The Vincennes Saturday action was highlighted by three groupe contests and fast-class action. The Prix du Vaualuse (Gr. III, purse 70,000€, 2850 meters for four year olds) began the groupe action and 1.1/1 odds favorite Invincible Cash (4m Ready Cash-Urawa Turgot) was victorious in 1.14.3kr with Franck Nivard teaming for trainer Louis Baudron and Ecurie de Ludels.
This was his fifth career victory now for 166,340€ earned. 18/1 odds Ivanka de Jilma (4f Ni Ho Ped d’Ombree) was second for Matthieu Abrivard and 53/1 Imagine Darling (4m Prodigious) took third for Etienne Dubois, the trainer/owner/driver.
Fast class 7-10 year old Europeans battled in the Prix du Rouerque (purse 75,000€, 2100 meters autostart) with that score going to 8.3/1 odds Zaccaria Bar (7m Ready Cash-Filandia) handled by Eric Raffin for trainer Alessandro Gocciadoro. This was his first victory in France and his life earnings improved to 440,677€. Race time was a quick 1.10.5kt. The 3/2 favorite Fine Colline (7f Village Mystic) was second for Matthieu Abrivard and 18/1 Denacheur du Vif (9g Redlight Jet) landed third money.
The Gr. II featured Prix Albert Demarcq (purse 120,000€, 2850 meters for five year olds) saw the 2/1 odds Hooker Berry (5m Booster Winner-Osaka Berry) victorious in 1.12.5kr for pilot Jean Michel Bazire. Franck Leblanc trains the now 10 time career winner of 829,320€.
Hohneck (5m Royal Dream-Caranca) was second at 1.9/1 odds reined by Francois Lagadeuc for owner/trainer Philippe Allaore. The 13/1 Hip Hop Haufor (5m Up And Quick) took third for Christian Bigeon ahead of 2.2/1 Happy Valley (5f Royal Dream) foe Jean Philippe Dubois.
In the Gr. II monte Prix Roger Ledoyen (purse 90,000€, 2850 meters distance handicap, European 5-10 year olds) the 2/1 odds Georgica Gede (6f Atlas de Joudes-Quarolina Gede) scored in 1.13kr for jockey Mathieu Mottier and trainer/owner Alexandre Pillon. This winner recorded her ninth career victory for 383,630€.
The 25-meter handicapped and 9/1 odds Freeman de Houelle (7m Vigove) was second with Eric Raffin aboard for breeder/trainer Franck Leblanc. 25/1 Diamant de Treabat (9g Kuadro Wild) took third with Clement Frecelle in the irons for trainer Pascal Monthule.
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by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink