The Prix De La Grotte is a Group3 event open to three-year-old fillies. It is contested over 1m and is usually held in April.
French powerhouse trainers Andre Fabre and Jean-Claude Rouget tend to dominate this race, winning it six times in the past ten years between them.
Multiple classic winner Andre Fabre holds the ante-post market leader in Tropbeau who will be known to UK punters for finishing third in the Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket in September.
This regally-bred daughter of Showcasing is likely to be popular but we are happy to take a chance on the Al Maktoum owned Khayzaraan at the prices.
Freddy Head’s charge is by Kingman, out of a Dubawi filly the yard know well and her two career victories have been mightily impressive.
She blitzed a subsequent winner by nine lengths at Deauville in August before winning by five lengths eased down the following month at Chantilly.
Admittedly, she has to prove she is group level as the favourite certainly sets the standard, but the manner in which she has bursted clear in her lower-grade races suggests she will be up to the task.