Jean-Philippe Dubois' super mare Vision Intense is a 4/3 on favourite on early markets for the Prix Jean Gauvreau which is race 5 on Saturday's card, as she makes a return to under saddle racing after a meritorious third in the group two Prix Henri Levesque in the bike to Voltigeur de Myrt, who is second-favourite in the other 5YO group race today.
Vision Intense will be ridden as usual byand any placing in the race will push the daughter of over the 800,000 euro mark in earnings.
You will get good odds on any of the others, should she go into one of her occasional gallops as she did in costly fashion in the first of the monte group ones this year, the Prix des Centaures, which was won by Valdice de Mars , who lines up again here.
Loic Groussard's daughter of Lynx de Bellouet will be ridden by champion jockey Yoann Lebourgeois and was paying 7/2 on the early market. Powerful player Ecurie des Charms stallion Valroy () and Yves Dreux's Varum Boy (Baccarat du Pont), who is making his first group start after solid recent form, are also well supported at 3/1 and 4/1 respectively.
As mentioned previously Voltigeur de Myrt is the early 2/1 second-favourite for the Prix Albert Demarcq, for the same age group, but under harness, which is race 8 on the card and has drawn a closely matched field of nine.
The winner of last year's Criterium des 4 Ans was super last time out notching his first win since last year's classique for trainer Roberto Donati and is a good chance here with a similar performance, with the other big guns of the generation such as Village Mystic, Victoire and Vanika du Ruel bypassing the race.
Edging him in the favouritism is Eric Lambertz' Viking de Val (3/2) who was second in the Prix Henri Levesque, but Villeroi (9/4), whose baby sister Agneska is in the Criterium des 4 Ans, and two sons ofin Vulcain de Vandel (5/2) and Very Nice Marceau (3/1) also well supported.
PRIX JEAN GAUVREAU Vincennes
03/05/14 FR Group II monte 2175m 5YO 120,000e
1 Valse de Reve (m Mister President - Nouba Houba) Anthony Barrier Tr: Nicolas Roussel 2175
2 Victoire Smiling (m Memphis du Rib - Kediva) Damien Bonne Tr: Damien Bonne 2175
3 Vol de Nuit (h- Manon Lescaut ) Camille Levesque Tr: 2175
4 Vie des Neuf Clos (m Obrillant - Lola des Neuf Clos)Tr: Sebastien Hardy 2175
5 Viva Jenilou (m Phlegyas - Louve Jenilou)2175
6 Valroy (h- Leda d'Occagnes) Alexandre Abrivard Tr: 2175
7 Varum Boy (h Baccarat du Pont - Hawai Girl)Tr: Yves Dreux 2175
8 Volga Saltor (m Fleuron Perrine - Glory d'Ariane) David Thomain Tr: Daniel Bethouart 2175
9 Voriane de Guez (m Jet Fortuna - Oriane de Guez) Olivier Touvais Mickael Tourteau 2175
10 Vic du Boisnant (h Gazouillis - Ode du Boisnant) Pierre Yves Verva Tr: Bruno Bourgoin 2175
11 Viscaria (m Gai Brillant - Lajounie des Cinty) Francois Lagadeuc Tr: Guillaume Gillot 2175
12 Valdice de Mars (m Lynx de Bellouet - Tiphanie) Yoann Lebourgeois Tr: Loic Groussard 2175
13 Vision Intense (m- Intense Action) Tr: 2175
PRIX ALBERT DEMARCQ Vincennes
03/05/14 FR Group II 2850m 5YO 120 000e
1 Vaisman (h Memphis du Rib - Iula du Douetil) Dr:Tr: 2850
2 Vulcain de Vandel (h- Ophelia de Vandel) Dr: Tr: 2850
3 Visite Royale (s- Imagine d'Odyssee) Dr: Tr: 2850
4 Very Nice Marceaux (h- Jolie Fortuna) Dr: Pierre Vercruysse Tr: Gregory Laurent 2850
5 Vive Majyc (s Baccarat - Pont et Mammy Blue) Dr: Cedric Beurel Tr:2850
6 Villeroi (h- Pocahontas) Dr: Jean Etienne Dubois Tr: Jean Etienne Dubois 2850
7 Vigove (h Gazouillis - Govive) Dr:Tr: 2850
8 Viking de Val (h Baccarat du Pont - La Forge de Val) Dr: Eric Lambertz Tr: Eric Lambertz 2875
9 Voltigeur de Myrt (h Opus Viervil - Myrtille des Bois) Dr:Tr: Roberto Donati 2850
by David Sanders, for Harnesslink.com