Day At The Track

November 28, 2020 - Today’s Paris Vincennes harness racing program featured the Gr. II Prix Annick Dreux “Criterium des Pouliches” (purse 95,000€, 2700 meters, three year old females) and 2.3/1 odds Hirondelle Sibey (3f Gazouillis-Celina de Chatelet) scored in 1.14.7kr with Eric Raffin up for trainer J.M. Baudouin. This was her fifth career victory now for 245,600€ earned. Second home was 3.4/1 Hanna des Molles (3f Village Mystic-Ultimate Jet) with Alexandre Abrivard up for trainer L. Cl. Abrivard. The 1.7/1 favorite Havana d’Aurcy (3f Royal Dream-Avila) took third with Jean Michel Bazire up. 9/1 Hunter Valley (3f Charly du Noyer-Reethi Rah Jet) and 84/1 Hora Beji (3f Ni Ho Ped d’Ombree) completed the top five. Hirondelle Sibey The Gr. III Prix Jacques des Vauloge (purse 85,000€, 2700 meters, three year old males) was next on the superb Vincennes card and here the 3/1 odds Hooker Berry (3m Booster Winner-Osaka Berry) prevailed in 1.15.3kr with trainer Jean Michel Bazire up. This fifth career win for Hooker Berry raised his life earnings to 324,320€. The 6/10 favorite Hohneck (3m Royal Dream-Carances) was second with Yoann Lebourgeois at the lines for owner/trainer Philippe Allaire ahead of 13/1 Hokkaido Jiel (3m Brillantissime) with P.Y. Verva up for trainer J. L. Dersoir. 108/1 Heart Of Gold (3m Bird Parker), 34/1 Hyacinto Bello (3m Voltigeur de Myrt) and 26/1 Hades de Vandel (3m Ganymede) followed the top three, these also in a close pack. Hooker Berry The Gr. III Prix de Chenonceaux (purse 70,000€, 2700 meters, 4-5 year old European eligibles) completed the groupe level events today. Here the 10/1 odds Fun Quick (5m Carpe Diem-Activity Quick)  scored in 1.12.1kr with Matthieu Abrivard up for Ecurie Quick Star and trainer Maik Esper. The was the winner’s fifth career victory now for 345,900€ earned. 13/1 Fire Cracker (5g Quaro-Urganza) was second handled by Eric Raffin for trainer Gregory Thorel. Third was 29/1 Galileo Bello (4m Aladin d;Ecajuel) with Gabriel Gelormini up. 32.1 Foxtrot Sea and 8.8/1 Fric du Chene completed the top five. ​Fun Quick Thomas H. Hicks

November 27, 2020 - Aetos Kronos (4m Bold Eagle-Will Of A Woman-Muscles Yankee) converted a three wide surge to a narrow harness racing victory in tonight’s Solvalla Grand Prix (300,000SEK to winner, 2140 meters autostart, four year olds) clocked in 1.11.6kr. Magnus A. Djuse teamed the 10/1 odds winner for trainer Jerry Riordan and owners Team Snyder and Aetos Dios AB. He won for the 11th time in 26 career appearances now for 7,222,374SEK earned. He has five victories in 10 starts this year. The 1.9/1 favorite Ecurie D (4m Infinitif-To Soon-Muscles Yankee) held second after a long death seat journey with Bjorn Goop up for trainer Frode Hamre. This one is now 14 for 17 lifetime. 6.2/1 odds Power (4m Googoo Gaagaa-La Vici-Orlando Vici) set the face and yielded back to third in the lane with trainer Robert Bergh aboard. Aetos Kronos mid-stretch final bend Replay ATG, Solvalla files/photos Thomas H. Hicks  

The Saturday Kincsem Park featured Diamond River DIJ (purse 700,000HUf, 1800 meters autostart) saw 1.7/1 Zolta (5m Naglo-Gazza Jet-Supergill) core for Veljko Mazsity clocked in 1.19.8kr, his fourth harness racing victory of 2020 in eight appearances. Trancsen (8m Ata Star L-Eperjes-Witsends Speedy) was second for Istvan Papp with third going to Zapato (5m Frullino Jet-Diatemas PL-Friendly Face) and teamster Tibor Hajnal. On the undercard was the Good Love River DIJ (purse 500,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) and the 1.2/1 youngster Bolide Laksmy (3m Conway Hall-Nine di Jesolo-Supergill) scored in 1.18.9kr for Veljko Mazsity. This was the winner’s third 2020 victory in seven starts. Be Happy (3m Com Muscle-Keep Smiling-Valley Guardian) was next for Lajos Marton, and third was Antonia Schwin (4f Belami-Mellby Schwin-Supergill) with Sandor Varga aboard. Bolide Laksmy   Thomas H. Hicks

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A group of fine harness racing four and five year olds contested the Gr. III Prix Gras Savoye Willis Towers Watson at Vincennes (purse 70,000€, 2100 meters autostart, European eligibles) and 7.8/1 odds Gallant Way (4m Ready Cash-Queen Flore) emerged victorious with a powerful stretch run handled by Anthony Barrier for trainer Philippe Allaire. The handsome winner scored for the seventh time in his career for 281,600€ earned. He was bred and is owned by the great legendary journalist Jacques Pauc. Race time was 1.11.6kr. 14/1 For You Madrik (5m Up and Quick) was second with Eric Raffin driving for trainer J.L. Bigeon and owner Joel Seche. 119/1 Flora Quick (5f Prodigious) was third for Gabriele Gelormini. 18/1 Golden Bridge and 9/1 IDS Boko completed the top five/ Gallant Way   Fast class aged performers battled in the Prix Reverdy (purse 49,000€, 2100 meters autostart) and 13/1 odds Ferrari BR (7m Muscles Yankee-Bauxite) scored with Alexandre Abrivard at the lines for trainer Jean Michel Bazire and owner Team Ferrari. This was Ferrari’s first win in France and it advanced his life earnings to 279,040€. 15/1 Sobel Conway (7g Conway Hall-Jasmine Broline) was second for Nicolas Bazire and trainer JMB. JMB was third teaming his trainee Victor Ferm (6m Nad Al Sheba) that was the 9/10 favorite. 16/1 Confidence and 30/1 Altea du Piencourt followed the first three. Ferrari BR LeTrot files/photos Thomas H. Hicks

The 6.3/1 Diable de Vauvert (7m Prince d’Espace-Pop Star) ralled top win today’s Prix de Bretagne (Prix d’Amerique ZeTurf Qualifier 1, Gr. II International, 2700 meters, 95,000€, 18 starters) at Paris-Vincennes timed in 1.12.8kr (1.14.3kr at the 1500 to go mark, 1.13kr at the 1000, 1.12.9kr with 500 meters remaining) Gabriele Gelormini teamed this Bertrand LeBeller trainee that won for the 11th time for 542,290€ in life earnings and earned his Amerique invitation. The 6.4/1 Feliciano (5m Ready Cash-Ravenella) was second for David Thomain, trainer Philippe Allaire and Ecurie des Charmes. 46/1 Bahia Quesnot (9f Scipion du Goutier-Queen Ines) was third handled by her trainer Junior Guelpa. 24/1 Fakire du Lorault, 133/1 Carat Williams, 20/1 Tony Gio and 9/1 Feerie Wood completed the top seven. It was a blanket finish. There was five dq’s – late leading Valzer di Poggio, Calle Crown, Erming d’Oliverie and Delia du Pommereux.  Diable de Vauvert Vidéo replay-2020-11-22-VINCENNES-C4 ( LeTrot files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

Alrajah One (4m Maharajah-Martu’-Varenne) captured the 2020 edition of the Prix Unione Europea (purse 407,000€, 2080 meters autostart) at Ippodromo Modena Ghirlandina. Race time was 1.12.8kr by the winner that was reined by Orjan Kilstrom to his 10th victory in 22 starts for 644,374€. Axl Roxe (4m Love You-Linda si Casei-Uronometro) was second for driver/trainer Alessandro Gocciadoro, who also conditions the winner. Third home was Gelati Cut (4m Coktail Jet-Variety Cut-Mambo King) with Gabriele Gelormini up for trainer R.C. Larue. Grand Art (4m Prodigious-Real Artist-Love You) with Santo Mollo up and Amon You SM (4m Love You-Emon Sartie Fe FM-Lemon Dra-Keystone Santa Fe) reined by Roberto Vecchonie completed the top five. Alrajah One Gaet, Modena Ghirlandina files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

Very Kronos (6m Ready Cash-Glide About-Yankee Glide) captured this week’s STL Gold Division at Romme (purse 29,708€, 2640 meters autostart) clocked in 1.13.6kr with Erik Adielsson aboard for trainer Svante Bath. Mindyourvalue WF (7g Hovding Lavec-Mind Your Manners-Dahir de Prelong) was next for trainer/driver Robert Bergh. Third home was Antonio Trot (7g Orlando Vici-Outside Interest-Lindy Lane) for Jorma Kontio teaming for trainer Timo Nirmos. Very Kronos Romme, Gaet files/photo by Thomas H. Hick, for Harnesslink    

Paris-Vincennes on Saturday hosted four groupe level contests starting with the Prix Louis Tillaye (Gr. II, monte, purse 85,000€, 2700 meters). Here the 9/1 Heartbreaker One (3m Alto des Viette-Reine Normande) scored in 1.14.8kr with Hanna Huygens in the irons for trainer Luc Roelens, This was his fourth career win now for 200,500€ earned. The 1.6/1 favorite Heros de Fleur (3m Ludo de Castelle) was four lengths back second for Eric Raffin, trainer Frederic Prat and owner Flavien Prat. 12/1 outsider Hepler des Louanges (3f Gazouillis) rallied for third with Adrien Lamy up for trainer Franck Leblanc. Heartbreaker One Hirondelle Sibey (3f Gazouillis-Celine du Chatelet) took the Gr. II Prix Reine du Corta (purse 85,000€, 2175 meters, three-year olds) timed in 1.13.2kr and off at 3.2/1 odds. Eric Raffin teamed this J.M. Baudouin trainee to her fourth career victory that increased her life earnings to 202,850€. The 3.7/1 odds Hanna des Molles (3f Village Mystic-Ultimate Jet) was second for teamster Alexandre Abrivard, and third was 13/1 Hunter Valley (3f Charly du Noyer-Reethi Rah Jet-Coktail Jet) with Franck Nivard up for trainer Tomas Malmqvist. Jean Etienne Dubois bred this half-sister to Bold Eagle. Hirondelle Sibey The Gr. III Prix du Languedoc (purse 70,000€, 2850 meters, European 6-10 year olds) saw 2.1/1 odds Milliondollarrhyme (6g Ready Cash-Nursery Rhyme) win his first in France timed in 1.13.4kr with Eric Raffin up for trainer F.B. Larsson and owner MDR Trotting HB. The winner’s life earnings are now 455,347€. The 6/1 Ce Bello Romain (8g Jam Pridem) was a fast closing second for reinsman Anthony Barrier and owner/trainer S.G. Dupont. Third was 3.1/1 Dreambreaker (7f Offshore Dream) with trainer Jean Michel Bazire aboard. Milliondollarrhymme Three-year olds then battled in the Gr. II Prix Abel Basigny (purse 85,000€, 2175 meters) with 2.5/1 Hohneck (3m Royal Dream-Cararca) rallying to victory with Yoann Lebourgeois up for owner/trainer Philippe Allaire. Hohneck was timed in 1.12kr for this his eighth career win now for 201,340€ earned. Hooker Berry (3m Booster Winner) was a game 5.3/1 second for trainer/driver Jean Michel Bazire. The 8/10 favorite Helgafell (3m Charly du Noyer) held third for Eric Raffin and trainer Philippe Allaire. Hohneck On the card was also the Prix d’Argentan (purse 65,000€, 2700 meters, six-eight year olds) and that victory was earned by the 6/10 favorite Elie de Beaufour (6g Royal Dream-Pignata) and trainer/driver Jean Michel Bazire. Eric Levallois owns the now 19-time winner of 358,350€. Race time was 1.12.8kr. 12/1 Crusoie d’Anama (8g Ni Ho Ped d’Ombree) was second for Alexandre Abrivard and trainer Bazire. 8/1 Dexter Chatho (7g Un Amour d’Haufor) was third with Ch. J. Bigeon at the lines. Elie de Beauforu LeTrot files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

The 3/1 odds Zitti Tutti (5f Napoleon-Isola d’Arno-Coktail Jety) rallied for an easy 1.17.3kr victory in the featured Detroit DIJ (purse 665,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) at Kincsem Park. Trainer Veljko Mazsity directed the winner to her seventh 2020 victory in ten starts. The 3/2 favorite Alfa Biy (4m Racino-Chippychip GT-Defi d’Aunou) was second for Csaba Lakatos teaming for trainer Tibor Hajnal. Third was 2.6/1 Pan Globe Jaycee (6f Muscle Yankee-Impala Jaycee-Othello Vivant) handled by trainer Goran Zolnaji. Zitti Tutti Kincsem Park files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

Face Time Bourbon (5m Ready Cash-Vita Bourbon), off at 1/10 odds, returned to action in France to win the Gr. II Prix Marcel Laurent (purse 85,000€, 2100 meters autostart, European four and five year olds) at Paris-Vincennes, clocked in 1.09.8kr. Bjorn Goop teamed this Sebastien Guarato trainee that Scuderia Bivans Srl owns. Face Time recorded his 26th career victory in 31 starts plus four second place finishes, and his life earnings are now 2,105,190€. The 2019 winner of the Prix d'Amerique is on course to defend his title at the end of January. Two lengths back second was 23/1 Feerie Wood (5f Rockfeller Center-Vive Fee) with owner Alexandre Abrivard up for trainer L. C. Abrivard. Ecurie D bred this one. Third today was 22/1 Gu d’Heripre (4m Coktail Jet-Vedetta d’Heripre) for Franck Nivard, trainer Philippe Billard and Ecurie d’Heripre. Feeling Cash at 69/1 and 72/1 oddsFavonte Fligny completed the top five  Replay - Face Time Bourbon On the undercard was the Gr. III Prix Olry Roederer (monte Gr. III, purse 70,000€, 2850 meters, European four year olds) and 1.1/1 odds favorite Gladys des Plaines (4f Opus Viervil-Thetis de Vaujours) scored easily in 1.12.5kr with Mathieu Mottier in the irons. She now has five career wins for 319,470€ earned. Gilles Curens trains this mare for owner Augustin Radu. The 2.6/1 odds Gospel Pat (4m Uriel Speed-Namorosa) was distant second with David Thomain up for trainer Philippe Allaire and owner Patrick Madar. Third home was 39/1 Gef de Play (4m Gazouillis-Paradise Island) for Adrien Lamy and owner/trainer Franck Leblanc. Gladys Des Plaines LeTrot files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

Today was the Sweden Breeders Crown Day at Eskilstuna and the four races were superb. Action began with the Gr. I event for the four-year old females (purse to winner 800,000 SEK first prize, 2140 meters autostart, 12 entrants). Here Milady Grace (4f Ready Cash-Khao Manee-Mucles Yankee) prevailed in 1.12.2kr at 7/1 odds with Orjan Kihlstrom up for Daniel Reden and Ecurie Diocles AB. This was her fifth career victory in 17 starts now for 2,666,500SEK earned. Golden Tricks (4f Trixton) was second for Bjorn Goop, trainer Reden and Stall Zet. Ganga Bae (4f Muscle Hill) took third for Jorma Kontio and trainer Stefan Melander. Milady Grace The three-year old fillies (Gr. I, 800,000SEK to winner, 2140 meters autostart, 12 starters) division went to 8/10 odds Eagle Eye Sherry (3f Bold Eagle-Sherry-Credit Winner) with trainer Bjorn Goop at the lines in this front stepping journey. Race time was 1.12.6kr for this six-time winner in 12 career starts for 4,233.000SEK in life earnings. Loaded Maria (3f Trixton) was second for Markus B. Svedberg and third was No Business (3f The Bank) with Magnus A. Djuse the pilot. Eagle Eye Sherry The four-year old male division (purse 800,000SEK to the winner, 2140 meters autostart, 12 entrants) saw the pacesetter Hail Mary (4m Googoo Gaagaa-Dreams-Victory Dream) secure the 1.11.5kr victory. Per Lennartsson was the pilot for trainer Robert Bergh and Stall Mary AB as Hail Mary won for the 17th time in 20 career starts now for 6,583,000SEK earned. He is 12 for 14 in 2020 and was off the 7/10 favorite this day. Brother Bill (4g From Above) was second at 42/1 for Jorma Kontio with third to 8.8/1 Guzz Mearas (4m Muscle Mass) handled by Johan Untersteiner. Hail Mary In the three year olf male division (purse 800,000 to winner, 2140 meters autostart, 12 starters) the 6.8/1 odds Mister Hercules (3m Trixton-Baghdad Dream-Yankee Glide) scored gate to wire for Orjan Kihlstrom, trainer Daniel Reden and Stall Zet. This now seven time winner in 10 starts was bred by Ecurie Jean Pierre Barjon (the LeTrot President) and now has life earnings of 1,369.500SEK. Race time was 1.12.2kr as he scored by three over the The 1.12.5kr timed pair of Manny Muscle (3m Muscle Hill) with Ulf Ohlsson up and third finishing Selected News (3m Maharajah) and reinsman Torbjorn Jansson. Mister Hercules Replay - The pedigree of the winner is shown below and reflects the breeding direction of Jean Pierre Dubois and the output includes horses like Slave Dream, Dance Marathon, Good Friday and Mister JP. Production record Dam: Baghdad Dream (CA) (111 0,74) m, 2005 1.15,9a kr 83,325 6 2-0-0   2010 Banghor Dream (US)                    h, by In Dix Huit (IT)   - Baghdad Dream (CA)       2012 Mister J.P. (SE) 120  0,79     1.15,1v  1.13,0a   kr 3,325,500   13  10- 0- 1        h, by Taurus Dream (US)   - Baghdad Dream (CA)       2013 Mister Niky (SE) 117  0,72     1.14,1v  1.13,5a   kr 618,092   25  9- 2- 3        g, by Niky (FR)   - Baghdad Dream (CA)       2014 J.P.'s Sister (SE) 102  0,73  -11   1.18,3v  1.19,0a   kr 15,500   6  0- 0- 0        m, by Meaulnes du Corta (FR)   - Baghdad Dream (CA)       2017 Mister Hercules (SE)      1.17,8v  1.13,2a   kr 180,000   3  3- 0- 0   (p)     h, by Trixton (US)   - Baghdad Dream (CA)       2019 Mister Jupiter (SE)                    h, by Ready Cash (FR)   - Baghdad Dream (CA)           Production record   Dam: I Feel Good (FR) m, 1996   2000 Fillgood (US)        1.14,0a   USD 100,912   18  6- 4- 2        h, by Fill V (US)   - I Feel Good (FR)     At 3, third in Colonial Trot. 2002 Ifeelgoodtoo (US)                    m, by Fill V (US)   - I Feel Good (FR)       2003 Good Feeling (US)        1.11,5a   USD 419,002   240  40- 43- 39        h, by Fill V (US)   - I Feel Good (FR)     Sold at Standardbred Horse Sale (Harrisburg) 2008 for 30,000 USD. 2005 Baghdad Dream (CA) 111  0,74       1.15,9a   kr 83,325   6  2- 0- 0        m, by Yankee Glide (US)   - I Feel Good (FR)         Production record Dam: Slave (FR) m, 1984 1.14,2a € 61,345 14 4-0-1   1990 Casa Work (FR)                    m, by Workaholic (US)   - Slave (FR)       1991 Dance Marathon (FR)        1.13,3a   € 361,794           h, by Noble Atout (FR)   - Slave (FR)     At 4, third in Criterium des 4 ans. At 5, second in Prix Albert Demarcq. 1993 Free Life (FR) 79  0,74                   m, by And Arifant (FR)   - Slave (FR)       1994 Grande Lady (FR)        1.14,2a   € 172,892   38  6- 4- 4        m, by Buvetier d'Aunou (FR)   - Slave (FR)       1995 Hungarie (FR)                    m, by Cezio Josselyn (US)   - Slave (FR)       1995 Hungarie F (FR)                    m, by Cezio Josselyn (US)   - Slave (FR)       1996 Incanto (FR)                    h, by Buvetier d'Aunou (FR)   - Slave (FR)       1997 Just Like That (FR)        1.15,8a   € 86,515           m, by Buvetier d'Aunou (FR)   - Slave (FR)     At 3, Winner of Prix Ozo. 1998 Kildare Wood (FR)        1.12,9a   € 279,837           g, by Coktail Jet (FR)   - Slave (FR)       1999 Life is Good (FR)        1.16,9a   € 43,214   13  3- 1- 2        m, by Defi d'Aunou (FR)   - Slave (FR)       2000 Montecatini (FR)        1.13,9a   € 175,630   55  6- 6- 2        h, by Defi d'Aunou (FR)   - Slave (FR)       2003 Pretence (FR)      1.15,3v  1.14,0a   kr 1,178,477   13  4- 1- 1        m, by Kaisy Dream (FR)   - Slave (FR)       2005 Rockaway (FR)        1.16,6a   € 23,400   18  1- -         m, by Love You (FR)   - Slave (FR)       2006 Seldovia (FR)           € 0   0                   m, by Love You (FR)   - Slave (FR)       2007 Tchao Love (FR)        1.13,6a   € 96,020   28  6- -         h, by Love You (FR)   - Slave (FR)       2008 Ultime Slave (FR)           € 0   0                   m, by Love You (FR)   - Slave (FR)         Production record 2nd dam: Slave (FR) m, 1984 1.14,2a € 61,345 14 4-0-1 Displays horse 1 to 25 of 55 2005 Slave Dream (US)        1.09,6a   USD 874,240   65  22- 15- 13        g, by Pearsall Hanover (US)   - Hungarie (FR)     At 4, Winner of Hiram Woodruff, second in Frank Ryan Memorial Trot Final. 1994 Gogo (FR)        1.13,7a   € 307,586   91  6- 1- 15        h, by Noble Atout (FR)   - Casa Work (FR)     At 3, third in Prix Maurice de Gheest. At 4, third in Prix de Tonnac-Villeneuve. 2008 Ustie Love (FR)      1.13,9v  1.12,3a   € 278,130   26  9- 3- 0        m, by Love You (FR)   - Just Like That (FR)       2002 Just Like Dream (US)        1.11,6a   kr 1,809,672   16  2- 4- 4        m, by Donerail (US)   - Just Like That (FR)     At 3, Winner of American-National, second in New Jersey Sire Stake, third in Breeders' Crown. 2007 True Life (FR)        1.12,5a   € 150,390   29  5- -         m, by Let's Go Along (FR)   - Life is Good (FR)       2003 Pine Chip Wood (FR)        1.13,8a   € 137,320   35  1- 6- 2        h, by Kaisy Dream (FR)   - Grande Lady (FR)     At 3, second in Prix Kalmia. 2004 Quevert (FR) 101  0,96       1.13,8a   € 92,840           h, by Coktail Jet (FR)   - Life is Good (FR)     At 3, second in Prix Kalmia.   ATG, PMU, blodbanken files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

Boss du Meleuc (9g Lucky Blue-Rafale du Meleuc), off as the 4/10 favorite, won the Gr. II International Prix Reynolds (purse 85,000€, 2175 meters, monte) at Vincennes, France with Alexandre Abrivard in the irons. This Yannick Alain Briand owned and trained veteran was clocked in 1.10.8kr off swift fractions (1.09.3kr at the 1500 and 1000 meters to go marks, 1.10.0kr at the 500). Boss won for the 23rd time in his career and now has life earnings of 898,350€. Etonnant (6m Timoko-Migraine) was a close second at 16/1 odds with Anthony Barrier up for owner/trainer Richard Westerink. A length back third was 5.2/1 Chalimar de Guez (8g Nahar de Beval-Phebe de Guez) with J.Y. Ricart in the irons for Ecurie Vautors and trainer Jean Michel Bazire. Boss du Meleuc The race time equalled the stakes record set in 2020 by the legendary speedster Rapide Lebel. The Prix Reynolds began in 1976. Wikipedia race winner chart below. On the same card Martin de Bos (6m Maharajah-Dicey Spicey) won the Prix d’Euranches (purse 44,000€, 2100 meters autostart, European eligibles) timed in 1.10.5kr. Franck Nivard teamed this winner for Tuulilaukka Oy and trainer Philippe Billard. He is a career winner of 236,975€. LeTrot files/photo by Thomas H. Hicks    

A great harness racing card Saturday at Kincsem Park in Budapest, Hungary included the Oszi Kanca DIJ (purse 1,500,000HUf, 1960 meters distance handicap) with victory to 1.3/1 odds Borutka (3f Illetmeny-Night Lady-Tony Oaks) timed in 1.18.6kr. Csaba Lakatos teamed the winner for trainer Tibor Hajnal and Illetmeny Kft., her sixth 2020 victory in 10 starts. The 40-meter handicapped Adriana Asti (4f Frullino Jet-Cameron Diaz-Baltic Speed) was next for trainer/driver Veljko Mazsity. Third was Farya BD (3f Andover Hall-Fanciulla-Donerail) handled by her trainer Laszlo Kolozsi. Borutka Prior winners of this event follow: The Nana DIJ (purse 1,200,000Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap) saw the fluid gaited Maugli (4g El Nino-Manisha Vita-Zerberus) score easily in 1.17.5kr at even-money odds. Trainer Janko Sagaj was the pilot as Maugli won for the third time in Hungary in as many starts. The 20-meter handicapped  Alexander UR (6g Infinitif-Hoity Toity Face-Egon Lavec) was second for trainer Jozef Rutkai and reinsman Joze Sagaj. Third was Unika Vik (7f Cantab Hall-Nashville OM-Uronometro) for trainer/driver Goran Zolnaji. Maugli The Koztarsajagi DIJ (purse 2,000,000Huf, 2400 meters autostart) saw 1.7/1 odds favorite Zeal di Girifalco (5f Igor Font-Inviata d’Italia-Varenne) score in 1.19.2kr for Veljko Mazsity. This was his third win in four 2020 appearances in Hungary. The 28.5/1 outsider Vittorina Jet (8f Gruccione Jet-Vaniglia Jet-Park Avenue Joe) was second for trainer/driver Dujan Zorko. The 13.3/1 odds Take Me Home (8g Let’s Go-Majestic Angel-Broadway Hall) took third for Joze Sagaj and trainer Zvenko Osteric. Zeal di Girifalco Kincsem Park files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

Today’s Gran Premio Anact Filly (purse 154,000€, 1600 meters autostart) went to 1.14.2kr timed Caramel Club (2f The Bank-Neomi Sidoli-Uronometro) with reinsman Vincenzo Pigruaglio Dell’Annunziata up. Tiberio Cecere trains the winner. Some eight lengths back second was Crystal Pan (2f Ideale Luis-Rayla-Conway Hall) handled by Edoardo Bacalini, with third to Chris Evert Treb (2f Ringostarr Treb-Letter Bomb Treb-Enjoy Lavec) with Andrea Guzzinati aboard. Caramel Club The male division of Premio Anact Finale (purse 154,000€, 1600 meters autostart) went to 1.14.7kr timed Cris Mail (2m Varenne-Pjuara d’Amore-Faliero As) with Gabriele Quarneti at the lines. A length back was Chuky Roc (2m Nad Al Sheba-Shimpony Roc-Daguet Rapide) handled by Santo Mollo. Another two back was Charmant de Zack (2m Vivid Wise As-Martina Grif-Varenne) with reinsman Marco Smorgon. Cris Mail On October 31 at Jagersro was the Gr. II International C.I. Mullers Memorial (STL Gold, purse 74,627€, 2640 meters) and great veteran Cyber Lane (7g Raja Mirchi-Sybaris Hanover) prevailed in 1.12.3kr with trainer Johan Untersteiner up. He was a narrow winner from Very Kronos (6m Ready Cash-Glide About) handled by Erik Adielsson for conditioner Svante Bath. Third home was Moni Viking (7m Maharajah-Jeunesse Doree) reined by Bjorn Goop for owner Jan Lyng. Antonio Trot and Wild Love took the fourth and fifth places. Gaet files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

Cruseo d’Anama (8g Ni Ho Ped d’Ombree-Jarifa d’Em) took today’s 12th Leg of the Grand National du Trot Paris Turf (Gr. III, purse 75,000€, 3000 meters distance handicap) at 2/1 odds. Timed in 1.13.9kr the now eight-time winner in 98 starts was reined by trainer Jean Michel Bazire. The Mario Xuereb owned performer now has life earnings of 329,350€. The 5.8/1 odds Et Voila de Muze (6m Royal Dream) was second for driver Eric Raffin and trainer Sebastien Guarato. 26/1 Fashion Queen (5f Ready Cash) took third with Francois Lagadeuc aboard for trainer Philippe Allaire. 50/1 Blues d’Ourville and 14/1 Desir Castelets completed the top five. This was the Quinte+ race of the day with the exact order payoff of 8,117.40€ to 79 winning tickets. The Q+ pool reached 3,093,959€. Crusoe d’Anama On the same card was the Prix du PMU de Narval (purse 23,000€, 3000 meters) with that victory earned by 2.2/1 odds Headline (3f Brillantissime-Mara Bourbon) clocked in 1.15.8kr. Owner Jean Pierre Dubois teamed the winner that Kevin Vanderschelden trains. She now has 11 career wins in 20 starts for over 130,000€earned. The 15/1 Health Mesloise (3f Prince Gede) was second and the 9/10 favorite Heaven’s Pride (3m Brillantissime) was third. Headline LeTrot, PMU files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink