Hippodrome Lyon la Soie in France hosted two excellent trotting events today. Trainer/driver Jean-Etienne Dubois reined Used To Me, a six year-old son of Nuage du Lait) to a narrow rallying between horses victory in the 100,000e Grand Prix de Centre-Est., a Gr. III International contest over 3250 meters.
He scored at 35/1 odds over Sweden's Global Manhattan (April 29, 2014 Lyon la Soie, Grand Prix du Centre-Est, Gr. III International, 100,000e, 3250 meters, 12 starters, 1.15.3kr (time 4:04.65) -Devilish Yankee) with Pierre Vercruysse up for trainer . The top field included favored Beckman that finished sixth and seventh ending Quarlos. The winner was timed in 1.15.3kr over the marathon distance as he recorded his seventh career win now for earnings of 423,760e.
1st Used To Me (6m Nuage du Lait-North Lane-), Jean-Etienne Dubois trainer/driver, 35/1, his seventh career victory
2nd Global Manhattan (7m-Devilish Yankee), Pierre Vercruysse up, trainer, 6/1
3rd Roller Quick (9m Derby du Gite-Grquebuse), J.Uroz trainer/driver, 63/1
4th Rire Mutin (9g Bijou du Bignan-Miss Mutine), Serge Peltier, 6/1
5th Rambo Jet (9g Goetmals Woods-Elite d'Atout), Nicholas Ensch up, 17/1
Beaten field included Beckman 6th, Quarlos 7th, Tornade du Digeon 10th, Partout Simoni disqualified
The co-featured 35,000s european Prix de Strasbourg, the Quinte+ race of the day with an 8 million euro jackpot, went to 26/1 outsider Rebel de Joux and reinsman Franck Jamard. Noel Busset trains the winner that scored for the 14th time, increasing his career earnings to 266,570 eruos. The top five finishers in this event were off at odds of 26, 18, 11, 125, and 15/1, respectively, causing an exact order payoff, excluding jackpot, of over 337,000e for a wager of just 2 euros.
April 29, 2014 Lyon la Soie - Prix de Strasbourg, European, 35,000e, 2700 meters, 16 starters, 1.15.3kr
1st Rebel de Joux (9g Eclat de la Crau-Fraulein-Telassio), Franck Jamard up, 26/1, 2725 meters, his 14th win for for trainer Noel Busset
2nd Theo d'Urzy (7m Land du Coglais-Jacinthe d'Urzy),Yvan Berger up, 18/1, 2725 meters
3rd Speedy d'Ivnay (8g Hermes du Buisson-Gamine d'Ivray), Alexandre Kloess up, 11/1, 2725 meters
4th Treizieme Jouv (7m Laetenter Diem-Lais du Bourg), Bertrand Ruet driver, 125/1, 2725 meters
5th Shirley Berry (8f Islero de Bellouet-Merry Mousse), Pierre Callier up, 15/1, 2700 metersby Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com