Thetrained, Mme. G. Poulsen-Allaire owned, Be My Girl (3f -Ornella Rainbow- ) took today's Gr. II Prix Gelinotte, a 2700 meter affair for three year-old females worth a 120,000 euro purse.
Eleven starters contested this event. Driver Jos. Verbeeck had the 1.2/1 favorite on the lead entering the Vincennes stretch and held off challenger, 2.3/1 second choice, Billie de Montfort and, for the photo finish score in 1.16.1kr. trains the second place finisher. The well-bred winner secured her sixth win a brief career for earnings of 205,950 euro,
January 12, 2014 - Paris-Vincennes - Prix Gelinotte, Gr. II female three year-olds, 120,000 euro purse, 2700 meters, 11 starters 1.16.1kr
1st Be My Girl (3f-Ornella Rainbow- ), Jos. Verbeeck up for trainer and owner Mme. G. Poulsen-Allaire, 1.2/1 odds
2nd Billie de Montfort (3f-Quismy de Montfort- ), up for trainer , 2.3/1
3rd Biguglia (3f-La Faisandarse-Dream With Me), up at 14/1 for trainer/owner Frederik Prat
4th Bassana de Marlau (3f-Jessie de Vonnac-Podosis), Jean-Pierre Dubois owner/driver aboard at 11/1 odds with Patrick Chevrier trainer
The monte Prix Djerid, a Gr. III European event for 110,000 euro purse on the petite piste over 2200 meters, went to veteran Rapide du Digeon and Damien Bonne. They scored, under the lights, as 1.6/1 favorite in 1.14.1kr. The winner posted his 13th career win for 599,280 euro lifetime. The race was hotly contested throughout and took the camera to separate the players on the line but Bonne knew the answer and saluted the fans.
January 12, 2014 - Paris Vincennes - Prix Djerid, Gr. III European monte, 110,000 euro purse, 2200 meters, 9 starters 1.14.1kr
Fractions: 1.15.4kr at 1000; 1.14.9kr at 500; 1.14.1kr finish
1st Rapide du Digeon (9g Urfist des Pres-Gerveine Barbes-Qlorest du Vivier), Damien Bonne up at 1.6/1
2nd Saphir de Morge (8m Guenor-Folie de Morge-Roc), P-Y Verva up at 42/1
3rd Quassia du Bon Air (10g-Lo de Courson-Jiosco), A. Lamy up at 17/1
4th Rubis Dairpet (9g-Betty de la Noe-Kimberland, in the irons at 5/2 odds
5th Quel Chef (10g Chef du Chatelet-Herveyer-Ami d'un Soir), F. Gence aboard at 9/1
Earlier in the card Mlle. Elisabeth Allaire rode Topaze Jiel to victory in the Prix de Chatelaillon La Rochelle for apprentice jockeys. The 16 horse field of monte female contestants went 2700 meters for a purse of 47,000 euro. The winning pair scored in 1.15.6kr as the 3/1 second choice over favorite Tigresse Gitane.
Allaire took the winner into the lane on a comfortable lead, but they drifted wide as the line approached but had plenty left to win for trainer Jean Luc Dersoir.
January 12, 2014 Paris-Vincennes -Prix de Chatelaillon La Rochelle, 47,000 euro purse, 16 starters, 2700 meters, females, monte for apprentice jockeys 1.15.5kr
Fractions: 1.17.3kr at 1500; 1.16.7kr at 1000, 1.16kr at 500, 1.15.5kr finish
1st Topaze Jiel (7f Capricio-Hiosca Jiel-Jiosco), Mlle. Elisabeth Allaire up, 3/1 second favorite
2nd Tigresse Gitane (7f Kuadro Wild-Nine Gitane-Viking Sun), M. Yuon, 5/2 favorite
3rd Source du Prieur (8f Kudo de Castille-Alcove-Landoas), A.P. Grimault,28/1 odds
by Thomas H. Hicks for Harnesslink.com