Viking de Val took the sulky-featured Gr. II Prix Robert Auvray for trainer/driver Eric Lambertz.
Lambertz record his second Gr. II win, 20 years after his first such victory. The five year-old son of Baccarat du Pont scored in 1.13.7kr over 2850 meters to secure the winners' share of the £120,000 purse. He won for the eighth time in a career that has produced earnings of £380,940. The winner held on for a close win with a speedy final 500 meters.
Trainer/driver Lambertz was pleased with this semi-classique win, commenting that his trainee is somewhat better coming from off the pace. Villeroi was second for trainer/driver Jean-Etienne Dubois with Victoria du Jouan ending third. The five year-olds next face the starter on April 12 in the Prix Henri Levesque.The Gr. III Prix de Bois de Vincennes (£115,000, 2700 meters, 12 starters), a co-feature on the program, went to front-stepping Rapide du Digeon with jubilant Damien Bonne teaming. The gelded son of Urfist des Pres scored in 1.12.7kr for his 14th career win, this one at 30/1 odds. The Thierry Raffegeau trainee now has earnings of £692,030. Amoud d'Occagnes was second at 18/1 for reinsman .
Today's Quinte+ Prix Jean Cabrol (£72,000, 2700 meters European, 18 starters) carried a jackpot of £6.1 million. Triskell Pacha recorded a rallying victory forThe Paris-Vincennes card also revealed other interesting winners. Renoir Dany (four year-old son of , at the lines for trainer/owner David Cherbonnel. The veteran son of Elio Josselyn won for the 12th time, increasing his career earnings to £349,470. Italy's Olmo Holz was second for with Sam Gibus ending third in the race timed in 1.13.2kr. Favorite Orupuro Bar raced on the front for Marco Smorgon and ended fifth. An exact order £2 ticket paid £27,111. ) took the Prix de Gueugron (£65,000, 2700 meters, European males) in 1.14.2kr for teamster at 12/1. The Marco Smorgon trainee was a rallying winner by disqualification with Italian stablemate Romanesque (by ) second in a photo, with Smorgon driving at 26/1. Another Italian invader, Re Degli Dei (by ), took fourth for Tommaso DiLorenzo.
The Prix de Chatillon (£55,000, 2700 meters, 14 starters, for three year-olds) went to undefeated Boccador de Simm, his fourth victory now for £62,100 earned.steered the bold going chestnut son of Rieussec for trainer . He scored in 1.16.8kr with a rapid final 500 meters. Rieussec is a lightly raced son of from Ironie Jet by and from a dam.
by Thomas H. Hicks. for Harnesslink.com