Many of the international trotting leaders face off Saturday in the second "B" leading to the 2014 Prix d'Amerique. The UET Masters Series' Prix du Bourbonnais (Gr. II International, 2850 meters, distance handicap, 120,000 euro purse, 15 starters) features, Timoko, , Save The Quick and Singalo, all starting with a 25 meter handicap.
The front group includes possible victors Texas Charm, Roxana de Barbray and two Italy invaders Marielles and Pascia Lest (a son offrom a dam), the only four year-old in the field.
Horse, Sex/Age, Distance, Driver, Record, Earnings (euros)
Triode de Felliere, f6, 2850, A. Barrier, 1.10.8kr, 607,190
Uhlan du Val, m5, 2850, C. Magissier, 1.10.5kr, 614,290
Soleil du Fosse, m7, 2850, T. Duvaldestin, 1.11.4kr, 633,180
Santa Rosa France, f7, 2850, W. Bigeon, 1.10kr, 705,950
Marielles (Italy), f7, 2850, M. Abrivard, 1.10.7kr, 706,014
Renommee d'Obret, f8, 2850, F. Ouvrie, 1.09.5kr, 739,762
Pascia Lest (Italy), m4, 2850,, 1.10.5kr, 741,482
Roxana de Barbray, f8, 2850, D. Locqueneux, 1.11.7kr, 863,828
Tiego d'Etang, m6, 2850, Ch. Bigeon, 1.10.9kr, 916,980
Texas Charm, m6, 2850,, 1.09.9kr, 956,50
Singalo, m7, 2875, L. Baudron, 1.11.2kr, 1,140,620
Save The Quick, f7, 2875, J-M Bazire, 1.10.3kr, 1,503,479
, m8, 2875, J.Philippe Dubois, 1.10.7kr, 1,573,310
Timoko, m6, 2875, Jos. Verbeeck, 1.10kr, 2,099,590
, m8, 2875, F. Nivard, 1.10.3kr, 4,264,300
Singalo is a previous Prix du Cornulier winner (monte) withand being past Prix d'Amerique winners in what is a well-matched elite group (with combined earnings in excess of 18 million euro, or US$24.6 million). Another Prix d'Amerique hopeful, 's Up And Quick, is not in the field. They plan to take a different path to the big race that includes the December 15th Prix Jean Dumouch, Prix Burgandy on December 29 and the Prix on January 12.
by Thomas H. Hicks for Harnesslink.com