Group One Prix Jacques Le Marois Guide 2022

Andy Smith | @AndySmithRacing

Deauville - August 13 2022
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Ryan Moore

Order Of Australia

J: Ryan Moore
T: A P O'Brien
N/A
Age: 5
Weight: 9-5
OR: N/A
Days: 18

Aidan O’Brien sends his 5 year old Order Of Australia over to France for this but the son of Australia has failed to consistently hold his form over the years.

Having won over as far as 12 furlongs as a 3 year old, he was then dropped back in trip to score an impressive success in the Breeders’ Cup mile to beat stablemate Circus Maximus. Unable to replicate that form over in Hong Kong he had mixed success last year.

Wining a group 2 over 7 furlongs, he failed to win for the rest of the season in group 1’s. This year it’s been much the same. Winning the same group 2 over a 7 furlongs, he’s been well outclassed by Baaeed in group 1 races. Likely to be left wanting again here but he was 3rd in this contest last year.

Deauville - August 13 2022
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Shane Crosse

State Of Rest

J: Shane Crosse
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 9-5
OR: N/A
Days: 60

Joseph O’Brien’s charge has been on a meteoric rise over the last twelve months. Despite only winning once as a 2 year old, he took a major step forward last year to take home two group 1 events.

Scoring over 9.5 and 10 furlongs in America and Australia respectively, his three outings of the season brought two major successes. This season he’s been just as impressive. Winning the Prix Ganay on return, he was then only narrowly defeated in the Tattersalls Gold Cup to be 3rd.

Last seen scoring at Royal Ascot to win the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes, dropping in trip isn’t an obvious move for him. Potentially, he’s going to be outpaced as the field get racing.

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Cristian Demuro

Djo Francais

J: Cristian Demuro
T: J-C Rouget
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 9-5
OR: N/A
Days: 56

This 4 year old colt is a French native and has recently began to show some improvement in his form. Scoring last season in a low level contest, he then went on to score a listed race smartly.

Seemingly at home on soft ground, he was unable to back up his success in a group 3 or a listed race after. Put away for the winter, he came back in fine form to score at listed level over 9 furlongs on seasonal debut.

Despite a heavy defeat on his next outing, he did take another step forward to win a group 3 when last seen. This is another major step up and he’ll have to show yet more improvement to have a solid chance here.

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Ryusei Sakai

Bathrat Leon

J: Ryusei Sakai
T: Yoshito Yahagi
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 9-5
OR: N/A
Days: 18

Making the trip over from Japan for this, Bathrat Leon has shown plenty of talent in his native country to be a group 2 winner.

His form took a major step forward over in Meydan in March of this year when he managed to shock success in the Godolphin Mile to score at odds of 66/1. Tested further when brought over to Goodwood for the Sussex Stakes, he was no match for Baaeed but wasn’t disgraced back in 4th.

He faces yet more stiff opposition here and while unlikely to be disgraced, it would be a surprise to see him play a feature role.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
19/11/23KYO8GF9-215
10/09/23SEO6St9-03
31/05/23URA7M9-03
25/03/23MEY8Fs9-04
25/02/23JAN7GF9-01
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Rob Hornby

Prosperous Voyage

J: Rob Hornby
T: Ralph Beckett
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 8-9
OR: N/A
Days: 37

After looking like she might spend her career in the shadow of Inspiral, Prosperous Voyage got the better of her long time rival last time out at Newmarket.

She was a highly talented juvenile last year to be placed in multiple group races. Coming 2nd to Inpsiral on her last two outings of the season. Only narrowly beaten in the 1000 Guineas on her first run of the season, she was then well beaten by Inspiral at Royal Ascot.

Last seen reversing the form easily, she looks her best over straight miles. This course should suit and she’s in the form of her life.

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Frankie Dettori

Inspiral

J: Frankie Dettori
T: John & Thady Gosden
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 8-9
OR: N/A
Days: 37

The Gosden super mare looked invincible. Winning her maiden easily, she then went on to win a listed race with bundles in hand off the back of that.

Scoring in group races to round out the season, she easily held Prosperous Voyage back in 2nd. A belated return to action this year saw her blow the Coronation Stakes apart at Royal Ascot without breaking a sweat.

However she couldn’t get to Prosperous Voyage at Newmarket last time out and was overturned at odds of 1/7. She will need to show her best to be reversing that form but it would be no surprise to see this mare back in the Winner’s Enclosure here.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
07/10/23NMK8GF9-51
13/08/23DEA8GS9-21
02/08/23GOO8Sft9-75
20/06/23ASC8Gd8-132
15/10/22ASC8GS9-06
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William Buick

Coroebus

J: William Buick
T: Charlie Appleby
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 8-13
OR: N/A
Days: 61

The 2000 Guineas hero and one of the most impressive 3 year old’s on the planet currently, Coroebus has been a revelation for Charlie Appleby over a mile.

Scoring on debut smartly, he was then only narrowly denied in a group 2 when his stamina depleted in the final stages of the race. Ridden more patiently on his next start, he easily scored over a mile to gain his group win.

Returning to racing this season with classic success in the 2000 Guineas, he then proved hat was no fluke when getting up to catch Lusail late on in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

He looks like the complete miler and will take some beating if in his normal form.

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Jamie Spencer

Light Infantry

J: Jamie Spencer
T: David Simcock
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 8-13
OR: N/A
Days: 35

Winning on debut last year over 6 furlongs, Light Infantry was only seen once more as a 2 year old when winning a group 3 over 7 furlongs smartly on soft ground.

Put away for the winter off the back of that he returned in the 2000 Guineas but failed to get seriously involved to be 9th of the 15 runners. Last seen here at Deauville over 7 furlongs last time out, Light Infantry was a fast closing 2nd behind Tenebrism.

Moving up in trip looks like it’ll suit but he’ll have to prove he can mix it in this grade against some top types.

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Christophe Soumillon

Erevann

J: Christophe Soumillon
T: J-C Rouget
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 8-13
OR: N/A
Days: 56

Only seen three times in his career, Erevann scored in his only outing as a juvenile smartly. Returning as a 3 year old in a low level event he just managed to justify favouritism to score narrowly.

Upped into group company last time out he again just did enough to win. He seems to keep a little back for himself and doesn’t tend to win by large distances.

With being lightly raced he will have some more improvement to come. His form doesn’t suggest that he’ll be getting the better of some well established milers here however.