Astor du Quenne is best in Prix Ephrem Houel

01:58 AM 10 Feb 2014 NZDT
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Astor De Queene is much the best in the Prix Ephrem Houel
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Sweden's Global Manhattan holds off a wall of horses to win the Prix de Munich
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Eric Raffin teamed Astor du Quenne to a game victory in today's 120,000e Gr. II Prix Ephrem Houel at Paris-Vincennes.

The four year-old son of Opus Viervil defeated nine quality rivals in 1.15.1kr at 2.7/1 odds. Julien Dubois was a fast closing second with Atlessima at 47/1. This four year-old filly by Rocklyn is owned by Ecurie Victoria Dreams. Well regarded Akim de Cap Vert and the mare Axelle Dark, by Ready Cash, finished four-five.

February 8, 2014, Prix Ephrem Houel, Gr. II, 2850 meters, 120,000e, 10 starters 1.15.1kr

1st Astor du Quenne (4m Opus Viervil-Qualinka du Quenne), Eric Raffin, 2.7/1

2nd Atlessima (4f Rocklyn-Noblessima), Julien Dubois, 47/1

3rd Alesia d'Atout (4f Defi d'Aunou-New York Jet), Mathieu Mottier, 9/1

4th Akim de Cap Vert (4m First de Retz-Prima du Cap Vert), Franck Anne, 11/1

5th Axelle Dark (4f Ready Cash-Queen des Charmes), Jos. Verbeeck, 15/1

The co-featured Prix de Munich, a European eligible event for 95,000e, went to the Sweden registered Global Manhattan and Franck Nivard.

The seven year-old son of Love You-Devilish Yankee is trained by Fabrice Souloy and he scored over the 2100 meter autostart sprinter distance in 1.12.3kr. Global Manhattan has performed consistently well throughout 2014 in France. Turbo Jet was fifth in this one after winning on January 25 after being a buyback at 100,000e at the Paris-Vincennes mixed sale.

February 8, 2014 Paris-Vincennes, Prix de Munich, European, 2100 meters autostart, 95,000e‚¬, 15 starters 1.12.3kr

1st Global Manhattan (7m Love You-Devisish Yankee), Franck Nivard up for trainer Fabrice Souloy, 6/1

2nd Une Fille d'Amour (6f Infant du Bossis-Never So Great), David Thomain, 14/1

3rd The de Chine (7g Blue Eyes America-Heparine), J.L.C. Dersoir, 15/1

4th Sogo (8g Baccarat du Pont-Govive), J-M Bazire, 28/1

5th Turbo Jet (7m Joyau d'Amour-Elite d'Atout), Jean-Etienne Dubois, 3.8/1

At Solvalla in the Lindahls Gold Final, veteran Amaru Boko took the victory for trainer/driver Robert Bergh, defeating a pair of solid campaigners Baht Launcher and BWL Champion in 1.14.1kr over 2140 meters

by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com
 

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