Twist de la Vallee won today’s Quinte+ feature race at Enghien-Soisy. Teamed by Eric Raffin for trainer Sebastien Guarato, the seven year-old son of In Love With You scored in 1.13.8kr over the 2900 meters he traveled, overcoming a 25 meter penalty. Denmark invader Ouch was second for Christophe Martens with Norway’s H.M. Monocerus home third for Danien Bonne.
July 3,2014, Enghien-Soisym Prix de la Porte de Charenton, European, £54,000, 2875 meters, 17 starters, Quinte+ jackpot £4.75 million, 1.13.8kr
Twist de la Vallee (7m In Love With You-Eillen du Chene-Workaholic), Eric Raffin up for Sebastien Guarato, 2900 meters, 5.3/1, seventh win for £258,720 career earnings
Ouch (8g Ganymede-Javel Gill), Christophe Martens for trainer Vincent Martens, 2.3/1, 2875 meters, Denmark
H.M. Monocerus (7f Staro Showbiz-Taxi Genova), Damien Bonne for Thierry Duvaldestin trainber, 3.3/1, 2875 meters, Norway.
The prior day at Vichy, the Quinte+ went to the J-M Bazire teamed Ustang Ludois in 1.15.4kr over 2875 meters including a 25 meter distance penalty. The six year-old son of Joyau d’Amour scored at 2.9/1 odds in the £48,000 purse Priux de Vincennes. The Quinte+ jackpot that day was £4.7 million and it was not hit, causing another £50,000 jackpot addition to the next day.
July 2, 2014 Vichy, Prix de Vincennes, £48,000, 2850 meters distance handicap, 16 starters, Quinte+ £4.7 million jackpot, 1.15.4kr
Ustang Ludois (6m Jioyau d’Amour-Iosca Ludoise-Off Gy), J-M Bazire, 2875 meters, 2.9/1, seventh win for £185,320 lifetime
Uhal Berven (6g Corot-Oasis des Pres), Herve Sonneau, 2850 meters, 14/1
UrIal D’Harcouel (6m Tenor de Baune-Nelline d’Harcouel), P-Y Verva, 2875 meters, 7.5/1
Thomas H. Hicks