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Soleil du Fosse wins Gr. III Prix Jamin

12:36 PM 13 Apr 2013 NZST
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Terra Scotia Soleil du Fosse
Terra Scotia - in a mile rated time of 2:02.12
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Soleil du Fosse - A seven year-old son of Jag de Bellouet
Paris-Turf photo

Soleil du Fosse, a seven year-old son of Jag de Bellouet, won tonight's (April 12th) Paris-Vincennes harness racing featured Prix Jamin carrying a purse of 110,000 euro.

The favorite at 1.6/1 scored over the 2-3/16 mile distance in 4:30.01 (mile rate 2:03.25) for trainer/driver Thierry Duvaldestin defeating Quinoa du Gers (Ganymede) for Matthieu Abrivard with Partout Simoni (Jag de Bellouet) third. A good group of international level trotters were distance handicapped. Texas Charm (25 meter penalty) was fourth, The Best Madrik (50 meters) finished fifth, Reve de Beylev (25 meters) was sixth and Main Wise As (50 meters) was eighth.

The Best Madrik and Main Wise As covered their distance in the fastest mile race times. These two closed strongly in the late going.

The favorite at 1.6/1 scored over the 2-3/16 mile distance in 4:30.01 (mile rate 2:03.25) for trainer/driver Thierry Duvaldestin defeating Quinoa du Gers (Ganymede) for Matthieu Abrivard with Partout Simoni (Jag de Bellouet) third. A good group of international level trotters were distance handicapped.

Texas Charm (25 meter penalty) was fourth, The Best Madrik (50 meters) finished fifth, Reve de Beylev (25 meters) was sixth and Main Wise As (50 meters) was eighth. The Best Madrik and Main Wise As covered their distance in the fastest mile race times. These two closed strongly in the late going.

The Prix Algenib, a race for European six year-old mares, was the secondary feature. Raced over 2,850 meters for 48,000 euro, this event was taken by 20/1 Terra Scotia (Indy de Vive) for A.A. Chayatte over two Italian mares that were handicapped 25 meters, Nancy Sco (SJs Photo) and Nuvolo di Poggio (Varenne). The winner covered her distance in a mile rated time of 2:02.12. The winner's sire Indy de Vive produced international champion.

In Sweden Kalmar, Joke Face (7h Viking Kronos) and Lutfi Kolgjini won the Ntionltrvets Lopp in 1:58.58 (mile rate) in a close finish over Prince Tagg (Prince RS) handled by Ralf Karlstedt. Veteran class-master Lord Capar (Varenne) was third for Kim Eriksson.

Purse was 78,500sek for the 2,140 meter (autostart) event. Also on the card, in the Office Online Lopp (1,640 meters, autostart, purse 68,500sek), Kim Eriksson won with Jeans N Overhauls, a US registered seven year-old mare by Andover Hall from Yankee Jeanie by Donerail. She scored in 1:58.74 (mile rate).

In the US, at the New Meadowlands, the $30,000 A-1/Free-For-All Handicap was won tonight by 2/1 Ice Machine (Muscles Yankee) in 1:52.3 (last half mile a sharp :54.3) for owner Robert Key, trainer Walter Carroll and driver Corey Callahan. The five year-old stallion is from Icy Pleasure by Super Pleasure.

Favorite Guccio was second for Jimmy Takter with Wishing Stone a fast closing third for Ron Pierce. Wishing Stone was making his first 2013 start after racing mostly in Europe the last two seasons.

The secondary feature, a $20,000 B-1/A-2 Handicap, went to favorite Harbor Point (5g Yankee Glide-Minibar-Malabar Man) in 1:54 with Ron Pierce up for trainer Ryan Maxwell. This one was bred by Dan and Jo Shetler from Indiana and capably developed by Dan Shetler. Tober (Credit Winner) and Lexus Amigo (Amigo Hall) finished next in line.

by Thomas H. HICKS

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