Fidelio Vallis boasts an eyecatching piece of Auteuil
On his most recent start he was runner-up in a Listed hurdle at Auteuil
last month - and although he is 66-1 with the sponsors, Ladbrokes and Betfred, connections are hopeful ahead of his British debut.
There was better to come at Auteuil
last month when the grey made all the running to defeat a host of today's opponents in the Grade 2 Prix La Barka.
Although Saphir River will return to fences, the Haydock race has always been an early season aim as the track is very similar to Auteuil
With: Daniel Auteuil
, Mathieu Kassovitz, Olivier Gourmet, Francis Renaud, Nicolas Briancon, Jerome Pouly, Violante Placido, Luca Argentero, Arly Jover, Christian Hecq, Michele Placido, Fanny Ardant.
But don't overlook the brilliant comedy drama The Eighth Day (1996) which saw Auteuil
share the best actor award at Cannes.
THE WELL DIGGER'S DAUGHTER (PG) Verdict: MANON Des Sources star Daniel Auteuil
has long been one of the best actors working in modern French cinema.
Catherine (Julie Gayet) bets her unlikable antiques-dealing associate Francois (Daniel Auteuil
- star of two cracking French films, Cache and 36 Quai) that he doesn't have a best friend.
The Ian Williams-trained Batman Senora failed in his bid to win the French chasing crown at Auteuil
The five-year-old, owned by Yorkshire-based John Cotton, was a fair hurdler but has come into his own over fences, winning all three of his starts this autumn at France's top jumping course, Auteuil
. Macaire is hoping that if his charge comes through this test satisfactorily, he can be aimed at the Royal & SunAlliance Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.
The seven-year-old gave him his biggest success to date when running out the brave winner of a valuable Grade One contest at Auteuil
on his last start.