Up And Quick wins final triple crown

09:52 AM 25 Feb 2014 NZDT
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Master reinsman - Jean Michel Bazire
Up and Quick

Master reinsman Jean Micel Bazire steered race favourite Up And Quick to a record-breaking win in the last race of the Triple Crown, the 400,000 euro Grand Prix de Paris on Sunday at the Hippodrome de Vincennes over the marathon distance of 4150 meters,

Bazire made his move at the 1000m mark and Franck Leblanc's champion showed devastating acceleration to put a break on the field to give JMB his first group one win in France since 2009.

After the Grand Prix of America and the Grand Prix of France, the Grand Prix de Paris Group I was the last of the winter meeting of Vincennes.

Fifteen competitors faced the marathon distance of 4150 meters in an attempt to succeed recently retired Ready Cash .

Second in the Grand Prix of America won by Maharajah and unplacedin the Grand Prix of France, Up and Quick was the favorite and has consistently been in form for the winter.

During this ultimate staying test over two laps of the track Vincennes, things got serious at the start of the last time up the famous climb about 1000 meters from the finish as Jean-Michel Bazire set Up and Quick alight .

At this time, the son of Buvetier Aunou placed a devastating acceleration to propel to the lead and is then easily broke away for an easy win in reducing mileage of 1'13'' 8 f 1.13.8 (1.58.4MR/4150m) a new record for the event.

Tiego Etang has as usual finished well forsecond before the courageous Roxane Griff . Taormina d'Em and Son Alezan took fourth and fifth places.

Up And Quick has therefore gained his second Group I about six months after capturing the Critérium des 5 years crown.

Jean-Michel Bazire took to win for the fourth time in his career this prestigious event, he won the 2005, 2006 and 2007 with Jardy but mostly landed his first Group I in France since December 2009 and his victory in Criterium Continental with Rolling deHéripré.

In the other group race of the day, the Prix Paul Bastard was also won easily by the favourite Vision Intense from Valdice de Mars and Valse Castelets.

The Philippe Moulin trained daughter of Prodigious won the 120,000 euro monte for 5YOs in a time of 1'14"8 or 2min flat for the 2700m journey.

GRAND PRIX DE PARIS Gr 1 4 150m 400 000€

1 Up And Quick (6h Buvetier d'Aunou - Fichtre) J.M. Bazire 2.8/1 1'13"8

2 Tiego d'Etang (7h Chaillot - Harolene) C. Bigeon 8.1/1 1'14"0

3 Roxane Griff (9m Tenor de Baune - Julia Mesloise) E. Raffin 6.8/1 1'14"0

PRIX PAUL BASTARD Gr2 Monté 2 700m 120 000€

1 Vision Intense (5m Prodigious - Intense Action) N. Henry 1.4/1 1'14"8

2 Valdice de Mars (5m Lynx de Bellouet - Tiphanie) Y. Lebourgeois 6/1 1'14"9

3 Valse Castelets (5m Memphis du Rib - Elide) J.L.C. Dersoir 9.1/1 1'15"3

By David Sanders

 

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