Find the predictions of Equidia for the quinté of Thursday July 14, 2022 at Longchamp, the Longines Handicap of the National Day. Departure at 8:15 p.m. 16 starters. Dish. 1,600 meters. Competition reserved for horses of 4 years and over.
Author of an honorable return to the Lyon-La Soie PSF last April, the 5 Headwinds did not confirm in the Quinté+ of June 27 at Lyon-Parilly. Already winner of a Quinté+ at this same distance last October, this son of Kendargent is likely to show great progress here.
Boxing companion of our favourite, the 3 Power Jacks will find out the distance of the mile. If he holds out, he too can claim a good ranking, like the 13 Torpennarrowly beaten in the June 16 event.
Confirmed at this level, the 16 Transformed Test keep a chance for a place with the regular Principle, the 4recent 5th in a Quinté+ at Saint-Cloud, for its first attempt in a handicap.
Not the happiest during his last attempt, the 15 Fog will complete our choice with the 11 San Cristobalto watch for his first handicap, and the 8 Harperseen recently on this course.
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11. San Cristobal
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The horse to follow: Harper, 1st attempt at handicap level
His profile : Harper will start in the big handicaps on Thursday July 14th. Very consistent before this race, he particularly appreciates the distance. He has just finished 2nd twice over 1,600 meters. On the course of the big track of Longchamp, it is 2nd and 5th. It is therefore not arriving in the unknown and may be the surprise of this Quinté.
The opinion of the trainer, Pascal Bary: “Irreproachable, Harper does all his races. The horse is fine. This is his first handicap, so I don’t know if he is taken by his weight. This race will tell us more”.
His times in competition: 11″28 is the time achieved by Harper on April 28 at Paris Longchamp in the last 200 meters of the Prix de l’Hôtel de Bruxelles, class 2 over 1,600 meters. This time is the best tracking performance of the last 200 meters among the competitors of the Quinté having recently run over the distance of the day. Behind him, we find Principe, author of a time of 11″32, achieved in the same race.
The statistics : the Paris Longchamp racecourse suits Harper well. In four races contested at this racecourse, the resident of Pascal Bary has always finished in the top five. On this course, he recently finished 2nd in the Prix du Pont au Change. That day, he was ahead of Simons King, Memory Dream but also San Cristobal, which he will find on Thursday July 14.
Its current form: Harper is one of the revelations of the moment. The son of Al Kazeem continues the good performances with two podiums in a row on the side of Paris Longchamp. After having shone in races with conditions and Class 2 races, it will therefore for the first time compete with large handicaps. It is also its first entry in a Quinté +.
The opinion of François Pradeau, Equidia journalist: “The potential of this regular horse is significant. Added to this that on the course of 1,600 meters which interests us, he is extremely efficient. Suffice to say that he sets off with a real chance of being in the fifth or even better if the race is favorable to him. He therefore ticks many boxes, namely potential, aptitude for the course, aptitude for the field. The only element that we do not control on the match sheet is his ability to get out of a packed peloton. It has never competed in a Quinté handicap with so many runners. On paper, it’s an obvious chance, in practice, answer this Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at Paris Longchamp “.