Damien Bonne steered Urfa Jallerie (6f Neutron du Cebe-Nana du Domaine) to victory in the fourth leg of the Grand National du Trot today at Agen le Passage in France.
The favorite defeated 17 rivals over 2625 meters, timed in 1.14.9kr. The Gr. III event carried a 90,000e purse as Urfa Jallerie rallied down the outside to score by a length from Vicomte Boufarcaux, for owner Patrick Orriere. The GNT was the Quinte+ race of the day with the jackpot now at 7.7 million euros.
April 23. 2014, Agen le Passage, Grand National du Trot Paris-Turf, leg 4, Gr. III, 90,000e, 2625 meters distance handicap, 18 starters, 1.14.9kr, top three traveled 2625 meters
1st Urfa Jallerie (6f Neutron de Cebe-Nana du Domaine-Caballis in Blue), Damien Bonne, 1.6/1 odds, 18 winners for 274,950e earned lifetime for owner Patrick Orriere, trainer Dispense Art27 VIII
2nd Vicomte Boufarcaux (5m Oh James-Olympe du Boufard),up, 6.5/1
3rd Ugo du Loisir (6m Niky-Isla Bonita), J-P Ducher trainer/driver, 4.3/1 odds
At Laval the lightly racedthree year-old colt Brosnan Jet scored his second career win for Jean-Etienne Dubois. Highly regarded Panne de Moteur also won today at Solvalla in an upper class event with 100,000SWK to the winner. The son of for Hambletonian Oaks winner Jalopy earned his third 2014 win in as many starts. Also at Solvalla, the US import Wish Me Luck was victorious for owner ACL Stuteri and trainer Roger Walman. Summaries follow.
April 23, 2014 Laval, Prix Prosper Laisis, 22,000e, males, 2225 meters, 13 starters, 1.16.2kr
1st Brosnan Jet (3m-Rosemary Jet- ), J-Et. Dubois, 1.8/1, second victory
2nd Beach Boy (3m-Quisa Me Sweet), L-C Abrivard, 6.3/1
3rd Bob (3m-Fee du Houx), Benoit Vassard, 17/1
4th Banguro (3m-La Suedoise), Pierre Vercruysse, 11/1
April 24, 2014 Solvalla, Prix Dartster, 1640 meters autostart, 100,000SEK to winner, 1.11.3kr
1st Panne de Moteur (6m-Jalopy- ), for trainer, his third 2014 win in three starts, career 18th win in 37 outings for earnings 6,995,500SEK
3rd Up Date Hoss (6m Classic Response-Celebration Ride-), for
4th Kaka A.T. (7m November-Elegance Real-Dale Qui), Torbjorn Jansson, AT
Also Solvalla winner Wish Me Luck (4f-Carolyn As- ), 1.14.5kr for 30,000SEK first money. up for Roger Walman and owner ACL Stuteri.
by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com