly whopped Irish Derby winner Santiago at two, before scoring in a Group Two. Alpine Star then destroyed some highly-rated rivals in Coronation Stakes, on what was her first start of the new season.

Few horses successfully make all over ten furlongs in France, and only Fancy Blue was strong enough to pass Alpine Star in the Prix de Diane. The form of that race has been boosted massively, with Fancy Blue winning the Nassau and fourth-place Raabihah cruising to victory in a Group Three earlier this month.

Three-year-olds have won seven of the last ten runnings of the Jacques le Marois. Four fillies have won in that time too, including Alpine Star's former stablemate Alpha Centauri, who also carried the silks of the Niarchos Family.

Although she can make the running, Alpine Star seemed to enjoy getting a toe into the race at Royal Ascot, and she has the perfect horse to follow in Circus Maximus. I think Harrington's filly should be a 3/1, or 4/1 shot, so to see her languishing down at 7/1 is a chance I don't want to pass up.
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Verdict

Alpine Star brings some excellent form to the table here, and there's no doubting she's been overlooked in the betting. Jessica Harrington's filly is the value bet at 7/1.

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