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Black d'Avril takes Prix de l'Etoile at Vincennes

06:58 AM 14 Sep 2014 NZST
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Black d’Avril, harness racing
Black dAvril and driver Franck Ouvrie
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Black d’Avril scored at 25/1 in today’s Gr. I Prix de l’Etoile at Paris-Vincennes, France.

After several lead changes throughout the 2200 meter contest, reinsman Franck Ouvrie rallied the three year-old son of Oceano Nox to a length victory in 1.12.8kr for trainer Frederic Platt, the winner’s third career score in 18 outings.

The victory in the €240,000 purse event increased his life earnings to over €306,000. Previously undefeated (in seven starts) Biche de Clos was a solid second for Mathieu Mottier ahead of Billie de Montfort and Brillantissime. Race summary follows.

Gr. I Prix de l’Etoile, purse €240,000, 2200 meters, 11 starters

Fractions: 1.11.8kr at 1000; 1.12.2kr at 500; 1.12.8kr finish

1st Black d’Avril (3m Oceano Nox-Olivia d’Avril),Franck Ouvrie for trainer Frederic Platt and owner J.J. Rahier, his third win in 18 outings for earnings €306,070, 25/1 odds

2nd Biche des Clos (3f Rolling d’Heripre-Moon d’Eronville), Mathieu Mottier, 2.1/1 odds. Her first loss after a perfect seven straight victories

3rd Billie de Montfort (3f Jasmin de Flore-Quismy de Montfort), Eric Raffin for trainer Sebastian Guarato, 2.6.1 odds

4th Brillantissime (3m Ready Cash-Ivre de Victoire), Jos. Verbeeck up for trainer Philippe Allaire, 3/1 odds

by Thomas H.Hicks, for

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