Marquee events at Vincennes on Saturday

02:00 AM 03 May 2014 NZST
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Vision Intense is one of the favorites in the Prix Jean Gauvreau
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Nathalie Henry
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The 5YO crop play a supporting role to the Group One classique Criterium des 4 Ans with two Group two races, both worth 120,000 euros, the Prix Jean Gauvreau a monte over 2175m and the Prix Albert Demarcq an "atelle" or under harness race over 2850m, sandwiching the marquee event of the day.

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 by Nathalie Henry and any placing in the race will push the daughter of Prodigious 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 (First de Retz) 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 of Jag de Bellouet in 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 Goetmals Wood - Manon Lescaut ) Camille Levesque Tr: Mike Lenders 2175

4 Vie des Neuf Clos (m Obrillant - Lola des Neuf Clos) Matthieu Abrivard Tr: Sebastien Hardy 2175

5 Viva Jenilou (m Phlegyas - Louve Jenilou) Franck Nivard Louis Baudron 2175

6 Valroy (h First de Retz - Leda d'Occagnes) Alexandre Abrivard Tr: Jean Michel Bazire 2175

7 Varum Boy (h Baccarat du Pont - Hawai Girl) Eric Raffin 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 Prodigious - Intense Action) Nathalie Henry Tr: Philippe Moulin 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: Franck Anne Tr: Franck Anne 2850

2 Vulcain de Vandel (h Jag de Bellouet - Ophelia de Vandel) Dr: Franck Nivard Tr: Franck Nivard 2850

3 Visite Royale (s Love You - Imagine d'Odyssee) Dr: Julien Dubois Tr: Philippe Moulin 2850

4 Very Nice Marceaux (h Jag de Bellouet - Jolie Fortuna) Dr: Pierre Vercruysse Tr: Gregory Laurent 2850

5 Vive Majyc (s Baccarat - Pont et Mammy Blue) Dr: Cedric Beurel Tr: Louis Baudron 2850

6 Villeroi (h Oiseau de Feux - Pocahontas) Dr: Jean Etienne Dubois Tr: Jean Etienne Dubois 2850

7 Vigove (h Gazouillis - Govive) Dr: Jean Michel Bazire Tr: Franck Leblanc 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: Eric Raffin Tr: Roberto Donati 2850

by David Sanders, for Harnesslink.com

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