It could well be a case of signed, sealed and delivered for Zodiac Jack in the main event of this Sunday’s 12th meeting - Le Trophee de l’Aeroport de Saint Pierre – Pierrefonds – 20 ans à votre service - the second leg of the Three-year old series. Victory here will see him retain the championship for Jean-Michel Henry’s yard after Oomph’s success last season. Even so, racing is conducted on the track and there are eight other runners that have designs on derailing Zodiac Jack’s path to glory here.

ZODIAC JACK (Cedric Segeon) has been a star in the early part of this season. After closing a memorable Duchess Of York Cup meeting for his yard with a debut win, he has since won twice in three follow ups. His most important win so far occurred in the first leg of the Three-year old championship, gaining an early lead in the standings.

Based on his current form, he has a genuine chance of sealing the championship on Sunday, even taking into account that he is tackling the 1450 metre trip for the first time here.

CAPTAIN FALCON (Daniel Stackhouse) makes his second appearance. His debut showing saw him producing an encouraging display in the first leg of the championship, finishing 4th, only 1.8 lengths behind the aforementioned Zodiac Jack. This son of the late-Captain Al has come out very well from that run and as he is in even better condition, he can run a cracker in this contest. 

KU DU TU (Richard Mullen) gave the aforementioned Zodiac Jack a run for his money in the first leg of the championship, eventually settling for second place. This Vincent Allet-trained horse remains in top order and he has a good chance of going one better this time round.

Stable mate COOL AT HEART makes his debut in this contest. He performed well in his homeland, winning three races and finishing in the money three times in seven attempts. He has shown potential in training and with the in-form Jameer Allyhosain on board, he is not prevented from striking at the first time of asking.

CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN (Robbie Fradd) was an eye-catching 4th in the 8th meeting. He was only 1.5 lengths behind Pride Rock and that was in spite of having a difficult race throughout. He has progressed even further and is expected to be a big runner in this contest.

OUZO (Juan Paul Van derMerwe) produced a solid showing on his debut in the 9th meeting, landing 4th place. He has benefited from that run and he looked well in his gallops. He is capable of making the frame once again.

WHY WOULDN’T YEW (Richard Oliver) has been well-prepared for his debut. In fact, his yard has shown a lot of patience with him, as he has been in preparation mode since February. A promising sort, he competed against quality horses in South Africa and in all, he did enough to win twice and land two place finishes in six outings. It is worth mentioning that in the two races he was unplaced, he did make up a lot of ground in the final stages. He must be watched very closely here.

BLOW IN THE BOX (Dinesh Sooful) makes his debut for Preetam Daby here. He performed consistently back in South Africa, scoring one win and was unplaced on only one occasion. He has shown potential in training, constantly progressing in the process. He is another horse that is worth keeping an eye on.

SIR CLIFF (Akshay Balloo) completes the line up. He did not show much in his debut. He has benefited from that run and is expected to show progress.