Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (French 1000 Guineas) Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

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See which trainers and jockeys have performed well in this fact-packed blog for the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches. This is a race that is hosted at Longchamp with the race being run over a distance of 1m, see which trends the past winners of the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches have set for this year.

Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (French 1000 Guineas) Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends
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Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2025 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches Preview

Scheduled to take place in May of each year at the Longchamp racecourse is the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, this Group 1 is the French equivalent to Britain's 1000 Guineas. The race is restricted to three-year-old fillies who compete over a distance of one mile (1,600m).

The race features at Longchamp on the same day as the Poule d'Essai des Poulains which is the equivalent of Britain's 2000 Guineas and there has been limited success for the raiders in this race with it being dominated by the homegrown French trainers. David Simcock won it in 2018 but other than that, since 2003 it has been all French success.

Poule d'Essai des Pouliches Information:

Our dedicated Longchamp tips page will not only bring you predictions from the OLBG racing tipsters for the upcoming card that includes the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches but will also have predictions for each meeting at Longchamp throughout the season so be sure to head over there. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal Races in France section for links to these.

How competitive is the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2005 when the race had an over-round of 117%. The race in 2008 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 144%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, the over-round has been 124%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £124 which is bet.

Poule d'Essai des Pouliches Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches next time out then you would have backed a total of 7 winners. Backing all 18 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +5.31. Before placing your bet on the 2025 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches see which other runners today are being backed on the racing predictions page.

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2019 renewal when Castle Lady from H-A Pantall under the guidance of Mickael Barzalona, won in a time of 1:40.91, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Flotilla, trained by M Delzangles and ridden by Christophe-Patrice Lemaire set the quickest time of 1:34.77 in the 2013 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Poule d'Essai des Pouliches over the last 20 renewals:

  1. Flotilla (1:34.77) in 2013
  2. Zarkava (1:35.20) in 2008
  3. Dream And Do (1:35.68) in 2020
What the expert says...
Four of the last six winners of this race came having run in the Prix de la Grotte last time out and looking further back, that race has produced eight of the winners of this since 2005. Divine Proportions (2005), Darjina (2007), Golden Lilac (2011), Beauty Parlour (2012), Castle Lady (2019) and Blue Rose Cen (2023) all did the double. Both Mangoustine (2022) and Rouhiya (2024) finished third in the Prix du Louvre before coming here to win this race.

Andy Powell - Horse Racing Betting Expert - OLBG.com

Poule d'Essai des Pouliches Past Winners

Here are the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall where the horse came from and the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2024
1:35.99
Rouhiya (FR)
3yo 9-0 (10 of 15) 31/1
Maxime Guyon
F-H Graffard (FR)
2023
1:38.24
Blue Rose Cen (IRE)
3yo 9-0 (1 of 10) 3/5F
Aurelien Lemaitre
Christopher Head (FR)
2022
1:35.72
Mangoustine (FR)
3yo 9-1 (8 of 15) 109/10
Gerald Mosse
M Delzangles (FR)
2021
1:39.28
Coeursamba (FR)
3yo 9-0 (5 of 13) 38/1
Cristian Demuro
J-C Rouget (FR)
2020
1:35.68
Dream And Do (IRE)
3yo 9-0 (3 of 12) 78/10
Maxime Guyon
F Rossi (FR)
2019
1:40.91
Castle Lady (IRE)
3yo 9-0 (6 of 10) 5/2F
Mickael Barzalona
H-A Pantall (FR)
2018
1:37.97
Teppal (FR)
3yo 9-0 (3 of 14) 12/1
Olivier Peslier
David Simcock (GB)
2017
1:37.69
Precieuse (IRE)
3yo 9-0 (3 of 18) 33/1
Olivier Peslier
F Chappet (FR)
2016
1:36.00
La Cressonniere (FR)
3yo 9-0 (1 of 14) 15/2
Cristian Demuro
J-C Rouget (FR)
2015
1:36.48
Ervedya (FR)
3yo 9-0 (12 of 14) 11/8F
Christophe Soumillon
J-C Rouget (FR)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches have been based:

  • FR: 19 winners with an additional 25 placings from 188 runners
  • GB: 1 winner with an additional 8 placings from 47 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 6 placings from 24 runners
  • SPA: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 4 runners
  • GER: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 3 runners
  • QA: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners
  • HK: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Poule d'Essai des Pouliches Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches over the last 20 renewals is J-C Rouget who has won the race five times with those five winners coming from Elusive Wave (2009), Avenir Certain (2014), Ervedya (2015), La Cressonniere (2016) and Coeursamba (2021). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches are A De Royer-Dupre (2 wins) and M Delzangles (2 wins). Two trainers have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, A P O'Brien has sent a total of 20 runners to the race without recording any wins whilst C Laffon-Parias has sent out 11 without a winner.

Here are some of the top Poule d'Essai des Pouliches trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
J-C Rouget22-5-9+48.88+25.73
A De Royer-Dupre8-2-4+0.80+0.08
M Delzangles6-2-2+13.90+6.04
A Fabre22-1-5-18.50-16.53
F Rohaut9-1-3+12.00+9.50
P Bary8-1-2-6.71-3.03
H-A Pantall7-1-1-3.50-4.50
F-H Graffard6-1-2+26.00+14.10
F Chappet4-1-3+30.00+20.60
Mme Christiane Head4-1-1-1.50-2.10

Poule d'Essai des Pouliches Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches over the last 20 renewals is Christophe Soumillon who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Darjina (2007), Zarkava (2008), Beauty Parlour (2012) and Ervedya (2015). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches are Olivier Peslier (3 wins), Christophe-Patrice Lemaire (3 wins), Maxime Guyon (2 wins) and Cristian Demuro (2 wins). Two jockeys have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, Ioritz Mendizabal has ridden a total of 10 runners to the race without recording any wins whilst Ryan Moore has ridden 10 without a winner.

Here are some of the top Poule d'Essai des Pouliches jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
Christophe Soumillon18-4-8-5.20-6.20
Olivier Peslier17-3-5+33.50+13.65
Christophe-Patrice Lemaire9-3-3+6.29+0.67
Maxime Guyon14-2-4+26.80+14.18
Cristian Demuro10-2-6+37.50+24.91
Mickael Barzalona11-1-2-7.50-8.00
Stephane Pasquier11-1-3-8.50-2.30
Gregory Benoist10-1-2+5.00-1.25
Gerald Mosse8-1-1+3.90-0.46
Jean-Bernard Eyquem5-1-2+16.00+11.00

Poule d'Essai des Pouliches Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +65.10 is when runners had an IRE-bred dam. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners last place was 2 starts ago, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-62.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2024: Winner in 10 (3,11) [15 Runners]
  • 2023: Winner in 1 (7,8) [10 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 8 (10,2) [15 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 5 (4,7) [13 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 3 (7,12) [12 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches is Longchamp, there has been a total number of 11 winners of this race who ran at Longchamp last time out.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches:

  • Le Havre (2 Wins)
  • Siyouni (2 Wins)
  • Zamindar (2 Wins)

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches despite multiple attempts:

  • Kendargent (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Dansili (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Dubawi (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Anabaa (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Danehill Dancer (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Coeursamba in 2021, winning for J-C Rouget at odds of 38/1 under the guidance of Cristian Demuro. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 8 winning favourites in the race. Ahead of the 2025 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches why not head over to the best racing tipster page to see what the tipsters are backing today? All figures and trends above, such as the horse's previous runs are based on the information that is available on the racing post.

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Poule d'Essai des Pouliches Preview are at hand, Andy and Darren. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews for International racing.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing analyst with over 15 years of experience, delves into the intricacies of international horse racing, meticulously analyzing complex statistical data to uncover hidden trends. He spearheads the creation and management of OLBG's international horse racing trend blogs, providing valuable insights for bettors worldwide.

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