The race for the 5YO V-generation is over 2175m and the daughter ofwill be making her first serious attempt under harness since appearing in the 4YO equivalent race this time last year, the Prix Paul Legeurney, where she ran eighth to Varade d'Hermine who also lines up here.
Her last win under harnesss came in the Coupe Inter-Regionale des 3 Ans in Vincennes in December 2012 although she does have two top-three placings in group races under harness, the last one being the Prix Annick Dreux also in December 2012. She will be driven by.
Dubois' other three entrants include the underrated Volcan d'Urzy, who will be diven byhimself, was second in two of the group ones Criterium Des 4 Ans and Prix Albert Viel for this crop. Group two winner Voyage de Reve was third in the Prix De Croix Euro (G2) this year, while twice group two placed mare Visite Royale will be driven by Michel Lenoir.
The field is start-studded, featuring dual Criterium winner's star mare Vanika du Ruel, a four-time winner at group one level and recently back in form with a win in the Prix Jean Le Gonidec (G2) in February this year after more than 12 months without a win.
Roberto Donati's Criterium des 4 Ans winner Voltigeur de Myrt, who is undertaking his first season at stud simultaneously as they do routinely in France, is also back under harness and and the son of Opus Viervil will be looking for his first win since his success in the classic, some 11 months ago.
Two of the in fom runners are Jean-Etienne Dubois' Villeroi and Eric Lambertz' Viking de Val who have been prominent in group two races this year at Vincennes.
Viking de Val, a son of Baccarat du Pont, won the Prix Robert Auvray (G2) and was second in the Prix De Croix Euro while Villeroi, a son of, won the Prix Ovide Moulinet (G2) and was second in the Prix Robert Auvray.
's Vigove also has a win this year, picking up the Prix de Croix in early January, although he has been well held in his last two starts.
PRIX HENRI LEVESQUE Vincennes
12/04/14 GROUP 2 FR Nat 5YOs 2175m 120 000 euros
1 Vodka des Caillons (5m Nuage de Lait - Aberlande) Dr: Hubert Hardy Tr: Hubert Hardy
2 Vulcain de Vandel (5h- Ophelia de Vandel) Dr: Tr:
3 Valdu Mag (5h Jam Pridem - Poesie de Chamant) Dr:Tr: Bruno Bourgoin
4 Visite Royale (5m- Imagine d'Odyssee) Dr: Michel Lenoir Tr:
5 Very Nice Marceaux (5h- Jolie Fortuna) Dr: Pierre Vercruysse Tr: Gregory Laurent
6 Varade d'Hermine (5m Legs du Clos - Hotesse des Champs) Dr: Francoise Lagadeuc Tr: Jean Michel Baudouin
7 Voyage de Reve (5h Password - Kiocalba) Dr: Etienne Dubois Tr:
8 Volcan d'Urzy (5h Password - Jabotte d'Urzy) Dr:Tr:
9 Villeroi (- Pocahontas) Dr: Christophe. Martens Tr: J-Et. Dubois
10 Viking de Val (5h Baccarat du Pont - La Forge de Val) Dr: Eric Lambertz Tr: Eric Lambertz
11 Vigove (5h Gazouillis - Govive) Dr: Loic Guinoiseau Tr:
12 Voltigeur de Myrt (5h Opus Viervil - Myrtille des Bois) Dr:Tr: Roberto Donati
13 Vipsie Griff (5m- Ojipsie Griff) Dr: Damien Bonne Tr:
14 Vision Intense (5m- Intense Action) Rd: Tr:
15 Vanika du Ruel (5m- Jacarandine) Dr: Tr:
by David Sanders, for Harnesslink.com