Skid Solo makes his second attempt at a Tierce handicap tomorrow, this time in Deauville and this time at his best distance of 1,200 meters. It’s a great purse – 27,000 to the winner – and a field of 16. We’ve got Olivier Peslier up, and as usual, it’s up to Skid because we know he’s got the ability.
Derringbay heads back to the fibersand in Lyon for an 1,800-meter claimer; this time he’s riding in a truck that he can walk straight on and off, but I won’t be with him this time in any case, since I’ll be with Skid in Deauville. He will be well looked after, though, and Nadege will ride. It’s a tougher field this time because it’s a PMU meeting, but if he can repeat the speed he’s shown at home, that could carry him into the money. Unlike me, DBay seems to be feeling fit and fine since his last race.