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Paris, France – Not a lot of people can really say in Paris that they know nothing about the Prix d’Amerique race this Sunday at the Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes. It’s on nearly every major street pole intersection throughout this wonderful city. Big, bold and beautiful, a harness racing horse draped in the colors of the American flag. Every year the Prix d’Amerique is the richest race in the world for old trotters, only this year the prestigious event is even bigger as it is the 100th anniversary of this spectacular day of racing. The Grand Prix d’Amerique was created to pay homage to the Americans for the help which they gave to France during the First World War. And every year the French go all out in this special day as a tribute to America. The race card will have 11 races, most of them held in early on. Then it’s parade time with perhaps the greatest display of tribute to America taking place on the track. The drivers are brought in on Harley-Davidson antique motorcycles, stilt-walkers dressed in the Stars and Stripes, the prestigious French Lancers Brigade on horseback and much more will take place. And then there is the actual Prix d’Amerique race. There will be 18 of the world’s top older trotters and sadly no representation from North America this year. These horses will go from a standing start and race 2,700 meters (1.67 miles), up and down a slight hill on the course at breakneck speeds. And, they will be racing for total prize money of 900,000€ euros ($1 million dollars US depending on exchange rate). On the betting side, around $40 million euros ($44.3 million US) will be wagered on Sunday. There will be 40,000 plus people coming out to the racetrack to view the race and all the special festivities that day and approximately 36 countries will broadcast the race on four different continents. It’s a big deal to say the least. And what about the horses that have entered the race. The return winner from last year, Belina Josselyn, is back. She is one of only a handful of mares who will be taking on their male counterparts in the Prix d’Amerique. Jean-Michel Bazire trains and drives Belina Josselyn, who comes into the race off a very impressive triumph two weeks ago in the Grand Prix of Belgium at Paris-Vincennes. The nine-year-old mare by Love You is a career winner of 2,335,470€. Other world class champion trotters in the race include two-time Prix d’Amerique winner, Bold Eagle, who back in October 2019 traveled to Canada and won the Breeders Crown at Mohawk Park; 3.1 million euro winner Propulsion is shipping in from Sweden; 2018 Elitloppet winner Ringostarr Treb will be in the race for trainer Jerry Riordan, Face Time Bourbon, Beillie de Montford and a host of other top flight trotters will be in the race. Also, this week Harnesslink will be reporting from the world class training facility, Grosbois, plus coverage of the horse sale Thursday and Friday, the Standardbred Expo Friday and the superb race cards this Saturday and Sunday at the Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes. It’s been sunny and around 40 in Paris as we toured the wonderful city a bit after landing this morning. There is a possible forecast of rain showers on Sunday and it is hopeful that will change later this week. Our hotel, the Pullman in Bercy Centre, is sold out this weekend as are other hotels in the area as the hype begins to build for the big race day on Sunday. Here are the leading 25 horses for the Prix d'Amerique. This number will get reduced to 18, By Steve Wolf, for Harnesslink

The 5/10 favorite Bilibili (9m Niky-Quetty du Donjon) stalked the leaders and wore them down in late stretch to win the Prix de Cornulier (Gr. I International Monte, purse 650,000€ 2700 meters, 16 starters) for jockey Alexandre Abrivard clocked in 1.12.1kr off even fractions. Laurent Claude Abrivard trains the winner for breeder/owner Jean Pierre Barjon as Bilibili repeated his 2019 victory and now has 14 career wins in 45 starts for 1,803,100€ earned. Roxane Grif was also a repeat winner in recent years (2015-16). The 17/1 Etoile e Bruyere (6f Kenor de Cosse) held second for Adrien Lamy and trainer Charles Dreux. Third was 14/1 Feeling Cash (5m Ready Cash-Royale Star) with Eric Raffin in the irons for trainer Philippe Allaire and owner Carlos Lerner. The 75/1 Carla du Castelets and 31/1 Evangelina Blue completed the top five. The exact order Quinte+ top five payoff was 9.905.60 to 174 ticketholders. The Q+ pool was 5,808.430€ and over 11,937,000€ was wagered on the race.  To watch the replay, click here. The time of the race in kilometers was 1'12''1, which did not break last year’s record of 1'11''2, but it was still the 4th best time in the history of the race. Alexandre Abrivard signs a third victory in the Grand Prix de Cornulier, twenty days after being crowned Etrier d'Or for the second time. His trainer Laurent-Claude Abrivard won for the second time with the developer costume (he also won it as a jockey). For owner-breeder Jean-Pierre Barjon, this is a new triumph in one of the two biggest winter races at Paris-Vincennes, he too who saw his colors shine in the Grand Prix d'Amérique with Meaulnes of Corta . The Grand Prix d'Amérique whose 2020 edition is also on the horizon for next week. This time, the father and son Abrivards will be gathered around Excellent , winner of the Ténor de Baune Prize and candidate for the first places. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Today’s superb Belgique harness racing program also had other groupe level events on the stage. The Prix de Riberac (Gr. IiI, 70,000€ purse, 2700 meters, 15 starters) saw 5/1 Garibaldi (4m Love You-Venitienne) score in 1.13.4kr for Jean Phillipe Monclin and owner Manuel Martinez. The winner recorded his fourth career victory in 11 starts now for 126,780€ earned. The winner joined the hunt with slightly over 500 meters remaining and was a decisive factor in the lane. 17/1 Gelati Cut (4m Coktail Jet) was second for Alexandre Abrivard, ahead of 27/1 Galaxie du Goutier (4f Kaisy Dream) with Clement Duvaldestin aboard. The Prix Association Nationale des Turfistes (purse 67,000€, 2100 meters autostart) saw the turf writers on hand to make the winners presentation to 5.9/1 odds Belle Louise Mabon (9f Derby du Giute), the 1.11.9kr timed victorious trainee of breeder/owner/trainer Yves Dreaux. Eri Raffin was the pilot as Belle Louise won for the eighth time in 58 starts now for 358,980€ in life earnings. “Louise” was there to help receive the winners’ congratulations. The 7/10 favorite Charmeause Royale was second for owner/trainer/driver Matthieu Abrivard ahead of Black Jack From reined by Jean Michel Bazire. Belle Louise Mabon The Prix Djerid (monte Gr. III, purse 90,000€, 2200 meters, eight European starters) completed today’s groupe action and in this one the 1.12.1kr winner was the game 5.2/1 Daida de Vandel (7f Real de Lou - Gallia de Vandel) handled by jockey Alexandre Abrivard for trainer Laurent Claude Abrivard. It was her 10 th career victory in 42 starts and her raised lifetime earnings to 402,580€. Eroa du Chene (6m Un Amour d’Haufor) was second with P.Ph. Ploquin in the irons for trainer Julien La Mer and owner Claude Guedj. 1.9/1 favorite Curly (8g Rolling d’Heripre) took third for jockey Matthieu Abrivard and trainer Thierry Duvaldestin. Daida de Vandel With the day complete some analysts foresee an Amerique lineup that might look something like shown below. Here the bold print horses are those already qualified. Those with a question mark are just that, unknowns at this moment. Several of the outsiders are lifetime winners of over a million euro. It appears that the Cornulier (January 19) is not factored in below.   Thomas H. Hicks

Today’s Prix de la Cote d’Azur (Gr. III International, purse 120,000€, 2900 meters distance handicap, 16 starters) at Cagnes sur Mer in France saw 3.7/1 Elsa de Belfonds (6f Tornado Bello-Talfa) score off a 25-meter handicap. She was away on the lead for trainer/driver Nicolas Ensch, then yielded to the pocket before escaping in the lane to draw clear. Ecurie Thomas Levesque owns this now 11-time career winner for 353,690€ earned. Race time was 1.14.2kr. The 2.7/1 favorite and 50-meter handicapped Earl Simon (6m Prodigious-Tindrana) was a game second for Ecurie Skytten, trainer Jarmo Niskanen and pilot Franck Ouvrie. The 31/1 Black d’Arjeanc (9g Prince d’Espace-Perle de Riviere), penalized 25 meters, was third with Eric Raffin up for trainer Nicolas Ensch. 50-meter handicapped Voltaire Gifont (6m Quaker Jet-Realm of Fancy) was fourth with trainer Pietro Gubellini up on this 88/1 outsider. The 44/1 Beffe Am (9g Enjoy Lavec) was fifth for Franck Marty. This race was the Quinte+ race of the day and the exact order winning tickets paid 95,586.00€ to six recipients. The Q+ pool was 3,716,532€ and the total of all pools on this race exceeded 8,091,000€. Yesterday at Cagnes sur Mer three year olds contested the Prix de la Cote Saint Andre (purse 18,000€, 2160 meters autostart) and it went to Hawai Island (3f Bold Eagle-Viva Island-Goetmals Wood-Island Dream) with Eric Raffin up for breeder/owner Jean Pierre Dubois and trainer Kevin Vanderschelden. This was her second career victory and now she has earned 14,450€. Hidden Face (3f Brillantissime-Conquette A Deux) was second for trainer/driver Nicolas Ensch for Ecurie le Tremont. Jean Pierre Dubois also bred this one. Hers and Mine (3f Bold Eagle-A Nous Deux) was third for Loris Garcia at the lines for breeder/owner JBD and trainer Vanderschelden. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Havana d’Aurcy (2f Royal Dream-Avila) took the Gr. II Prix Une de Mai (purse 150,000€, 2175 meters, two-year olds) this day at Vincennes for Jean Michel Bazire and harness racing breeder/owner Cyril Lelarge.   The .13.7kr clocked victory increased the winner’s life earnings to 86,700€. 21/1 Harrah Dibah (2f Brillantissime-Vanille des Noyer) was second for trainer Sebastien Guarato and driver Yoann Lebourgeois. Third went to 83/1 Habile Gede (2f Jeanbat du Vivier) was third for Damien Bonne.   Monte specialists battled in the Prix Sans Dire Qui (Gr. III, purse 80,000€, 2850 meters) with 3.9/1 Daida de Vandel (6f Real de Lou-Gallia de Vandel) prevailing for jockey Alexandre Abrivard and trainer Laurent Claude Abrivard. This was her ninth career victory for now 362,080€ earned. Race time was 1.12.9kr. 6.1/1 Emir de Rebomard (5g Kepler) was second with Julien Raffestin in the irons. Diamant de Treabat (6g Kuadro Wild) rallied for third with Clement Frecelle up for trainer/owner Pascal Monthule.   Daida de Vandel                      --LeTrot photo   The monte trotteurs also contested the Prix de Montemart (purse 56,000€, 2850 meter) with a 1.12.8kr victory earned by 9/10 favorite Chacha de Gontier (7f Olitro-Diana Kaer) ridden by Antoine Weils for trainer J.P. Marmion. This win was her 13 th in a career that has produced 234,440€ in life earnings. Chacha de Gontier                              --LeTrot photo The Quinte+ race of the day was on this card in the Prix d’Amboise (purse 56,000€, 2700 meters, 16 starters). 9/2 odds Datcha (6f Quoska des Arric) scored for Yoann Lebourgeois for owner Ecurie Comte P. de Montesson. Race time was 1.13.5kr. 9/2 Dastavia de Guez, 24/1 Dona Viva, 41/1 Dance d’Etang and 111/1 Belle du Matin completed the top five and there were six exact order winning tickets each paying 95.853.80€. The Q+ pool was 3,117,660€ and 6,966,000€ was wagered on the race.   Thomas H. Hicks

The 4/10 favorite Cleangame (7g Ouragon de Celland-Red Bell) easily overcame a 50 meter handicap to win today’s Gr. III Prix Jean Dumouch (purse 90,000€, 2850 meters distance handicap) for trainer/driver Jean-Michel Bazire and owner J-M Rancoule. Cleangame won for the 32nd time in 49 career starts now for life earnings of 1,229,220€. Cleangame was away near the back and advance steadily on the leaders after 1000 meters. He engulfed the competition off the final turn and sped away to an four length margin of victory. Race time was 1.11.6kr (mile race 1:55.20) over the winner’s 2900 meter distance. Cleangame is quite a trotter, likely among the best currently racing. The 13/1 odds Tessy d’Ete (7f Ganymede-Love Me Tender) was second with Franck Nivard up and 5.2/1 Chica de Joudes (7f Jag de Bellouet) was third for Alain Laurent. 21/1 Balbir and 88/1 Anzi des Liards completed the top five with Ble de Gers and Cokstile earnings the sixth and seventh checks. This was the day’s Quinte+ race of the day and the exact order payoff was 1,467.00€ with 1,058 winning tickets. The Q+ pool was 5,786,169€ and 11,319,000€ plus was wagered on this race. The undercard included the Prix du Comite Regional d’Equitation (purse 56,000€, 2700 meters, European eligibles) and 2.3/1 Moni Viking (6m Maharajah-Jeunesse Doree) rallied to the 1.13.9kr clocked victory, his fourth in 12 starts in France, now for 214,091€ in life earnings. Pierre Vercruysse reined and trains the winner for Norway’s Jan Lyng. The 11/1 Darlington Park (6g Orlando Vici) took second for Franck Nivard and third was 35/1 Destin Carisaie (6g Uniclove) with Eric Raffin up. Earlier on the program was the Prix d’Auranches (purse 33,000€, 2100 meters autostart) and 2.3/1 Flora Venesi (4f Gazouillis-Mission Venesi) scored in a quick 1.12.3kr with Franck Nivard up for trainer Franck Leblanc, her fourth win in 14 career starts. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

The Gr. III Prix Oscar Collard (purse 80,000€, 2100 meters autostart, 15 starters) at the Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes today went to 1.11.6kr timed and 2.8/1 odds Violetto Jet (5m From Above-Nocciolaia Jet) with Franck Nivard at the lines for trainer Philippe Billard and Scuderia d’Alessandro Raffaelo Sel. His career earnings advanced to 277,442€. The 1.6/1 Velvey Gio (5g Nad Al Sheba-Mind Wise As) took second for Bjorn Goop and trainer Magnes Dahlen. 10/1 Éclair du Mirel (5m Orlando Vici) was third handled by Matthieu Abrivard for trainer Suzanna Vachet. 20/1 Elvis du Vallon rallied for fourth ahead of 30/1 Heart of Steel (5g Cantab Hall). Violetto Jet and winning connections  Dreambreaker (6g Offshore Dream-Brooke Boko) returned to victory lane as the 7/10 favorite for trainer/driver Jean Michel Bazire. The time was 1.12.2kr and the race was the Quinte+ Prix Michel Thoury (purse 67,000€, 2100 meters autostart, 16 starters). Dreambreaker won for the eighth time in 24 starts, now for 361,378€ earned. The 29/1 Usain Henna (9m Super Light) was second ahead of 12/1 Unique Juni (6f Uptown Yankee). 7/1 Be One des Thirons and 21/1 Doum Jenilou completed the top five and set up a 13,427.60€ exact order payoff with 69 winning tickets. The Q+ pool was 4,406,887€ and 9,439,000€ was wagered on the race. Dreambreaker was an easy winner again at Vincennes Trainer/driver Jean Michel Bazire returned to win the Prix Jules Lepennetier (purse 44,000€, 2100 meters autostart, 13 starters) with the 1.3/1 favorite Feydeau Seven (4m Reedeo Josselyn-Unanime Seie) scoring in 1.12.6kr for his seventh win in 17 career starts now for 151,190€ earned. Foraya de Cahot (4f Up And Quick) and First In Love (4m Goetmals Wood) trailed the winner. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

The road to the Prix d’Amerique began today when the 2.9/1 Davidson du Pont (6m Pacha du Pont-Laguna du Pont) scored for harness racing driver Franck Ouvrie, trainer J-M Bazire and owner/breeder Albert Rayon with a superb late rush in the Gr. II Prix de Bretagne. Timed in 1.12.7kr over the 2700 meter course the winner earned 49,500€ of the 110,000€ purse in this contest with the top three .gaining entrance for the Prix d'Amerique. The winner earned his 12th career victory in 36 starts now for 899,410€ in life earnings. The 13/1 Chica de Joudes (7f Jag de Bellouet-Queschua Love) held second for Alain Laurent and 4.4/1 Looking Superb (6m Orlando Vici-Classical Pine) was a very game third with Alexandre Abrivard up for trainer Bazire, this one traveling most of way on the outer, near the leader. The 16/1 Tony Gio (7m Varenne-Ilaria Jet) was fourth for J.Ph. Monclin and trainer Sebastien Guarato with fifth to 6.6/1 Enino du Pommereux (5m Coktail Jet-Noune du Pommereux) for Matthieu Abrivard and trainer Sylvain Roger. Belina Josselyn and Bilibil finished 14th and 15th. This race was the Quinte+ race of the day and the exact order payoff was 9535.20€ for a 2€ wager. The Q+ pool was 5,596,370€ and over 11,093,000€ was wagered in all pools on this event. by Thomas H Hicks, for Harnesslink  

Veteran monte performers contested this day’s Gr. III Prix de L’Ile d’Oleron (purse 90,000€, 2850 meters distance handicap, European eligibles) at Paris-Vincennes with the victory to the 1.13.6kr timed Caban Prior (7g Sancho Panca-Fita Prior). Aureilien Desmarres was in the irons for trainer/owner Sylvain Desmarres as the winner recorded his 20th career victory now for 429,940€. He defeated the 25 meter handicapped Vetige de Chenu (10g Lynx de Bellouet-Neige de Chenu) with Eric Raffin aboard, with third to Boston Terrie (8g Kesaco Phedo-Nouvelle Idole) with Alexandre Angot up. The well-regarded and 25 meter handicapped Evangelina Blue (5f Speedy Blue-Happy Blue) was fourth with Mathieu Mottier up for trainer J.P. Mary. The upcoming Sunday is a good card led by the Grand Prix de Bretagne, a Gr. II event for 110,000€ and raced over the 2700 meter course. The field includes three J-M Bazire trainees such as Belina Josselyn, Davidson du Pont and Looking Superb, all looking for a ticket to the Prix d’Amerique. Nicolas Bazire will team Belina in this her third effort following a layoff. She will race with shoes. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink 

Today’s 12th harness racing leg of the Grand National du Trot Paris Turf (Gr. III, purse 85,000€, 3000 meters distance handicap, 14 starters) at Nantes and it went to the 4/10 favorite and 50-meter handicapped Cleangame (7g Ouragon de Celland-Red Bell) for trainer/driver Jean Michel Bazire and owner J-M Rancoule.   Cleangame won for the 30 th time in 47 career starts now for 1,130,220€ earned for his career and may well be among the top five trotteurs currently racing. 7.3/1 Cocktail Desbois (7g Coktail Jet) was second for Eric Raffin and 7.3/1 Dorgos du Guez (6g Romcock de Guez) was third for Nicolas Bazire and trainer JMB, this one handicapped 25 meters. 21/1 Clarck Sotho (7g Oiseau de Feux) was fourth after his 25- meter penalty, reined by Guillaume Martin. 56/1 Brelan du Vivier completed the top five with Matthieu Abrivard aboard.   This race was the day’s Quinte+ event and 1242 winning tickets were each worth 622.00€. 8,168,000€ was wagered on the race with 3,828,477€ of that being in the Q+ pool.   The November 5 (Tuesday) Paris-Vincennes feature was the Prix Medusa (purse 52,000€, 3525 meters distance handicap, 12 starters) and it brought about the second start off a long layoff by the 25-meter handicapped Belina Josselyn (8f Love You-Lezira Josselyn). Off at 2.7/1 she finished sixth timed in 1.15.1kr for Romain Congard. The race winner was the 1.5/1 favorite Contree d’Erable (7f Prince Gede - Soiree d’Erable) with Cl. Thomain up for trainer J,P. Thomain, timed in 1.15.2kr. This one recorded her 14 th career win in 52 starts now for 290,140€ earned. 7.2/1 Big Boss (8g Qualmio de Vandel) and 8.5/1 Atoll Danover (9g Land Danover) completed the top three.   Contree d’Erable   The November 4 (Monday) Vincennes card was a good one and began with the Prix de Lesparre (purse 59,000€, 2700 meters, 13 starters) that saw 6.4/1 Fashion Queen (4f Ready Cash-Usenza) reach the line first with Eric Raffin up for trainer Philippe Allaire and owned J-M Tessier. Race time was 1.14kr as the Queen bested 9/10 favorite Fairplay d’Urzy (6m Ready Cash-Romane d’Urzy) reined by trainer Jean Michel Bazire. 3.7/1 Éclair du Mirel (5m Orlando Vici) took third money with Matthieu Abrivard up. 28/1 Eride Luduis and 8.7/1 Electra Jet completed the top five. This was the Quinte+ race of that day and the exact order top five payoff was 529.40€ paid to 521 ticketholders. The Q+ pool was 2,9021,395€ and 6,287,000€ was wagered on all wagering pools in this race.   Fashion Queen   The Prix d’Arcachon (purse 67,000€, 2100 meters autostart, 10 starters) saw even-money odds Colonel (7g Goetmals Wood-Royale Star) score timed in 1.11.3kr for Nicolas Bazire. Ecurie des Charmes owns and Jean-Michel Bazire trains the now 15-time winner in 63 career starts for life earnings of 432,700€. 7.6/1 Classic Haufor (7m Jag de Bellouet) was second for Christian Bigeon, his breeder/owner/trainer/driver. The 35/1 stablemate Costa Haufor (7f Saphir d’Haufor) was second handled by Damien Bonne for trainer/owner Christian Bigeon. 2.3/1 Super Fez (8m Love You) was fourth for reinsman Jean Michel Bazire ahead of 8.4/1 Nancy America (8f Revenue) reined by Yoann Lebourgeois.   Thomas H. Hicks  

Nicolas Bazire piloted 19/1 outsider Bel Avis (8g Ganymede-Gloria Maris) to a 1.12.3kr timed victory in today’s Gr. III Grand Prix du Centre-Est (purse 90,000€, 2650 meters distance handicap, 11 starters) held at Saint Galmier. Trained by Jean Michel Bazire for New Blue I LLC (USA), Bel Avis, handicapped 25 meters, recorded his 22nd career victory in 64 starts now for 1,109,533€ in lifetime earnings. Comte de Bellaigue bred the winner. Another long shot, 32/1 Aron The Baron (7g Vasterbo Prestige-Gossip) took second for Pierre Callier and trainer Tomas Malmqvist, with 20/1 Gross Weight (8g Scarlet Knight-Elma Jet) home third with Clement Duvaldestin up. The 12/1 Blooka du Boscail and 39/1 Valokaja Hindo completed the top five. Ble du Gers and Chica de Joudes were dq’s. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Hanesslink

Defi de Retz (6m First de Retz-Nouvelle d’Atout) took this 11th leg of the Grand National de Trot at Feurs (Gr. III, purse 85,000€, 2850 meters distance handicap), reined by Alexandre Abrivard for harness racing trainer Jean Michel Bazire and breeder/owner Ottavia Roffi-Urano.   This was his 12 th career victory for 264,480€ in life earnings. Second was Cocktail Desbois (7g Coktail Jet-Queen Goulette) with Eric Raffin up for trainer J-M Baudouin. Third home was Eclat de Gloire (5g Tiego d’Etang-Vive Fee) handled by his trainer Loris Garcia.   Thomas H. Hicks  

Veteran harness racing trotter Bugsy Malone (8g Ready Cash-Night Captain) overcame a 50-meter handicap to easily win the Prix de la Ville de Caen (Gr. III, 65,000€ purse, 4400 meters distance handicap, International 17 starters) at Hippodrome Caen, clocked in 1.14.6kr.   Yoann Lebourgeois teamed by Philippe Allaire owned and trained class-master that was bred by Christian Simon. The win raised Bugsy’s life earnings to 856,630€.   He defeated Copernis de Play (7g Giant Cat-Orelie des Play) that was reined by breeder/owner Franck Blandin. Third home was the 25-meter handicapped Ange de Lune (9g Laetenter Diem-Kera Elle) with Matthieu Abrivard up, he the trainer/owner. Estola, Nancy America and Vainqueur RP were next to the line. Highly regarded Looking Superb finished ninth, Ble du Gers was unplaced and Valakaja Hindo was a dq.                                      --  LeTrot photo   Thomas H. Hicks  

The annual Caen yearling sale has completed six sessions with two remaining on October 15-16. Results so far are shown below. Here is the pedigree of Aldo De Tillard. Click here.  by Thomas Hl Hicks, for Harnesslink

Cleangame (7g Ouragon du Celland-Red Bell) took today’s 42nd edition of the Grand Prix du Sud-Ouest (purse 150,000€, 2750 meters autostart) held at Toulouse La Cepiere in France. Trainer Jean Michel Bazire teamed the 3/10 favorite to his 28th career victory in 45 starts now for 1,050,870€ earned. In winning this Gr. II UET Masters Series 2019 event.  Cleangame has replaced the late stablemate Aubrion du Gers as Bazire’s top trotteur. He is owned by J-M Rancoule and was bred by Alain Louis Beaumont. Today Cleangame raced in the death seat for much of the journey before moving to the lead off the final bend. He bested 11/1 Balbir (8g Ganymede-Manzir( with Mickael Cormy the driver/trainer and third finishing 16/1 Bilooka du Boscail (8f Look de Star-Mirza di Vicie) with Yves Hurel aboard. Before today Cleangame was not among the UET Masters top 25 point winners. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

The 5/10 favorite and superb harness racing mare Fleche Bourbon (4f Saxo de Vandel-Uzara Josselyn) took today’s Gr. I monte Prix des Elites today at Vincennes.   Raced by 11 three to five year olds for a purse of 200,000 and over 2150 meters distance handicap (plus 50 meters for the four and five year olds) the course was not a problem for the Sebastien Guarato trainee that had Alexandre Abrivard in the irons for owner Ecurie du Haras de Saint Martin.   Clocked in 1.11.7kr this was her 11 th career victory in 16 outings for 459,050€ earned as she overcame the 50 meter penalty. 4.1/1 Feeling Cash (4m Ready Cash-Royale Star) was a fast closing second with Eric Raffin up for trainer Philippe Allaire and owner Carlos Lerner.     Ecurie des Charmes bred this one as well as the third place finisher Exotica de Retz (5f Prodigious-Quayaya), a mare they own, Sebastien Ernault trains and Delphine Beaufils-Ernault rode, at 17/1 odds. 23/1 Ganster du Wallon (3m Lets Go Along) was fourth benefitting from a 50 meter advantage and 82/1 Excessive Well (5f Gobernador) finished fourth.   Thomas H. Hicks

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