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Deauville - July 09 2022
Deauville 13:50
Pat Dobbs


J: Pat Dobbs
T: Richard Hannon
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
Days: 26

Our win selection in the Group One Prix Jean Prat over 7f on Sunday is the Richard Hannon trained Lusail who holds some superb form this term and deserves his chance in another high class race.

A smart juvenile over six furlongs winning the Group Two July Stakes and the Group Two Gimcrack Stakes, this term he has been upped in trip and has looked even better.

Seen three times as a three year old he made his seasonal debut in the Too Darn Hot Greenham Stakes and finished a good second behind Commonwealth Cup winner Perfect Power.

Stepped up to the mile in the Group One 2000 Guineas he ran a cracker to finish sixth with the form of that race not working out badly at all.

Kept at the same trip last time out at Royal Ascot in the Group One St James's Palace Stakes and looking to make all from the front he was narrowly beaten by a head from Coroebus who made it back to back Group Ones.

Lusail is quickly improving this season and the drop down to 7f is not a negative at all, holding speed and stamina at the trip.