Uppercut de Manche (6g Neutron du Cebe-Nuit de Manche-) easily took today's Gr. II International UET Masters Series Prix de Londres (â‚¬120,000 purse, 2875 meters, 13 starters) monte test at Hippodrome Enghien-Soisy.
Damien Bonne reined the winner (to his 12th career win for â‚¬294,450 life earnings), trained by Thierry Reffegeau for owner Jean-Yves Roze. Timed in 1.13kr, the winner, off at 2.1/1 odds, vanquished veteran ten year-old Quarlos withaboard, with 68/1 Risque Tout third for Philippe Masschaele, who rode in Canada this past weekend. Well-regarded Sam Gibus and Rapide Lebel were disqualified.
The exceptional Enghien card today also included the â‚¬80,000 Prix de la Porte d'Italie (European, 2875 meters, 11 starters) that went to Ravenna withup for trainer . The Denmark registered six year-old son of -Coccola Jet- scored in 1.14.3kr at 4.7/1 odds to record his ninth career win, now for â‚¬205,126 earnings.
Vabellino, the 9/10 favorite, was second forand trainer , with Italian invaders Plutonio (5m ) third for and Olimpus Caf (6m ) fourth for Damien Bonne.
The â‚¬70,000 Prix de la Concorde (European, 2875 meters, 12 starters) went to Sometime (8f Blue Dream-Isaline Fortiniere-Vikings Way) at 2.6/1 odds for reinsmanand trainer Vincent Martens.
The mare recorded her 10th career win for â‚¬395,360 as she overcame a 25 meter handicap. Recital du Lys was second for Damien Bonne and Saphir de Fille, also handicapped 25 meters, ended third for.
Well-regarded Alex The Winner (4m-Likely Jet-Defi d'Aunou) took the Prix de Nouzonville (â‚¬65,000 purse, 2875 meters, 14 starters) that was the Quinte+ race of the day, with a â‚¬3 million jackpot. Owner/trainer Jean-Etienne Dubois teamed the winner, timed in 1.15.1kr, to his sixth career win, now for earnings of â‚¬145,370. Off at 3/1, Alex The Winner defeated Atout du Lerre, with trainer aboard at 16/1, and third place Act Of Love, at 24/1 for . The fourth and fifth place finishers were off at 14/1 and 28/1 and the exact order â‚¬2 ticket interestingly paid only â‚¬11,590. Win/place only handle on the Q+ race was over â‚¬998,600.
Thomas H. Hicks