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Texas Charm Injured - Out of Prix d'Amerique

08:50 AM 10 Jan 2014 NZDT
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Texas Charm is injured and out of Prix d' Amerique
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Rapide Lebel is reported to be back in training
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Texas Charm, the decisive winner of the Prix de Bourgogne for reinsman Julien Dubois, was reportedly injured and will bypass the January 26 Prix d'Amerique. He was originally engaged to race in Sunday's Prix de Belgique and has been withdrawn. Some believe that will leave veteran Ready Cash as the likely favorite in the international classic.

The final field for the Prix de Belgique, a Gr. II International 2850 meter test plus a 25 meter distance handicap for three top earners, is shown below. Purse is 120,000 euro with 15 stalwarts to face the starter. There have been a few that won this race and the Prix d'Amerique (Lurabo in 1984, Ourasi three times in 1986-1988, Tenor de Baune in 1991 and Queen L in 1993). It's a formidable challenge.

Paris-Vincennes - Prix de Belgique - January 12, 2014

Talicia Bella, A. Barrier

Victoire, M. Mottier

Soleil du Fosse, T. Duvaldestin

Marielles, M. Abrivard

Renommee d'Obret, F. Ouvrie

Univers du Pan, P. Daugeard

Roxana de Barbray, E. Raffin

Severino, Ch. Bigeon

Vanika de Ruel, F. Anne

Quinoa de Gers, F. Souloy

Yarrah Boko, P. Vercruysse

Reve de Beylev, D. Locqueneux

The Best Madrik, Jean-Etienne Dubois, 2875 meters

Save The Quick, J-M Bazire, 2875 meters

Royal Dream, Jean-Philippe Dubois, 2875 meters

The Prix Tenor de Baune (UET Masters Series, 2700 meters, purse 120,000 euro) might also reveal Prix d'Amerique entrants. Ten solid performers will be at the start.

Paris-Vincennes - Prix Tenor de Baune - January 12, 2014

Ultimo Vingt, P. Ternisien

Orient Horse, M. Abrivard

Disco AE, E. Raffin

Rocky Winner, D. Locqueneux

Unabella Perrine, F. Ouvrie

Oropuro Bar, M. Smorgon

Vincennes, Mlle. J. Lindqvist

Une Fille d'Amour, D. Thomain

Uhlan du Val, C. Megissier

Up And Quick, J-M Bazire

It was also reported (Gaet) this week that the speedy nine year-old veteran gelding Rapide Lebel (by Ginger Somolli) is back in training with Sebastien Guarato after more than a year away from the racing wars. When right he can be a factor for the mid-year European contests and he has shown the ability to handle monte racing successfully as well.

by Thomas H. Hicks for 


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