The Franck Ouvrie owned, trained and driven pupil Sthieric (7g Alpha Barbes-Justice Provec) took yesterday’s 10th GNT leg at Cherbourg.
The Gr. III event over 2600 meters had 18 contestants going for a 90,000 euro purse.
Sthieric covered the course in 1.13.8kr to defeat Ru de L’Airou with Sebastien Ernault aboard with Sam Fibus ending third. Multiple GNT winner Swedishman was fourth for Thierry Duvaldestin.
The Cherbourg was the Quinte+ event of the day and it paid 2,710 euro for a two euro wager on exact top five finishers. The jackpot reached 6.5 million euro.
Next up for the GNT hopefuls is October 16th at Lyon la Soie, November 6th and 21st at Nantes and Mauquenchy, leading to the final on December 8th at Paris-Vincennes.
by Thomas H. Hicks