Veteran class-master Roi du Lupin (9g Fleuron Perrine-Helia de Saint Pol-) took todays Prix General du Lupin at Mons Ghlin, after a year's absence due to injury.
Teamed by Anthony Barrier for legendary owner/trainer Jean-Paul Marmion, the short-money favorite scored in 1.14.4kr over the 2300 meter autostart course. Roi du Lupin now has 24 career victories and earnings of nearly 1.5 million euros.
Marmion said his charge is in good shape and is being prepped for fast-class races during the spring season. Another veteran, Paladin Bleu, was second with Denmark's hopeful Ouch ending third.
February 4, 2014 Mons Ghlin, Prix General du Lupin, International, 7,200â‚¬ purse, 2300 meters autostart, 10 starters 1.14.4kr
1st Roi du Lupin (9g Fleuron Perrine-Helia de Saint-Pol-), Anthony Barrier up for trainer J-P Marmion and Ecurie Jean-Paul Marmion, 0.4/1 winning favorite, his 24th career win for earnings of 1,494,700â‚¬
2nd Paladin Bleu (11m-Una Picolina-Lanthin), M.Loic Thieulent up, 4.8/1 odds on this winner of 11 races for 749,610â‚¬ lifetime
3rd Ouch (8g-Juvel Gill-JR Broline), Gerard Vergaerde up 12/1 (Denmark)
by Thomas H. Hicks for Harnesslink.com