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Prix Paul Viel to test sons of Ready Cash

04:28 AM 31 Jan 2014 NZDT
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Brillanttissime holds off stablemate Bird Parker in early stakes action
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The road to the first Criterium for the 3YO A-generation runs through a pair of 120,000 euro group two races both over 2175m at Vincennes, Saturday.

For the females of the 2010 crop the Prix Roquepine is the latest test of their credentials for the upcoming group one, while for the colts, the Prix Paul Viel is the next step to the first classique, the Criterium des Jeunes.

Ready Cash is due to retire in a fortnight's time, but it looks like his impact is going to be felt for some time yet with the two dominant colts so far being his sons Brillantissime and Bird Parker who head this field.

The pair provided the quinella in both group twos that have been decided for the A crop thus far, the Prix Emmanual Margouty as 2YOs at the end of December, and then the first of the new season, the Prix Maurice de Gheest.

But the despairing thought for other French stallion owners must be that these two might not even be the best Ready Cash colt of this crop, following unbeaten Bouclier D'Or's commanding win in the 3YO race on Sunday's Prix d'Amerique card.

All three colts are trained by Ready Cash's owner Phillipe Allaire who is dominating the early age-group races with his great horse's progeny for the second season in a row.

The main challengers will be Franck Anne's Bolide de Gueron, a son of Cygnus d'Odyssee, who has trailed them home in third and fourth place respectively in those early group races, Bruno Bourgoin's Brutus de Bailly (Niky ) in the hands of Jean Michel Bazire and Frederic Prat's Black d'Avril (Oceano Nox).

Sebastien Guarato's Prix Une de Mai winner Billie de Montfort heads a field of 12 in the Prix Roquepine and will be at a short price to continue her winning ways after suffering her first defeat at the hands of Be My Girl in the Prix Gelinotte three weeks ago.

She will not have to face Philippe Allaire's daughter of Love You, who she beat in the Prix Une de Mai and her main rival will be Jean Michel Bazire's unbeaten filly Balzane de Bootz a daughter of unheralded Coktail Jet stallion Nem, who steps up to group company for the first time after three wins, two at Vincennes.

However this is a big step up and she will have to lower her record nearly three seconds if she is to beat daughter of Jasmin de Flore.

Philippe Allaire's Ready Cash filly Bliss Nevele, Biguglia (Coktail Jet), Barbalala (Qwerty) and Bassana de Marlau (Love You) are others who look capable of featuring in this.

PRIX PAUL VIEL  Vincennes 2014-02-01 Group II 3YOC € 120 000 2175m

1 Bioness (3c Sam Bourbon - Quiradelle d'Hilly) Dr: Jean Pierre Dubois Patrick Chevrier

2 Bolchoi du Boulay (3c Olitro - Mona Lisa Jet ) Dr: Laurent Claude Abrivard Tr: Laurent Claude Abrivard

3 Bocage d'Ortige (3c Mirage du Goutier - Providence Dortige) Dr: Eric Raffin Tr: Sebastien Guarato

4 Brutus de Bailly (3c Niky - Ninon de Bailly) Dr: Jean Michel Bazire Tr: Bruno Bourgoin

5 Bixente (3c Quaker Jet - Ketty Mesloise) Dr: Jean Etienne Dubois Tr: Jean Etienne Dubois

6 Black d'Avril (3c Oceano Nox - Olivia d'Avril) Dr: Franck Ouvrie Tr: Frederic Prat

7 Best of Sly (3c Sam Bourbon - Quinella Aimef) Dr: Pierre Yves Verva Tr: Sebastien Guarato

8 Bird Parker (3c Ready Cash - Belisha) Dr: Pierre Vercruysse Tr: Philippe Allaire

9 Bolide de Gueron (3c Cygnus d'Odyssee - Olivia) Dr: Franck Anne Tr: Franck Anne

10 Brillantissime (3c Ready Cash - Ivre de Victoire) Dr: Jos Verbeeck Tr: Philippe Allaire

PRIX ROQUEPINE  Vincennes  2014-02-01 Group II 3YOF € 120 000 2175m

1 Baraka Vici (3f Love You - Irlande du Nord) Dr: Frederic Prat Tr: Frederic Prat

2 Bliss Nevele (3f Ready Cash - Quick Nevele) Dr: Jos Verbeeck Tr: Philippe Allaire

3 Bambina Magic (3f Nuage de Lait - Rive Magic) Dr: Franck Nivard Tr: Dominique Lemetayer

4 Brise de l'Alba (3f Quido du Goutier - Cely de la Meritee) Dr: William Bigeon Tr: William Bigeon

5 Belline d'Urzy (3f Otello Pierji - Querida d'Urzy) Dr: Christophe Hamel Tr: Christophe Hamel

6 Balzane de Bootz (3f Nem - Queza de Bootz) Dr: Jean Michel Bazire Tr: Jean Michel Bazire

7 Barbalala (3f Qwerty - Pardinia) Dr: Jean Etienne Dubois Tr: Jean Etienne Dubois

8 Balade de Blary (3f Qualmio de Vandel - Garine d'Occagnes) Dr: Franck Anne Tr: Franck Anne

9 Bardane du Houlbet (3f Jet Fortuna - Hague du Houlbet) Dr: Romain Christian Larue Tr: Romain Christian Larue

10 Bassana de Marlau (3f Sam Bourbon - Jessie de Vonnas) Dr: Jean Pierre Dubois Tr: Patrick Chevrier

11 Biguglia (3f Coktail Jet - La Faisanderie) Dr: Franck Ouvrie Tr: Frederic Prat

12 Billie de Montfort (3f Jasmin de Flore - Quismy de Montfort) Dr: Eric Raffin Tr: Sebastien Guarato

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