Day At The Track

Dual breed card smooth at Hippodrome Cote d'Azur

01:28 AM 06 Feb 2014 NZDT
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Queur de l’Ante wins the Prix Grace Ducal
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Today's combined trot and gallop card at Cagnes sur mer was conducted with apparent ease.

The opener, the Quinte+ race of the day, produced a victory for "trotteur" Queur de l'Ante with J-M Bazire up for trainer Romuald Mourice. The winner set off a short payoff for the exact order Q+ that paid 1,124e for a 2e wager. The Q+ jackpot had risen to 3.8 million euros this day.

The race winner secured his 11th career victory on this rainy day on the sea, increasing his life earnings to over 387,000e with the 1.14.2kr score over 2850 meters (distance traveled by the winner)

February 4, 2014 Cagnes sur mer, Prix Grace Ducal, European, 2925 meters handicap by distance, 58,000e, 18 starters  1.14.1kr

1st Queur de l'Ante (10m Emil Suede-Epice-Jet du Vivier), J-M Bazire up for trainer Romuald Mourice, 9/1 odds for his 11th career win and increased earnings to 387,445e, +25 meters traveled

2nd Roller Quick (9m Derby du Gite-Arquebuse), Jean Uroz trainer/driver, 2.8/1, +25 meters traveled

3rd Sire de la Creuse (8g Lido de Fleurac-Hanna de la Creuse), Jean-Francois Senet trainer/driver, 4.8/1

Fans enjoyed the alternating trot/gallop lineup and wagering on the PMU network appeared to be brisk. US bred three year-old Dye Force took the Prix du Bord de Mar on the early afternoon card segment as the son of Giant Causeway scored on the dirt course.

The 16 race dual breed card, eight each trot and gallop, was carried out effectively despite rainy conditions, with each race off 15 minutes apart. There was a 30 break between the 10th and 11th races. Win and place handle on the Quinte+ race one was 1,032,000e and win only handle on the first ten events totaled over 2,184,000e. The last six races handled over 599,000e in the win pools.

Of the total win pool handle 2,783,000e, win wagering on the trots exceeded 1,545,000e of which 416,093e was win wagering on the Q+ race. Average win pool wagering on the seven trots excluding Q+ was 161,000e per race, with the eight gallops averaging 154,000e per event..

by Thomas H. Hicks for







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