Trainer's Timoko, a winner of over â‚¬2.68 million, leads Sunday's Gr. I Gran Prix de Wallonie field at Mons Ghlin. will team this favorite in the â‚¬180,000 purse UET Masters Series event. Uhlan du Val, Roi du Lupin and Pascia'Lest are the likely closest rivals.
August 10, 2014 Mons Ghlin (BE), Gran Prix de Wallonie, Gr. I International UET Masters Series, â‚¬180,000 purse, 2300 meters autostart, 9 starters
Horse in post-position order, driver/trainer, career earnings in euros, country
Olmo Holz,, Vincent Martens, 524,696, Italy
Pascia'Lest, Roberto Andreghetti,, 983,772, Italy
Paladin Bleu, Bernard Piton, Lois Thieulent, 769,610, FR
Roi du Lupin, Anthony Barrier, J-P Marmion, 1,708,845, FR
Timoko,, , 2,689,690, FR
Uhlan du Val, Cedrik Megissier driver/trainer, 837,890, FR
Deuxieme Picsous, Jos. Verbeeck, F. Lejon, 618,469, SWE
Onyx d'Em, Rik Dupuydt, Mme. C. DeSoete, 706,121, FR
Oibambam Effe, Salvatore Carre trainer/driver, 337,542, Italy
Separately, following a poor effort under saddle this week at Enghien, it was announced that former great international speedster Rapide Lebel will likely be retired. Both trainer Guarato and driverreportedly stated that his career should end, albeit final decision rests with the owner. The nine year-old gelded son of earned â‚¬1,816,922 with three Gr. I career victories and a speed record of 1.09.4kr.
Thomas H. Hicks