Grand Prix de Paris: Soul Sister odds-on to justify fee
Soul Sister has opened as the odds-on favourite at 10/11 in Coral’s Grand Prix de Paris betting odds after the Oaks winner was supplemented into the field.
The John and Thady Gosden-trained filly will be ridden by Kieran Shoemark who is deputising for the suspended Frankie Dettori, with connections happy to pay the €15,000 supplementary fee.
Shoemark partnered the Lady Bamford-owned filly in a recent piece of work on Newmarket’s July course, although Dettori has ridden the daughter of Frankel in all three of her starts this season, with Robert Havlin in the saddle when she won her sole outing as a juvenile.
She gave Dettori a seventh Oaks and his 23rd British Classic success when beating Savethelastdance by a length and three-quarters at Epsom.
However, with the 52-year-old Italian having picked up a whip ban at Royal Ascot, Shoemark comes in for the ride on Soul Sister, who is the sole British-trained runner in a field of eight for the Group One prize at ParisLongchamp.
Coral’s John Hill said: “Soul Sister is the only Group One winner in the Grand Prix de Paris field, and after connections paid to supplement her into the race, she is odds-on to prove that to be a wise investment in the Longchamp contest.”
Soul Sister bounced back from defeat on soft ground in the Fred Darling on her three-year-old debut at Newbury to land the Group Three Musidora at York.
Thady Gosden said: “Obviously it is the last mile-and-a-half three-year-old race in Europe and unlike the Irish Oaks, it gives you time to come back for the Nassau at Goodwood.
“The Irish Oaks is a little too close to Goodwood if you wanted to take in both races, and we are looking forward to running her at Longchamp.
“Kieran partnered her on the Rowley Mile last week and was happy with her and she has done some routine work subsequently.”
Adelaide River and Peking Opera, respectively runner-up and fourth to Aidan O’Brien stablemate Auguste Rodin in the Irish Derby, remain in contention.
Andre Fabre, who has enjoyed 13 Grand Prix de Paris winners, relies on First Minister, who landed the Group Three Prix Hocquart at the same track last time.
Grand Prix de Paris betting odds
10/11 Soul Sister
5/1 Adelaide River, First Minister
11/2 Feed The Flame
20/1 Peking Opera, Rubis Vendome, Winter Pudding
All odds and market correct at date of publication