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BONJOUR MONSIEUR, avez-vous vu le cheval, je me demande? Celui avec la veste jaune. C’est un champion qui va remporter la grande course. S'il vous plaît, puis-je placer 10.000 euros SUR LA MER LES ÉTOILES?” Turn around doff the cap at the lady wearing Chanel behind you in the queue and walk, don’t run, to the Champagne bar and ask for “un magnum de champagne s'il vous plait”. Drink quietly whilst watching the Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe and savour the moment. At the end of the race, smile to self and make note that you have seen a true champion and possibly the best horse in your life time.

In the Total Prix Marcel Boussac at 1.20pm on Sunday it would be foolish not to back Aiden O’Brien’s CABARET who will be stepping up to a mile for the first time. The Grand Criterium at 1.55pm should also follow suit and DICK TURPIN can make the PMU ‘stand and deliver’. MONSIEUR CHEVALIER can be the first leg of a Richard Hannon double with a win in the Group 1 Prix De L’Abbaye at 12.45pm now that he is back to five furlongs and on the grass.