Sirene de Feugeres, in rein to Nicolas Bazin and trained by Thierry Duvaldestin, secured today’s €80,000 international Prix Vichy Celestirs in France at 19/1 odds.
Racing over the marathon 3525 meters (two and 3/16 miles, distance handicapped), the winner rallied late to sweep to victory in 1.16.6kr, her 23rd win for over €391,000 earned. The eight-year-old daughter of Infant du Bossis overcame a 25 meter handicap to defeat 17 rivals.
June 5, 2014 Vichy, Prix Vichy Celestirs, International, €80,000, 3525 meters distance handicap, 18 starters, Quinte+ jackpot €3,550,000, 1.16.6kr
1st Sirene de Feugeres (8f Infant du Bossis-Deesse de Feugeres-Ogino), Nicolas Bazin for trainer Thierry Duvaldestin, 25 meter penalty, 19/1, 23rd career win for €391,638 for owner Xavier Cavey
2nd Tornade de Piya (7f Buvetier d’Aunou-Nandette), Eric Raffin, 15/1
3rd Amour d’Occagnes (7m Diamant Gede-Naomi November), Christophe Martens for trainer Vincent Martens, 50 meter handicap, 23/1
The solid Vichy undercard showcased a win by H.M. Monocerus, a seven year-old daughter of Staro Showbiz (a Swedish sire by Supergill-Emma Gee San-Speedy Fly), in the Prix de Grosbois, a European affair for a purse of €32,000. The 3/2 favorite was teamed by Damien Bonne for trainer Duvaldestin and Norwegian owner Geir Norbotten. Christophe Martens reined Sandman Sand, a son of SJ’s Photo, home second.
June 5, 2014 Vichy, Prix de Grosbois, European, €32,000, 2850 meters, 18 starters, 1.14.2kr
1st H.M. Monocerus (7f Staro Showbiz-Taxi Genova-Super News), Damien Bonne, 1.5/1, Norway owner Geir Nordbotten, trainer Thierry Duvaldestin
2nd Sandman Sand (8g SJs Photo-Dream Sand), Christophe Martens up for Vincent Martens, 5/1, Sweden
3rd Rinouk de Bouliere (9g Jasmin de Flore-Hippie de Bouliere), Eric Raffin for Mlle, M.A. Goetz, 12/1
As the card drew to a close Jean-Michel Bazire took victory 5,000 in France with Botzaris, a three year-old son of Ganymede that he owns and trains. Quite an accomplishment for the reinsman widely regarded as the leading catch-driver in France, now also training a relatively large contingent of campaigners.
June 5, 2014 Vichy, Prix Saint-Remy Eu Rollat, €21,000, 2800 meters autostart, 14 starters, 1.17.5kr
1st Botzaris (3g Ganymede-Misomys-Tenor de Baune), J-M Bazire owner, trainer, driver, 4/1, second career win for €14,650 and Bazire’s 5,000th driving win in France
2nd Boycott (3g Goetmals Wood-Mine d’Or), Gabriele Gelormini up for Jean-Etienne Dubois, 2.8/1
3rd Break de Bertrange (3m Magnificent Rodney-Olympe du Rui), Jean-Philippe Ducher trainer/driver, 6.5/1
Quinte+ race of the day at Vincennes
The Quinte+ race of the day this evening at Paris-Vincennes went to the Sebastian Ernault trained and reined Vittel de Brevol.
The son of legendary Jag de Bellouet scored in 1.14.1kr over 2700 meters to win the Prix Trophee des Hippodrome Marins for €56,000. Ernault is seen too seldom these days at Paris-Vincennes, where he won the Prix d’Amerique with Oyonnax in 2010. Longshots led the wire-parade this day and the exact order winning ticket (excluding the jackpot of €3.4 million) paid €60,200 for a €2 wager.June 6, 2014 Paris-Vincennes, Prix Trophee des Hippodrome Marins, €56,000, 2700 meters, 17 starters, European, Quinte+, 1.14.1kr
1st Vittel de Brevol (5m Jag de Bellouet-Lady de Brevol), Sebastian Ernault trainer/driver, 2.6/1
2nd Vostania de Viette (5f Prodigious-Isis des Mariniers), Mathieu Abrivard up, 13.7/1
3rd Picard del Ronco (5m Varenne-d’Amour la Vie), Bernard Piton up for Mauro Baroncini trainer, 53.9/1, Italy
The undercard included some fine performances including a victory by 4/5 favorite Blue Grass in the Prix des Federations Ouest Et B.N. The three year-old daughter of Ready Cash was an easy winner for reinsman Jerome Ruaults and trainer Philippe Allaire. The aforementioned Ernault teamed the second place finisher, the Nice Love filly Burnette.
June 6, 2014 Paris-Vincennes, Prix des Federations Ouest Et B.N., €37,000, 2850 meters, 10 starters, 1.16.4kr
1st Blue Grass (3f Ready Cash-Princesse Natacha), Jerome Ruaults for Philippe Allaire, 4/5 favorite
2nd Burnette (3f Nice Love-Koskaje), Sebastian Ernault trainer/driver, 22.8/1
3rd Bunorina (3f Paisy Dream-Dunorina), trainer Olivier Boudou up, 24.3/1
J-M Bazire was back for a winning picture as he teamed Urtikaline to victory in the €50,000 Prix de Jullouville-Les-Pins. The six year-old daughter of Krac Special raised her bankroll to over €180,000 for this her fourth career victory.
June 6, 2014 Paris-Vincennes, Prix de Jullouville-Les-Pins, €50,000, European, 2700 meters, 14 starters, 1.14kr
1st Urtikaline (6f Krac Special-Ovaline-Historien), J-M Bazire up for trainer Michel Bizoux and owner Ecurie Twenty, 2.3/1, fourth win for €180,430 earned
2nd Union Mystique (6f Lets Go Along-Mr Darling), Lois Grousser trainer/driver, 10.5/1
3rd Tamira d’havavoche (7f Buvetier d’Aunou-Jana d’havaroche), Eric Raffin, 4.5/1
by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink..com