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Leading Contenders: G1 Prix Comte Pierre de Montesson

20 February 2021

Italiano Vera 

The Philippe Allaire trained son of Ready Cash arrives here with six victories from his nine career outings. He is yet to be beaten with all three defeats coming via disqualification. He rates the obvious form contender after having plenty of these in behind when running out a comfortable winner of the G2 Prix Paul Viel (2175m) at this track. The step back up to 2700m should prove no issue and he looks the one to beat with similar front running tactics probable. 

Invincible Cash 

Runner-up in the G2 Prix Paul Viel (2175m) here 15-days ago, the Ludovic Peltier trained three-year-old must hold serious credentials. Positioned well off the pace in that contest, it is likely the son of Ready Cash will be situated closer his old rival Italiano Vera this time around. The way he shaped over the 2175m leaves the impression the return to this 2700m journey will suit. He finished third over course and distance in the G2 Prix Maurice de Gheest (2700m) two starts ago and rates a key-contender with further progress plausible on this sixth career start. 

Inoui Danica 

The stablemate to Italiano Vera has failed to get his head in front since August. However, he has run plenty of commendable races in defeat and found the frame on six of his nine career starts. Third in the G2 Prix Paul Viel (2175m) just over two weeks ago he does have something to find with the two reopposing principles on that running. Although, he did finish runner-up in the G2 Prix Maurice de Gheest (2700m) on his penultimate outing, the credibility of that effort is yet to be seen with three of the eight contenders disqualifying at various stages of that race and it is perhaps best to nominate him as an each-way contender. 

Inoubliable 

The daughter of Prodigious only broke her maiden-tag at the seventh time of asking back in December. The Philippe Moulin trained filly has not looked back and continues to go from strength-to-strength. Victory in the G2 Prix Roquepine (2175m) showed she is more than capable of mixing it the top level whilst also meant she remained unbeaten at Vincennes. The return to this trip is no issue whilst the strongly paced race looks a positive and she must not be discounted. 

Idylle à Vie 

Idylle A Vie has finished runner-up to Inoubliable in her last two starts. The Philippe Billard trained filly arrives in good form and looks versatile regarding trip. There is no doubt she may prove vulnerable for the win purposes, but it would be foolish to disregard her place prospects on the back of those Group Two seconds. 

Infant Perrine 

Charles-Antoine Mary’s filly arrives on a hat-trick following a pair of track victories, the latest a length success in the G3 Prix Leopold Verroken (2100m). This jump to Group One level requires a further step forward but she remains open to progress and this ultra-consistent daughter of Atlas de Joudes looks sure to run her race once more. 

In The Money 

It goes without saying that Thierry Duvaldestin’s colt by Cristal Money was disappointing when fifth behind a few of these in the G2 Prix Paul Viel (2175m) just over a fortnight ago. However, the class he showed when running out a clear length winner of the G2 Prix Maurice de Gheest (2700m) prior to that needs respecting. Although the form of that race is tough to decipher it would be no surprise were he to bounce back to near his best with this race set-up much more likely to suit. 

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