Day At The Track

162/1 outsider wins Trophee Vert 1st Leg

06:50 AM 11 Apr 2019 NZST
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Aulne Planais,Harness racing
Aulne Planais
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Sunday’s first leg of the prestigious Trophee Vert series (purse 45,000€, 2650 meters distance handicap, 16 starters) drew a big audience at Hippodrome d’Oraison.
The 1.21.9 timed victory went to 162/1 odds outsider Aulne Planais (9g Orsy Dream-Fella Josselyn) reined by trainer Christopher Haret for owner G.J. Brunet.
He scored for the ninth time in 87 career starts now for 166,230€ in life earnings. 16/1 Vencedor (10m Prodigious), handicapped 25 meters, was second for David Bekaert and third was 5.9/1 Comte du Vivier (7g Prince Gede) handled by Franck Jamard, this one also handicapped 25 meters.
The 2.1/1 favorite Visitor finished eighth.


The same day at Avenches was the Grand Prix de Printemps (purse 10,663€, 2400 meters) that brought together the best aged trotteurs in Switzerland. The 1/5 odds favorite Uza Joselyn (8f Love You-Teza Josselyn) scored timed in 1.15.6kr for trainer Rene Aebischer, owner Ecurie Rhythm and Blues and reinsman Gabriele Gelormini.

Uza Josselyn                                       -LeTrot photo

A winner 19 times in 40 starts, Uza now has life earnings of 1,049,670€.

19/1 Verrazano Bridge (10g Offshore Dream) was second for Adrien Burger and third was 3.8/1 Swedishman (13g Gogo) handled by trainer Mme. Patricia Felber, this one a career winner of 1,337,280€.


Thomas H. Hicks

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