Sunday 24 July 2016

Prince Of Lir in Form to Win Papin

Maisons-Laffitte: Prix Robert Papin (Group 2) 5f, 2yo colts and fillies

Norfolk Stakes winner Prince Of Lir, trained by Robert Cowell for owners The Cool Silk Partnership, faces five rivals including fellow Brit raider Tis Marvellous.  

Prince Of Lir follows the same path as Reckless Abandon who achieved the double in 2012 and trained by Clive Cox, who fields Tis Marvellous.

Robert Cowell said:  "He's been in excellent form at home since his win at Royal Ascot and it makes sense to run him with no penalty in this rather than carry extra weight at Goodwood. It will be faster ground than he encountered at Ascot, but it was nice ground when he won on his debut at Beverley and they usually put plenty of water on."

Tis Marvellous i stepping up in class after finishing second on debut then an easy winner at 4/9f at Windsor. 

Cox said: Clive Cox said: "It's a big step up in class but he was very impressive at Windsor and that was no surprise as he'd pleased us at home beforehand. He should make his presence felt." 

French representatives include Al Johrah who thrashed by US wonder filly Lady Aurelia in the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot, although unbeaten in two races prior this defeat. 

Unbeaten German filly Hargeisa brings further interest which bar the British pair are fillies.    

See race details here: Racing Post