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Uniflosa Bella takes Prix Maia at Vincennes

03:30 AM 23 Mar 2014 NZDT
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Uniflosa Bella and her connections
Paris Turf Photo
Uniflosa Bella and driver Antione Wiels wins the Prix Maia
Paris Turf Photo

J.P. Marmion's Uniflosa Bella used her 25 meter advantage to secure victory in today's Prix Maia, the first Quinte+ of the spring at Paris-Vincennes.

The six year old daughter of Jag de Bellouet-Koctiflosa Gede-Coktail Jet scored for the 10th time in her racing career, now for earnings of £136,710. She also provided reinsman Antione Wiels, a monte specialist, with his first Q+ win in five attempts. Sweden's Global Midnight (by Ganymede) was a game second, after traveling 2875 meters, for driver Christophe Martens and leading early in the event. Anthony Barrier teamed Tina Jolie to a third place finish.

The Quinte+ paid £121,450 for a £2 wager, excluding the jackpot that has risen to £6,050,000

In post-race commentary trainer/owner Marmion said "Antoine gets along very well with her ". The trainer of Roi du Lupin and Triode de Felliere wisely chose Wiels to handle the lines of Uniflosa Bella as she raced close up throughout before sprinting ahead in the lane to secure victory.

by Thomas H. Hicks, for

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