Day At The Track

Grand National du Trot at Torleouse

12:38 PM 27 Apr 2017 NZST
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Baxter du Klau
Baxter du Klau
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April 26, 2017 - 5/2 odds Baxter du Klau (6g Oiseau de Feux-Imia Josselyn), pictured on inside, took today’s Gr. III Prix GNT Paris-Turf (fourth leg, purse €90,000, 2950 meters distance handicap, 18 starters and the Quinte+ race of the day) clocked in 1.14.5kr and he covered the stated distance for harness racing teamster Franck Nivard, trainer J.M. Baudouin and Ecurie Etienne Haurand.

4/5 favorite and 25 meter handicapped Brissac (6m Ni Ho Ped d’Ombree-Jannibelle) was second for owner/trainer/driver Jean-Alain Eliphe. 29/1 Univers Solaire (9g Lutin Malin-Interaction) was third for Anthony Barrier ahead of 25 meter penalized and 71/1 Buffalo de Beylev (6m Memphis du Rib-Rafale du Plessis) reined by trainer Nicolas Ensch. 100/1 Aribo Mix was fifth for Cominil Cordeau.

Ursa Major, Bon Copain, Tiger Danover and Tagada Tagada were well beaten in this field.

Sunday’s trotting action in France was distributed across numerous venues, some on the turf. One such spot was Jallais and its Prix Miss Hippodrome France (purse €20,000, 2975 meters distance handicap). This competitive affair was just that from the start with victory earned by Ami Toon’s (7g Keed Tivoli-Indiavola Francjac) with Maxime Bezier up, also owner/trainer. 25 meter penalized Already Wic (7m Ready Cash-Epona Vinn) was next home for Eric Audebert driving.  Race time was not reported.

Also on the turf at Alencon was the Prix Normandie Etoile Automobiles (purse €25,000, 2650 meters distance handicap) and that victory went to 25 meter penalized Athena des Ravaux (7f Prince d’Espace-Olympe Quick) reined by Genny Delaune and owner/trainer Sebastian Guarato. Race time was unreported.

Thomas H. Hicks

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