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Danse d’Etang and Caracas win at Vincennes

10:20 AM 17 Dec 2015 NZDT
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Caracas winning The Prix de Montaigue
Caracas winning The Prix de Montaigue

December 15, 2015 - The Prix de Montaigue (purse €35,000, 2700 meters, 15 starters) at Paris-Vincennes on Tuesday went to 1.8/1 odds favorite, 1.16.2kr timed, Caracas (3f The Best Madrik-Menthe Fraiche) reined by trainer Pierre Vercruysse.

19.2/1 Crystal Race (3f Goetmals Wood-In Race) was second for Franck Nivard and trainer Luc Roelens. Dam of Crystal Race, In Race (Coktail Jet-Rangone-High Echelon), produced Trotting Race (US$705,000) and Rangone foaled Dream With Me (US$1,493,000). Third was 15.7/1 Charlotte Jisce (3f Ni Ho Ped d’Ombree-Off Course) for Eric Raffin ahead of 32/1 Cherry Love (3f Nice Love-Star des Charmes) and trainer/driver Philippe Daugeard.

Two year-olds battled in the Prix des Camelias (purse €40,000, 2700 meters, 14 starters) with the outcome to 3/5 odds winning favorite Danse d’Etang (2f Un Amour d’Haufor-Rumba d’Etang) handled by trainer/driver Christian Bigeon for owner F-L Adam. 16.2/1 odds Douce Rebelle (2f Sam Bourbon-Rebelle-Defi d’Aunou-Island Dream-Coktail Jet) was second for driver Gabriel Gelormini, trainer Yves Boireau and owner Jean-Pierre Dubois. Rebelle has produced Statue of Liberty and Clarabelle while Island Dream produced Infinitif (US$735,000), Viva Island (US$355,000) and Not Distrub (US$354,000). Outsider 106.7/1 odds Dynastic Aldo (2f Kiwi-Ocre Barbes) was third for William Bigeon and owner/trainer J.L. Bigeon. 4.8/1 Daylight Jet (2f Jag de Bellouet-Ocarina Jet-Coktail Jet-Hermine Jet) was fourth for trainer/driver Pierre Vercruysse and owner Jean-Etienne Dubois. The winner was timed in 1.17.7kr.

Challenger FAC (3g Ganymede-Onde de la Lune) won the Prix de Florac (purse €34,000, 2700 meters, 16 monte starters) by open lengths for Franck Nivard at 6.5/1. Nivard also trains this winner for Ecurie FAC and was clocked in 1.17.3kr. 3/2 favorite Cash du Rib (3g Ready Cash-Quille Castelets) was second for trainer/jockey J.L.Cl. Dersoir and Ecurie Jeluca. 20.1/1 odds Casting de l’Aumoy (3g Ni Ho Ped d’Ombree-Quella de Vive) ended third.

The €36,000 purse Prix de l’Angoumois (2700 meters, 10 monte starters) went to the 1.15.8kr timed, 4/5 favorite Belebrine (4f In Love With You-Ebrine) with Eric Raffin up for owner/trainer Y-A Briand. Belebrine recorded victory 5 in 7 career starts. 5.2/1 Bahia Blue (4f Prince Gede-Ravissante Jo) was second for Mathieu Mottier and third was 10.1/1 odds Brune Julry (4f Mirage du Goutier-Irosagne) was third for Mathieu Abrivard,

Thomas H. Hicks

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