June 27, 2014 Paris Vincennes, Grand Prix China Horse Industrial Park-Trophee Yida, €110,000, monte, Gr. III, 2700 meters, 9 starters, 1.13.7kr
1st Sourire de Voutre (8g Gazouillis-Goella), Franck Nivard up for trainer/owner Franck Leblanc, 2.1/1, his 16th career win for €703,340 lifetime earnings
2nd Nene’Degli Ulivi (7g Uconn Roc-Maureen Lobell-Speedy Somolli), Alexandre Abrivard up, 1.1/1
3d Quarnac de L’Iton (10g Ideal de L’iton-Classic Meslois), Mathieu Mottier up, 67.8/1
The secondary feature, the Grand Prix de L’Annee du Cheval for €58,000 purse, went to Italy’s Pancottina Bar (5f Varenne-Valuto Lavec-Sugarcane Hanover) trained by Catello Savarese for owner Scuderia Stecca.
The winner scored for teamster Pierre Vercruysse in 1.12kr over 2100 meters autostart. Vulcania de Godrel finished second for Franck Ouvrie and Porpora Lux, another Italian entrant, ended third for reinsman Roberto Andreghetti.
June 27, 2014 Paris Vincennes, Grand Prix de l’Annee du Cheval, €58,000, European, 2100 meters autostart, 16 starters, 1.12kr
1st Pancottina Bar (5f Varenne-Valuto Lavec-Sugarcane Hanover), Pierre Vercruysse up for trainer Catello Savarese and owner Scuderia Stecca, 6.9/1, Italy, 14th win for €112,939
2nd Vulcania de Godrel (5f Memphis du Rib-Julietta), Franck Ouvrie up, 12.5/1
3rd Porpora Lux (5f Self Possessed-Geladrier PL), Roberto Andreghetti up for trainer Fabrice Souloy, 107/1
The evening’s Quinte+ race of the day in France (jackpot €4.450,000) was the Grand Prix L’Amitie Franco-Chinoise 50eme Anniversaire,
This 2100 meter autostart event carried a purse of €58,000 for European starters of which there were 18.
Germany’s pacesetting King Of The World scored in 1.12.7kr at 19.8/1 odds for driver Michael Nimczyk, trainer Wolfgang Nimczyk and owner Johann Lenz.
King Of The World is an accomplished five year-old son of Magnificent Rodney (Nordin Stable star of a few years ago) that now has 15 career wins for €88,007 as most of his racing has been in Germany for low purses.
In fact, King Of The World has posted, since May 6, 2013, 12 wins and 4 placings in 16 appearances. Italy’s Ringostarr Treb, a four year-old son of Classic Photo, was second for driver Vercruysse and trainer Holger Ehlert. The Quinte+ exact order payoff was over €116,000 for a €2 play.
June 27, 2014, Paris Vincennes, Grand Prix l’Amitie Franco-Chinoise 50eme Anniversaire, €58,000, European, 2100 meters autostart, 18 starters, 1.12.7kr, Quinte+ with jackpot €4.45 million
1st King Of The World (5m Magnificent Rodney-Queen of Hearts-Hermes de Pericard), Michael Nimczyk driver for owner Johann Lenz and trainer Wolfgang Nimczyk (Germany), 19.8/1, 15 wins for €88,007, last 15 starts since May 6, 2014 with slate 12-2-1 and one fifth place finish
2nd Ringostarr Treb (4m Classic Photo-Farsalo Egral), Pierre Vercruysse for Holger K. Ehlert, 6.2/1
3rd Vanychef (5m Offshore Dream-Manychaille), Michel Lenoir trainer/driver, 32.1/1
Later in the card three year-old fillies contested the Grand Prix des Enterprises Chinoises en France – Trophee China Telecom for a purse of €36,000.
Sixteen starters battled over 2100 meters autostart with the win going to 5.8/1 odds Braga (by Oiseau de Feux), owned and trained by J.M.A. Roussel and reined by Pierre Vercruysse. The winner recorded her second lifetime win. The Quaker Jet filly Bakerloo Line was second in this event, timed in 1.14.4kr.
June 27, 2014 Paris Vincennes, Grand Prix des Enterprises Chinoises en France – Trophee China Telecom, €36,000, three year-old females, 2100 meters autostart, 16 starters, 1.14.4kr
1st Braga (3f Oiseau de Feux-Quelle Joie), Pierre Vercruysse up for owner/trainer J.M.A. Roussel, 5.8/1, her second career victory for €31,610 earned
2nd Bakerloo Line (3f Quaker Jet-Fenatoria), J. Koubiche, 5.7/1
3rd Bienvenue du Gers (3f Quinoa du Gers-La Chasse Verte), Roberto Andreghetti up for trainer Fabrice Souloy, 61.5/1
Other venues in France and Switzerland also hosted good racing this day. Sullighan took the €34,000 Prix Credit Agricole Normandie at Cherbourg. The veteran eight year-old gelded son of Sancho Panca scored in 1.14.2kr over 2625 meters for Mme. C. Hallais-Dersoir.
At Toulouse Le Capiere, the G.P. Dynavenu Maisagri Duran for €35,000 went to Rambo Jet reined by R.W. Denecher. The nine year-old son of Goetmals Wood scored at 23.6/1 over Jean-Etienne Dubois’ Turbo Jet (by Joyau d’Amour).
At Avenches (Switzerland) the €16,378 Coupe des 5 Ans Suisse went to 3/5 favorite Playboy Wind with trainer Wilhelm Paal aboard for Stall Allegra Racing. The five year-old son of In Love With You scored in 1.16kr over the 2350 meter course.
by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com