Day At The Track

Diable de Vauvert and Headline win at Laval

02:48 AM 03 Nov 2020 NZDT
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Gabriele Gelormini, harness racing
Driver Gabriele Gelormini

This day’s action at Laval in France featured the Grand Prix de la Ville de Laval (purse 50,000€, 2850 meters, European eligibles) and 6.7/1 Diable de Vauvert  (7m Prince d’Espace-Pop Star) scored in 1.12.5kr with Gabriele Gelormini up for trainer Bertrand LeBeller.

This 25-meter handicapped winner was bred by and is owned by Franck Lemuet. Diable won his tenth in a career that has yielded 477,040€ in earnings. 26/1 Donuts Deladou (7g Baccarat du Pont) and 6.6/1 Dayana Berry (7f Scipion du Goutier) trailed the winner with fourth to the 25-meter handicapped Jerry Mom (7m Ready Cash).

Diable de Vauvert

On the Laval undercard was the Prix Albert et Raymond Poitevin (purse 28,000€, 2850 meter distance handicap, three year olds) and 5.5/1 odds Headline (3f Brillantissime-Mara Bourbon) scored in 1.15kr overcoming her 25-meter handicap.

Owner Jean Pierre Dubois was at the lines for trainer Kevin Vanderschelden for this 10th career victory now for 126,420€ earned. Ecurie Dream With Me bred Headline. Her dam is the exceptional Mara Bourbon, an 18th time career winner of 1,657,405€.

The 20/1 odds and 25-meter handicapped Hakim Griff (3m Brillantissime) was second and third home was 3/10 favorite Hobbes (3m Niky). Owner/driver JPD won for the 14th time in 2020 as a driver in 72 starts.


The prior day at Charalaillon-la-Rochelle was the Grand Prix Dynavena Maisagri (purse 41,000€, 2600 meters distance handicap, European, Circuit des Grandes du Sud Ouest). Here the 8.8/1 Dancelli (9g Norvelous Hanover-New Winning) scored for Eric Audebert clocked in 1.12.2kr after a pocket trip.

Olivier Raffin is his trainer for Camel Benkheira as Dancelli won for the first time in France and advanced his lifetime earnings to 139,460€. 1.3/1 Holy Water (5m Pastor Stephen) was second ahead of 13/1 and 25-meter handicapped Daelia de Vandel (7f Ready Cash).


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by Thomas H Hicks, for Harnesslink


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