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Prix d’Egletons to Dona Nina at Enghien

06:28 AM 03 Oct 2018 NZDT
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Alex Trojborg, harness racing
Alex Trojborg wins over large field at Enghien

The trots returned to Enghien on Monday including the Quinte+ Prix d’Egletons (purse 55,000€, 2875 meters, 16 European starters) that went to 21/1 outsider Dona Nina (5f Tucson-Quolombe Winner) with trainer Jarmo Niskanen up.

He is also the breeder/owner of this mare that was clocked ib 1.14.5kr as she recorded her sixth career victory in 24 outings.

The 48/1 Une Etoile Gar (5f Varenne) held second for Ferd Minopoli and trainer Salvatore Minopoli. 27/1 Deux Etoiles Gede (5f Roc Meslois) took third for Eric Raffin and trainer/owner Alexandre Pillon.

The top five were completed byurth finishing 5.7/1 Dame Denfert (5f Quiton de Chatelet) and 15/1 Demoiselle Mika (5f Royal Dream). The Q+ payoff for a 2€ play was 148,164.60€, illustrating the impact of big fields, longer distance racing and large wagering pools.

On the Enghien card was the Prix de Saint Chamond (purse 45,000€, 2150 meters, 16 European starters) with the 1.13.5kr timed victory earned by 3.2/1 odds Alex Trojborg (6g Great Challenger-Karisma DK) reined by Yoann Lebourgeois for trainer Tomas Malmqvist and owner Easy KB.

The 12/1 Caid de Caponet (6g Memphis du Rib) took second for owner/trainer/driver Sebastien Baude, ahead of 19/1 Carioca (6g Jag de Bellouet) that trainer Thomas Levesque teamed for owner Camille Levesque.

Wednesday at Laval will showcase some of the best currently active trotters in France.

by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

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