Here are Danny Archer's race-by-race selections for two cracking meetings at Chantilly and Newmarket today...
1:50: Newmarket: Nelson 4/6. Tough to look past Aidan O'Brien's charge who was an emphatic winner over this trip at Leopardstown last time in G3 company and there is more improvement to come from this exciting sort.
2:20: Newmarket: Clemmie 13/8 and Madeline 10/1 Each Way. Aidan O'Brien's Clemmie, a sister to dual 2000 Guineas winner Churchill has got better with every run and she is unbeaten in her last two starts at the Curragh and on the July course at Newmarket last time with a decisive success in a G2 event. She won't want the ground too soft but she sets the standard on those efforts.
2:55: Newmarket: Unfortunately 9/2 and Sioux Nation 5/1 Each Way. Karl Burke's Unfortunately won the Robert Papin and Morny in France and if translating that form back to domestic action, he has to go well, particularly given he should handle these conditions. Aidan O'Brien's Sioux Nation has done nothing wrong this year and whilst soft ground is a slight worry, he kept on tenaciously to land the Phoenix Stakes last time and looks like a horse O'Brien wants to try and win as many races with as possible being a son of Scat Daddy.
3:35: Newmarket: Thundering Blue 8/1, Big Country 10/1 Each Way and Chelsea Lad 14/1 Each Way. I'm a big fan of Thundering Blue and was seriously impressed with his turn of foot to score at Sandown last time. Jim Crowley has got down to his lowest weight to ride David Menuisier's charge and with the ground in his favour, he is sure to go well. Michael Appleby's Big Country also has a huge chance given his excellent form for his new trainer. Second in the John Smith's Cup last time, he has had a break and should be fit to do himself justice.
4:10: Newmarket: Bye Bye Baby 11/8. Ballydoyle were out of luck with their maiden perfromer yesterday but two-year-old daughter was a decent second at Leopardstown last time and can make her presence felt.
4:45: Newmarket: Clubbable 7/2 and Cosmopolitan Queen 12/1 Each Way. Richard Fahey's charge ran a fine race to finish second at Doncaster last time and this could be the day she finally gets her head in front. Cosmopolitan Queen is better than she showed last time and the addition of cheekpieces look a shrewd move.
5:20: Newmarket: Robero 12/1 and Highland Colori 16/1 Each Way. Michael Easterby's Robero need to put a disappointing effort last time behind him but he enjoys this trip and has SDS in the plate. Highland Colori is clearly not the force of old but he is off a very low mark here and this course and distance winner could surprise.
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1:50: Newmarket: Nelson 4/6.
2:20: Newmarket: Clemmie 13/8
1:35: Chantilly: The Juliet Rose 3/1. Open race but this filly won this event last year and after a nice return to form when fourth at Deauville in August, this four-year-old daughter of Monsun should run well.
3:25: Chantilly: Avilius 10/3 and First Sitting 11/2 Each Way. Andre Fabre's Avilius was a fine second behind Cracksman in the Prix Niel over 12 furlongs last time and the drop back in trip should not be an inconvenience. Chris Wall's First Sitting has been in excellent form this summer and he looks sure to give another good account of himself.
4:12: Chantilly: Vazirabad 1/6. Alain De Royer-Dupre's charge wins.
4:42: Chantilly: Taareef 8/11. Second in the Moulin last time and whilst drier conditions would help, that is a smart piece of form.