Three superb groupe II level races were on the Paris-Vincennes stage Friday evening (May 12).
The action began with the Pris Masina (Gr. II, purse 120,000€, 2700 meters for three-year-olds) and the 1.14.2kr timed winner was 3.5/1 Kalamity d’Heripre (3f Un Mec d’Heripre-Sagarella) with Franck Nivard up for trainer Fabrice Souloy and owner Laurent Dugrosprez, her fifth career win now for 240,500€ earned.
Kana des Beylev (3f Express Jet) was second at 1.7/1 with Benjamin Rochard up for conditioner William Bigeon and owner Joel Seche. The 19/1 Kyrielle (3f Enino du Pommereux) was third for owner/trainer/driver William Bigeon.
In the Gr. II Prix Paul Karle (purse 120,000€, 2700 meters for three-year-olds) the 9/10 favorite Koctel de Dain (3m Boccador de Simm-Ophelie) scored for David Thomain driving for trainer/owner Philippe Allaire. This was his seventh lifetime win for 336,750€ earned.
Kanada (3m Earl Simon) rallied for second at 8.8/1 for Theo Duvaldestin, Ecurie Augustin Normand and trainer Thierry Duvaldestin, King Opera (3m Ready Cash) took third at 11/1 for trainer/driver William Bigeon and owner Joel Seche.
The Prix Jean Gauvreau (Gr. II, monte Etrier Q2 for five-year-olds, purse 120,000€) the 1.4/1 favorite I Can Dream (5f Ubriaco-North American) scored in a quick 1.11.7kr with Alexandre Abrivard in the irons for owner/trainer L.C. Abrivard. This Louis Baudron bred trotteur won for the eighth time in her career now for 262,005€ earned.
Intuition (5f Brillantissime) was second at 2.8/1 for jockey Adrian Lamy and trainer Tomas Malmqvist. 33/1 Inbreed (5n Neutron du Cebe) set the pace and held third for Eric Raffin and trainer Remy Despres.
by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink
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