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Grand Prix de Vincennes to Tony Gio

05:32 PM 18 Mar 2017 NZDT
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Tony Gio wins the Grand Prix de Vincennes at Cagnes-sur-Mer

Today’s Cagnes-sur-Mer action ended their winter meet and featured the Gr. III Grand Prix de Vincennes (purse €90,000, 2925 meters, 16 starters).

Victory went to the 3/2 favorite Tony Gio (5m Varenne-Ilaria Jet) reined by Christophe Martens for Scuderia Bivans Srl and trainer Vincent Martens.

The €323,447 career winner was timed in 1.14.3kr. The 40.9/1 Bocage d’Ortige (6m Mirage du Goutier-Providence d’Ortige) was second for Regis Levexier and trainer Nicolas Ensch. Third was 9.8/1 Viking Blue (8g Prodigious-Idole Blue) reined by Yvan Lacombe.

The Prix de Vichy (purse €56,000, 2925 meters, 10 starters) went to 1.15.7kr timed and 2/5 odds favorite Earl Simon (3m Prodigious-Tindrana).

Franck Nivard teamed the Jarma Niskanen trainee that Ecurie Skytten owns. The 89.6/1 Eternella (3f Prodigious-Sirella) took the distant second spot for Stephane Cingland that Romuald Mourice trains. Third was 35.7/1 Evidence Destinee (3f Saxo de Vandel-Linda Somolli), driven and trained by owner Romuald Mourice.

by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

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