David Thomain piloted Une Fille d'Amour to a 17/1 longshot victory in today's Gr. III Prix du Plateau de Gravelle at Paris-Vincennes.
The six year-old daughter of Infant du Bossis scored in a quick 1.11.2kr for owner/trainer Cyril Raimbaud in this 110,000e international contest over 2100 meters autostart. Pacesetter Triode de Felliere held the lead until late stretch when the winner and Sweden's On Track Piraten rallied, the latter that had defeated Maharajah in a prep leading to his Prix d'Amerique victory.
February 20, 2014 Paris-Vincennes, Prix du Plateau de Gravelle, 110,000e Gr. III International, 2100 meters autostart, 16 starters 1.11.2kr
1st Une Fille d'Amour (6f Infant du Bossis-Never So Great-Ever Jet) David Thomain up for Cyril Raimbaud trainer/owner, 17.4/1, 10th career win for earnings of 558,940e
2nd On Track Piraten (6g Kool du Caux-Manrovia-Rite On Love)up for Hans R. Stromberg trainer, 5.3/1 (Sweden)
3rd Triode de Felliere (7f Derby du Gite-Linea de Vandel-) Anthony Barrier driving for trainer/owner Jean-Paul Marmion, 1.4/1
In other action, the well-regarded Italian invader Oneghin Del Ronco took the 90,000e European Prix du Cantal over the 2850 meter distance. J-M Bazire teamed the winner, a six year-old son of, for trainer Vincenzo Tufano. He won for the 20th time in his career, now with earnings for 187.812e. Fellow Italian trotter No Man's Land took second for trainer/driver over the gelding Ultra Daidou with Tony LeBeller driving.
February 20, 2014 Paris-Vincennes, Prix du Cantal, 90,000â‚¬ European, 2850 meters, 13 starters 1.15.8kr
1st Oneghin Del Ronco (6m-Talia Del Ronco-Park Avenue Joe) J-M Bazire up for trainer Vincenzo Tufano and owner Vincenzo Collola, 2.1/1, winners' 20th career win (Italy)
2nd No Man's Land (7f-AJs Baby Doll- ) trainer/driver for Scuderia Gardesano, breeder J-Et. Dubois, 7.6/1 (Italy)
3rd Ultra Daidou )6g-Djakarta- ) Tony LeBeller trainer/driver, 13.6/1, breeder/owner Ecurie Daidou
The cold-blood trotters visited Paris-Vincennes and contested the 20,000e Prix des Trotters "Sang-Froid". Doctor Jaros was victorious at 11/1 for Geir Gudmerstad in a close photo over disqualified Narby Kalabalik thathandled for Jan-Olav Persson who trained legendary Jarvsofaks. Persson himself earned second today with Juni Kongren. The cold bloods will be back in action Sunday.
February 20, 2014 Prix des Trotteurs "Sang-Froid", International, 20,000e, 2100 meters autostart, 12 starters 1.24.7kr
1st Doctor Jaros (7m Mortvedt Jerkeld-Faks Perla-Jarvsofaks) Geir Gudmerstad driver/trainer, 11/1 (Norway)
2nd Juni Kongren (6m Lome Kongen-Majtindra-Slogum Brage) Jan-Olav Persson driver/trainer, 8/1 (Sweden)
3rd Norheim Jaerz (6m Jarvsofaks-Norheim Elle-Elding) T-E Solberg up for G. Svedrup, 2.5/1 (Norway)
by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com