Davidson, Bourbon face off in Prix de Sélection
01 March 2019
Vincennes stages one of the end-of-season highlights this Saturday with a dozen going to post for the Gr.1 Prix de Sélection. Newly-minted four year-olds take their chances against the 2013 and 2014 crops and this year’s edition looks as thrilling as they get.
Last year’s winner, six year-old Davidson Du Pont, aims to defend his title and looks in with a decent shout even from the second line, but he will be taking on Sébastien Guarato’s wonder-colt, Face Time Bourbon, who has swept almost all before him to date. The latter set his personal best time of 1’11”2 when winning the Gr.2 Prix Charles Tiercelin over 2100m late January and with a 25m head-start on this occasion looks marginally superior.
While all the talk surrounds these two, significant respect must be afforded to the ever-faithful and fresh Eniro Du Pommereux who will not be inconvenienced by the 2200m trip. Critérium Continental third, Earl Simon, adapts to any situation and even from the back line can make a big impact.
Of the younger elements in the field, Falcao De Laurma, who beat Face Time Bourbon over course and distance two months ago, Fric Du Chene, and Feeling Cash are all capable of getting in on the action.
Picture: Face Time Bourbon
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