Day At The Track

French action + €100,500 Copenhagen Cup

02:58 AM 14 May 2016 NZST
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The Gr. I International 2016 Copenhagen Cup
The Gr. I International 2016 Copenhagen Cup

May 13 at Paris-Vincennes saw a fine evening program of trotting action led by the €55,000 purse Prix Leo over 2100 meters autostart. 18 European harness racing registrants faced the starter. The 1.11kr clocked (mile rate 1:54.24) impressive winner was 18.6/1 Super Ariel (7f Super Arnie-Orika Lep) with Matthieu Abrivard up for owner Stall Torpet HB. 6/1 Tell Me No Lies (7g Offshore Dream-B.Glorious) was second for Franck Nivard, trainer Fabrice Souloy and KLV Holding AB. Third went to the rallying 73/1 Pick Kronos (7m Cantab Hall-Crown Kronos) with J-Ph Monclin up for trainer Souloy and Getin E. Ele SRL. This event was the Quinte+ race of the day with a jackpot of €10 million.

May 12 action at Meslay du Maine featured the Pick5 Prix Jacques Paillard for €30,000 over 2875 meters. 16 European registrants contested with the 1.14.4kr timed win to even-money choice Apollon de Kacy (6m Prince Gede-Nefertiti Kids) with Gabriel Gelormini up for owner/trainer Jorgen Westholm. 18/1 Pike River (9g Likeable River-Ocala As) landed second for reinsman Antoine Wiels, trainer Marku Vartainen and By The River Stable of Finland, ahead of 11/1 Vanetta d’Azur (7f Lejacque d’Houlbec-Nerminetta de Line) and driver Arnaud Desmottes.

May 10 at Paris-Vincennes showcased the Gr. II Prix Fama over 2700 meters for a purse of €66,000. 1.7/1 favorite Deesse Port (3f Uniclove-Mania Port) recorded the 1.16.3kr victory for owner/trainer/driver Thierry Duvaldestin. 38/1 Dista Love (3f Royal Dream-Usita Love) was second for Pierre Levesque in the blanket finish with the top four close at the line. Mike Lenders trains Dista Love, that nosed out 6.4/1 Daylight Jet (3f Jag de Bellouet-Ocarina Jet) driven/trained by Pierre Vercruysse for Jean-Etienne Dubois

Sunday a major event in Europe is the Gr. I International 2016 Copenhagen Cup at Charlottenlund Denmark. The 2011 meter autostart classic drew ten starters for the purse of €100,500. From this contest could come more Elitloppet invites. The field is shown below: (pp, horse, age/sex, driver/trainer, distance, last five outs, career earnings in euros)

1

Gigant Slugger

   

H

9

Jeppe. Juel

P. Jensen

2011

0a1a2a1a4a

225 349 €

2

Spring Erom

   

M

11

Erik. Adielsson

D. Widegren

2011

4a3a2a2a1a

654 551 €

3

Trebol

   

M

9

G.A. Pou Pou

G.A. Pou Pou

2011

5aDa7a1a7a(1

557 862 €

4

Solvato

   

M

7

Stefan. Soderkvist

A. Zukanovic

2011

1a0aDa(15)6a

644 368 €

5

Dreams Take Time

   

M

7

Peter. Untersteiner

P. Untersteiner

2011

5a2a0a1a2a

504 525 €

6

Princess Grif

   

F

7

Orjan. Kihlstrom

F. Souloy

2011

3a2a2a1a(15)

784 591 €

7

El Mago Pellini

   

M

7

Adrian. Kolgjini

L. Kolgjini

2011

1a2mDa5mDa(1

624 600 €

8

Your Highness

   

F

7

Bjorn. Goop

F. Souloy

2011

1a1a1a1a1a1a

711 038 €

9

Obi-Wan

   

H

10

Flemming. Jensen

F. Jensen

2011

0a2a6a0a(15)

343 232 €

10

Opitergium

   

M

8

Robert. Bergh

R. Bergh

2011

7a1a2a1a

231 215 €

Thomas H. Hicks

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