The Prix Gaston de Wazieres, a Gr. II 120,000e test for four year-old mares over 2100 meters autostart, went to Alesia d'Atout withaboard. This pair prevailed in a close photo over two Dubois-clan rivals, Africaine with Jean-Etienne Dubois up and the teamed Atlesima. The winner was timed in a solid 1.12.6kr as she recorded her sixth career victory.
April 18, 2014, Paris-Vincennes, Prix Gaston de Wazieres, Gr. II females, 120,000e, 2100 meters autostart, 13 starters, 1.12.6kr
1st Alesia d'Atout (4f Defi d'Aunou-New York Jet-Halimede),up for trainer Dominique Mottier and owner J.Y. Lherete, 3.7/1, her sixth win for 321,250e lifetime
2nd Africaine (4f-Italiene), Jean Etienne Dubois driver/trainer, 3.5/1 odds
3rd Atlesima (4f Rocklyn-Noblessima),up for trainer , 2/1
The males four year-oilds contested the 120,000e Gr. II Prix Gaston Brunet and favored Aladin d'Ecajeul took the top prize for reinsmanand trainer Sebastian Guarato. The victory raised his earnings to over 496,000e as he scored in hand to stop the timer in 1.13kr. The son of Quaker Jet looks like he could be an aged contender for future years.
April 18, 2014 Paris-Vincennes, Prix Gaston Brunet, Gr. II males, 120,000e, 2100 meters autostart, 9 starters, 1.13kr
1st Aladin d'Ecajeul (4m Quaker Jet-Nancy d'Ecajeul-Halimede),up for trainer Sebastian Guarato, 1.1/1 odds, owner Philippe DeWulf, ninth career win
2nd Africain (4m Oardo-Kamine),up, 9/1
3rd Adonis du Goutier (4m-Quintaescencia), , 43/1
Also on the Friday evening program at Vincennes there was an interesting undercard. The Quinte+ Prix Alethem went to Under Blue, handled by Pierre Vercruysse for trainerApril 18, 2014 Paris-Vincennes, Prix Alethem, 75,000e, 2850 meters distance handicap, 16 starters, 1.14.5kr, Quinte+ jackpot 7.45 million euros . The six-year old daughter of Elvis de Rossignol scored in 1.14.5kr over 2850 meters. Favorites dominated the contest causing the 2e exact order payoff (absent jackpot) to be only 2,784e.
1st Under Blue (6m Elvis de Rossignol-Jangala-), Pierre Vercruysse for trainer and owner Lars Hallberg, ninth career win for 210,850e lifetime, odds were 2.5/1
2nd Ultra Classique (6m Kiwi-Javana de Moi),, 6/10 odds
3rd Tina Jolie (7fLightly raced three year-old fillies contested the Prix Palma with victory to the second time winner Bianca de Lou. The daughter of -Minea des Picanes), Anthony Barrier, 9/1 from Prima de Lou by was reined by . Dubois fillies by Password and finished second and fourth in the closely fought event.
April 18, 2014 Paris-Vincennes, Prix Palma, females, 35,000e, 2850 meters, 14 starters, 1.16.9kr
1st Bianca de Lou (3f-Prima de Lou- ), , 2/1, Vincent Martens trainer for Ecurie Olmenhof, her second win for 30,600e euros lifetime
2nd Belle d'Hommeur (3f Password-Place d'Honneur),, 66/1
3rd Blue Comet (3f Ni Ho Ped d'Ombree-Komete d'Urzy), P-Y Verva, 56/1
4th Be You Soon (3f-See You Soon), Patrick Chevrier, 50/1
Saturday action at Enghien showcased a solid victory by well-regarded Clint W. Boko in the Prix de l'Arginne. The five year-old son offrom Holland scored in 1.12.9kr with fast closing fractions over the 2150 meter distance. Robin Bakker was in town to handle the winner for trainer Paul Hagoort.
April 19, 2014 Enghien, Prix de l'Argonne, 2150 meters autostart, 15 starters, 72,000e, 1.12.9 kr
Fractions: 1.13.5kr at 1000; 1.13.7kr at 500
1st Clint W. Boko (5m-Vantz Boko- ), Robin Bakker up for trainer Paul J.P. Hagoort, his ninth win for career earnings of 244,591e, Holland, 4.7/1
2nd Vulcain de Vandel (5m-Ophelia de Vandel), trainer/driver, 2.5/1
3rd Dream Magic BE (5m-Dentesca Cla), Josef Franzl trainer/driver, 14/1, Germany
Also on Saturday, Alex The Winner posted an impressive score in the Prix de Lons-le-Saunier for male four year-olds. Jean-Etienne Dubois piloted his owned/trained pupil to the fourth career victory for the powerful striding chestnut son of.
April 19, 2014 Enghien, Prix de Lons-le-Saunier, 2150 meters autostart, 13 starters, 46,000e, 1.14.4
1st Alex The Winner (4m-Likely Jet-Defi d'Aunou), Jean-Etienne Dubois driver/trainer/owner, 9/10 favorite, his fourth win for lifetime earnings of 72,520e
2nd Ambre Atout (4g-Maya d'Atout), up, 8/1
3rd Andalou d'Huon (4m Otello Pierji-Nina d'Huon), Michel Lenoir, 33/1
The day's Quinte+ event went to Uprince withteaming. He defeated a solid veteran field in 1.12.7kr over 2150 meters autostart in the 60,000e Prix de la Porte d'Auteuil. The Barjon owned, driven Tornado de l'Ocean was second ahead of Elles W.Phedo with Johanna Lindqvist at the lines.
April 19, 2014 Enghien, Prix de la Porte d'Auteuil, 2150 meters autostart, 15 starters, 60,000e, 1.12.7kr, Quinte+ with 7.5 million euro jackpot
1st Uprince (6g-Malupricia- ), , 2.7/1, his 10th win for career earnings of 312.700 euros
2nd Tornado de l'Ocean (7g-Taluina), , 3.5/1
3rd Elles W. Phedo (8f Kesaco Phedo-Elles W. Lolita), Johanna Lindqvist, 12/1by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com