700,000 euro Prix de Cornulier Monte Sunday

06:34 AM 15 Jan 2014 NZDT
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Singalo is going for his second straight win in this event
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Twenty-four international trotters were engaged to contest the 700,000 euro, UET Masters Series, Gr. I Prix de Cornulier on Sunday at Paris-Vincennes. The monte classic, held one week prior to the Prix d'Amerique, produces an invite for the winner to the Prix d'Am. If they remain in the final field, there are prior Prix d'Amerique starters (e.g.,Roxane Griff) in the mix along with youngsters who perform well in monte events (e.g., Vision Intense at age five). Last year's winner, Singalo, will be at the start for trainer Louis Baudron. Irrespective of the outcome this event is a must see for trotting fans, especially those that embrace monte.

The Prix de Cornulier was born in 1931 and has been raced annually thereafter except for 1940-41. Two winners, Bellino II and Jag de Bellouet, scored in the Cornulier and then the Prix d'Amerique. The fastest winning time so far was the 2012 victory by Quif de Villeneuve in 1.12kr. Singalo's outstanding win a year ago was timed in 1.12.7kr in the snow.

There have been three triple winners of the Cornulier, the most recent being Jag de Bellouet (2004 through 2006), then Kaiser Trot in 1981-2 and again in 1984 and Bellino II in 1973 followed by his back to back scores in 1975-6. There have been 12 two-time winners including Tidalium Pelo, Tabriz, Dream With Me, One du Rib and First de Retz (an excellent sire of monte trotters).

January 19, 2014 - Paris-Vincennes Prix de Cornulier, UET Masters Series Gr. I International monte, 2700 meters

Horse/Trainer/Age/Sex/Earnings

Tuanita d'Occagnes, D. Desclos, 7f, 199,840 euro

True Advantage (USA), S. Melander, 7f, 225,783

Signeville,D. Cinier, 8f, 261,520

Utopie Imperiele, F. Boismartel, 6f, 276,060

Tenerife Turgot, P. Belloche, 7f, 283.630

Unikaranes, L-C Abrivard, 6f, 340,980

Sylvie de Betan, D. Haon, 8f, 362,910

Saphir de Morge, F. Terry, 8m, 432,490

Sakura Jiel, J-L Dersoir, 8f, 448,655

Utoky, F. Leblanc, 6m, 493,750

Ulysse, M. Lenders, 6m, 512,030

Twist des Caillons, H. Hardy, 7m, 532,780

Son Alezan, F. Leblanc, 8m, 533,020

Quarlos, M. Dabouis, 10m, 554,600

Vision Intense, Ph. Moulin, 5f, 616,250

Taiga du Rib, Joel Hallais, 7f, 682,450

Santa Rosa France, J-L Bigeon, 8f, 705,950

Marielles (Italy), F. Souloy, 8f, 721,614

Tiego d'Etang, Ch. Bigeon, 7m, 928,980

Quinoa du Gers, F. Souloy, 10m, 974,343

Quarry Bay, M. Lenders, 10f, 978,020

Singalo, L. Baudron, 8m, 1,170,620

Save The Quick, F. Leblanc, 8f, 1,567,079

Roxane Griff, S. Guarato, 9f, 1,708,119

by Thomas H. Hicks for Harnesslink.com 

 

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