Day At The Track

Group II action at Paris-Vincennes

05:38 AM 24 Nov 2019 NZDT
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Gunilla d'Atout, harness racing Balzaz de L'iton, harness racing
Gunilla d'Atout was an easy winner at Paris-Vincennes
Balzaz de L'iton nips Be Bop Haufor at the wire

Today’s top level Paris-Vincennes action began with the Prix Annick Dreux (Gr. II, purse 110,000€, 2700 meters, three year olds) and 1.9/1 favorite Gunilla d’Atout (3f Ready Cash-Topaze d’Atout) was the 1.14.6kr clocked winner for Bjorn Goop, trainer Sebastien Guarato and owner Ecurie Saint Martin.

It was her seventh career win in nine starts now for 197,900€. The 4.1/1 Green Grass (3f Bold Eagle-Tootsie Smiling) took second with Gabriele Gelormini up for trainer Guarato and owner Sebastien Dewulf. 11/1 Galilea Money (3f Bold Eagle-Uturn Money) was third with Nicolas Bazire up for trainer J-M Bazire and owner Yvan Bernard. Fourth was the 15/1 Gourmandine (3f Bold Eagle-Udine) handled by Franck Ouvrie for breeder/owner J-P Dubois and trainer Kevin Vanderschelden, Girls Talk (3f Brillantissime-Be My Girl) was fifth for Davis Thomain and trainer Philiple Allaire,

The Prix Equidia (Gr. III, purse 80.000€, 2700 meters, European starters four and five year olds) saw 68/1 Fakir du Lorault (4m Vaillant Cash-Native du Lorault) score in 1.11.7kr for Benoit Robin and owner Mme Juellke Laijal. The winner recorded his seventh lifetime win now for 356,140€ earned.

The 7.1/1 Calina (5f Archipelago) was second with David Thomain up for trainer Jean Michel Bazire. Third was 12/1 Fric du Chene (4m Nobody du Chene) with Francois Lagadeuc up for owner Claude Guedj and trainer Julien LeMer. 3.1/1 Violetto Jet and 22/1 Alcoy completed the top five and this Quinte+ race payoff was 157,346.20€.

The Q+ pool was 3,352,086€ and the total of all pools on this race exceeded 8,496,000€.

The Prix de Bagnoles de l’Orne (purse 67.000€, 2700 meters, seven to ten year olds) wrapped up the upper level contests this day and in this one 9/1 Balzac de L’Iton (8g Panache de L’iton) scored timed in 1.13.5kr. Eric Raffin was the teamster for trainer Franck Nivard as the winner scored for the 11th time in 68 lifetime starts. 1.3/1 favorite Be Bop Haufor (8g Notre Haufor) was second as Damien Bonne piloted the Christian Bigeon trainee. 5.1/1 Alinea (9g Baccarat du Pont) took third for Charles J. Bigeon and trainer Christian.

Racing also took place the previous two days at Vincennes. Yesterday 4.4/1 Champion Dore (7g Prince Gede) scored for Matthieu Abrivard in the 49,000€ Prix Hermentaria timed in 1.13kr. Abrivard also owns and trains this one that picked up his 10th career win.

On Thursday 7.1/1 Gross Weight (8g Scarlet Knight-Elma Jet) scored in the Prix de L’Ile de Re (purse 67,000€, monte) clocked in 1.12.9kr over the 2875 meter distance. Antoine Voisin was in the irons for Thierry Duvaldestin who trains for Johann Chembri, the owner.

by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

 

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