Preview and tips for Prix Jacques Le Marois at Deauville

Last Updated August 11 2018, 15:19Racing
Alpha Centauri wins the Coronation Stakes by six lengths
Alpha Centauri wins the Coronation Stakes by six lengths

Get the view from connections and Man On The Spot verdict for the Prix Jacques Le Marois at Deauville.

Colm O'Donoghue - Alpha Centauri: "I'm looking forward to it, she's in good form and came out of the Falmouth really well. Obviously she's flying over there for the first time and Group Ones are never easy to win, but we are going there full of confidence. I hope the ground is as good as possible and then we'll just see what happens."

"We were drawn next to the rail in the Falmouth and she's such a straightforward filly I just wanted to keep it as simple as possible for her really. I knew I was sat on the best filly, so it just made sense to ride her like that. Going there this weekend we know she's in good form, we'll see how she travels over and if the ground is good as expected we'll see what happens."

Ken Condon - Success Days: "The two of them have been declared, they are in the same ownership. Everything has gone to plan with Romanised. They worked nicely last Tuesday together and I'm very happy with them. The straight mile and easier ground are important factors for Romanised and he should be suited better there than at Ascot. Last Sunday it was genuine good ground and I'd say it will be nice ground again.

"If he can run like he did at the Curragh then hopefully he'll run a big race. He didn't run his race at Ascot where the ground was very very quick. We won't have many excuses on Sunday and the straight mile will suit him.

"Jessie's filly is the outstanding horse in the field and the home defence is also formidable. We are under no illusions, but he's in the best shape we can have him in."

Eve Johnson Houghton - Accidental Agent: "Everything has gone to plan with him since Ascot and we couldn't be happier. We aren't really bothered what the ground is like and we're just really looking forward to it."

Andre Fabre - Cascadian: "He comes into the race in good form. The horse is very straightforward and has probably come on a bit again since his last race, but obviously faces a competitive field. His ability and the strength of the three-year-old form is on trial."

Man On The Spot verdict:

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10/11

A terrific renewal in store with Irish 2000 Guineas winner Romanised looking to return to his best and four others winning Group 1 contests on their latest outings. Accidental Agent returned the shock 33/1 winner of the Queen Anne at Ascot and beat Recoletos in the process. Intellogent beat Cascadian by a neck to land the Prix Jean Prat here last month and that pair are hard to separate again while Freddie Head’s filly With You came good at the highest level with an impressive three-length success in the Prix Rothschild over track and trip a fortnight ago. ALPHA CENTAURI already rules supreme over a mile among the fillies in the UK and Ireland having recorded successive victories in the Irish 1000 Guineas, Coronation Stakes and the Falmouth at Newmarket last month. She takes on the boys today but Jessica Harrington’s charge is hard to oppose on her exceptional form and looks the one they all have to beat.

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