Today's Prix de Bourgogne undercard featured several excellent monte events. The Prix de Brioude for 60,000 euro over 2700 meters went to Linda Vercruysse' Transamerica (6f-Klassic Aunou-Defi d'Aunou) in a front-stepping 1.14.1kr for .
The winner scored her fifth career win, now with earnings of 196,820 euro for her NY born owner and trained by Pierre Vercruysse. She sports red-white-blue colors that also fit Transamerica's pedigree, being by the double Prix d'Amerique winnerwith earning of over US$3.3 million (2002, Reve d'Udon-Enfilde-Tarass Boulba). Tarass Boulba is by and Enfilade's dam, Tableau ( -Seascape Lobell- -Somolli) directs to Somolli.
Transamerica's pedigree further reflects franco-american blending as her dam was sired by Defi D'Aunou, byfrom Nesmile, making him a half-brother to (by ) and Extreme Aunou (by Baltic Speed). Nesmile is one of Europe's best producing mares and her daughter Amour d'Aunou produced Guilty of Love, dam of , Repeat Love, Nice Love and In Dix Huit.
Vincennes - Prix de Brioude (monte, 60,000 euro purse, 2700 meters, 12 starters) 1.14.1kr
1st Transamerica (6f-Klassik Aunou-Defi d'Aunou), up for owner Mme. Lynda Vercruysse and trainer Pierre Vercruysse, her fifth win for career earnings of 196,820 euro
2nd Tonnerre de Retz (6g-Kaline du Solnan-Corot), P-Y Verva aboard
3rd Tinosa du Chene (6f Nobody du Chane-Inosa du Chene-Jiosco), M. Mottier up
The Sunday monte co-feature (Prix de Tarbes for 60,000 euro purse) went to Auria Vikland in 1.13.6kr over 2175 meters for three year-old females. She scored impressively for P-Y Verva and is a daughter of the fastest monte performer to date Prince de Montfort, still racing in Germany and northern European countries. J-P Dubois' A Nous Deux was second in this event with Nathalie Henry in the irons.
Vincennes - Prix de Tarbes (60,000 euro purse, monte, female three year-olds, 2175 meters, 10 starters) 1.13.6kr
1st Aurea Vikland (3f Prince de Montfort-Kethna de Monte-Vif Argent Ludois), P-Y Verva up, 5/1 odds, fourth career win for earnings of 84,550 euro
2nd A Nous Deux (3f-Nina Madrik- ), Nathalie Henry aboard for trainer Ronny Kuiper and owner Jean-Pierre Dubois, 3/1 odds
3rd Aureness (3f Mercenaire-Ornaise de Morgane-Himo Josselyn), Francois Lagadeus up, 17/1 odds
The 48,000 euro purse Prix de Cabrieres went to Ugolin de Chambre withup. This one is by a son of (by ) from a (Prix d'Amerique winner with 33 wins in 47 career starts) dam and the winner scored impressively in 1.13.7kr with a powerful stretch run.
Vincennes - Prix de Cabrieres (monte, males, 48,000 euro purse, 2200 meters, 12 starters) 1.13.7kr
1st Ugolin de Chambre (5g-L'Avayronnaise- ), up for trainer Jacques Rajalu and owner Alain-Jean Dubois, 11/1 odds
2nd Un Aller (5g Le Retour-Elmia-Origan Noir), O. Touvais up, 5/2 favorite
3rd Ultra Or (5g-Petra du Chene- ), Anthony Barrier up for trainer and owner Ecurie AB Trot, 38/1 odds
by Thomas H. Hicks for Harnesslink.com