It is 10 years since the French went slim-line with their Derby, and it is hard to argue that it has detracted from the race itself or its value within the context of European racing.
Clon Brulee is set to make his seasonal return in the Group Three Timeform Jury Stakes at Haydock Park, UK, on Saturday, May 30.
Manatee (Andre Fabre/Mickael Barzalona) runs in the G2 Grand Prix de Chantilly over a mile & a half at Chantilly, France, on Sunday, May 31.
Clon Brulee (Saeed bin Suroor/William Buick) runs in the seven-furlong G3 Timeform Jury Stakes at Haydock Park, UK on Saturday, May 30, providing the ground is suitable.
Pretend (Charlie Appleby/William Buick) has been declared for the Listed 888sport Achilles Stakes over five furlongs at Haydock Park, UK on Saturday, May 30.