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Timoko proves he is the best in Prix Kerjacques

10:18 AM 03 May 2014 NZST
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Timoko and Bjorn Goop
Paris Turf Photo

Timoko returned to form tonight by winning the Gr. II UET Master Series 120,000e Prix Kerjacques at Vincennes.

The Richard Westerink owned/trained classmaster scored in 1.12.7kr over the 2700 meter distance for teamster Bjorn Goop. Goop was fast off the start and gained command before yielding to Rapide Lebel in the first lap stretch.

The pair then re-took the front before yielding to Rapide du Digeon and Franck Nivard. Nivard dictated an easy pace and held the front until Timoko left the pocket and assumed the lead for good halfway down the long Paris-Vincennes stretch. Rapide du Digeon held for second with veteran Roi du Lupin third. Rapide Lebel enjoyed a three spot trip along the inner, followed Timoko's move and then tired in the stretch to finish a well-beaten sixth.

May 2, 2014 Paris-Vincennes, Prix Kerjacques, 120,000e, 2700 meters, Gr. II UET Masters Series, 10 starters

Fractions: 1.13.7kr at 1500; 1.13.4kr at 1000; 1.13.3kr at 500; 1.12.7kr finish

1st Timoko (7m Imoko-Kiss Me Coulonces-And Arifant), Bjorn Goop up for Richard Westerink trainer/owner, 6.8/1

2nd Rapide du Digeon (9g Urfist des Pres-Gerveine Barnes), Franck Nivard up for Thierry Raffegeau, 7/1

3rd Roi du Lupin (9g Fleuron Perrine-Helia de Saint), Anthony Barrier for J-P Marmion, 0.8/1

Back in field Quoumba de Guez 5th; Rapide Lebel 6th; dq were Severino and Striking Actions

by Thomas H. Hicks, for



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