Man On The Spot: ParisLongchamp preview and tips for Thursday

The leafy parade ring at ParisLongchamp

Don't miss the race-by-race verdicts and nap selection for Thursday's meeting at ParisLongchamp, courtesy of resident tipster Man On The Spot.

10.10 (All times BST, live on Sky Sports Racing): RAABIHAH, a daughter of Sea The Stars, made a fine impression on the all-weather at Cagnes-Sur-Mer in January, scoring by 3 lengths from today's rival Dilala, who won next time. American Beach showed the benefit of her earlier runs to score over a mile at Bordeaux while Seachange looked smart on her debut at Saint-Cloud in September and will have benefited from her run at Fontainebleau in March. American Apples and Annalyse are closely matched on their efforts in a bunch finish in a Listed race at Deauville and neither are out of this.

10.40: Pao Alto followed an impressive maiden victory here with an even better performance in a Bordeaux Listed contest in October and looks certain to give a good account if ready after his break. Another Sky attracted good support for his debut on Chantilly's Polytrack in March and supporters never had a concern while Ocean Atlantique took advantage of heavy ground to win by 8 lengths at Saint-Cloud in October and the son of American Pharoah could be anything. MKFANCY made all to land the Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud on testing ground in October and looked in need of the run when beaten a length at Chantilly in March. He had Chachnak back in third so should confirm the form and take this.

11.10: EMOJI won her opening race at Baden-Baden by 14 lengths on heavy ground then changed stables and made a successful start for new connections in similar conditions at Saint-Cloud in March. She could be top-class and any further rain would aid her cause. Galova, who finished second in that latter race, looks held but Flighty Lady, another who has changed yards, would have to be considered if ready after her break. A soft-ground maiden winner at Deauville, she was narrowly beaten in a Group 3 here then ran a fine race in the Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac. Passefontaine has run two fine races on the all-weather so will be fitter than most.

11.40: Some smart fillies capable of stepping into Group class here. Queen ended last season with a one length defeat in a Group 3 at Newmarket behind the odds-on Fanny Logan. GRAND GLORY has only had four starts and her close third in the Group 1 Prix de Diane at Chantilly is the stand-out form. She holds Wonderment on a line through the winner but Dariyma impressed in her first two starts and may not have been suited by heavy going at Saint-Cloud behind today's rival Bolleville.

The Thursday nap at ParisLongchamp

12.10: Arapaho had no problems landing a couple of minor races but was beaten when odds-on at Deauville by Happy Bere, who hasn't won in five subsequent starts. SUJET LIBRE (NAP) completed an early season double before catching a real 'live one' in subsequent Group 1 winner Alson at Clairefontaine. He looked like landing a Group 3 here in September but was caught close home and looks the type to have a good second campaign. Tibasti has only run on the all-weather so far though has a decided fitness advantage while Mageva made a successful debut in July so the lack of a recent run may not be a problem. Golden Boy looks best of the remainder.

12.50: Most of these have been active on the all-weather though not Maximum Aurelius, who scored over the trip at Machecoul in February. A high draw won't aid his cause while Alfieri, who won three claimers earlier in the year, the last two on the all-weather, could also have done with a lower berth. Rajkumar made a successful reappearance on the all-weather at Chantilly but ended the last campaign as runner-up to SHIELDING, who will have benefited from a run at Toulouse in February and gets the vote. Kihavahfushi has been in fine form and should get a nice run up the inside so has to be a threat. Leonio scored on the Polytrack at Deauville in March and Maxime Guyon takes over from an apprentice.

1.25: Full Court Press, three times a winner in Ireland, ended a long losing spell at Compiegne in March and won't need much more to get involved here. Koukiboy is generally consistent but hasn't won since making a winning debut in 2017. Ucel gained the fourth victory of his career under today's rider at Pornichet in March and is probably still well in though a wide berth makes this more difficult. Usain Best doesn't win often but likes heavy ground as he showed when scoring at Saint-Cloud in October but in a very tricky handicap a chance is taken with VITABELLA, who hadn't shown much in her early starts last year before completing a double in the spring.

2.00: A low-grade handicap though plenty arrive in good form, especially Green Curry, who has completed a hat-trick of all-weather victories over the winter. He had Royal Vati 4 lengths back in fourth at Chantilly but the latter will be 10lb better off so should get much closer. Subsequent winner Sigo De Oro was close behind in fifth and can also give a good account. Porsenna has managed to win ten races including at Chantilly last time and is rarely out of the money while seven-times winner Le Gitan pops up when the mood takes him as it did when battling to victory at Lyon-Parilly in March. SENATOR FROST has won three times over the winter and just gets the vote over My Buddy, who scored over the track and trip in October but may be forced wide from stall 15.

2.35: Rochenka has been unable to add to her four career victories since landing a claimer a year ago but has run well on soft ground the last twice. Pole Celeste won a claimer at Chantilly in February then was beaten a short-head in a handicap on a return visit the following month so is greatly respected. Lodi has won three claimers this year but now looks a bit high in the weights but LILI SPIRIT, a winner on soft ground at Angers in October, made a bright start for her new yard when beaten a neck at Deauville in February and may be good enough. Iggy Chop may prove best of the remainder.

3.10: Both Papa Winner and Norwegian Lord have been in good form since the turn of the year and with their low weights look certain to get into contention. Anse De Bel'amande, a regular winner at this sort of level, would have to be considered if ready after a break while En Souplesse should make a bold bid to end a long losing run under Christophe Soumillon. Texanito had GREY SENSATION 3 lengths behind at Deauville in January but the latter needed the run and showed the benefit when scoring at Chantilly so gets the vote in a very tricky finale.


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