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STAR PREVIEW: Sunday Racing

Racing from Musselburgh, York, Ballinrobe, Fontewell and Longchamp featuring Prix du Moulin (3.25, ParisLongchamp)
Live on Sky Sports Racing HD from 12.00pm & Racing TV from 1.00pm

There seems to be a top class race every single week this flat season, and today’s feature – the Prix Moulin (3.25) gives fans and bettors alike something to look forward to. All six runners are Group 1 winners, and all six of them can be given a legitimate chance too.

Such quality inclines one to take on Pinatubo, who has done little wrong this season but looked as if seven furlongs was his happy place when taking the Prix Jean Prat at Deauville in July. There’s nothing wrong with his Guineas third or St James’s Palace Stakes second (with that being the best form here, through Palace Pier), but 1m does appear to stretch him slightly and there’s no question that his advantage over his peers has diminished from last season.

There doesn’t look to be too much between the older horses and classic generation, and Circus Maximus and Siskin were closely matched in the Sussex Stakes when neither horse could match the sadly retired Mohaather down the stretch, although both posted top quality efforts in defeat. Circus Maximus was second that day, but had prime position under a top class ride by Ryan Moore, whilst Siskin was at the rear of the field and faced interference (if not as much as Mohaather).

With a small field today, it’s entirely possible that Moore can give Circus Maximus another fine front running ride, but Siskin may still be improving, will have clear air from stall six, has every chance of turning the form around and looks big in relation to Pinatubo. Soft or dead ground would be a supposed negative but it was soft when he won the Phoenix last year and Goodwood had taken plenty of rain that week. In any case, we should hopefully get a fair crack today at 7/2 with Star.

Victor Ludoroum didn’t look to get home in the Prix du Jockey Club and the Prix Guillaume d’Ornano, but he was an impressive winner of the Poule d’Essai des Poulains two starts ago and he’s worth of respect, for all that the form of that contest doesn’t match up to most other European mile contests. Never the less, a bold effort is expected.

Persian King bombed out in the Marois last time but is much better than that effort – and the same can be said for Romanised, who didn’t handle the ground there, in what looks to be an awesome renewal.

In Britain, the most appealing selection is The Fast Lion in the British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Auction Stakes (1.50 Musselburgh). The well bred colt had to wait for his run at Newmarket on debut, and came home to good effect in what looked to be a useful race. The impressive winner Apollo One was third in the Solario, the second ran well when he stamina was tested in at Goodwood maiden, and the third was fourth in a competitive York nursery. Assuming slower ground isn’t a problem, he can go well.

RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)
BACK The Fast Lion 1 pt win in 1.50 Musselburgh at 3/1 with
BACK Siskin 1 pt win in 3.25 ParisLongchamp at 7/2 with

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