Day At The Track

Gr. III test goes to 49-1 Hispanien

04:10 AM 08 Feb 2021 NZDT
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Paul Philippe Ploquin, harness racing
Jockey/driver Paul Philippe Ploquin

A top card was on stage this day at Vincennes, starting with the Prix de Langeais (purse 67,000€, 2850 meters, 7-11 year olds).

Here the 5/10 favoite Elie de Beaufour (7g Royal Dream-Pignata) scored in 1.13.1kr for Jean Michel Bazire to record his fourth straight victory and 20th lifetime, now for 438,000€ earned. He overcame a 25 meter handicap for the victory over 12/1 Elu de Dompierre (7m Vanishing Point-Magie de Dompierre) with Damien Bonne at the lines for trainer David Haon.

Third was another 25 meter penalized performer, the 6.3/1 Duel du Gers (8g Quaker Jet-La Chasse Verte) handled by trainer Matthieu Abrivard.

Elie de Beaufour

In the Gr. III Prix de Dozule (monte, purse 70,000€, 2700 meters. European eligible four-year olds) the 49/1 outsider Hispanien (4m Magnificent Rodney-Uniedor) scored in 1.13.4kr for jockey Paul Philippe Ploquin and trainer Didier Brohier.

Ecurie Le Rivage owns this first-time winner that now has 136,590€ in life earnings. Second home was 3.7/1 Harley Charentaise (4f Voltigeur de Myrt-Jessie Charentaise) with Adrien Lamy the jockey for trainer Franck Leblanc. Third was 6.3/1 Happiness Ellis (4f Opus Viervil) with Mathieu Mottier up.


The Prix de Chambery (purse 43,000€, 2850 meters, European six-year olds) saw 10/1 Inspector Bros (6g Pastor Stephen-Zecile Boko-Goetmals Wood) rally late for the 1.13.6kr score with Robin Bakker at the lines. Erwin Bot trains this one for owner Leendert Gerrits. Inspector won his second straight in France and advanced his life earnings to 133,018€.

The 97/1 longshot Fan de Phyts (6g Magnificent Rodney-Andalouse du Cedre) was second for trainer/driver P.Y. Verva. Third was 9/1 Ingo (6g Infinitif-Lubby la Marc) for Ganriele Gelormini and owner/trainer Christoffer Eriksson.

Inspector Bros

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by Thomas H. HIcks, for Harnesslink


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