Day At The Track

Great Monday action at Paris-Vincennes included groupe action for top level younger trotteurs. It all started with the monte Prix Louis Tillaye (Gr. II, purse 120,000€, 2700 meters, nine starters). Even-money favorite Feeling Cash (3m Ready Cash-Royale Star) scored easily timed in 1.14.5kr with Yoann Lebourgeois in the irons for owner Carlos Lerner and trainer Philippe Allaire. Ecurie des Charmes bred this winner that defeated 27/1 Fiore de Janeiro (3f Vanishing Point) with Anthony Barrier up for owner/trainer Franck Blandin. 1.9/1 Ferreteria (3f Goetmals Wood-Avenue Victoria) was third for Matthieu Abrivard, trainer Yves Boireau and owner Jean Pierre Dubois. 5.4/1 Full Of Charm (3m Texas Charm) was fourth for Eric Raffin and trainer/owner Julien Dubois. The Gr. III Prix du Langueduc (purse 95,000€, 2850 meters, 13 starters) saw 14/1 Cavalleria (6f Prodigious-Janga) score for trainer/driver Nicolas Ensch timed in 1.13.2kr. Ecurie Castagniccia owns the winner that now has 14 career wins in 51 starts for 570,820€ earned. 3/5 favorite Ble du Gers (7g Quinoa du Gers) was second for trainer/driver Jean Michel Bazire and 4.1/1 Carabinieri (7m Wellino Boko) landed third for Franck Nivard, ahead of Bolide Jenilou and Sharon Gar. The Gr. II Prix Abel Bassigny (purse 120,000€, 2175 meters, 11 starters) saw the 3/10 favored Face Time Bourbon (3m Ready Cash-Vita Bourbon) score impressively in 1.13.5kr with Bjorn Goop aboard for trainer Sebastien Guarato and Scuderia Bivans SRL. SARL Haras Saint Martin bred this now eight-time winner in nine career starts, for 219,150€ earned. 12/1 Feliciano (3m Ready Cash-Ravenella) took second for Eric Raffin, trainer Philippe Allaire and Ecurie des Charmes. Fric du Chene (3m Nobody du Chene) took third for Gabriele Gelormini and Faithful (3, Village Mystic) was fourth for Alexandre Abrivard, The Prix du Corta (Gr. II, purse 120,000€, 2175 meters, 10 starters) saw 3/1 odds Fly With Us (3f Ready Cash-Nariane Marceaux) score timed in 1.12.9kr with Yoann Lebourgeois driving for trainer Philippe Allaire and owner Ecurie Normandy Spirit. The Olivier Henri Thomas bred filly recorded her eighth career win in 15 starts for 286,200€ earned. 13/1 Fanina des Racques (3f Ready Cash-Nina des Racques) was second for Franck Nivard and owner/trainer Alexandre Buisson. The 3.6/1 Fend la Bise (3f Prince Gede) finished third for trainer/driver Franck Anne and breeder/owner Ecurie AB Trot, ahead of the 3/2 favorite Fashion Queen (3f Ready Cash-Usenze) that Ericne Raffin teamed for trainer Allaire and owner J.M. Tessier. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

The 3/2 favorite Timoteo (6m Abano As-Ghirlanda Aas-Diamond Way) rallied late to win the Szabadkai DIJ (purse 1,200,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) at Kincsem Park with Veljko Mazsity aboard. This excellent trotter now has eight wins in nine 2018 starts and he has 23 career wins in 41 outings. Race time was 1.17.5kr. 13/1 Part Two (9f Offshore Dream-Bel Ditto-Wired Pine) was second with Jozsek Kolozsi driving for trainer Laszlo Kolozsi. Third went to 18/1 Solome’ Bar (7g Ganymede-Acquavite Bar-Crowning Point) that Jozsef Rutkai trains and Bernadett Balogh drove. The undercard included the Adai DIJ (purse 600,000, 1900 meters autostart) with the victory to fast-closing and 2.1/1 odds Uran Lady (5f Maximus Lindy-Vas Lady-Endless Sands) timed in 1.15.4kr and reined by trainer Veljko Mazsity. She now has eight wins and two placings in only 10 starts this year, and she is 18 for 26 for her career. 10/1 White Lady (4f Toss Out-Elegant Lady-Mill H) was second handled by Branko Skenderovic for trainer Mihajlo Kuzmanov of Serbia. The 5.4/1 odds Nadir Three (11g Kick Tail-Uliva DTS-Pay Nibs) was third for Ivan Vukoz driving for SRB trainer Antun Horvatski. Two year old colts contested the Zombori DIJ (purse 400,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) and the 1.21.4kr timed winner was 3.1/1 Spinal Tap AT (2m Amiral Sund-Stella Sisu-Make It Happen) with Branko Skenderovic at the lines for trainer Mihajlo Kuzmanov. SRB’s Animal Racing Team bred this winner. The 2.7/1 Lord Aprikot (2m Aprikot-Leneta-Falcon Crown) rallied for second with Branislav Mukity driving for trainer Zoran Tasic of SRB. Third was 4.1/1 Sabath Black AT (2m Amiral Sund-Simb Lorrikeet-Pearsall Hanover) with trainer Tibor Hajnal driving. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Breeders Crown Sweden action was on stage today at Eskilstuna, Sweden. Before those events began was the Olof Brodin Mares (purse 25,752€, 2140 meters autostart, nine entrants) with victory to 1.7/1 favorite In Toto Sund (6f Ken Warkentin-Marsia LB) timed in 1.12.6kr. The Stall Zet owned and Daniel Reden trainee was reined by Erik Adielsson and the win increased her career earnings to 456,632€. 2.9/1 Shadow Gar (7f Pine Chip-Lady Killer Gar) was a nosed out second for Christoffer Eriksson, the driver for owner Pietro Gubellini and trainer Jerry Riordan. 13/1 Eva IH (5f Ready Cash-Magalloway) took third for Mika Forss. The Breeders Crown for three year old fillies (purse 160,640€, 12 starters) went to the 5/10 favorite Conrads Rodluva (3f SJs Caviar-Moviestar) reined by Orjan Kihlstrom for the Stall Zet/Daniel Reden team, timed in 1.12.42kr. The easy four length winner bested 5.2/1 Staro Miami (3f SJs Caviar-Stunning Lindsey) handled by Mika Forss for trainer A.P. Pakkanen. Third home was 4.7/1 A Sweet Dance (3f Maharajah-Sugar Step) for driver Per Lennartsson. The winner now has a career bankroll of 418,216€. Next up was the Breeders Crown for three year old males (purse 160,640€, 2140 meters autostart, 12 entrants) saw the 4/5 odds favorite prevail and Global Welcome (3m SJs Caviar-Share The Promise) scored in 1.12.2kr by an easy length. Erik Adielsson teamed the Svante Bath trainee that Olof Brodin owns. His life earnings are now 354,763€. 4.7/1 Into Boko (3g Chocolatier-Sue Boko) was second for Jorma Kontio and trainer Timo Nurmos. Third was 3.4/1 Betting Gangster (3m Going Kronos-Viola Silas) reined by Bjorn Goop for trainer Jerry Riordan. The four year old female Breeders Crown (the Menhammar Stuteri) players contested that 160,640€ purse event raced by 12 horses over 2140 meters autostart. The 3/2 odds Mellby Free (4f Muscle Hill-Mellby Ticket) scored in 1.12.4kr for Bjorn Goop, also the trainer for Mellby Gard AB.  Her life earnings are now 545,255€. The 10/1 Hevin Boko (4f Going Kronos-Welat Boko) took second with Jorma Kontio up for trainer Timo Nurmos. 12/1 Global Upper Style (4f SJs Caviar-Platinium Shine) was third for trainer/driver Peter Untersteiner. Four year old males completed the Breeders Crown (this one named the RS Mustang) events (purse 160,640€, 2140 meters autostart, 12 entrants) and the winner was 8.3/1 Selmer IH (4g Love You-Magalloway) with Mika Forss up for Stall Ratu and trainer Ingemar Hultqvist. His life earnings increased to 203,822€. The 7/10 favorite Perfect Spirit (4m Andover Hall-Good Common Cents) was second for the Kilhstrom/Reden/Stall Zet combination, and third was 44/1 Vainqueur RP (4m Infinitif-Global Affair) handled by Ulf Ohlsson for trainer Frode Hamre. At Wolvega (Netherlands) this day was the Gr. II UET Masters Series’ Prix des Geants (purse 66,000€, 2100 meters autostart, nine starters). The 2.38/1 odds Antonio Tabac (6g Crazed-Grace Tabac-Tap In) scored again, now six in a row, in his usual gate to wire fashion for owner/trainer/driver Oskar Kylin Blom. Race time was 1.12.7kr. Antonio now has earned 259,486€, most for Oskar, the result of an 8-2-0-1-1 slate in the 12 starts under Oskar’s management. Antonio “found his Oskar” and took a 1.10.2kr record on June 21 and came back impressively in 1.11.1kr on September 29. Prior to current management the winner was only 5 for 67 under the legendary trainer Stig H. Johansson. The 121/1 Panoramic (8g Scarlet Knight-Cartolina Spin) rallied late to be second for Robin Bakker and trainer H.A.J. Grift. 3.8/1 Up And Quick (10m Buvetier d’Aunou-Fichtre) was a game third for Wim Paal, trainer Antoine Lherete and Ecurie Quick Star. This former Prix d’Amerique winner and third in the 2018 Yonkers International, made an aggressive rush for lead at the halfway mark, could not repel Antonio, took back to third and tried again in the final turn, ending third. 53/1 Banker Transs R (10g Revenue) was fourth for Jaap Van Rijn. BBS Sugarlight at 23/1 and even money favorite Billie de Montfort were miscue dq’s. The pedigree of Antonio Tabac is interesting and gives rise to his gray coloring. His dam Grace Tabac is by the gray Tap In (Armbro Goal) and her maternal family includes Ata Star L, Speedy Spin, Frances Nibs and Speed King (Volomite). Grace won 13 times in 79 starts. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

Gr. II action today at Paris-Vincennes began with the Prix Marcel Laurent for four and five-year olds (purse 120,000€, 2100 meters autostart, 15 European starters). This was also a Q+ event this day and it went to the impressive 14/1 Delia du Pommereux (5f Niky-Noune du Pommereux) handled by Damien Bonne for trainer Sylvain Roger and breeder/owner Noel Lolic. Race time for the winner was a quick 1.10.9kr and Delia now sports 11 career wins in 37 starts for 728,650€ earned. The 10/1 Earl Simon (4m Prodigious-Tindrana) took second for driver Franck Ouvrie, trainer Jarmo Niskanen and Ecurie Skytten. Third was the 9/10 favorite Davidson du Pont (5m Pacha du Pont-Laguna du Pont) that J-M Bazire trains and reined for breeder/owner Albert Rayon. The 34/1 Enino du Pommereux (4m Coktail Jet-Noune du Pommereux) was fourth with Matthieu Abrivard at the lines for the Roger/Lolic team, and the fifth check went to 6.3/1 Italian invader Vitruvio (4m Adrian Chip-Tigre OM) with trainer Alessandro Gocciadoro up. The exact order payoff for a winning 2€ Q+ ticket was 7,419.20€. The monte four year old specialists took part in the Prix Olry-Roederer (Gr. II, 120,000€, 2850 meters, eight starters) with victory earned by 1.2/1 co-favorite Etonnant (4m Timoko-Migraine) timed in a track record for the age and distance of 1.13.6kr. Yoann Lebourgeois was in the irons for trainer/owner Richard Westerink as Etonnant scored for the eighth time in a 25 start career now for 301,700€ earned. The 9/1 Etoile de Bruyere (4f Kenor de Cosse-Reinette du Tijas) was second for Adrien Lamy and owner/trainer Ch. Dreux. 18/1 Ekeren (4m Ray Normanus-Queen du Soir) took third for David Thomain. The other 1.2/1 co-favorite Elladora de Forgan finished fifth. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Today’s Quinte+ Grand National du Trot Paris-Turf at Nantes (12th leg, Gr. III, purse 90,000€, 3000 meters distance handicap, 16 starters) saw the 3/10 favorite Cleangame (6g Ouragon de Celland-Red Bell) score for trainer/driver Jean Michel Bazire and owner J-M Rancoule. The race time was 1.13.3kr and Cleangame recorded his 19th victory in 32 career starts for 579,470€ earned. 29/1 Bonne Copine (7f Love You-Joie Baroque) took second money for driver Franck Nivard, trainer Thierry Raffegeau and owner J-Y Roze. The 21/1 Class de Loriol (7f Ready Cash-Orageuse de Marjon) was third with Eric Raffin aboard. The top five was completed by 35/1 Colonel (6g Goetmals Wood) and 91/1 Bel Avis (7g Ganymede), these also Bazire trainees. The Q+ exact order payoff was 6,748.80€. The next GNT series events are the 13th leg onT November 21 at Mauquenchy and the December 2 finale at Paris-Vincennes. On the Nantes card was also the Prix PMU le Driver (purse 22,000€, 3000 meters, 11 starters) and the 4/5 odds favorite Foxtrot Nobless (3g Quinoa du Gers-Matthiole) remained unbeaten, now in three career starts, timed in 1.18.7kr and reined by his trainer Jean Michel Bazire. J-M Rancoule also owns this one. The 16/1 Figolo Frazeen (3g Rick des Sales) was second handled by Glenny Delaune for trainer Sebastien Guarato. Another 16/1 outsider, Fantastic Dream (3m Royal Dream-American Dream), was third with Etienne Dubois up for Ecurie Victoria Dreams and trainer Philippe Moulin. Prior day the Paris-Vincennes action included the Prix Medusa (purse 46,000€, 3525 meters distance handicapped, 16 starters with apprentice drivers). 65/1 longshot Brasil de Bailly (7g Baccarat du Pont-Quokine de Chavot) scored timed in 1.17.2kr for driver Francois Tugend and trainer Bruno Bourgoin. This outsider recorded his second career win in 90 starts, now for 223,580€ earned. The 5/2 favorite and 25-meter handicapped Charly du Noyer (6m Ready Cash-Ornella Jet) held second timed in 1.16.7kr for Simon Rousselle, trainer Philippe Allaire and Ecurie Normandy Spirit. 14/1 Varus du Boccage (9m Paisy Dream) took third for Jean-Etienne Abrivard and trainer Matthieu Abrivard, this horse also traveling an extra 25 meters. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

The 5.1/1 odds Philippe Allaire owned and trained Traders (6m Ready Cash-Graziella) took today’s featured Gr. III Prix des Cevennes (purse 110,000€, 2850 meters) at Vincennes, France with a front-end journey timed in 1.12.6kr off rated fractions. The victory was Trader’s 15th in his career that numbers 40 starts and now shows earnings of 1,121,410€. He will likely prep for a repeat try in the Prix de Cornulier, a classic monte test that he won in January. The 1.6/1 favorite Carat Williams (6m Prodigious-Miss Williams) was a rallying second for David Thomain and trainer Sebastien Guarato. 9/1 Cash Gamble (7m Ready Cash-No Way Back) was third with Franck Nivard up for Stall TJ Gamble. The 22/1 Onzi des Liards was fourth for Romain Derieux and 5.2/1 Uza Josselyn completed the top five, with Alexandre Abrivard up. The Quinte+ exact order ticket paid 458.63€ for a 2€ play. Traders is developing into one of the most versatile and talented aged trotteurs in France, a likely player in the Vincennes classic Winter meet events. The excellent Paris-Vincennes card also included the Prix de Soulac (purse 70,000€, 2700 meters, 18 starters) and its 1.14.1kr timed victory was secured by 4.3/1 odds Abydos du Vivier (8g Diamant Gede-Osmie du Vivier) driven by J-M Bazire. Jean Yves Lucuyer bred this winner now of 13 in a career spanning 57 starts for 331,110€ earned. 3/2 favorite Be Bop Haufor (7g Notre Haufor) was second for breeder/owner/trainer/driver Christian Bigeon. 14/1 Atino de l’Ormerie was third for Franck Nivard. Even-money favorite Full Of Charm (3m Texas Charm-Ushuaia Wood) took the Prix de Bellerive (purse 70,000€, 2700 meters, three year old males, monte) timed in 1.15.7kr and with Eric Raffin in the irons. Julien Dubois owns and trains this winner that Ecurie D bred. 6.6/1 Fix It (3g Prince d’Espace) was a distant second and third went to 2.6/1 Fidji Grace. The Prix du Dorat (purse 85,000€, 2700 meters) went to 1.14kr timed and 14/1 odds Coach Franbleu (6g Prince d’Espace-Ulydna) with Yoann Lebourgeois driving for owner/trainer Franck Leblanc. 2.3/1 favorite Ce Bello Romain (6g Jam Pridem) held second for driver Anthony Barrier and owner/trainer S.G. Dupont. Third was the second wagering choice 2.4/1 Cyniel d’Atom (6g Otello Pierji) handled by Eric Raffin for breeder/owner/trainer Aime De Graeve. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink      

Today’s Paris-Vincennes featured monte Gr. II Prix Reynolds (purse 120,000€, 2175 meters voltstart, 11 starters) saw 4.1/1 odds Vrai Voyou (9g Gazouillis-Oranginette) rally to win this event timed in 1.11.2kr off a fast pace (1.08.9kr at the 1500 to go mark, 1.09.3kr at the 1000 and 1.10.4kr with 50o remaining) set initially by Val Royal. Adrien Lamy was in the irons of the winner for owner/trainer Pierre Emmanuel Mary. He recorded career victory number 13 in 76 starts now for 775,760€. 10/1 Virgious du Maza (9g Prodigious-Pocket Edition) was second for Damien Bonne and trainer Sebastian Ernault. Third went to the 1.3/1 favorite Bugsy Malone (g Ready Cash-Night Captain) with Yoann Lebourgeois the jockey for owner/trainer Philippe Allaire. 18/1 Une Serenade and 5.5/1 Ulka des Champs completed the top five On the undercard was the Prix de Castelsarrasin (purse 48,000€, 2700 meters, eight starters) for three year olds. The 1.14.7kr timed victory went to 1.8/1 Fabulous Dream (3m Royal Dream-Story Charm) with Eric Raffin up for trainer Luc Roelens and owner JPB Building BVBA. This colt showed exceptional quick speed this day after experiencing problems getting ready for the start. The 1.8/1 co-favorite Free Man (3m Ready Cash-Olly Star) was next for Mathieu Mottier, trainer Dominique Mottier and owner Jean Pierre Barjon. 7.6/1 Fun Quick (3m Carpe Diem-Activity Quick) was home third for driver Franck Nivard, trainer Marc Esper and Ecurie Quick Star. The Quinte+ Prix J-Arcachon (purse 82,000€, 2100 meters autostart, 18 starters) saw 14/1 Lover Face (10g Love You-Ambra OK) score timed in 1.12.4kr. Franck Nivard teamed the Bengt Olsson owned veteran that Philippe Villard trains. The 1.9/1 favorite Ange de Lune (8g Laetenter Diem) was second for Matthieu Abrivard and third was 15/1 Blues d’Ourville (7g Password). Completing the top five were 19/1 Viking Fromentro and 13/1 Aero King. The top five exact order Q+ payoff was 85,786.80€ for a 2€ wager. Four and five year olds battled in the Prix de Lesparre (purse 85,000€, 2700 meters, 14 starters) with the 2/5 odds Dorgos de Guez (5g Romcok de Guez-Lady Fromentro) victorious for trainer/driver Jean Michel Bazire. Ecurie Vautors bred and owns the winner that now has 12 career wins in 30 starts for 257,530€ earned. Race time was 1.13.5kr off rated fractions.9/1 Elvis Madrik (4g Overtrick) was second for Franck Nivard and owner/trainer J.M. Baudouin. The 6.4/1 Diego Sautonne (5m Look de Star) took third for trainer/driver Matthieu Abrivard and breeder/owner Mlle. Marielle Touillet. 14/1 Ever Pride and 14/1 Eclipse Danika completed the top five. byThomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

Saturday’s trotting action at Kincsem Park in Budapest, Hungary, featured the classic Oszi Kiserleti Verseny (purse 1,500,000Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap). The 9.9/1 odds and 20 meter handicapped Villam Ville (4g Beissinger Hanover-Izaville) scored in 1.17.4kr for Andrea Nagyvary, driving for trainer Imre Fazekas. The 13/1 Time To Say Goodbye, a son of Maximus Lindy, rallied for second, starting from a 40 meter handicap with Lajos Marton up. 2.3/1 Zseneroz was third for Mitja Slavic. The co-feature was the Illetmeny DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart), named after the legendary son of Valley Guardian. The 1.1/1 favorite Zeal Di Girifalco (3m Igor Font-Invicta d’italia) timed in 1.19.5kr and reined by Veljko Mazsity. The 15.6/1 Timoko RL and 23.4/1 Szilvas trained the impressive winner. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Today’s Grand Prix Three Year Olds (purse 12,855€, 2400 meters, six starters) saw 3.8/1 Flashdance (3f Maharajah-Timberwoods) scored in 1.19.1kr for trainer/driver Rene Aebischer and Ecurie Walton. The 2/5 favorite Freak Of Nature (3f Goetmals Wood) took second for Marc Andre Bovay and third went to 4.4/1 Fakir Fighter (3g Le Touguet) with Marcel Houmbert aboard. The day’s featured event was the Prix Elites (purse 17,140€, 2340 meters autostart, seven starters). The 4.4/1 Drago de Tilou (5f Royal Dream-Haloa Tyss) scored timed in 1.14.8kr with trainer Marc Andre Bovay driving. The 4.2/1 Elattori (4m Love You-Sarattoga) was second for owner/driver Henri Turrettini and third was the 2/5 favorite Dal Cuore (5g Real de Lou) handled by his trainer Adrian Burger. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

France action today started with the Grand Prix du Nord 5 Year Olds at LaCroise Laroche. In this 2825 meter distance handicap test, ten starters battled for the 40,000€ purse. The 7/10 favorite Dream de Lasserie (5g Orlando Vici-Rumbu Venoir) scored for trainer/driver Romain Derieux and Ecurie Daidou. This one scored for the 13th time in a 34 race career, now for 163,050€ earned. The 13/1 Darlington Park (5g Orlando Vici) was second ahead of 32/1 Dilemme Angele (5g Royal Dream). Race time was 1.14.6kr with the first two finishers overcoming 25 meter handicaps. This evening in the Paris-Vincennes action was the Quinte+ Prix Barbara (purse 48,000€, 2100 meters autostart, 18 starters) and 8.6/1 odds Akir de Mai (8g Kid de Chenu-Morina Rose) scored timed in 1.14.2kr for Anthony Barrier. He bested 1.6/1 Brosses Troubadour (7g Showtime Bourbon) with J-M Bazire up for owner/trainer J.Ph. Ducher. 11/1 Bon Grain Tivoli (7g Gros Grain) landed third for owner/trainer/driver Damien Bonne. The last two in the Q+ exact order was 40/1 Abercrombis and 21/1 Bella du Vivier. The Q+ exact order 2 euro ticket paid 9,605.60€. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

The 5/2 odds Zarenne FAS (3m Varenne-Miss Muscle FAS-Muscles Yankee) took today’s Gr. I Gran Premio Paolo E Orsino Orsi Mangelli (purse 396,000€, 1600 meters autostart) at Ippodromo Torino Vinovo. The winner was clocked in 1.12.7kr and was piloted by Antonio Di Nardo for trainer Michele DiMaro. The winner led early, yielded, retook the front and lasted to the line. He was second in his elimination heat. The 1.6/1 favnd orite Mister F Daag (3m Conway Hall-Miss Love) was second for Robin Bakker, trainer Paul Hagoort and owner Joseph Vanduffel. Third went to 4.3/1 Zefir Gar (3m Varenne-Georgette Gar-Lemon Dra). Overall it was fine day for the offspring of champion sire Varenne. Race replay: This event, began in 1994, ais a great classic for open three year olds and annually produces outstanding winners. Year Winner Tid Driver Tränare 2017 Vitruvio 1.11,8 Alessandro Gocciadoro Alessandro Gocciadoro 2016 Unicka 1.12,2 Pietro Gubellini Erik Bondo 2015 Charly du Noyer 1.14,2 Yoann Lebourgeois Philippe Allaire 2014 Jontte Boy 1.13,9 Tuomas Korvenoja Tuomas Korvenoja 2013 Robert Bi 1.13,3 Robin Bakker Paul Hagoort 2012 Quid Pro Quo 1.12,8 Erik Adielsson Svante Båth 2011 Brad de Veluwe 1.11,6 Tuomas Korvenoja Tuomas Korvenoja 2010 Nesta Effe 1.12,8 Roberto Vecchione Holger Ehlert 2009 Mago d'Amore 1.12,7 Pietro Gubellini Edoardo Gubellini 2007 Adrian Chip 1.12,7 Robert Bergh Robert Bergh 2006 Giulia Grif 1.11,9 Marco Smorgon Marco Smorgon 2005 Fairbank Gi 1.12,3 Giuseppe Pietro Maisto Holger Ehlert   Here is their promo video - Now for the eliminations. The first (purse 22,000€, 1600 meters autostart)  went to 48.6/1 outsider Zippy Freedom LF (3m Ideale Luis-Over The Pain LF-Ganymede) timed in 1.13.9kr for driver Ferdinano Minopoli, trained by Team Minopoli SRL and owner Scuderia Rean. 10.5/1 Zarenne FAS (3m Varenne-Miss Muscle FAS-Muscles Yankee) for Antonio Di Nardo and third went to 3.6/1 Zefir Gar (3m Varenne-Georgette Gar-Lemon Dra), a trained stablemate of the winner. Reined by Mario Minopoli Jr. Elimination two (same purse and distance) went to 3.8/1 Mister F Daag (3m Conway Hall-Miss Love) handled by Robin Bakker for Paul Hagoort and Jos. Vanduffel, timed in 1.12.4kr. 12.1/1 Zelig Kronos (3m Muscle Hill-Laika ER-Atlas Fighter L) was second for Pietro Gubellini, trainer Cristian Rizzo, and Scuderia Union Perfect. Third was 24.6/1 Zeus Bi (3m Donato Hanover-La Brisas Bi-Toss Out) for driver Santo Mollo, trainer Erik Bondo and owner Stall Courant AB. While we waited for the Mangelli Finale we saw the Orsi Mangelli Filly (Gr. II, purse 88,000€, 1600 meters autostart) and it produced a 1.12.6kr timed victory by 12.2/1 Zona Da (3f Varenne-Feredhil Baba-Windsong’s Legacy) for driver Roberto Andreghetti, trainer Erik Bondo and Scuderia Incoliny. The 4.7/1 Zante Laser (3f Maharajah-India di Jesolo-Toss Out) took second with Antonio Di Nardo up for trainer Gennaro Casillo and owner Adolf Gokesch. The 5.2/1 Zona OK (3f Varenne-Ereuno OK-Supergill) earned the third check for trainer/driver Alessandro. Her second dam is Babe Kosmos. Top flight aged performers then battled in the Gr. I Delle Nazioni (purse 154,000€, 2100 meters autostart) with the 1.13.2kr timed victory earned by 6.7/1 Urgano Trebi’ (6m Nad Al Sheba-Istria Bi). Roberto Vecchione teamed the Holger Ehlert trainee for Scuderia Super Fantastic. The 28.5/1 Tamure Ric (6f Explot Caf-Ema Roc-Lemon Dra) was a narrowly beaten second for driver Filippo Rocu, trainer Fausto Barelli and Scuderia Sant Eusebio. Third was 3.1/1 Timone EK (6m Mr, Vic-Gemona-Lemon Dra) with Marcello Vecchione driving for trainer Alessandro Gocciadoro and owner Luigi Lettieri. This one attached at the halfway mark, took the lead from a host of battling leaders (Dijon, Super Star Reef, Peace Of Mind and Tamure Roc) and nearly headed off the late challengers. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Youth was on stage this evening at Paris-Vincennes. The two year-old fillies battled in the Prix Marcel Dejean (Gr. III, purse 80,000€, 2200 meters autostart, seven starters) with 1.4/1 Girls Talk (2f Brillantissime-Be My Girl) scoring for driver Eric Raffin. Girls Talk is trained by Philippe Allaire for breeder/owner Mme. G. Poulsen-Allaire. The winner is now 4 for 4 in her brief career for 88,200€ earned. The 8.4/1 odds stablemate Graine de Crack (2f Booster Winner-Pearl MIP) took second for Yoann Lebourgeois and owner/trainer Philippe Allaire.  The 8.5/1 Gloria Berry (2f Quaker Jet-Tequila Berry) landed third with owner/trainer Jean-Michel Bazire at the lines. 10/1 Gee (2f Brutus de Bailly) and 1.1/1 favorite Green Grass (2f Bold Eagle-Tootsie Smiling) completed the top five. Green Grass raced alongside the winner for much of the contest and weakened late with trainer Sebastien Guarato driving. The three year-old fillies contested the Prix Lameia (purse 42,000€, 2850 meters, 15 three year-old filly starters) with 14/1 outsider Fiorentina Somolli (3f Love You-Quitalia Somolli) prevailing for reinsman Matthieu Abrivard, breeder/owner Ecurie Somolli and trainer Jerome Compas. Race time was 1.15.9kr. The 48/1 Fast Lane (3f Voyage de Reve-Riviera Italienne) rallied for second with owner/trainer Julien Dubois up. Mme. Etiennette Dubois bred this filly. The 9/2 odds Frostie Love (3f Sam Bourbon-Ustie Love) was third with Eric Raffin up for owner/trainer Etienne Dubois. Ecurie D bred this one. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

Tomorrow’s excellent card at Paris-Vincennes includes the Gr. III Prix des Cevennes (purse 110,000€, 2850 meters) with a solid field that has Traders and Uza Josselyn at the head of that class. The program also includes the Prix du Dorat for 85,000€ and two 70,000€ events, the Prix de Soulac that has Abydos du Vivier at the start and the monte Prix de Bellerive lead by early favorite Full Of Charm. This Julien Dubois trainee has three wins in the last six outings. On November 1st at Torino is the Orsi Mangelli with two eliminations led by Zlatan and Zabul FI in the first and Mister F Daag and Ze’Maria in the second. The Mangelli Final raced for 396,000€over 1600 meters autostart. The Mangelli Filly is also on the program, this one racing for 88,000€for the three year-old fillies. Aged performers will contest the GP Delle Nazioni for 154,000€, this one raced over 2100 meters autostart with Dijon and driver/trainer Romain Derieux up. Action in Italy of interest took place at Milano on October 26 with two events for the two year-olds. The Prix Meocxx OK (purse 10,010€, 1650 meters autostart) went to 1.14.4kr timed and 2.2/1 In Your Dreams (2f Donato Hanover-Iron Lady) that surged late along the pegs to win for owner/driver Jean Pierre Dubois and trainer Yves Boireau. Alex Mede SM (2m Ganymede-Non Plus SM) was a close second for driver Roberto Vecchione and trainer Holger Ehlert. Third was the Alessandro Gocciadoro teamed Atene Trebi (2f Rotary OK-Pourbara Dany). Several raced later the 78 year-old legendary J-P Dubois returned with 1.15.8kr timed and 1.7/1 odds Best Of All (2f Muscle Hill-Beltane Hanover), a filly he owns and Yves Boireau trains. Antonietta Ama (2f Varenne-Principessa Ama) was second for the Vecchione/Ehlert team and third was Avasinis Jet (2f Ken Warkentin-Romanza Jet) reined by Roio Filippo and trainer Tiberio Cecere. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink        

Today’s Krieau Vienna featured Graf Kalman Hunyady Gedenkretten (purse 25,000€, 2600 meters autostart, nine entrants) went to 5.7/1 odds upsetter Breidabliks Nubbe (6m Lindy Lane-Wildgirl Boshoeve) timed in 1.13.9kr under rein to Marc Elias. The Conrad Lugauer trainee is owned by Breidabliks Hast AM and today raised his career earnings to over 218,000€. The 3/10 favorite Orlando Jet (5m Orlando Vici-Chicolina) was second for Rudolf Haller and Stall Team Neuhof. Entrymate 18/1 Stark Bi (7m Toss Out-No Reason Bi) took third for Christoph Fischer and the Haller/Neuhof team. Muscle Boy As (5m Muscle Hill-Zelda Per) was fourth with Gerhard Mayr aboard for Stall Antonshof. Yesterday at Kincsem Park (Budapest) was their featured Markazit DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart). The 1.4/1 favorite Unreal Boss (5f Maximus Lindy-Light Lady-Baltic Bet) rallied wide around the final bend and wore down the leaders for a 1.19.2kr victory for trainer/driver Veljko Mazsity and owner Hico Versneyistallo. This quick mare now has five wins in eight starts in 2018. Uptown Boy M (5g Cigar Dan-Malhana Serey-Malhana Sascha) was second for Emil Csordas and Trencsen (6m Ata Star-Eperjes-Witsend’s Speedy) took the third spot for driver Istvan Papp. By Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Today, over the 1000-meter track at Firenze, saw two-year-old fillies and colts contest the Premio GP Anact 2018, with both divisions raced for a purse of 110,000€ over 1600 meters autostart. The filly division went to the 1.15.9kr timed Ariala Cash SM (2f Ready Cash-Carol SM-Armbro Goal) driven by Roberto Andreghetti. She was a decisive and powerful winner over Antella CLA (2f Daguet Rapide-Nada mas-Ganymede) handled by Fr. Facci, with third to Artemide de Zack (2f Rotary OK-Lucille Grif-Varenne) The colt contest produced a 1.15.3kr timed victory for Amancio (2m Love You-Mania-Lemon Dra) with Antonio Greppi at the lines. He bested Aurt Mede SM (2m Ganymede-Ioss Court SM-Toss Out) with G.P. Maisto up and third finishing Alchemist Bi (2m Manofmanymissions-Fidji Bi-Lemon Dra) reined by Roberto Andreghetti. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

Bold Eagle (7m Ready Cash-Reethi Rah Jet) returned to action today at Feurs in the Grand Prix du Centre-Est (Gr. III International, purse 100,000€, 2850 meters distance handicap) and he overcame a 25 meter handicap to score by a length timed in 1.13.3kr. Franck Nivard piloted the Sebastien Guarato trainee for owner Pierre Pilarski. The victory was Bold Eagle’s 42nd in a stellar career that has spanned 55 outings and his career earnings have now reached 4,311,620€. Jean Etienne Dubois bred Bold Eagle. The 1/5 odds favorite pleased the large and enthusiastic crowd as he defeated 6.7/1 Cavalleria (6f Prodigious-Janga) handled by trainer Nicolas Ensch and 56/1 Baronne de Bapre was third. The Feurs undercard included the Prix Timoko (purse 23,000€, 2850 meters, three year olds – the Open des Regions) and that saw 10/1 Fee de Janeiro (3f Tag Wood-Triskele Janeiro) score for trainer/driver Nicolas Ensch and Ecurie de Tremont, timed in 1.18.1kr. 1.9/1 favorite Fakir de Puch (3g Ganymede) was next for owner/trainer/driver Franck Anne and 52/1 Fraise Blanche (3f Tucson) was third for driver Laurent Lamaziere. The Prix Ready Cash (purse 21,000€, 2050 meters autostart, Open des Regions four year olds) brought 3.4/1 Exaltation Citron (4f Niky-Bara de Pintignies) to victory for Franck Nivard, trainer David Haon and Ecurie HD Trot. J-P Barjon bred this winning mare. Race time was 1.12.2kr. 2.7/1 Etincelle du Parc (4f Redlight Jet) got the second check for owner/trainer/driver Franck Anne, with third to 24/1 Epona de Chenu (4f Vanishing Point) for driver Y-A Briand. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink