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Bel Avis all class in GNT final

03 December 2017

After thirteen stages of the Grand National du Trot which got under way last March, a field of eighteen went to post for the 14th and final leg over 2850m at Vincennes on Sunday. And there were few surprises when Jean-Michel Bazire drove his six year-old gelding, Bel Avis, to a convincing victory in this G.II event.
After much early jostling, Brune Des ForgesArthuro Boy and Best Buissonay showed the way in the early stages, while the well-favoured Baxter Du Klau and Cantin De L’Eclair struggled with stride problems in the initial phase. All the while, Bazire kept himself out of trouble in mid-division. At the bottom of the hill, Tony Le Beller launched his attack with Cantin De L’Eclair, with Bel Avis soon in behind Aufor De Mire. By the exit of the final bend, it was all over for the opposition, Bel Avis showing a lively turn of foot to win with authority.
Vulcania De Godrel, finished fast to take second ahead of Violine Mourotaise who was racing barefoot for the first time. Vanderlov and Tiger Danover followed them in for fourth and fifth respectively. 
Picture: Bel Avis outclassing rival in the Grand National du Trot