Diamond Vendome is capable at this level on his day and Maxime Guyon is back on board but that pair could only manage fourth behind runner-up Aubevoye in Listed company at Cagnes in February. The latter has every chance in this but looks likely to find stablemate JOE FRANCAIS (NAP) too good. Jean-Claude Rouget’s charge was rested after struggling in last year’s French Derby but has won both outings so far this year including a convincing three-length success over track and trip last time and should have the measure of these. Mr Satchmo had an outing in Qatar earlier this year having ended 2019 with a Listed victory at Marseilles Borely and is preferred to Velma Valento of the remainder.
Diamond Vendome (FR) (9-5) 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Harmless (8-12) at Cagnes-sur-mer Midi 1m 2f lst stks in Feb.
Mr Satchmo (FR) (9-1) 6th of 13, 8 1/4l behind French King (9-1) at Doha 1m 4f Grp 1 gd in Feb.
Aubevoye (FR) (8-12) 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Harmless (8-12) at Cagnes-sur-mer Midi 1m 2f lst stks in Feb.
Cnicht (FR) (9-3) 8th of 15, 18l behind Caravagio (9-1) at Toulouse 1m 4f lst stks hvy in Dec.
Joe Francais (FR) (9-2) won at Bordeaux Le Bouscat 1m 1f stks gd in Feb beating Capitole (9-4) by 3l, 10 ran.
Apollo Flight (FR) (9-10) 15th of 16, 11 3/4l behind El Manifico (8-8) at Deauville 1m 1f hcp pol in Oct.
All Grace (FR) (8-11) 6th of 8, 7 1/2l behind Silva (8-11) at ParisLongchamp 1m 1f Grp 3 gd in Sep.
Velma Valento (FR) (8-9) 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Harmless (8-12) at Cagnes-sur-mer Midi 1m 2f lst stks in Feb.