Day At The Track

Monte racing takes center stage at Caen

03:40 AM 13 May 2014 NZST
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Trainer Philippe Allaire (right) and rider Yoann Lebourgois (left)
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Philippe Allaire might be eyeing America with his super trotter Ready Cash, but his eyes will be firmly on another pair of his charges at Caen tomorrow when Bird Parker and Bomba line up in the Group 1 Saint-Leger des Trotters, a 2450m three-year-old monte for 150,000 euros which highlights the biggest day of the year at the northern Basse-Normandie city.

Bird Parker, a son of Ready Cash, is equally at home in the bike or under saddle, being a group two monte winner and a runner-up under harness in several major group races including the Prix Emmanuel Marghouty and Prix Maurice Gheest.

With top monte rider Yoann Lebourgeois engaged, Bird Parker was paying very short 3/2 odds early Tuesday while his stable mate, the filly Bomba was at 4/1.

By Goetmals Wood, a noted under saddle sire, Bomba has won three of her six monte starts, including the prestigious group two Prix Ali Hawas but gallops have proven costly in her other two group outings and handicappers will have been wary of this.

Splitting the two Allaire charges in the market is Fabrice Souloy's nice filly Beauty Turgot, the winner of the Prix Holly du Locton under saddle and a placegetter in the bike in the Prix Une de Mai, the biggest race for 2YO fillies in France.

Pascal Daulier's Babar des Brouets, a son of Giant Cat, is also coming in for early support having run a fourth placing in one of his two group two monte starts.

The others in the market are Blooma d'Heripre (Rolling d'Heripre) a three-win colt trained by Gregory Thorel who is making his first group start and Brise de l'Alba (Quido du Goutier) a filly from William Bigeon's barn who was runner up in the Prix Holly du Locton.

There is a second monte of note on the card with the Prix Henri Balliere, over the same distance for 4YOs, but for 120,000 euros and graded Group II.

With Roddy Kuiper's top-ranked filly A Nous Deux missing from the event, Ake Kristoffersson's Love You stallion Airport (Love Yo) who was a gallant second in both the last two group montes is under even money to win this. He will be ridden again by Eric Raffin.

Hughes Levesque's Cygnus d'Odyssee mare Astree de l'Iton is making her first group start after a couple of impressive wins under saddle in lower grade races is the next best supported in the market, and has Yoann Lebourgeois on board for the trip.

Alexandre Abrivard will be on board talented Hasting mare Agrippine, which is trained by Laurent Claude Abrivard and handicappers are hoping she can find the form that saw her second in the group one Prix de Vincennes, after several DQs in recent outings.

SAINT-LEGER DES TROTTEURS - Caen

14/05/14 FR Group I  2450m 3YO €150 000

1         Bella Madrik (f Lilium Madrik - Carieva de Prelong)   Rd: Nathalie Henry   Tr: Rd: Estelle Dessartre      

2         Bandit (c Coktail Jet - Malika de Vandel)   Rd: Mathieu Abrivard   Tr: Guillaume Grelier        

3         Baron Colmi (c Rieussec - Ligie du Vivier)   Rd: Anthony Dollion   Tr: Sebastien Guarato     

4         Best des Jacquets (c Coktail Jet - Kodessa)   Rd: Antoine Wiels   Tr: Thierry Duvaldestin          

5         Ballerine Griff (f Password - Keva Mesloise)   Rd: Damien Bonne   Tr: Sebastien Guarato       

6         Babar des Brouets (c Giant Cat - Pin Up des Brouets)  Rd:  Philippe Masschaele   Tr: Pascal Daulier       

7         Blooma d'Heripre (f  Rolling d'Heripre - Quenta Por Favor)   Rd: David Thomain   Tr: Gregory Thorel      

8         Balzane de Bootz (f Nem - Queza de Bootz)   Rd: Alexandre Abrivard   Tr: Jean Michel Bazire      

9         Bingo Star (c Look de Star - Rosiris)   Rd: Adrien Lamy   Tr: Lucien Swita          

10         Balade de Blary (f  Qualmio de Vandel - Garine d'Occagnes)   Rd: Antoine Lherete   Tr: Franck Anne          

11         Brise de l'Alba (f  Quido du Goutier - Cely de la Meritee)   Rd: Eric Raffin   Tr: William Bigeon      

12         Brooklyn Bridge (c Quatre Juillet - Mysterious Valley)   Rd: Pierre Yves Verva   Tr: Franck Leblanc      

13         Bomba (f  Goetmals Wood - Passion d'Amour)   Rd: Mathieu Mottier   Tr: Philippe Allaire          

14         Beauty Turgot (f  Hand du Vivier - Quouragane)   Rd: Franck Nivard   Tr: Fabrice Souloy          

15         Bird Parker (c  Ready Cash – Belisha)   Rd: Yoann Lebourgeois   Tr: Philippe Allaire          

PRIX HENRI BALLIERE - Caen

14/05/14 FR  Group II 2450m 4YOs €120 000

1         Arabole du Varlet (f    Magnificent Rodney - Gabole du Varlet)   Rd: Jerome Dave   Tr: Martial Dupuis      

2         Albertains (h   Power Jet - Nymphe de Feugeres)   Rd: Julien Raffestin   Tr: Jean Francois Senet      

3         Astree de l'Iton (f    Cygnus d'Odyssee - Melodie de l'Iton)   Rd: Yoann Lebourgeois   Tr: Hughes Levesque       

4         Amour de Retz (h   First de Retz - Melody des Charmes)   Rd: Mathieu Mottier   Tr: Åke Kristoffersson         

5         Athos du Roc (h   Odeisis de Vandel - Herbe des Brouets)   Rd: Franck Nivard   Tr: Damien Jean Brault         

6         Altair des Brouets (f    Quiz des Brouets - Luanda des Brouets)   Rd: Jonathan Vanmeerbeck   Tr: Pascal Daulier      

7         Agilite Jenilou (f    Love You - Quemilla Jenilou)   Rd: Mathieu Abrivard   Tr: Louis Baudron        

8         Aurea Vikland (f    Prince de Montfort - Kettina de Monti)   Rd: Pierre Yves Verva   Tr: Guillaume Moinon         

9         Agrippine (f    Hasting - Moqueuse)   Rd: Alexandre Abrivard   Tr: Laurent Claude Abrivard        

10         Aston Fly (h   Hermes de Montfort - Quie Daidou)   Rd: Jonathan Carre   Tr: Michael Jean Ruault         

11         Airport (h   Love You - Pivoine)   Rd: Eric Raffin   Tr: Åke Kristoffersson         

12         Atwood Griff (h   Goetmals Wood - Qualane Griff)   Rd: Damien Bonne   Tr: Sebastien Guarato      

13         Asana Trembladaise (f    Kuadro Wild - Passion d'Alban)   Rd: Anthony Dollion   Tr: Anthony Dollion      

by David Sanders for Harnesslink.com

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