Four 24,000e finals took place today at Mons Ghlin, France, each over the 2300 meter autostart course.
The fastest event, named the Prix Queen L, went to Urry Up d'Heripre, a six year-old daughter ofin 1.15.3kr. Anders Lindqvist trains the winner and Mlle. Johanna Lindqvist did the teaming of the second favorite in the contest. Also on the card was the Prix de la Saint Valentin. This race represented a second comeback tune-up for veteran Roi du Lupin and he did not disappoint punters and fans.
He scored in 1.15kr over 2850 meters as the prohibitive favorite, his 25th career win and earnings now almost 1.5 million euros. Anthony Barrier drove the winner for trainer/owner J-P Marmion. Another classy veteran, the mare Quoumba de Guez was second for Alexandre Abrivard and trainer J-M Bazire. Mons Ghlin results are shown below.
February 15, 2014 Mons Ghlin, Prix Moni Maker, 24,000e, 2300 meters autostart, females final, 12 starters 1.16.5kr
1st Alegria Renka (4f-Pepito d'Urzy), Rick Ebbinge, 2.3/1
2nd Amalia (4f-Jasoda), Geert Lamoo up, 4.3/1
3rd Amber Merett (4f Or de Bruges-Olympia Mons), Marc Huygens, 3/1
February 15, 2014 Mons Ghlin, Prix Queen L, 24,000e, 2300 meters autostart, females, 11 starters 1.15.3kr
1st Urry Up d'Heripre(6f-Nouvelle Victoire-Defi d'Aunou), Mlle. Johanna Lindqvist up for trainer Anders Lindqvist, 3.2/1 odds
2nd Ulite de Duffel (6f-Oldie de Duffel), , 0.7/1
3rd Unika Slipper (6f Infant du Bossis-Oulda du Tumulus), Gunther J-P Loix up, 20/1
February 15, 2014 Mons Ghlin, Prix Sea Cove, 24,000e, 2300 meters autostart, males, 12 starters 1.16.5kr
1st Vamos Jet (5g-Madre Marla), Lucv Roelens aboard, 5.8/1
2nd Useul (6g Horse de Cottun-Offie du Bosquet), Gerard Vergaerde the reinsman, 1.8/1
3rd Vadrouilleur (5g Otello Pierji-Langoureuse), Rafael Depuydt up, odds 69/1
February 15, 2014 Mons Ghlin, Prix Balou Boy, 24,000e, 2300 meters autostart, males, 8 starters 1.16.1kr
1st Adios Amigo (4m Nahar de Beval-Olivia Barbes), Thomas Panschow up, 0.4/1 favorite
2nd Akhala Kamy (4m Ideal de L'Iton-Histoire de Laleux), Guido Laureys driving, 24/1
3rd Arthur d'Atom (4m Sanchp Panca-Manouchka), Gerard Vergaerde up, 6/1
February 15, 2014 Mons Ghlin, Prix de la Saint Valentin, 8400e, 2850 meters autostart, 8 starters, 1.15kr
1st Roi du Lupin (9g Fleuron Perrine-Helia de Saint Pol-), Anthony Barrier driving for trainer/owner J-P Marmion, off at 0.3/1 odds and recorded his 25th career win for 1,498,700e
2nd Quoumba de Guez (10f Urfist des Pres-Vanina de Mareuil), Alexandre Abrivard aboard for trainer J-M Bazire at 4.5/1
3rd Picardo (11m Hermes de Pericard-Farandole du Corta), Nico D'Haenens up at 18/1
At Kincsem Park in Hungray, the former HU Derby winner Ollyan Nincs, a son of Pickaflick, scored a narrow win for trainer Imre Fazekas. The Laszlo Tolnay Memorial was contested over 2560 meters for a purse of 500,000Huf. The winner moved around the last turn to take command and held off fast closing Kiskarcsi (by Castleton Magic) on the line. On the card, the well-bredmare Mellby Schwim won an 1800 meter autostart event named the Bonvivan Handicap for driver/trainer Sandor Varga.
February 15, 2014 Kincsem Park, Laszlo Tolnay Memorial, 2560 meters, 500,000Huf purse, 6 starters 1.18.7kr
1st Ollyan Nincs (6g Pickaflick-C'est la Guerre), Imre Fazekas trainer/driver, 1.4/1 favorite
2nd Kiskarcsi (10g Castleton Magic-Best Love), Istvan Papp aboard
3rd Masterpiece )8mFebruary 15, 2014 Kincsem Park, Bonvivan Handicap, 1800 meters autostart, 330,000Huf purse, 8 starters1.18.1kr -Fairplay), L. Marton
1st Mellby Schwim (9f-Impish Hornline), Sandor Varga trainer/driver for owner Diadora IV
2nd Jackpot Star (11m Allison Hollow-Aniko Star), Tibor Hajnal trainer/driver
3rd Montgomery (8m Baltic Bet-Sandti), L. Marton trainer/driver
by Thomas H. Hicks for Harnesslink.com