Lyon-Parilly Preview - 15/04/2021

14:52 Hortensias Maiden Stakes - Feli Chop (8/1)

The card at Lyon kicks off tonight with an interesting maiden and we've taken a real liking to the Cedric Boutin trained Feli Chop.

8th of 11 on debut over this C&D last month, he was by no means given a tough race on the day having found himself just too far off the pace. He proved that he does have a little potential five days later when running on well to finish a close second over the same distance at Saint-Cloud.

Now returning to the scene of his debut, the form has worked out well from his previous two runs and ridden a little more prominently, he should pose a big threat to the market principles with Tom Lefranc taking 8lbs off as well.

15:27 Des Poulains Stakes - Calgary (6/4)

Closely related to multiple Group 1 winner Watch Me, the Al Shaqab gelding was sent off as a 8/13 on debut at Marseille and despite taking a while to get going, he won fairly easily in the end.

That victory came on the a/w but now switching to turf and slightly up in trip, these are more likely the sort of conditions that will suit him and he is the one to beat in the field.

16:02 Des Pouliches Stakes - Sibila Spain (8/13)

Well, what a filly we could have on our hands here. By Frankel and full sister to Group winner Master Of Reality, she put in arguably one of the debut performances of the flat season so far when hosing up by nine lengths at Saint Cloud last month.

Her dam was a Listed winner over 1m 4f and having debuted over 1m 2f, the small step up in trip will not be a problem and she really could be anything.

18:40 Du Printemps Stakes - Iresine (5/4)

After a disappointing third on debut back in July, the Manduro gelding has put together a run of four wins on the bounce all between 1m 2f and 1m 4f.

He proved his worth on ground with a bit of give in it last time out on his first run in 2021 with victory here on heavy ground after being produced late on in the race to win by a short head but well clear of the rest.

Now back over 1m 4f rather than 1m 3f, he's the form horse and it he looks like he's going to take a fair bit of beating.