12 January 2016
Lionel, Mosaique Face, Moving On, Robert Bi. Just four of the entries for this year’s Prix d’Amérique that were not born and bred in France. Maharajah, Gigant Neo, Abano As, Varenne, Moni Maker. A quintet of non-domestic winners of recent times. Every trotting nation on the planet wants to win this race and each year there is considerable interest from overseas connections. There is no exception this time around.
10 January 2016
The last day of the Cagnes sur Mer jumps meeting brought with it some unexpected results and no more so than in the highlight of yesterday’s programme. Buck’s Bank, outright favourite for the 4600m Grand Prix de la Ville de Nice chase, was solidly undone by Flavin in the Gr.III event, providing his trainer Patricia Butel with her maiden victory at group level.
08 January 2016
The jumps meeting at Cagnes sur Mer goes out on a high note next Sunday with a trio of Listed races and the highlight of the meeting, the Gr.III Grand Prix de la Ville de Nice.The Listed Grand Steeple-Chase des 4 Ans over 3800m (2m3f) draws on a small but select field with no standout winner. Vlatan, Bellaville and Alix Betty have all won over fences this meeting and the François-Marie Cottin-trained Estraline has made her mark in claiming company.
- Japan fulfils his contract
- Ballydoyle looks set for Grand Prix de Paris double
- Too Darn Hot just that in Prix Jean Prat
- Too Darn Hot looks Jean Prat pick
- Coronet gets it right at second time of asking
- Morgan to defend French honour in Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud
- Outstanding talent on show at Vincennes this Sunday
- Channel outpaces Commes to lift Diane
- Royer Dupré confident of further Diane success
- Mullins the adjudicator as plaudits spread evenly at Auteuil