Group One Grand Prix De Paris Guide 2022

James Mackie | @jamesmackieee

Longchamp - July 13 2022
Longchamp 18:50
6(6)
Ioritz Mendizabal

El Bodegon

J: Ioritz Mendizabal
T: James Ferguson
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 39

The first British raider in the race is the James Ferguson trained El Bodegon who loves coming over to France and he holds a big chance in this one.

Last year the colt was seen five times starting over six furlongs when second of eight at Windsor but then moved over 7f at Sandown on heavy he got off the mark.

Tried in the G3 Prix La Rochette he was a close third of sixth, but since then was stepped markedly up in trip and has turned into a different horse.

Over 9f at Chantilly in the Group Three Prix de Conde he won very easily and up in trip again to 10f he landed the Group One Criterium de Saint-Cloud.

He saw off some talented runners that day that have since franked the form including Stone Age, Goldspur and Buckaroo.

Returning this term he made his seasonal debut in the Group Two Dante Stakes at York and only beating one home it was a very strange run.

However, sent back to France last time out in the Prix Du Jockey Club he went on to finish second behind the superstar Vadeni.

The french exploit has since gone on to land the Group One Coral Eclipse showing the form of that race is very strong and if getting some more rain has to be feared.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
22/10/22MOO10Sft8-133
17/08/22YOR12Gd9-23
14/07/22LON12GS9-33
05/06/22CHA10.5Sft9-22
12/05/22YOR10.5Gd9-27
Longchamp - July 13 2022
Longchamp 18:50
3(2)
Gavin Ryan

Piz Badile

J: Gavin Ryan
T: Donnacha Aidan O'Brien
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 19

The Irish raider Piz Badile for Donnacha O'Brien has been supplemented late on for this event and having done very little wrong to date and is definitely worth looking at in this event.

The three year old son of Ulysees made his juvenile debut last term at Killarney over a mile when getting off the mark and then on his final start of last season was a close second in a Group Three over 1m1f at Leopardstown.

Saved for his three year old campaign he has been seen three times, getting off the mark at the first time of asking for a second season in the Group Three Ballysax Stakes, but when sent up in trip for the Epsom Derby struggled.

Tried again at 12f he finished best of the rest behind Westover in the Irish Derby and with no horse of that caliber in this field he could well go close.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
25/06/22CUR12Gd9-22
04/06/22EPS12Gd9-212
02/04/22LEO10Gd9-51
23/10/21LEO9Gd9-52
12/07/21KLN8Y9-71
Longchamp - July 13 2022
Longchamp 18:50
5(3)
David Egan

Eldar Eldarov

J: David Egan
T: Roger Varian
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 29

The final runner from Britain in the race is the unbeaten Eldar Eldarov for Roger Varian who looks a top talent for the yard and now deserves his chance in Group One company.

Making his debut as a two year old over 8.5f at Nottingham he went on to beat Janoobi by five lengths and looked a very impressive talent.

Seen again for the first time this season he went on to make it 2/2 when landing a very good Novice Stakes at Newcastle over 10f with the likes of Post Impressionist and Honiton in behind him and both franking the form.

Sent markedly up in trip at Royal Ascot last time out in the Group Two Queen's Vase over 1m6f, the colt needed every yard of the race to get up and proving he is a strong stayer makes him very interesting at 1m4f at Longchamp.

Looking to make it 4/4.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
11/09/22DON14.5GS9-31
14/07/22LON12GS9-34
15/06/22ASC14GF9-21
24/05/22NCS10St/Slw9-91
13/10/21NOT8.5GS9-51
Longchamp - July 13 2022
Longchamp 18:50
2(5)
Stephane Pasquier

Onesto

J: Stephane Pasquier
T: F Chappet
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 39

French exploit who made a very smart juvenile debut over a mile at Chantillu on good to soft ground but then lost his unbeaten record behind the talented Welwal back at 7.5f.

Seen for the first time this season he returned at Longchamp over a mile in April and struggled in a Group Three event but got back to form next time out when sent up in trip, landing the Group Two Prix Greffulhe.

Looking to win his first Group One event he went into the Prix du Jockey Club and finished a credible fifth, but now the step up in trip will have to bring big improvement for him to get involved in this game.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
27/11/22TOK12GF8-97
02/10/22LON12VSft8-1310
10/09/22LEO10Sft9-32
14/07/22LON12GS9-31
05/06/22CHA10.5Sft9-25
Longchamp - July 13 2022
Longchamp 18:50
1(4)
Christophe Soumillon

L'Astronome

J: Christophe Soumillon
T: F-H Graffard
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 49

The penultimate runner of the race is the Francis-Henri Graffard trained three year old who is a well bred three year old son of Frankel that has taken his form to a new level this term.

Second on his sole juvenile start at Longchamp over 9f in October, he has been seen three times this term and landing a hat-trick of wins.

Landing a Maiden at Chantilly in April over 10f, he then went up to 11f at Longchamp and won another nice event before heading back over the same course and distance and getting the job done in a Group Two event.

He has not done much wrong and although needing to improve again looks a very progressive type that knows how to win.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
14/07/22LON12GS9-35
26/05/22LON11Sft9-21
28/04/22LON11GS9-01
06/04/22CHA10Sft9-21
17/10/21LON9GS9-22
Longchamp - July 13 2022
Longchamp 18:50
4(1)
Theo Bachelot

Simca Mille

J: Theo Bachelot
T: S Wattel
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 25

The final runner of the race is Simca Mile Who has shown some smart form as a juvenile and this term and last time when given his first try at 12f went on to land the Group Three Prix du Lys at Chantilly.

Seriously convincing that day but now up to Group One level needs to give a career best to get in the mix and may just find a few too good.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
27/11/22TOK12GF8-915
11/09/22LON12Sft9-21
14/07/22LON12GS9-32
19/06/22CHA12GS9-21
31/05/22AGR11.5GS9-41