Day At The Track

Bold Eagle back in action Sunday

03:16 AM 24 Jun 2016 NZST
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Bold Eagle at Vincennes
Bold Eagle at Vincennes
PMU/Paris Turf Photo

Bold Eagle returns to harness racing action Sunday at Paris-Vincennes, headlining the Prix Rene Balliere (purse €200,000, Gr. I UET Masters Series, 11 starters) with Eric Raffin named to drive the son of Ready Cash, replacing Franck Nivard (suspended since last Saturday).

Trainer Sebastien Guarato had secured the services of Raffin before the declaration in the event Nivard remained unlicensed.

The likely race favorite will face the 2016 undefeated Your Highness with Bjorn Goop to drive. The field follows:

Billie de Montfort, Thomain

Your Highness, Goop

Booster Winner, Bonne

Voltigeur de Myrt, Vercruysse

Tiego d’Etang, Charles Bigeon

Uhlan du Val, C. Megissier

Bold Eagle, Raffin

Olmo Holz, Martens

Bird Parker, J-P Monclin

Amiral Sacha, Gelormini

Black d’Avril, Prat

The exceptional Sunday card includes seven other top flight trots:

Prix Xavier Saint Palais (Gr. II, purse €120,000, monte, 2175 meters)

Prix de Grosbois (Q+, purse €90,000, 2850 meters)

Prix d’Essai (Gr. I monte, 2175 meters, purse €200,000)

Prix du President de la Republique (Gr. I, purse €240,000, 2850 meters)

Prix Albert Viel (Gr. I, purse €200,000, 2700 meters)

Prix de Grasse (Gr. III, purse €80,000, 2700 meters)

Prix Raymond Fouard (Gr. III, purse €85,000, 2700 meters)

Thomas H. Hicks

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