Day At The Track

European harness racing action

02:48 AM 11 May 2016 NZST
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Uniflosa Bella
Uniflosa Bella earned the win for Antoine Wiels driving for owner/trainer J-P Marmion.
Paris Turf Photo

Sunday’s Grand Prix SVA Jean Roze at Vitre saw 18 starters in the €45,000 purse, 3225 meters event on the turf.

5.9/1 Uniflosa Bella (8f Jag de Bellouet-Koctiflosa Gede) earned the win timed in 1.16.2kr for Antoine Wiels driving for owner/trainer J-P Marmion. 57/1 Uni de Travouille (8g If Only-Unika du Septel) was a solid second for owner/trainer/driver J, Dubreil with third  to 82/1 Tresor des hayes (9g Islero de Bellouet-Eluka) with driver/trainer/owner M.G. Baroy in the sulky.

Ah Quel Micha (6m Rocklyn-Oceane du Phase) won the May 6th Prix Bettina at Paris-Vincennes, the Q+ race of the day. The purse was €48,000 in this 2100 meters autostart event with 18 European entrants.

Jean-Philippe Dubois teamed the winner for his Ecurie Victoria Dreams and trainer Philippe Moulin, clocked in 1.11.7kr. 99/1 Yankee’s Photo (8m SJ’s Photo-Yankee Tracer) was second for Franck Ouvrie with a strong stretch kick for Norway’s Bjorn Gulbrunsen. 9.5/1 Pancottina Bar (7f Varenne-Valuta Lavec) held the third spot for Roberto Andreghetti, trainer Catello Savarese and Scuderia Stecca STR. 2.6/1` Ah Mon Idylle (6f Meaulnes du Corta-Idylle du Bouquet) eas foruth for Matthieu Mottier ahead of 9.3/1 Namale Kronos )9g Ken Warkentin-Zamia FC) reined by Pierre Vercruysse for owner Stall Courant AB.

On May 7 action at Orebro SWE was excellent also. The Gr. Orebro International  Stayerlopp over 3140 meters distance handicapped (400,000SEK to the winner) went to Mellby Viking (8m Viking Kronos-Naumi de Lou-Extreme Dream) for driver Jorman Kontio and trainer Timo Nurmos. This one overcame a 40 meter penalty to score in 1.13.4kr at 2.2/1 odds. 48/1 Reckless (6m Ready Cash-Haven-Supergill) was next for trainer/driver Bjorn Goop, also penalized 40 meters, and third was 20 meter handicapped 62/1 odds Coco de Vie (5f Chocolatier-Bliss-Angus Hall) for reinsman Torbjorn Jansson.

The winner was making his initial 2016 start and the victory was his third straight and 10th lifetime in 33 outings.

The same card’s Prix Glauke (purse €48,000, 2100 meters autostart, 14 entrants) went to 1.13.2kr timed, 1.6/1 odds Classic Way (4m Prodigious-Pole Position) driven by Eric Raffin. Sebastien Guarato trains this one for Pierre Pilarski. 6.8/1 Cerenzo Turbo (4m Ganymede-Poesie de Vigne) ended second with a strong rally for trainer/driver Gabriel-Angel Pou Pou. 4.7/`1 Calin de Glassnet (4m Orlando Vici-Mallory de Glasnet) was third for trainer/driver Romain Derieux.

The programs’ V75 Gold Division for 150,000SEK to the winner of the 1609 meter autostart contest went to 1.1/1 Allaballakaitoz 98G Credit Winner-Southwind Sweetbay-Valley Victory) with trainer Peter Untersteiner up, timed in a sharp 1.11.1kr. 33/1 Kash’s Cantab (8m Cantab Hall-O’Cala Kash-Overcomer) was second for trainer/driver Joakim Lovgren with third erned by 114/1 Nato Dream (7m Donato Hanover-Nugget Dream-Pine Chip) with Per Lennartsson driving for Stefan Lemander. Spring Erom, Cool Keeper and Smilin Eli were next across the line with Magic Tonight and Quid Pro Quo unplaced.

Mares contested the Enoch Karlssons Lopp for 100,000SEK forst prize over the 2100 meter autostart course. 2.7/1 Bethel Hanover (6f Donato Hanover-Beignet Hanover-Malabar Man) scored in 1.12.6kr for driver Johynny Takter and trainer Per Hedberg. 20/1 Blue Martini As (6f Allstar Hann-True Blue Victory-Valley Victory) was second for Orjan Kihlstrom and trainer Roger Walmann. 7/10 favporite Windy Ways (6f Conway Hall-Southwind Flanders-Lindy Lane) landed third for Erik Adielsson and treainer Daniel Reden.

Finally the V75 Silver (125,000SEK to the winner, 2100 meters autostart) on the fine card went to 9/2 odds Global Patriot (6m Dream Vacation-I Dream The Dream-Victory Dream) and trainer/driver Magnus Jakobsson. He  bested 9/1 Al’s Winnermede (5m Olimede-Memory-Supergill) for trainer/driver Svante Ericsson. 1.1/1 favorite Coldtown (7g Cantab Hall-Brylin Starlet-Balanced Image) garnered the third spot with Jorma Kontio up for Timo Nurmos. Timos also trains fourth finishing Sir Ratzeputz 96m Love You-Celebrate-Lindy’s Crown) that Goop teamed at 8/1 odds.

Thomas H. Hicks

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