Today's Laval co-featured Prix de la Societe du Cheval Francais, a European monte test for 27,000e, went to veteranstallion Remember Jihem.
Fabien Gence rode the J-M Monclon trainee to his first victory since early June 2013. He rallied along the pegs with 700 meters to go in the 2875 meter test to score easily in 1.14.4kr, his 10th career victory. Longshots Rescousse de Barb and Riquewihr finished two-three.
March 12, 2014 Laval, Prix de la Societe du Cheval Francais, 27,000e, European monte, 10- starters, 2875 meters (m=male; f=female) 1.14.4kr
1st Remember Jihem (9m-Feriana-Pietro), Fabien Gence up for Jean-Marie Monclon, 2.5/1 odds, his 10th career victory for earnings of 349,700e
2nd Rescousse de Barb (9f L'as de Vivetaute-Gaie Melodie-Quadrophenio), Mlle. Marion Lemonnier, 58/1
3rd Riquewihr (9g-Itara-Reve d'Udon), Yann Joblot up, 24/1
Last Sunday's Grand Criterium de Vitesse winner, Univers de Pan, will soon begin his initial season at stud at Haras du Prieure while also racing.
TrainerOn the Sunday Cagnes sur mer card Germany's Armando Kievitshof and reinsman Rik Dupuydt took the 50,000e Prix de Rome in 1.14kr over 2925 meters. The son of will point his pupil, a beautiful and great gaited son of Kenya du Pont, toward the April 19 Prix de l'Atlantique at Enghien and will consider Sweden's Olympiatravet, the Oslo Grand Prix and Kymi Grand Prix albeit they may represent tight scheduling difficulties. Daugeard commented that his first concern is the horse, and having him fresh and ready for the next winter meet at Paris-Vincennes. , from a Spotlite Lobell dam, scored at 9.6/1 odds for his ninth lifetime win.
March 9, 2014 Cagnes sur mer, Prix de Rome Tor di Valle, 50,000e, 2925 meters, 15 starters 1.14kr
1st Armando Kievitshof (7g-Continental Lobell-Spotlite Lobell), Rik Dupuydt up for trainer Carine de Soete, owner DVBA Campus RPF, 9.6/1 odds, his ninth career win for 293,599e
2nd Saphir de Fille (8m Ipsos de Montfort-Jelene-Ortolan),aboard, 2.3/1
3rd Swing d'Eronville (8g-Lucie d'Eronville- ), J-C Feron up at 30/1
Other European racing of interest took place Saturday at Farjestad (Sweden) as thestallion Francois de Gull took the V-75 Gold Division in a quick 1.11.3kr over 1640 meters autostart. He defeated a well-balanced field including BAHT Launcher. On the card trainer Per Eriksson recorded a training win with the mare Livacious Lindy.
March 8, 2014 Farjestad Sweden, Gold, 1640 meters autostart, 150,000SEK to winner 1.11.3kr
1st Francois du Gull (7m-Tantiem Gull- ), up, winners' 13th in 67 starts for 2,547,172SEK
2nd BAHT Launcher (9g Tap In-Josephine Launcher-Turbo Thrust),up
3rd Dileva Kall (8f-Leva Kall-Spotlite Lobell), driver/trainer
March 8, 2014 Farjestad Sweden, conditioned 2640 meters turning, 100,000SEK to winner 1.15.6kr
1st Livacious Lindy (5f-Luscious Hall- ), driver for trainer Per K. Eriksson who co-owns with Per Rodert; this 2010 import from US has won four times in five 2014 starts and five of 28 lifetime
by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com