Day At The Track

200,000€ Criterium des 4Ans at Vincennes

05:13 AM 06 May 2019 NZST
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Falcao de Laurme
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May 5, 2019 - The Groupe I featured Quinte+ Criterium des 4Ans (purse 200,000€, 2850 meters voltstart, 18 starters) went to the 2.7/1 second favorite Falcao de Laurma (4m Uniclove-Rangoon) with Franck Nivard up for harness racing trainer Thierry Duvaldestin and owner Armand Speisser.

Falcao won for fifth time in his 23 race career and now has life earnings of 362,030€.

Race time was 1.13.2kr off even fractions.

163/1 Frisbee d’Am (4m The Best Madrik-Miska des Rondes) was second with Alexandre Abrivard up and third was 25/1 Fric du Chene (4m Nobody du Chene) with Francois Lagadeuc aboard.

8.7/1 Filou d’Auvergne and 24/1 Foxtrot Sea completed the top five.

The 2.1/1 favorite Freyja du Pont was among the miscue dq casualties.

The Q+ exact order 2€ ticket paid 510,123€ to the three winning ticket holders.

The Q+ pool was 5,560,559€ and the combined pools of all wagers on this race exceeded 11,217,000€.

After early rain and sleet the weather turned sunny and the track fast for this classic event.

Falcao de Laurme

The top flight groupe level action today at Vincennes began early. Eolie de Houelle (5f Goetmals Wood-Sawas de Houelle) took the Gr. III Prix Jean Gauvreau (monte, purse 100,000€, 2175 meters, five year olds) with a rallying 1.12.3kr timed victory for jockey Anthony Barrier, trainer/breeder Franck Leblanc and owner Daniel Augereau.

She scored for the sixth time in a 30 race career and raised her life earnings to 247,260€.

11/1 Etoile de Bruyere (5f Kenor de Cosse) was second for Damien Bonne, ahead of 20/1 Emilius de Play (5m Hulk des Champs with Alexandre Abrivard in the irons.

The 1.4/1 favorite Evangelina Blue and 3.3/1 Exotica de Retz were both miscue dq’s.

Eolie de Houelle

Thomas H. Hicks


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