Quality in depth for Bois de Vincennes 2019
21 March 2019
Just a baker’s dozen has been declared for Saturday’s Gr.3 Prix du Bois de Vincennes, but it has drawn a field fit for a race of superior stature. Jean-Michel Bazire trains arguably the three best geldings in the country, one of which, Aubrion Du Gers, won the race in 2017. The other two line up for this year’s edition.
Cleangame, who has been beaten just twice in his last fifteen starts, boasts an excellent record over 2850m on the Vincennes main track and knocking him off his perch will be no easy task. Stablemate, Ble Du Gers, who finished third to him at Cagnes sur Mer last month before being promoted to second, is an obvious contender, but Anzi Des Liards, who was the object of the stewards’ attention that day, will be dangerous if he can keep his action together.
Following a pair of fine efforts, most recently when second to Belina Josselyn in the Gr.1 Prix de Paris, Tony Gio can be assured support, as can Tessy D’Ete who has turned a corner over the past three months. Bugsy Malone has shown his form under the saddle lately and should not be ignored, while Cash Gamble gave a decent account behind Tony Gio and will also generate interest.
Balbir was denied a run behind Cleangame last time out but with a better trip could give some of the more fancied horses a run for their money.
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