Saint-Cloud - July 03 2021
Saint-Cloud 12:33
Christophe Soumillon

Pretty Tiger

Christophe Soumillon
F Vermeulen
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
Days: 28

The first Group race of the day sees six go to post in the Group 2 Prix Eugene Adam and we've picked out the Fabrice Vermeulen trained PRETTY TIGER as the one to beat in the race.

By Sea The Moon and a half brother to 7f winner Pretty Boy, he failed to make an impression on debut on the all weather at Deauville at the back end of last year however it's been a completely different story for him in 2021.

After landing a hat-trick of victories, he was beaten by a short head on turf debut in Group 2 company before going on to finish a resilient five lengths sixth of 19 in the French Derby last month, staying on very much one paced.

He got the better of Adhamo on that occasion but that horse had the advantage of the rail so really on paper the Vermeulen charge ran the much better race.

Those two have the stand out form in the race having competed at the highest level and put in all but solid performances and we're expecting Pretty Tiger to just improve slightly move from that last run and get the victory.

Saint-Cloud - July 03 2021
Saint-Cloud 13:50
Colin Keane


Colin Keane
A P O'Brien
Age: 5
Weight: 9-2
Days: 15

Now for the biggy, the Group 1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.

In what looks set to be one of the most competitive renewals of the race in recent years, we've gone for the ever so reliable AP O'Brien charge of BROOME to come out on top.

One of the most consistent sorts to come out of Ballydoyle in recent years, he was well fancied for the 2019 Epsom Derby but was beaten by a length to stable mate Anthony Van Dyck.

That was the start of a four race losing run for the Australia colt but he returned to winning ways when dropped back in to Listed company for his first start of 2021 and he then backed that up with victories firstly in the Group 3 Holden Plant Rentals Alleged Stakes and then the Group 2 Mooresbridge Stakes both over 1m 2f at The Curragh.

He was narrowly beaten in a thrilling finish in the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup over a similar course and distance but he did show that he is having a bit of an Indian Summer when leaving it just a little too late on testing ground in the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot.

This is clearly a horse with loads of ability and his racecourse experience will prove vital. AP O'Brien has won three of the four Group 1s so far in France this season so it's evident that he's saving his better horses for the bigger races across the channel and we believe that Broome will go on to make it four from eight for Ballydoyle this year.