Singalo, bred, owned and trained by Louis Baudron and ridden by David Thomain won the 700,000 euro Prix de Cornulier in mile rate time of 1:56.49, defeating Quarry Bay (Camille Levesque) in a close finish.
Off at 18/1 Singalo took the lead around the final bend and looked like an easy winner until he drifted wide allowing Quarry Bay to rally on the inside. Scolie de Brasserie was 3rd with Tiego d'Etang 4th (the favorite). The top three were off at 18, 11 and 13/1 respectively. Last year's winner Quif de Villeneuve led early before fading to 10th in the field of 18.
Singalo is a 7-year-old son offrom the mare Ingala (US$434,000). A 60/40 French trotter/stamdardbred pedigree this monte expert reprsents the maternal family of (US$1,495,000), Gobernator (US$$1,180,000), Mandarino Blue (US$474,000) and the US Saratoga Open trotter Lorenzo Dream.
Prix de Cornulier 2013 - Singalo (David Thomain)
by Thomas HICKS