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Monday, 17 December, 2018

Godolphin seek more Classic glory in French Derby at Chantilly

Key Victory: bids to give Godolphin a Derby double
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The Classic weekend is not over yet as attention turns to France where Godolphin, Charlie Appleby and William Buick bid to complete a Derby double in the Prix du Jockey Club.

Still tingling from the success of Masar, the first colt to win the Classic in Godolphin livery, they seek more glory with the unbeaten Key Victory.

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Chantilly is also the destination of Aidan O'Brien, whose team of four are headed by Rostropovich under Ryan Moore, who will seek to bounce back from Saxon Warrior's eclipse at Epsom.

British stables are involved in four other Group races on the card while nearer to home it is an all-jumps day with racing at Perth, Listowel and Fakenham, although Kilbeggan's meeting is off after supply problems resulted from a burst water main.

Going report

Perth (first race 2.00)
Good, good to soft in places. Rail movements: R1 +75y, R2 +60y, R3 & 7 +62y, R4 +54y, R5 +81y, R6 +96y.

Listowel (2.10)

Fakenham (2.20)
Good (7.4 on the GoingStick at 7.15am)
Rail movements: R1 +237y, R2 & 6 +258y, R3 +158y, R4 +172y, R5 +198y.

Kilbeggan (2.30) 

What to back

Pricewise has cast his eye over the field for the Prix du Jockey Club and he is predicting a familiar outcome, if not one that will go down well with the locals.

Jack McCarron has the Ten Second Tip ...

What to read

You can't move on to the Chantilly action without first catching up on what happened at Epsom where Masar claimed the Investec Derby.

Read Lee Mottershead account of the triumph and then digest Alastair Down's inimitable take on a popular changing of the guard in this particular contest.

What to watch

The Derby is done but the Postcast team also covered the Prix du Jockey Club which you can catch up on here ...

Scott Burton sets the scene here ...

The best of Racing Post Sport

Yet more World Cup friendlies are on the schedule and today Scotland take on Mexico away, which Steve Davies has previewed.

David Jennings has assessed the GAA football match between Monaghan and Fermanagh ...

Final thought 

What now for Saxon Warrior? Aidan O'Brien was not ruling out the Irish Derby but having failed to fire once at the trip a step back in distance for a race like the Coral-Eclipse Stakes may be where he will end up.

Read The Briefing from 8.30am daily on with all the day's latest going, weather, market moves and non-runner news

A step back in distance for a race like the Coral-Eclipse Stakes may be where he will end up
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