Day At The Track

Prix de Bretagne starts road to Prix d'Amerique

08:48 AM 15 Nov 2014 NZDT
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Roxanne Griff, harness racing
Roxanne Griff will don a harness and takes on the boys in France Saturday
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Tomorrow’s first “B”, the €120,000 Prix de Bretagne starts the path to the 2015 Prix d’Amerique at Vincennes racecourse in France.

A total of 18 contestants will travel 2700 meters in this Gr. II 2015 UET Masters Series event. The field includes heavily-campaigned and Elitloppet winner

Timoko to be reined by Bjorn Goop and the great mare Roxane Griff with Eric Raffin to drive. Uhlan de Val, Un Mec d’Heripre and Up And Quickare worth watching as well. Eight of the starters sport career earnings in excess of €1 million.

Prix de Bretagne (horse/driver/trainer)

  1. Axelle Dark (Jos Verbeeck), P. Allaire
  2. Olmo Holz (Christophe Martens), V. Martens
  3. Juggle Face (Dominik Locqueneux), L. Kolgjini
  4. Amour d’Occagnes (Alexandre Abrivard), F. Rebeche
  5. Une Fille d’Amour (David Thomain), C. Raimbaud
  6. Akim du Cap Vert (Franck Anne), F. Anne
  7. Soleil du Fossé (Thierry Duvaldestin). Th. Duvaldestin
  8. Village Mystic (Pierre Vercruysse), L. Baudron
  9. Uhlan du Val (Cédric Mégissier), C. Megissier
  10. Sévérino (Damien Bonne), Ch. Bigeon
  11. Un Mec d’Héripré (Franck Nivard), F. Souloy
  12. Texas Charm (Julien Dubois), Ph. Moulin
  13. Singolo (Cédric Beurel), L. Baudron
  14. Rêve de Beylev (Sébastien Ernault), S. Guarato
  15. Up And Quick (Jean-Michel Bazire), F. Leblanc
  16. Tiégo d’Etang (Charles-Julien Bigeon), Ch. Bigeon
  17. Roxane Griff (Eric Raffin), S. Guarato
  18. Timoko (Björn Goop), R. Westerink

This week has been highlighted by solid performances in Sweden. On November 12 at Solvalla the good two year-old Mister J.P. won in 1.13.6kr over 1640 meters autostart to earn 50,000SEK first prize.

The J-P Barjon owned son of Taurus Dream-Baghdad Dream-Yankee Glide is trained/driven by Bjorn Goop and remains undefeated in five starts for earnings of 700,000SEK. On that card the Steve Organ (Canada) owned Frisky Magic won in 1.11.8kr over 1640 meters autostart. Orjan Kihlstrom teamed the Roger Walmann trainee that is four year-old mare by Kadabra-Frisky Fergi-Garland Lobell) as she earned 70,000SEK first money.

Jerry Riordan sent out two winners at Aby on November 13.

Rosnay scored in 1.15kr over 2140 meters autostart to earn 20,000SEK. Peter Arnqvist (amateur) drove the four year-old Love You mare from Lovable-Daguet Rapide. Lisa Riordan and Folli Srl owned this one.

Peter Ingves scored with another Riordan trainee, The End (2f Self Possessed-Liberia de Jesolo-Lemon Dra), in 1.17.9kr over 1640 meters voltstart to earn 50,000SEK. Lisa Riordan owns this filly that scored in her first start. Riordan was also second with Tiflomia Jet.



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