Day At The Track

Trotting on the turf at Le Gacilly, France

08:04 PM 04 Jul 2016 NZST
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Uniflosa Bella, harness racing
Uniflosa Bella holds on at the wire
PMU Trot photo

Trotting action on turf was center stage Sunday in France as the Prix Yves Rocher (purse €36,000, 3100 meters, 18 starters) took place at Le Gacilly.

The 2.6/1 Venise (7f Nice Love-Okita) scored the victory for trainer/driver Thierry Duvaldestin clocked in 1.18.69kr. 6/1 Venicio Pommereux (7g Love You-Noune du Pommereux) was second for Sylvain Roger, also trainer, and 5,5/1 Vicomte de Corveil (7g Orlando Vici-Miss de Corveil) took third for driver Eric Raffin.

Turf action continued at Agon-Coutainville with the Grand Prix de la Ville d’Agon-Coutainville (purse €45,000, 3425 meters, 18 starters).

The 5.8/1 Uniflosa Bella (8f Jag de Bellouet-Koctiflosa Gede) scored for Antoine Wiels and owner/trainer J-P Marmion over a good field. Second was 10.3/1 Soleil de France (10g Giant Cat-Histoire de France) with Franck Nivard up and third was 4.6/1 Univers de Daidou (8g Jag de Bellouet-l’Absinthe) for trainer/driver Thierry Duvaldestin.

Race time was 1.22.60kr on the grass.

by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink


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