Group One Prix Du Jockey Club Guide 2022

Andy Smith | @AndySmithRacing

Chantilly - June 04 2022
Chantilly 14:00
1(2)
Christophe Soumillon

Vadeni

J: Christophe Soumillon
T: J-C Rouget
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 26

A smart 2 year old last season, Vadeni struck at listed level over a mile before finding group 2 level out of his reach. Despite being sent off the 2/5 favourite for a race over 9 furlongs he was pretty easily beaten by El Bodegon.

The son of Churchill came back to racing in April of this year for his classic campaign but shaped like he needed his first outing and was well held in 5th at group 3 level behind an impressive Welwal.

Last seen bouncing back to form over 9 furlongs, he handily took a group 3 event to beat Machete. It only took hands and heels to push him clear of the field and he certainly looks like the extra furlong here holds no fears.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
05/06/22CHA10.5Sft9-21
10/05/22CHA9Gd9-21
17/04/22LON8GS9-25
29/09/21CHA9Sft9-03
21/08/21DEA8Sft9-01
Chantilly - June 04 2022
Chantilly 14:00
2(11)
Cristian Demuro

Al Hakeem

J: Cristian Demuro
T: J-C Rouget
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 33

Not heavily campaigned as a 2 year old, Al Hakeem only made two outings last season. Beaten on his debut over a mile on deep ground despite being a warm favourite, he used to experience gained to finish the season with a win on the all weather.

A pleasing reappearance at a low level sam him win handily over a mile before a highly impressive victory over 10 furlongs in listed company last time out.

He has to step up again today however but at least proved last time out that he gets the trip with ease.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
03/05/22CHA10GS9-21
14/03/22CHA8St9-01
27/11/21CHA8St8-131
21/10/21DEA8Hy9-24
Chantilly - June 04 2022
Chantilly 14:00
3(6)
Jean-Bernard Eyquem

Welwal

J: Jean-Bernard Eyquem
T: J-C Rouget
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 21

A quiet campaign last season didn’t see Welwal go for any lofty targets but he acquitted himself well to racing. Running over 7.5 furlongs to a mile, he gained two victories last season and finished 2nd in his only defeat.

Despite a slightly disappointing outing over 9 furlongs on seasonal comeback, he bounced back to form with a tight group 3 win over a mile. Getting the better of his rival late on to lead at the line.

Last seen contesting the French 2000 Guineas, he looked totally outpaced over a mile by better opposition but shaped well to finish 6th of 15.

Going further looks like it’ll suit him now but he has to show he has the quality for a group one.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
15/05/22LON8GS9-36
17/04/22LON8GS9-21
22/03/22CHA9St9-42
21/10/21DEA7.5St9-01
17/09/21CHA8Sft9-02
Chantilly - June 04 2022
Chantilly 14:00
4(12)
James Doyle

Imperial Fighter

J: James Doyle
T: Andrew Balding
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 15

An English raider for Andrew Balding, Imperial Fighter scored a good maiden race at Goodwood last season before some real smart efforts in group company.

Beaten by Royal Patronage in a group 3 at York, he was then beaten by an impressive Coroebus at Newmarket. Seemingly not handling soft ground at Doncaster in the Vertem Futurity he only managed 5th in group 1 company on his last outing of the season.

Life hasn’t been straight forward as a 3 year old. He was a beaten favourite over a mile at listed level on return but did shape a lot better in the Irish 2000 Guineas to be a staying on 3rd.

This trip should suit and he ran a stormer last time out. Serious place claims.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
21/05/22CUR8Gd/Y9-23
15/04/22NCS8St9-23
23/10/21DON8Sft9-15
09/10/21NMK8Gd9-12
18/08/21YOR7Gd9-12
Chantilly - June 04 2022
Chantilly 14:00
5(14)
Stephane Pasquier

Onesto

J: Stephane Pasquier
T: F Chappet
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 28

Kept in low level races as a 2 year old, Onesto scored over a mile before being beaten by Welwal over 7.5 furlongs. His only two outings as a juvenile. Nothing major to bring to the table but pleasing enough.

Bumping into Welwal again on seasonal comeback, he found himself well beaten by that rival over a mile but left that firmly behind him when scoring handsomely over 10 furlongs last time out to secure group 2 honours.

He hit the line hard last time out and looks to have bundles of stamina. He needs to show he has the class to keep the pace in this deeper contest though.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
08/05/22SAI10.5GS9-21
17/04/22LON8GS9-28
21/10/21DEA7.5St9-02
24/09/21CHA8GS9-21
Chantilly - June 04 2022
Chantilly 14:00
6(9)
Theo Bachelot

Mister Saint Paul

J: Theo Bachelot
T: E Leenders
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 26

Highly tried last season to break his maiden, Mister Saint Paul had five outings before he finally found himself in the winner’s enclosure.

Kept at a mile throughout his juvenile campaign after a debut loss over 7 furlongs, he finally found his feet on deep ground at the end of the season to score nicely in a listed race.

He was unable to pick up the winning thread immediately as a 3 year old and was beaten at listed level on come back over a mile. However with that run under his belt he bounced back nicely and scored a group 3 next time out over 9 furlongs.

Unable to uphold that form, he was beaten last time out and looked a little one paced on quicker ground. He needs the heavens to open for him to have a real chance here.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
10/05/22CHA9Gd9-25
10/04/22LON9VSft9-21
19/03/22SAI8GS9-24
20/10/21DEA8Hy9-01
22/09/21SAI8Sft9-25
Chantilly - June 04 2022
Chantilly 14:00
7(13)
William Buick

Modern Games

J: William Buick
T: Charlie Appleby
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 21

A seriously impressive 2 year old for Charlie Appleby, Modern Games broke his maiden in style before moving on into handicap company with ease.

Pulling apart a group 3 over 7 furlongs off the back of that, Appleby took his charge over to America for the Breeders Cup and saw his Dubawi Colt blow the field away with a dazzling display over a mile.

Aimed at the French 2000 Guineas for his come back run, Modern Games justified favouritism to romp home to a comfortable victory. Stepping up in trip looks to be within his grasp and he could easily do the French Classic double.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
15/05/22LON8GS9-31
06/11/21DMA8Fm8-101
23/09/21NMK7Gd9-01
08/09/21DON7GF9-51
08/08/21LEI7GS9-82
Chantilly - June 04 2022
Chantilly 14:00
8(10)
Frankie Dettori

The Acropolis

J: Frankie Dettori
T: A P O'Brien
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 21

Despite losing his debut when a warm favourite, The Acropolis won his next outing in fine fashion under Ryan Moore to break his maiden easily. Despite looking a serious talent though, his form petered out in stronger races through the season.

Being unable to get seriously involved in races over 6 and 7 furlongs in group company, he signed out his juvenile season with just the one win.

His return to action this season saw him shape well in listed company over 7 furlongs but he looked well outclassed when brushed aside by Modern Games in the French 2000 Guineas.

He needs a revival from this longer trip to have a chance.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
05/06/22CHA10.5Sft9-214
15/05/22LON8GS9-39
02/04/22LEO7Gd9-52
16/10/21LEO7Gd9-55
27/08/21CUR6Gd9-57
Chantilly - June 04 2022
Chantilly 14:00
9(1)
Ioritz Mendizabal

El Bodegon

J: Ioritz Mendizabal
T: James Ferguson
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 24

After a couple of opening runs in the UK for James Ferguson, El Bodegon scored in a novice over 7 furlongs nicely, showing he handled deep ground well.

Brought over to France for his last few runs of the season, he couldn’t lie up over 7 furlongs on faster ground in group 3 company but when taken up in trip his form hit new heights. Easily winning a group 3 over 9 furlongs he then took group 1 honours at the end of the season in style over 10 furlongs.

Well fancied for the Dante Stakes on his most recent outing, he looked to struggle on fast ground and only beat one rival home.

Connections will be hoping for plenty of rainfall to give him a chance and he can certainly get involved based on his smart form last season.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
05/06/22CHA10.5Sft9-22
12/05/22YOR10.5Gd9-27
23/10/21SAI10VSft9-01
29/09/21CHA9Sft9-01
05/09/21LON7GS9-13
Chantilly - June 04 2022
Chantilly 14:00
10(8)
Mickael Barzalona

Lassaut

J: Mickael Barzalona
T: J-C Rouget
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 21

Only seen once as a 2 year old, Lassaut was a beaten favourite right at the end of last year. Given the experience and a short break, he returned over a mile as a 3 year old and quickly notched up a brace of wins in low grade company.

With the wins in the bag over 8 furlongs, he was sent for the French 2000 Guineas and ran well to be 5th. Staying on well he got going too late to get involved in the finish. Shaping like this step up in trip will really suit.

He needs to prove he’s got the quality but the extra distance should draw some improvement out.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
15/05/22LON8GS9-35
21/04/22LON8GS9-01
09/03/22CHA8St8-101
12/12/21DEA7.5St8-83
Chantilly - June 04 2022
Chantilly 14:00
11(3)
Gerald Mosse

Machete

J: Gerald Mosse
T: F Chappet
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 26

Unable to win as a 2 year old in his two outings, Machete has fared far better as a 3 year old and looks to have matured over the winter.

Despite being beaten over a mile on his first run of the season he bounced back with a nice performance to score over 9.5 furlongs and break his maiden. Sent up in grade off the back of that saw him secure listed honours on the all weather with ease.

Switching back to turf has seen his form dip however. Beaten in group 3 company by Mister Saint Paul and then again by Vadeni. He needs to prove he can be as effective on turf and has form to reverse with rivals here.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
10/05/22CHA9Gd9-22
10/04/22LON9VSft9-25
08/03/22CHA9St9-01
05/02/22DEA9.5St9-21
15/01/22CHA8St9-23
Chantilly - June 04 2022
Chantilly 14:00
12(5)
Tom Marquand

Ancient Rome

J: Tom Marquand
T: A Fabre
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 21

A busy 2 year old for Andre Fabre last season, Ancient Rome got off the mark at the second time of asking and quickly racked up a nice hat trick of wins.

Scoring at group 3 level over a mile with plenty in hand, he just failed to step down in trip and up in grade in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere. Angel Bleu got the better of him again at the end of the season, however he got much closer to his rival over a mile.

Things haven’t gone to plan this season and he’s been beaten on both outings. No match for Welwal at Longchamp over a mile and then a fading 4th in the French 2000 Guineas. Going further could suit but he looks to be held on form by those rivals for now.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
15/05/22LON8GS9-34
17/04/22LON8GS9-26
23/10/21SAI8VSft9-02
03/10/21LON7Hy9-03
09/09/21LON8GS9-31
Chantilly - June 04 2022
Chantilly 14:00
13(15)
Maxime Guyon

Vagalame

J: Maxime Guyon
T: C Laffon-Parias
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 37

It’s taken Vagalame five attempts to break his maiden. Seen twice as a 2 year old he shaped well enough but never really threatened to score a win.

He came back in some better form this season, going close on debut and agonisingly close on his next outing to only be beaten a nose over 10 furlongs. Sent over slightly further last time out saw him get off the mark. However, he’s stepping up majorly in grade and doesn’t look to be of the class for this group one.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
29/04/22SAI10.5GS9-21
06/04/22CHA10Sft9-22
16/03/22CHA9.5St9-23
13/10/21CHA8Sft9-23
24/09/21CHA8GS9-24
Chantilly - June 04 2022
Chantilly 14:00
14(4)
Olivier Peslier

Yoozuna

J: Olivier Peslier
T: C Ferland
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 33

A singular outing as a juvenile ended in defeat but hinted at some promise.

Off the track for nearly 200 days off the back of that, Yoozuna broke his maiden in fine fashion over 10 furlongs and backed that up in novice company next time out. Moved up into listed company off the back of that, he was no match for the impressive Al Hakeem.

Moving up in grade again will likely expose him further.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
03/05/22CHA10GS9-22
29/03/22SAI10.5GS9-01
07/03/22TLS10.5VSft9-21
22/08/21DEA8GS9-22
Chantilly - June 04 2022
Chantilly 14:00
15(7)
Ryan Moore

Ivy League

J: Ryan Moore
T: A P O'Brien
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 15

A son of Galileo, Ivy League only made his debut this season and didn’t make an outing as a 2 year old.

Beaten over 7 furlongs at the Curragh on debut in a big field, moving up to a mile saw him break his maiden on the all weather. Moved into handicaps off the back of that, he scored again at a relatively low level but doing so handsomely.

Taken to group level off the back of that, he just failed to justify favouritism and finished 2nd. Last seen in the Irish 2000 Guineas, he looked outclassed over a mile and finished 7th of the 9 runners.

Going further looks like it will suit but his ability will be tested to the max.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
05/06/22CHA10.5Sft9-212
21/05/22CUR8Gd/Y9-27
08/05/22LEO8Gd8-102
25/04/22NAA8Gd9-31
08/04/22DUN8St9-81

Free Bets & Offers


🙌 PLACE ANY BET & GET £30 FREE BETS! 🙌
NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY. FIRST SINGLE & E/W BET ONLY. 5P MINIMUM STAKE. 3 X £10 BET TOKENS. FREE BET STAKES NOT INCLUDED IN RETURNS. FREE BETS EXCLUDE VIRTUALS. FREE BETS ARE NON WITHDRAWABLE. NO FREE BET EXPIRY. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS AND FURTHER T&CS APPLY. 18+. BEGAMBLEAWARE.ORG
Claim Bonus
🎉 BET £10 & GET £60 FREE BETS! 🎉
New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+). First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🏇🏼 50% UP TO £50 WELCOME BONUS 🏇🏼
18+ begambleaware.org; New bettors get 50% of deposit up to £50; Once per household; Min deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Wager a total of 8 times deposit + bonus, with max qualifying bet stake equal to your initial bonus amount; Bonus expires after 60 days; Min odds of 4/5 on singles, or 2/5 per leg for acca; Some bet types excluded; See full terms; See full terms; Terms apply; 18+
CLAIM HERE
✅ DEPOSIT £10 & GET £30 IN FREE BETS ✅
New UK, IE & Malta users only. Min. £10/€10 first deposit only using Debit Card or Trustly. Free bets expire in 90 days. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus

🍀 Money Back as CASH up to £20 if your first bet loses! 🍀
New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Football market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🐎 BET £10 ON RACING & GET £40 IN FREE BETS (MOBILE ONLY) 🐎
18+. Play Safe. New customers using Promo code Z40 only, Min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 4 x £10/€10, free bets credited after settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply. See full terms below. #ad
Claim Bonus
😍 UP TO £40 MONEY BACK AS BONUSES IF YOUR FIRST RACING BET LOSES + £10 CASINO BONUS!!! 😍
18+ begambleaware.org. New customers only. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus if first racing bet loses. Wagering: sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), casino 50x. Sports bonus must be wagered before using the casino bonus. Bonus expires 7 days after opt-in. Full T&Cs apply. #Ad.
Claim Bonus
🔸 GET MONEY BACK AS CASH UP TO £20 IF YOUR FIRST BET LOSES! 🔸
New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Football market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🏇🏼 Bet £10 on horse racing & get £30 in free bets + £10 casino bonus! 🏇🏼
Min deposit £/€/$10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £/€/$10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager the bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Casino Bonus expires after 60 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&C’s apply.
CLAIM HERE
🔵 GET £20 IN FREE BETS WHEN YOU BET £5 🔵
18+ New UK & ROI Customers only. Min deposit £5. Min first £5 bet at minimum odds 1/2 to qualify for 1x 20 free bet. Certain deposit methods and bet types excl. Free bet valid for 7 days, stake not returned. Restrictions + T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🔴 GET £20 IN FREE BETS WHEN YOU BET £5 🔴
18+ New UK+IRE Customers only. Certain deposit methods & bet types excl. Min first £/€5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 to get 4x £/€5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. Restrictions + T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🟢 Bet £10 & Get £50 in free bets! 🟡
For new customers. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of qualifying bets. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🟠 BET £10 & GET £20 IN FREE BETS! 🟠
*New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from crediting (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org
CLAIM HERE
🌟 Get a Free Bet up to £25 Plus 10 Free Spins!
Place a £10 Sportsbook bet on any Horse Racing market between the 18th & 20th of February, at min. odds 1/5 (1.2) — get £45 in free bets on bet settlement, valid 30 days. Only deposits via Cards will qualify (Apple Pay deposits excluded). T&Cs apply. 18+.
Claim Bonus
🔹 GET £30 IN BONUSES WHEN YOU BET £5 🔹
18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £5 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days of registering, no cashout. Get 2x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus a £10 Slot Bonus, selected games, wager 20x to withdraw max £250. 7 day bonus expiry. Card payments only. T&Cs apply, see below. begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly
Claim Bonus
🏇 BET £25 & GET 5x £5 IN FREE BETS! 🏇
Key Terms: Valid for new UK & Irish customers. Only customers registering and playing via mobile are eligible for this offer. Min qualifying deposit £25. Min odds apply for free bets. 2 day expiry for free bets. 18+.
CLAIM HERE
GET A £30 MATCHED FREE BET IF YOUR FIRST FOOTBALL ACCA LOSES!!!! 🙌🙌🙌
*New UK customers only. Min Deposit: £5. Maximum Free Bet: £30. First bet on a Football multiple with 3+ selections. Overall odds: 3.00 (2/1) or higher. Free Bets available upon settlement of the qualifying bet. Debit card deposits only. This is offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. 18+ BeGambleAware.org Full terms apply.
Claim Bonus