teamed the emerging mare A Nous Deux to another harness racing monte victory in today’s €120,000 Gr. II Prix Rene Palyart at Paris-Vincennes.
Ms. Henry positioned the winner, a four year-old daughter of Goetmals Wood from Nina Madrik by In Love With You, third on the pylons for much of the 2175 meter journey. The pair then took after the leaders midway around the last bend, collared Airport and Eric Raffin at mid-stretch and drew clear for a convincing win timed in 1.12.7kr on a rain-soaked course.
A Nous Deux is trained by Ronny Kuiper for owner/breeder Jean-Pierre Dubois.
Since becoming a monte specialist in September 2013 the winner has posted four wins in eight appearances and those wins have tallied €182,700 of the mare’s career earnings of €250,050.
April 29, 2014 Paris-Vincennes, Prix Rene Palyart, Gr. II monte €120,000, 2175 meters, 10 starters, 1.12.7kr (time 2L38.19)
A Nous Deux (4f Goetmals Wood-Nina Madrik-In Love With You), Nathalie Henry aboard, Ronny Kuiper trainer for Jean-Pierre Dubois, breeder Ecurie D, 61 poids, 1/1 odds, her fifth win for €250,050, since 9/22/13 on monte 8 4-1-0-2; prior sulky 11 1-3-2; winner 1/18 of Prix Pardiieu and 3/1 Prix Louis Le Bourg; last four monte wins earnings €182,700
Airport (4m Love You-Pivoine-Cygnus d’Odyssee), Eric Raffin up, Ake Kristoffersson trainer, 63 poids, 2.5/1
Al Capone Jet (4m Jag de Bellouet-Passion de Morgane-Coktail Jet), Mathieu Abrivard up, Pierre Coignard trainer, 63 poids, 8.3/1 odds
Thomas H. Hicks