Weekend headliners in France

10:29 AM 05 Jul 2014 NZST
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Timoko to start in the Prix der la Communaute de Communes Brillantissime and Jos. Verbeeck Happy Days and Johnny Takter win Sprinter Masters Final
Timoko to start in the Prix der la Communaute de Communes
ACG, PMU, Paris-Turf files/photos
Brillantissime and Jos. Verbeeck
ACG, PMU, Paris-Turf files/photos
Happy Days and Johnny Takter win Sprinter Masters Final
ACG, PMU, Paris-Turf files/photos

July 4, 2014. Timoko next tests the starter on Sunday at La Capelle and Philippe Allaire's Brillantissime leads the field Saturday at Enghien in the Prix de Berlin against a competitive group of three year-olds. See the entries below for these weekend headliners.

July 5, 2014 Enghien-Soisy Features

Prix de la Marche, £85,000, 2875 meters, 16 starters. Field includes Indigious (by Prodigious) with Eric Raffin up for Stig H. Johansson and Swedishman with Franck Nivard steering for Thierry Duvaldestin trainer.

Prix de Berlin, £85.000, 2150 meters autostart, European, 9 starters for three year-olds. This group includes Brillantissime (by Ready Cash) for Joseph Verbeeck and trainer Philippe Allaire, Bioness (by Sam Bourbon) with Erik Raffin aboard, Secretariat (Ganymede) for trainer Lorenzo Baldi, Scoop Grif Italia (Varenne) for Pierre Vercruysse/Marco Smorgon, and Silverado Lux (Amigo Hall) for the Nivard/Souloy team.

July 6, 2014 La Capelle Feature

Prix der la Communaute de Communes, 1609 meters autostart, £100,000, Gr. II International, field in post position order below (horse, driver, trainer):

Reve de Beylev, Raffin/Guarato

Oibambam Effe, Carro/Carro

Spirit Beji, Bullier/Provost

Quinoa du Gers, Ouvrie/Souloy

Roi du Lupin, Barrier/Marmion

Krangel, Locqueneux/Westholm

Timoko, Goop/Westerink

Quick Viervil, Gallier/Gallier

Viscaria, Piton/Gillot

Timoko and Richard Westerink

Earlier this week solid action took place in Sweden with Happy Days winning his elimination and the final of the Sprinter Masters. In the final Express Duo and Tumble Dust trailed the winning horse/driver pair that were timed in 1.10.7kr. On July 2 at Lindesberg Mr. Picolit took the aged main event in 1.10.9kr over 1640 meters autostart. US entrant Uncle Peter was scratched.

July 3, 2014 Halmstad

Sprinter Masters 1609 meters autostart, 100,000SEK first money each elimination,

Elim 1, 1.11.7kr

Express Duo (4m Express It-Dolce Merett-Carpe Diem), Pekka Korpi, Finland, 20th win in 32 starts for 3,494,704SEK

Elim 2 1.12.0kr

Dream With Me (4m Dream Vacation-Jolly Jane-Pink Diamond), Lutfi Kolgjini, Netherlands, 6th win in 20 for 649,172SEK

Tumble Dust (4m Crazed-Affinity-Dream Vacation), Bjorn Goop, Denmark, now in 20 starts 4-5-6 slate for 2,064,059SEK

Elim 3, 1.10.l9kr

Happy Days (4g Dream Vacation-Kiss Me Once-Varenne)m Johnny Takter, eighth win in 11 for 1,179,300SEK

Final, 1.10.7kr, first money 902,660SEK

Happy Days, Johnny Takter, first on the line

Express Duo, Pekka Korpi

TumbleDust, Bjorn Goop

Other relevant winners on the Halmstad card were:

Oliver Kronos (6g Varenne-Glide About-Yankee Glide), Bjorn Goop, 1.13.3kr over 2140 meters volt start, 100,000SEK first money, eighth win in 18 appearances.

Your Highness (5f Chocolatier-La Belle Lady-Conway Hall), Bjorn Goop, 1.12.7kr over 2140 meters autostart, 125,000SEK first prize, 10th win in 20 tries for 1,461,904SEK career earnings.

July 2, 2014 Lindesberg Winners

Talk The Talk (4f Donato Hanover-Letsjusttalkaboutme-Self Possessed), Daniel Olsson up for Stefan Melander, 1.13.2kr over 2140 meters autostart, 60,000SEK to winner.

Paris Metro (3f Cantab Hall-Mrs Ronerail-Donerail), Bjorn Goop for trainer Melander, 1.12.6kr over 1640 meters autostart, 60,000SEK winners prize.

Paducah Dream (4f Infinitif-Padme Hanover-Credit Winner), Torbjorn Jansson, 1.13.8kr, 1640 meters autostart, 50,000SEK to winner.

High Speed Call (6g From Above-Love Call-Alf Palema), Carl-Erik Lindblom up, 1.11.4kr over 1640 meters autostart, 110,000SEK to winner.

Mr. Picolit (7m Scarlet Knight-Good Enough-Mr. Vic), Torbjorn Jansson, 1.10.9kr over 1640 meters autostart, 100,000SEK first money, defeating Occione Jet with Erik Adielsson and Bagley with Conrad Lugauer. Uncle Peter was scratched.

Thomas H. Hicks

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