06 March 2015
While Scandinavian-trained trotters will not be at the post for the Riviera’s big Group 1 on Sunday 8th at Cagnes, they will have three good chances elsewhere: Race 1: Svan Bathe’s 6yo mare Monas Invercote was a pleasant 3rd on her sole mounted bid at higher level and an impressive harness winner last time. She has a first rate chance back under saddle today.
03 March 2015
The only Group I French trotting race over 1609m, the Grand Criterium de Vitesse de la Côte d'Azur has traditionally been the preserve of great champions, from Une de Mai, five-time winner in the early 70s, to last year’s winner Univers de Pan who will be defending his title again this year. Legendary Ourasi landed the prestigious event four times between 1986 and 1989, before the race became the prey of North American and Scandinavian powerhouses ...
02 March 2015
Trainer Sébastien Guarato and his very smart 4yo Bold Eagle squared off the last day of the Vincennes Winter Festival on the same high note they had started it. As winners of the Meeting’s first Group 1, the Criterium des 3 Ans, they came full circle by impressively bagging Saturday’s Prix de Sélection. The 4/10 favourite took up the running in the plain and, as expected, skated home in fine style under the skilful hands of driver Franck Nivard.
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