Favored Global Manhattan (6m Love You-Devilish Yankee), off at 1.7/1, took Friday's Prix Charley Mills (64,000 euro purse, 2850 meters, European eligible) in 1.13.3kr for Franck Nivard, trainer Fabrice Souloy and owner Stall Sharon HB of Sweden.
The winner showcased what has been a remarkable year by the stallion Love You (Coktail Jet-Guilty of Love-And Arifant), a classic winner of 1.4 million euro and 22 races, whose offspring have captured many classic races (Royal Dream winner of Prix d’Amerique and Nahar in the 2013 Elitloppet plus stalwarts such as Qualita Borubon, Queen’s Glory and Quaker Jet). Sirocco Jibace (7g Jolmeto Jallia du Chesnay) ended second with Pedro Vici (10g Hulks des Champs-Eau du Loir) third for David Thomain.
At Marseille Pont-de-Vivaux another European invader scored as Napolean Caf (6m Viking Kronos-Imminent Hanover-Donerail) took the featured Prix de Lacydon (30,000 euro purse, 2650 meters, European eligible) in 1.16.1kr for Christophe Martens. The 3/2 favorite defeated Reefscape (8g Dahir de Prelong-Jacor-Quadrophenio) with Germany’s Lets Go On (8g Lets Go-Vasterbo Bodyguard-Spotlite Lobell) third for veteran reinsman Joseph Verbeeck.
by Thomas H. Hicks for Harnesslink.com