Friday French Racing Double - 11/06/21

Friday French Double

Lyon 14:20 - Texas

This race is full of unexposed 2-y-o’s but Texas shaped encouragingly on debut at Saint-Cloud a few weeks back and he could take some stopping if improving for that outing.

The son of up and coming sire Wootton Bassett travelled a dream looking the winner as the field manoeuvred to the near side rail but he faded inside the final stages of the race ultimately shaping like a horse lacking fitness.

He is likely to strip fitter for that outing and he represents a leading French outfit.

Compaiegne - 15:35 - Shiryvann

This regally-bred son of Kingman was sent off 6/4 when finishing third over 10f on debut therefore connections obviously expected better and he now switches to 12f with more juice in the ground.

If both of those factors trigger improvement he represents good value in what looks an open contest, although admittedly we would have liked the form of his first run to have worked out better.

Top jockey Christope Soumillon is booked to ride.