Olivier Peslier: has been booked by James Given to ride Jadanna in FrancePICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Given calls on Peslier for Jadanna ride at Chantilly
Preview: France, Friday, 1.20pm (BST)
Chantilly: Prix Eclipse ( Group 3) 2yo, 6f
JAMES GIVEN has acquired the services of the in-form Olivier Peslier for Jadanna and Pat Cosgrave will ride Lewisham for Noel Quinlan in a strong British challenge.
Back to their best form Penny's Picnic (Didier Guillemin/Thierry Jarnet) would be one of the main dangers as would the Jean-Claude Rouget-trained Wedge Trust who has been entrusted to Ioritz Mendizabal.
After winning her first two races, Jadanna has twice been placed in good company and she was a respectable eighth last time out in the Cheveley Park Stakes.
Lewisham is still a maiden and was just touched off in the July Stakes. He ran well in his last two starts in Group company.
Penny's Picnic was unbeaten in three races until he came up against Reckless Abandon who was superior in both the Prix Robert Papin and the Darley Morny. Wedge Trust was ninth in the Prix du Calvados behind Purr Along who did not fire in the Prix Marcel Boussac last Sunday.
Sage Melody (Philippe Demercastel/Maxime Guyon) was a winner at this track last time out and pretty certain to act on the testing ground. Interesting (Alex Pantall/Fabrice Veron) was slowly away in a Listed event at Vichy but the winner of her other two races.