Sir Henry Cecil’s Beauty Parlour to flourish when she returns to Longchamp today in the Group One Prix D’Isaphan (2.40)
Sir Henry Cecil’s filly was disappointing in her first run for the stable at Newmarket last autumn in the Sun Chariot Stakes but can blossom on her return to France. Having won twice at Longchamp and Saint-Cloud and having run well at Chantilly she has the class to justify her favouritism this afternoon. Her main threat may well come from another British raider in the form of the globe-trotting Planteur for Marco Botti, who was third to the imperious Animal Kingdom in Dubai. The best chance for the French lies with Prix Ganay second Maxios.
(Featured Photograph – Beauty Parlour at Newmarket by Stuart Rice)