Today’s Quinte+ in France was the Prix RMC (European, 58,000 euro purse, 2700 meters) and Sephir de Fille (7m Ipsos de Montfort-Jelene) recorded the win for teamster Eric Raffin, his 13th career victory in 86 appearances for over 260,000 euro banked. The 6/1 odds winner scored in 1.15kr over Richmond Park (8g Jan de Beval-Inrosa Girl) handled by Franck Ouvrie and Quartz Littoral (9g Halimede-Joyeuse Coulonces). The Q+ jackpot today was 5.95 million euro and it paid (without jackpot) 10,948 euro for a two-euro ticket.
The Gr. I Prix de L’Etoile for three year-olds (240,000 euro purse, 2200 meters) produced another impressive victory for Avila (3f Ready Cash-Encombevineuse-
The Prix Georges Dreux (monte, purse 105,000 euro, 2850 meters) went to Sourire de Voutre (7g Gazoullis-Goella) for jockey Eric Raffin and owner/trainer Franck Leblanc. He decisively scored in 1.14.1kr over Santa Rosa France (7f Kaisy Dream-Helice France) wiith P-Y Verva aboard with third to Quarlos (9m L’As de Vivetaute-Cette Angevine) and Michel Mottier. The winner now shows earnings over 630,000 euro with 15 wins in 24 starts.
The weeks’ action in Sweden also produced interesting results :
September 14 at Farjestad :
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Hankypanky Pagan (4f Love You-Pion-Speedy Tomoli), a 1.13.4kr winner for trainer/driver Robert Bergh in 100,000SEK first money Corvana Ind. Prix over 2140 meters, turning start ;
KLM Buymethemoon (5m Pine Chip-KLM See Bye Fly-Nordin Hanover) was a 1.12.7kr easy winner in 100,000SEK first money New Wave Profile Prix ;
Yarrah Boko (8m Coktail Jet-Big Blue Kitten-Pine Chip), was a 1.12.2kr winner of 150,000SEK first money in the Gold Division feature over 2140 meters autostart. Kai Johansen drove the winner to his fourth victory in four 2013 starts and his 34th lifetime win in 75 appearances. He’s now won 9.57 million SEK. Harry Haythrow finished second with You Bet Hornline home third.
September 13 at Kalmar
Mermaid As (5f Broadway Hall-Superlou As-Super Bowl) was an easy 1.12.1kr winner for 100,000SEK first money over 2140 meters autostart. Peter Untersteiner is trainer/driver of the winner, that has now won 10 times in 41 starts for 3.72 million SEK. Beverly Boko (5f Kadabra-Vision Boko-Donerail) finished second for Stefan Persson. Twilight Laday (4f Mr. Pine Chip-Angus Twirl-Angus Hall) was fifth in this event and Onice Axe (5f Love You-Blazing Janice-Pine Chip) finished seventh in a well-matched field ;
Pearl Axe (4f Love You-Griffe du Chef-Muscles Yankee) won over a handicapped 2180 meters turning start, to earn 100,000SEK first prize with a 1.12.9kr score. Kenneth Haugstad did the teaming for trainer Jerry Riordan as the winner now shows lifetime earnings of 1.2 million SEK with seven wins in 30 attempts . Ragna Opal (5f Mr. Pine Chip-Lindys Opal-Lindy’s Crown) took second for Kasper Andersen. Laurel America (8f Varenne-Armbro Voice-Garland Lobell) was fourth for Kim Eriksson.
September 10 at Jagersro/September 9 at Halmstad
Caliber TT (6g Cromwell-Marcon Lady-Marcpon Lep) earned 35,000SEK for his 1.12.4kr win over 2140 meters autostart. Oscar Nilsson drove the winner ;
Neona Princess (3f Gigant Neo-Dew Princess-JR Broline) won the Folksams Sommarstoserie Final for Peter Untersteiner to earn 75,000 SEK first prize. She covered the 2140 meters turning start in 1.15.3kr to post her sixth win in eight 2013 starts . Red Rose America (3f Varenne-Armbro Voice-Garland Lobell) was second for the Haugstad/Riordan combination ;
Riordan and driver Johnny Takter won with Paolo America (4m Love You-Armbro Voiuce-Garland Lobell) at Halmstad on September 9th, taking the 3140 meter turning start Stayerlopp in 1.15.7kr.
by Thomas H. Hicks