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The Premio Finale Campionato Femminile (purse 88,000€, 2100 meters autostart, four year old mares) this day at Ippodromo del Garigliano in Italy, went to Zariah Bi (4f Equinox Bi-Fendi Bi-Sugarcane Hanover) handled by Mauro Biasuzzi clocked in 1.12.9kr. Zealand As (4f Donato Hanover-Fortune As-Tenor de Baune) rallied for second with Rene Legati up. Zarina Daniel (4f SJs Photo-Onda d’Asolo-Uronometro) was third. Winner’s pedigree is shown below. The three year old fillies then contested the Premio Finale Campianato Feminile (purse 88,000€, 2100 meters autostart) with victory earned by 1.12.7kr timed Audrey Effe (3f Up And Quick-Simphony Effe-Going Kronos) reined by Andrea Farolfi for Scuderia Gardesana. The race time was a new record for the open lengths winner. Pedigree shown below. Ampia Mede SM (3f Ganymede-Polimpia Slide SM-Yankee Slide) was second for Vincenzo d’Alessandro Jr. with third to Arnas Cam (3f Ready Cash-Nadia Cam-Varenne). by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

Saturday’s trotting card at Kincsem Park saw 5/1 Trenczen (7m Ata Star L-Eperjes) win the Katok Handicap (purse 400,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) clocked in 1.17.8kr. Istvan Papp teamed his trainee to victory over Underworld with Emil Csordas aboard and Salihamidzic handled by Lajos Marton. The Falklamd DIJ (purse 400,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) brought out a 1.19.2kr victory by Alom Szepe (3f Calypso Capar-Rona Szepe) handled by Andrea Nagyvary for trainer Imre Fazekas and owner Pimri Bt. Fazekas began the career of another two year old on the pre-card qualifying event as he teamed the trainee Bad Girl (2f Quiris-C’est la Guerre) to a 1.27.2kr victory. The dam has been a consistent producer of winners such as stakes winners Nana 1.15.2kr and Ollyan nincs 1.14kr, both trained and reined by Imre Fazekas during their racing careers. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

Today’s fine Enghien program included the Prix de Geneve (Gr. III, purse 80,000€, 2875 meters, 11 European starters, four-year olds) that went to 1.13.2kr timed and 1.8/1 odds Feliciano (4m Ready Cash-Ravenella) with Eric Raffin aboard for trainer Philippe Allaire and owner Ecurie des Charmes. It was his seventh career victory in 24 starts now for 305,790€ earned. 11/1 Fric du Chene (4m Nobody du Chene) rallied for second with Francois Lagadeuc up for trainer Julien LeMer and breeder/owner Claude Guedj. 1.8/1 co-favorite Falcao de Laurma (4m Uniclove) took third with Franck Nivard up for trainer Thierry Duvaldestin. Next up was the day’s Quinte+ race of the day, the Prix du Port de L’Alma (purse 51,000€, 2150 meters, 15 starters). The 1.12.9kr timed victory went to 4.7/1 Classic Haufor (7m Jag de Bellouet-Glamour d’Haufor) with Charles J. Bigeon up for breeder/owner/trainer Christian Bigeon. It was the winner’s 10th career win in 46 starts now for 248,570€ in life earnings. The 1.9/1 favorite Cocktail Desbois (7g Coktail Jet) held second for Eric Raffin and third was 44/1 Bel Air (8g Ganymede) handed by P-Y Verva. 12/1 Aron The Baron and 60/1 Panoramic completed the top five and it set up an exact order Q+ payoff of 128,673€ to three winning ticketholders. The Q+ pool was 2,982,881€ and over 6,608,881€ wagered on the race. The day’s featured Gr. II Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (purse 130,000€, 2875 meters, International UET Masters Series) saw 27/1 Valokaja Hindo (8m Great Challenger-Hindo Enghave) score from the pocket with Christophe Martens aboard for trainer J-M Bazire. Race time was 1.12.9kr as the winner scored for the 10th time in 18 starts in France. His career earnings are now 489,654. The stablemate and 4/10 favorite Cleangame (7g Ouragon de Celland-Red Bell) held second for trainer/driver J-M Bazire and owner J-M Rancoule. 62/1 Cash Gamble (6m Ready Cash-No Way Back) took third for Eric Raffin, ahead of 22/1 Tessy d’Ete (7f Ganymede-Love Me Tender) and pilot Franck Nivard. Fast class five-year olds contested the Prix de la Porte de Versailles (purse 59,000€, 2150 meters autostart, 10 starters) with victory to 1.8/1 Portland (5m Ganymede-Eiffel Bi) reined by trainer Bjorn Goop for Germany owner Mme. M. Jauss, his fourth win in France in 11 starts, now for life earnings of 232,282€. Race time was 1.13.3kr. The 2.1/1 Ghazi BR (5m Cantab Hall-Fiery Chip) was placed second with J-M Bazire the trainer/driver. Classic Connection was second and a dq due to a miscue on the line. 18/1 Broadwell (5m Conway Hall-Boria) was placed third with Robin Bakker the pilot. Placed fourth was 28/1 Vanity Luis (5f Ideale Luis) handled by Eric Raffin. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Solvalla last weekend hosted the E3 eliminations for harness racing colts and fillies, each event raced over 1640 meters autostart with 100,000SEK to the winners. Photo shows the finalists and their post positions. The elims for colts and geldings went to 1.3/1 Aetos Kronos (3m Bold Eagle-Will Of A Woman-Muscles Yankee) timed in 1.11.1kr with Johan Untersteiner aboard for trainer Jerry Riordan and owners Team Snyder and Aetnos Djos. Easy So Easy was second. This winner now has three 2019 victories in five outings. Winner’s pedigree is shown below: The other two colt division winners were the 1.12.1kr timed and 5/2 odds Beller (3m Scarlet Knight-Oki I Can-Amer I Can) reined by Torbjorn Jansson to his fifth win in eight 2019 starts. Even-money favorite Global Adventure (3m SJs Caviar-Platinum Shine-Viking Kronos) took the third male division for Erik Adielsson and trainer Svante Bath clocked in 1.11.6kr, his sixth 2019 score in seven appearances. The three filly splits went to 12.6/1 Global Anarchy (3f SJs Caviar-Celebrity Tribute) timed in 1.12.6kr with Joakim Lovgren her pilot; the 10.2/1 MargaretaSjohammar (3f Make It Happen-Gunnel Sjohammar-Mythical Lindy) took the second female division for Ulf Ohlsson and trainer Stig H. Johansson, her third victory in seven 2019 starts; division three for the fillies saw 1.2/1 Mascate Match (3f Muscle Mass-Captivation-Conway Hall) score for trainer/driver Pekka Korpi clocked in 1.12.6kr for her sixth 2019 victory in seven appearances. Action on August 14 at Solvalla promises to highlight great trotting action as photos show post draws: by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Propulsion (8m Muscle Hill-Danae) off as the 5/10 favorite, rallied off third outer cover to easily win Saturday’s Aby Stora Pris. Purse was 390,000€ ($418,000 US) of this 3140 meters event with 12 contestants. Race time was 1.12.8kr. The mile rate of 1:57.1 is a world record over 1.95 miles on a5/8 mile track. To watch the race click here. Orjan Kihlstrom reined the Daniel Reden trained and Stall Zet owned class-master that now has life earnings of 2,859,958€ with today’s 195,000€ check. Propulsion was imported to Sweden in 2015 and his career slate is now an impressive 36-14-8 in 73 starts. He has four 2019 victories in eight starts this year. The 18/1 Makethemark (6m Maharajah-Global Naughty) was second handled by Ulf Ohlsson and third was 10/1 Milligan’s School (6m Yankee Glide-Tori Ann) for Ulf Eriksson, teaming for owner/trainer Stefan Melander. 8/1 Reckless (9m Ready Cash) and 90/1 Handsome Brad (6m Brad de Veluwe) completed the top five. Propulsion’s win today was his third in a race distributing 2 million Swedish crowns to the winner. Propulsion is automatically qualified for the Final of the UET Masters Series at Vincennes Hippodrome de Paris, the Prix d'Éte on September 7, in which Bold Eagle is already announced as a starter. Propulsion was bred in the USA by F.V. Caldwell of Lexington’s Cane Run Farm and Bluestone Farms LLC.  by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

Cagnes sur Mer this day held their featured Prix Roland Jaffrelot (purse 53,000€, 2925 meters, 12 starters) with the 1.12.9kr timed victory to 2.9/1 favorite Cicero Noa (7g Mandarino Blue-Ma Belle Reine). Pierre Vercruysse was the winning pilot for breeder/owner/trainer Jan Vanhoucke and Cicero Noa won for the eighth time in 64 career starts now for 435,280€ earned. The 8.6/1 Black d’Arjeanc (8g Prince d’Espace) was second for Nicolas Ensch and 15/1 Clif du Pommereux (7m Love You) took third with Stephane Cingland at the lines for trainer Sylvain Roger and owner Noel Lolic. The 78/1 Balthazar Maza and 8.7/1 Bad Boy du Dollar took the fourth and fifth checks. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

Enghien’s Gr. II Prix de Londres (monte, purse 100,000€, 2875 meters, 11 starters) was the Saturday headliner and the “London Prize” for the third time went to veteran monte class-master and 7/10 favorite Arlington Dream (9g Ready Cash-Ialla Clairchamp). He was clocked in 1.13.7kr with Yoann Lebourgeois in the irons for trainer Philippe Allaire and owner Frederic Sauque. Arlington Dream raised his career earnings to 1,153,640€ with this his 23rd victory in 77 career starts. Arlington Dream won this event in 2017-2018 with a best clocking of 1.12.6kr last year. Today, he was away near the back and Lebourgeois patiently closed the gap to the leaders before sweeping to the front starting into the final bend. In post race interview jockey Lebourgeois commented his mount’s exceptional monte consistency and three wins in this race - "You have to have a hell of a horse to do that. Tactically, I always try to take a quiet ride with him and I ask him to engage afterwards, which he knows how to do perfectly." Arlington Dream, after gaining the advantage, then coasted home to defeat 4.1/1 Caban Prior (7g Sancho Panca) reined by Aurelien Desmarres and third finishing 35/1 Al Capone Jet (9m Jag de Bellouet) with Francois Lagadeuc up. 6.9/1 Carla du Chatelets (7f Jag de Bellouet) and 28/1 Atout du Hainaut (9g Gazouillis) completed the top five. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

The 8th leg of the Grand National du Trot Paris-Turf (purse 85,000€, 2950 meters, 16 starters, Quinte+ race of the day) was held this day at Saint-Malo. Jean Michel Bazire teamed his 3/5 favorite Dorgos de Guez (6g Romcok de Guez-Lady Fromentro) to victory clocked in 1.14.2kr, his 18th career win in 40 starts, now for 463,830€ in life earnings. Ecurie Vautors bred and owns this Bazire trainee. The 6.3/1 Elvis Madrik (5g Overtrick) was second with Franck Nivard at the lines and third was 111/1 Beau de Grimoult (8g Pacifique Gede) with pilot Franck Anne. The 26/1 Belle Louis and 50/1 Cantin de L’Ecl completed the top five leading to a Q+ exact order payoff of 28,642.80€ to 41 winning ticketholders. The Q+ pool was 3,418,311€ and the total wagered on this race was 7,417,000€. On the weekend is Saturday’s Aby Stora Prix (purse 390,000€, 3140 meters, 12 starters) at Goteborg. A top field is assembled for this marathon classic including Propulsion. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

The Thursday Enghien program included the Prix de la Porte de Montreuil (two year olds, 32,000€ purse, 2250 meters, 11 starters) with victory to 1.17.5kr timed and 10/1 Halowie Renardier (2f Uniclove-Teva du Port) with Alexis Prat aboard for trainer Frederic Prat and Ecurie di l’Amore. This was her first career win in two appearances. The 21/1 Hermine Sibey (2f Atlas de Joudes) was second for Louis Baudouin and trainer J-M Baudouin. Third home was the 1.6/1 favorite Halbane du Vivier (2f Quaker Jet) reined by Frank Nivard. The Quinte+ race of the day was the Prix Place Denfert-Rochereau (purse 43,000€, 2875 meters, 15 starters). The 2.2/1 odds winner was Elzir du Home (5g Offshore Dream-Riviere Javanaise) with J.Ph. Monclin aboard for breeder/owner/trainer Yves Marie Vallee. He won for the seventh time in 20 lifetime starts and was clocked in 1.14.4kr. 2.7/1 Emphasis Turbo (5m Jet Fortuna) was second ahead of 36/1 Epona du Passage (5f Real de Lou). The 11/1 Effigie Royale and 21/1 Eklango du Nile completed the top five and the exact order Q+ payoff was 18,477.20€ to 34 winning ticketholders. The Q+ pool was 3,089,964€ and total wagered on the race exceeded 6,617.000€. The Prix de la Concorde (purse 58,000€, 2875 meters, 11 starters) completed the day’s card and the 1.15.7kr timed winner was 3/5 favorite Colonel (7g Goetmals Wood-Royale Star) with trainer Jean Michel Bazire at the lines for Ecurie des Champs. Colonel won for the 14th time in 60 career starts now for 402,550€ earned. 5.6/1 Cerenzo Turbo (7m Ganymede) was second for pilot Franck Nivard and 3.2/1 Caprice du Lupin (7g Chaillot) took third with Antoine Wiels aboard for trainer J-P Marmion. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

Velten von Flevo (3m Ganymede-Babette Flevo) took Sunday’s 124th edition of the Deutsches Traber Derby (purse 188,325€, 1900 meters autostart, 12 starters) at Berlin-Mariendorf in Germany. Rick Ebbinge was the winning pilot for trainer Jeroen Engwerda and owner Pine Point Equine. Off at 5.5/1 Velten von Flevo was clocked in 1.13kr as he won his third consecutive race. Juan Bros (3m Muscle Mass-Ziezo Buitenzorg) was second with trainer Alessandro Gocciadoro aboard for Scuderia Tramontom Srl. Third went to Rancoon (3m Orlando Vici-Night Club) for trainer/driver Rudi Haller and Stall Wieserhof. Velten von Flevo  On the superb undercard, the IDEE Kaffee Derby (four-year olds, purse 25,000€, 1900 meters autostart, eight starters) saw 15.2/1 Free Bird (4m Ready Cash-Zandra Sib) score in 1.13.7kr for Robbin Bot in a terrific race. Wolfgang Nimczyk trains this one for Hans Brocker as he won his third straight. Cahaya (4f Love You-C’est la Vie) took second for Jeffrey Mieras and trainer Dion Tesselaar. Officer Stephen (4m Pastor Stephen-Gondolin) was third for trainer/driver Dion Tesselar. Free Bird The Deutsches Traber-Derby Consolation (purse 20,000€, 1900 meters autostart, 10 starters) saw 1.53/1 Otero (3m Muscle Hill-Sparkling) score for Josef Franzl timed in 1.14.2kr, Gladiatuer (3m Bird Parker-Esperance) was second for Robbin Bot, the pilot for trainer Wolfgang Nimczyk. Third in a dead heat were JFK (3m Expo Bi-Excepotionell) for Jaap van Rijn and Man U (3m Manofmanymissions-Yes I Can) handled by Michael Nimczyk. Otero The ASKANIA-Record mile (purse 15,000€, 1609 meters autostart, seven aged starters) went to local favorite Orlando Jet (6m Orlando Vici-Chicolina) clocked in 1.11.1kr with trainer Rudi Haller aboard for Stall Team Neuhof. This veteran has faced many of the best in Europe in his most recent four appearances in France where he was second, third and twice fourth against Bold Eagle and others. He was off as the 1.19/1 favorite here and defeated Halva von Haithabu (7m Here Comes Joey-Ada) with Roland Hulskath aboard and Out Of The Slums (7m Muscles Yankee-Sugar) reined by Michael Nimczyk. Orlando Jet Two-year olds faced the starter in the Gerhard Kruger Memorial (12,000€ purse, 1900 meters autostart, eight starters) and 7/2 Baltic Star (2m Revenue-Baltica de Bellouet) prevailed timed in 1.19kr with Thomas Panschow aboard for trainer Holger Neumann in his first start for money. The Gino Lutz owned colt defeated Fraulein Trixie (2f Trixton-Fraulein Wunder) handled by Kornelius Kluth and Emoji (2f Wishing Stone-Indoo) piloted by Hannu Voutilainen.  Quite a day and weekend of trotting conducted in front of a great audience. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

The Jean Pierre Dubois bred La Grace (3f Muscle Hill-Le Reve) took the Saturday Berlin Mariendorf featured Deutsches Stuteri Oaks (purse 82,775€, 1900 meters autostart, 12 starters) as the 1.2/1 favorite. Michael Nimczyk teamed the winner for trainer Wolfgang Nimczyk.  The 6/1 Rock My Dreams (3f Gustav Diamant-Nucedicocio Rex) was second for Josef Franzl, ahead of 12.6/1 outsider Jetway Fortuna (3f Donato Hanover-Saratoga Yankee). Race time was 1.13.4kr. The excellent Saturday program also showcased the Super Trot Cup (purse 70,000€, 2500 meters autostart) that went to 13.6/1 Fabio Bianco (Ufo Kievetshof-Waterlily Bochoeve) handled by Rob T. De Vlieger. Zefiro Dei Cedr (Wishing Stone-Ninfa Degli Dei) was second for Joakim Lovgren and third went to Pocahontas Diamant (Look de Star-Ianira Dei) reined by Alessandro Gocciadoro. Race time was 1.13.8kr. The Monte Derby (purse 20,000€, 1900 meters autostart) saw 2/1 Zauni (g, Quite Easy-Nice Try Diamant) score for Ronja Walter for trainer Manfred Walter. Hambo Transs R was next with jockey Michelle Monster aboard for trainer Paul Hagoort. Third was O’Sunday with Stephanie Werder in the irons. Race time was a record 1.11.5kr. Earlier on the card was the Eduard Winter Deutsches Stuten Derby Finale B (10,000€ purse, 1900 meters, 12 starters) that went to 6.2/1 Marylan Monroe with Michael Nimczyk aboard. She bested Versailles Diamant and reinsman Robin Bakker and third finishing Jamaica Ferr that was piloted by Rob T. De Vlieger. Race time was 1.15.4kr. The August 3rd Auktion Berlin produced several well-received sale leaders: Leroy Scott (Trixton) 85,000€ to Leendert Gerrits Latina di Baia S (Trixton) 75,000€ to Stall Antonshof Obsession Bo (Muscle Hill) 65,000€ to Chelsea Srls Silvertail (Ready Cash) to Tramontom Srl The sale average was 19,677€ Berlin-Mariendorf, Berlintrab,, Auktion Berlin files/photos Thomas H. Hicks

Top flight trotting action was the menu Saturday at Kincsem Park (Budapest) with four races having purses in excess of a million HU forints. The action began with the Hokas DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) and it showcased Longines (5f Conway Hall-Kentucky Love Song-Valley Victor) as she scored for the 14th time in 15 career starts. Off at 1.1/1 odds she went right to the lead and was never headed. Gyorgy Horvath teamed Longines for trainer Imre Fazekas to the 1.15.5kr timed verdict from post two. The 9.8/1 Rocky HR (7m Roc de Montfort-Times-SJs Photo) was next ahead of 2.2/1 Disney HR (6f Light Up de Vonnas-Times-SJs Photo) reined by Gyorgy Farkas for Balazs Juhasz that piloted the second place finisher. The Kanca DIJ (purse 2,000,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) brought the four year olds together and the 1.15.9kr timed winner was 2.1/1 Zseneroz (4f SJs Photo-Hitelezo-Witsends Speedy) handled by Mitja Slavic, her second victory in three 2019 outings. The 2.2/1 second choice Zseda (4f Frullino Jet-Filigran-Witsends Speedy) was second for trainer/driver Csaba Lakatos and 40/1 Zsofesz (4f Vioxx SR-Lencsi-Baltic Bet) was third piloted by her trainer Sandor Varga. The aged fast-class trotters contested the Kontya Dezso Memorial (purse 1,200,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) with that event going to front-stepping 3/2 favorite Aileron (7g Scarlet Knight-Quacelle-Jackpot du Relais) reined to the 1.16.7kr timed score by Imre Fazekas. Jozsef Rutkai trains and owns the now four-time winner in six 2-019 starts, that was bred by Stefan Melander. The 17.2/1 outsider Time To Say Goodbye (7m Maximus Lindy-Jungfrau-Valley Guardian) rallied for second handled by trainer Lajhos Marton. Third was 56.7/1 Milliondollar Lux (13m Ganymede-Dadaumpa Jet-Supergill) for trainer/driver Emil Csordas. The day’s featured race was the Hatromevesek Nagydija (three-year olds, purse 5,000,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) and quite a finish it was. The 3/1 Aurum Ville (3f Calypso Capar-Ivaville-Endless Sands) got up in the final strides for victory handled by Gyorgy Horvath for trainer Imre Fazekas and Silver & Black Racing. This one rallied from fourth to wear down leading 4.9/1 Aronville (3g Calypso Capar-Saraville-What A Man) with trainer Imre Fazekas the pilot. Third was 6/1 Adriana Asti (3f Frullino Jet-Cameron Diaz-Baltic Speed) with Veljko Mazsity aboard. The Otevesek Nagydija (five year olds, purse 3,000,000HUf, 3000 meters autostart) saw Imre Fazekas back in the winner’s circle after driving the Laszlo Berenji owned and trained White Lady (5f Toss Out-Elegant Lady-Mill H) to a 1.20kr timed victory. She raced on the front and gamely held off second finishing Villam Ville (5g Beissinger Hanover-Izaville-Endless Sands) and reinsman Goran Zolnaji. Third was Victoria Tim (5g Incredible Cole-Pamira-Napoletano). by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

The gallant Spanish trotter Trebol (12m Hot Blues-Sally Can Wait) extended his winning street to 50 on Saturday in the Premi Sante Fe (200€ purse, 1650 meters autostart, International) with an easy 1.18.3kr score for reinsman Juan Carreras and owner Cuadra Sa Farola. It was Trebol’s 14th win in 2019 in as many starts following 28 wins in 2018 and eight in 2017 after returning from successful campaigns in France and northern Europe. His slate now shows 82 career victories in 144 starts for 686,966€ earned. The French breds Eternity Quick and Thales des Convees chased the winner to the line. Replay: by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Bold Eagle (8m Ready Cash-Reethi Rah Jet),sent off as the 9/10 favorite odds, gamely held off challengers to win today’s Gr. I Grand Prix de Wallonie at Mons Ghlin, Belgium. Total purse was 150,000€ in this UET Masters Series event raced over 2300 meters autostart with 13 starters. Bold Eagle recorded his 45th career win in 65 starts now for 4,632,820€ in life earnings. Tony Le Beller teamed Bold Eagle for trainer Sebastien Guarato and owner Pierre Pilarski. The 5.4/1 Valokaja Hindo (8m Great Challenger) was a nose back second for Christophe Martens and trainer Jean Michel Bazire. The 4.6/1 Billie de Montfort (8f Jasmin de Flore) was another length back in third for Gabriele Gelormini and trainer Guarato. 28/1 Beau Gamin and 116/1 Bon Copain completed the top five with Bugsy Malone, Tony Gio and Valko Jenilat all dq’s. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

The well-regarded and 7/10 favorite Gotland (3m Ready Cash-Sanawa) held on for Eric Raffin to win today’s Enghien featured Gr. III Prix Henri Cravoisier (purse 70,000€, 1609 meters autostart, 12 starters). Race time was 1.11.3kr (mile 1:54.66). Jean Pierre Guay bred the winner that Philippe Allaire owns and trains. Gotland now shows nine career wins in 11 starts for 345,100€ in life earnings. The 40/1 Alcide Roc (3m Daguet Rapide-Inga Allmar) was a fast closing second driven by Fili[ppo Rocca for trainer Fausto Barelli and Scuderia Sant Eusebio SNC. Third home was 7.3/1 General du Parc (3m LeJacque d’houlbec) that Alexandre Abrivard teamed for trainer Frederic Prat,. This one battled the winner until giving was late in the lane. Replay: by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

The Friday Q+ was at Cabourg in the Prix des Tournesols (purse 32,000€, 2750 meters, 16 starters) with victory to 17/1 Eclat d”Isques (5m Tucson) reined by Vincent Boulogne, also his trainer, for owner Christian Lahuche, timed in 1.15.8kr,  Second was 8.3/1 Ecu de Mieloui (5m Soleil du Fosse) for David Thomain and third was 28/1 Esprits Crimineis (5g New des Landes) with owner/trainer Sebastian Hardy at the lines. The 36/1 Email de l’Iton (5g Magnificent Rodney) was fourth for Paul Pierre Ploquin and 9/1 Earl Chick (5g Nahar de Beval) earned the fifth-place check. There were three winning Q+ exact order tickets and they paid 129,359.20€ each with the Q+ pool reaching 3,622,806€. There was over 7,247,000€ wagered on the race. The same day at Pornichet was the Grand Prix de Pornichet (purse 30,000€, 2725 meters, 12 starters) that went to 1.14.8klr timed and 38/1 odds Love Dancer (9g Love You) reined by Christophe Gallier. The victory raised his life earnings to 112,232€. 5/1 Dancelli (8g Norvelous Hanover) took second with Olivier Raffin aboard and 2.9/1 Braquo (8g Ludo de Castelle) was third. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

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