Nathalie Henry changed her tactics with Vision Intense, the talented daughter of, as she positioned her near the front from the outset. Following the leader into the long Paris-Vincennes stretch, Henry found room along the pylons and rallied through for a convincing win in 1.12.9kr over the 2175 meter distance, the winner's 10th career win with increased earnings to over 616,000 euro. The Gr. II Prix Leon Tacquet, for a 120,000 euro purse, is viewed by analysts as an important forerunner to the rich Prix de Cornulier held a week before the Prix d'Amerique. conditions Vision Intense for Ecurie Victoria Dreams. Vaillant Cash raced well for Camille Levesque to be second.
1/4/14 Vincennes - Prix Leon Tacquet, Gr. II monte, 2175 meters, 120,000 euro purse 1.12.9kr
Fractional times: 1.12.1kr at 1500, 1.13kr at 1000, 1.13.6kr at 500, 1.12.9kr finish
1st Vision Intense (5f-Intense Action- ), Mlle. Nathalie Henry up for training for Ecurie Victoria Dreams, her 10 career win for 616,250 euro earnings, 0.8/1 favorite
2nd Vaillant Cash (5m-Kara du Redon-Ultra Ducal), Camille Levesque aboard, 6/1 odds
3rd Valdice de Mars (5f Lynx de Bellouet-Tiphanie-Beausujour II),up for trainer/owner Lois Groussard, 21/1 odds
4th Valse Castelets (5f Memphis du Rib-Elide-), J,L.C. Dersoir up for Joel Hallais and Ecurie Rib, 4/1 odds
Akim du Cap Vert scored in the co-featured Prix de Tonnac-Villeneuve, a Gr. II event worth 120,000 euro purse over 2175 meters. The four year-old son ofwas piloted by trainer/owner to the 1.13kr score, his sixth lifetime now for earnings of over 493,000 euro. Axelle Dark rallied along the pylons to capture second as Jos. Verbeeck drove the trained daughter of . The Allaire trained Artiste de Jourdes was a solid third at 64/1 for reinsman Pierre Vercruysse.
1/4/14 Vincennes - Prix de Tonnac-Villeneuve, Gr. II, 120,000 euro purse, 2175 meters, 10 starters
1.13kr (race time 2:38.85)
1st Akim du Cap Vert (4m-Prima du Cap Vert- ), trainer, driver, own er, 1.6/1 odds, 6th lifetime win for earnings 493,530 euro
2nd Axelle Dark (4f-Queen des Charmes- ), Jos. Verbeeck up for trainer , 4/1 odds
3rd Artiste de Jourdes (4m-Memoru de Jourdes-Vikings Way), Pierre Vercruysse aboard for , 64/1 odds
4th Ah Quel Micha (4m Rocklyn-Oceane du Phare-), up for and Ecurie Victoria Dreams
Today's Quinte + race of the day was also at Paris-Vincennes and the six year-old Take, a son of Carpe Diem, scored forin a driving finish. Off at 5/1 the winner is trained by and was timed in 1.12.8kr over the 2100 meter autostart distance. The holders of exact order two euro tickets took home 6,480 euro. The day's jackpot was 1.4 million euro.
1/4/13 Vincennes - Prix de Breteuil, Quinte+, 52,000 euro purse, 2100 meters autostart, 16 starters 1.12.8kr
1st Take (7m Carpe Diem-Koncole-), up for training for Hadis Coatings BV, 5/1 odds, ninth career win for euro earnings 234,100
2nd Toreador (7g Fleuron Perrine-Jubellone-Jet du Vivier), Francois-Pierre Bossuet up, 2.8/1 favorite
3rd Tartane Vrie (7f Ni Ho Ped d'Ombree-Ancre de Vrie-Firstly), owner/trainer/driverat 9/1
by Thomas H. Hicks for Harnesslink.com