Graffard confident ahead of French outing
Trainer Francis-Henri Graffard says he is looking forward to an "interesting race" in Sunday's Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville.
Graffard's Watch Me will be vying for Group One glory in the Normandy region of France this weekend and arrives in good form, having produced a terrific performance to win the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.
The three-year-old, who has three victories from her last four outings, is the only filly in the field, but the trainer is feeling optimistic about his charge's chances of claiming the spoils.
"Everything is good and I'm very pleased with the condition of the filly," he was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. "We have had plenty of time since Ascot. She is taking on the older horses and the colts, so it should be an interesting race.
"My job is done and now it is up to the filly."
Ken Condon's Romanised is expected to be the main threat to Watch Me, while Shaman, Study Of Man and Line Of Duty are also expected to go well at Deauville.
James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.