Saint-Cloud

  • 13:30 Criterium International 7f 209y

  • Winner €143,025 2nd €54,100 3rd €26,875 4th €12,299
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 13:42:23
13:30 Saint-Cloud Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st French Fifteen (FR) 7/1
2nd Pakal (GER) 14/1
3rd Bonfire 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 15343 Orange body, purple striped, purple arms, orange armlets, white cap Vasco Bere (FR) 30
Nag me
2 8-13 F Head T Jarnet 20/121.00
2 (5) 1143 emerald green, yellow chevrons, emerald green sleeves, yellow cap Ice Cool (FR) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-13 W Hefter M Barzalona 14/115.00
3 (4) 31112 White body, white arms, purple cap Saint Pellerin (GER) 43
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-13 J C Rouget G Benoist 4/15.00
4 (3) 1 White body, black checked, blue arms, blue cap Salair Haut (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
2 8-13 M Delzangles C Soumillon 6/17.00
5 (8) 42734 Orange body, light blue striped, orange arms, light blue striped, black cap Veneto (FR) 28
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2 8-13 B De S Pasquier 12/113.00
6 (1) 1 Light blue, dark blue hoops on sleeves, dark blue cap Bonfire 32
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-13 A M Balding J Fortune 85 13/27.50
7 (10) 3214 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Learn (IRE) 8
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2 8-13 A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 4/15.00
8 (9) 11112 Grey body, rose epaulettes, rose arms, grey cap, rose quartered French Fifteen (FR) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-13 N Clement T Thulliez 7/18.00
9 (7) 11223 Grey, Beige sleeves, striped cap Pakal (GER) 21
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2 8-13 Mar Hofer O Peslier 14/115.00
10 (6) 53316 Black and Red (quartered), White sleeves, White cap, Red star Swing Alone (IRE) 22
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2 8-13 Miss Gay Kelleway R Winston 85 50/151.00
11 (2) 65121 Yellow body, white arms, yellow cap Kendam (FR) 18
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2 8-10 H A Pantall M Guyon 8/19.00

Verdict

Veneto finished only a length behind the unbeaten Dabirsim in a Group 1 over 7f at the Arc meeting last time, but that was such an improvement on his earlier form there has to be a question mark as to him repeating that run here. SAINT PELLERIN looks a more solid option as he won his first three starts before finding only one too good in a Group 3 at Longchamp last month. Collateral form gives him the beating of both French Fifteen and Ice Cool and he gets the vote. Kendam won a Group 3 sprint on her latest start but has yet to race over a mile, while Learn was well beaten by his stablemate Camelot in the Racing Post Trophy last week. Salair Haut and Bonfire are thrown in at the deep end after winning their respective debuts and Swing Alone is hard to fancy.