I had a nice winner in the shape of Nations Pride over the pond in Saratoga last night and I am backing two Charlie Appleby trained runners today who have travelled abroad as I think both have outstanding chances.
Best bet for the horse racing at DeauvilleFirst international bet for Sunday is Naval Crown in the 6½f Group One Arc Prix Maurice de Gheest. I think his second in the G.1 July Cup Stakes last time is the best form on show and he can get back in the winners enclosure here. I have the 100-30; he has won over seven so the slight increase in trip is of little concern, James Doyle is on a day trip to ride. Getting the weight-for-age allowance Perfect Power is feared but he was four-lengths or so behind the selection in seventh in the July Cup, did find a bit of trouble in running, but he only gets the 4lb here and got 6lb that day so that is also against him.
Best bet for the horse racing at SaratogaFollowing a punt in France I am back Stateside for the evening and have backed With The Moonlight to win the Grade One 1m1½f Saratoga Oaks Invitational Stakes at 9.28 our time. She was second to the re-opposing Mckulick last time t Belmont Park but hopefully with William Buick onboard, as he was last night on Naval Crown replacing Frankie Dettori, she can turn that form around. I have the 5-2. The race looks between the two.