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16 November 2021




Trotting

Date

10 November

Venue

Nantes

Race

Grand National du Trot

Type

G3 – Driven – 3000m – Five to ten year olds

Winner

Eddy du Vivier

Jockey/Driver

Franck Nivard

Trainer

Patrick Terry

Breeding

Rolling d’Heripre x Quille du Vivier

Second

Doux Parfum

Third

Eire d’Helios

Eddy du Vivier built on his recent second behind Fly Speed in the Pornichet-le-Baule leg of the G3 Grand National du Trot to take a narrow victory in Wednesday’s renewal. He had been in great order since the middle of summer, producing four wins and three placings from his last eight outings. His task was made easier by the early disqualification of short-priced favourite Cleangame.

 

Date

11 November

Venue

Vincennes

Race

Prix Olry-Roederer

Type

G3 – Mounted – 2850m – Four year olds

Winner

Hirondelle du Rib

Jockey/Driver

Jean-Loic Claude Dersoir

Trainer

Joel Hallais

Breeding

Rolling d’Heripre x Anemone du Rib

Second

Hacker Boy

Third

Historiola

Hirondelle du Rib produced a bold bid to win the G3 Prix Olry-Roederer at Vincennes and cemented her position at the top of the four-year-old mounted division. Her comfortable victory was made more impressive by the fact the filly was shod. Connections have identified the G1 Prix du Cornulier as a future target but are yet to decide at which age their stable star may be entered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

12 November

Venue

Vincennes

Race

Prix Marcel Laurent

Type

G2 – Driven – 2100m – Four and five year olds

Winner

Ampia Mede Sm

Jockey/Driver

Franck Nivard

Trainer

Fabrice Souloy

Breeding

Ganymede x Polimpia Slide Sm

Second

Hohneck

Third

Ganay de Banville

Ampia Mede Sm continued her excellent season with a victory in the G2 Prix Marcel Laurent at Vincennes on Friday evening. She was an easy victor, confirming the confidence her trainer had been showing in the mare through the last few months. She is expected to race in the G3 Prix Chenonceaux followed by the G1 Prix Tenor de Baune with the intention of qualifying for the G1 Prix d’Amerique.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

13 November

Venue

Vincennes

Race

Prix du Languedoc

Type

G3 – Driven – 2850m – Six to ten year olds

Winner

Rebella Matters

Jockey/Driver

Christophe Martens

Trainer

Jean-Michel Bazire

Breeding

Explosive Matter x Mystical News

Second

Milliondollarrhyme

Third

Elie de Beaufour

Rebella Matters continued her upward trajectory with a strong success in the G3 Prix du Languedoc at Vincennes on Saturday. She has been flying since her first Group success at Vichy in July and the mare set an eye catching time of 1’12’9 over 2850m. Last year’s winner Milliondollarrhyme produced another big performance in the race to finish second.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

13 November

Venue

Vincennes

Race

Prix Louis Tillaye

Type

G2 – Mounted – 2700m – Three year olds

Winner

Ici C’est Paris

Jockey/Driver

David Thomain

Trainer

Philippe Allaire

Breeding

Dollar Macker x Blue Valentine

Second

Ideal du Chene

Third

Incahuasi

Ici C’est Paris bounced back from an uncharacteristic disqualification to win the G2 Prix Louis Tillaye, missing out on a course record by two tenths. Despite a hard battle with second place Ideal du Chene, the colt triumphed at the line. He will be sent to the Prix de Vincennes on 26 December next.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

13 November

Venue

Vincennes

Race

Prix Abel Bassigny

Type

G2 – Driven – 2175m – Three year olds colts

Winner

Ideal Lignieres

Jockey/Driver

Franck Nivard

Trainer

Fabrice Souloy

Breeding

Repeat Love x Ouragane

Second

Italiano Vero

Third

Iron Meslois

Ideal Lignieres turned around the form with re-opposing rival Italiano Vero to win the G2 Prix Abel Bassigny on Saturday at Vincennes. It was a great tactical drive from Franck Nivard to defeat the Group One winning Italiano Vero and connections will be hoping he can uphold the form on their next meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

13 November

Venue

Vincennes

Race

Prix Reine du Corta

Type

G2 – Driven – 2175m – Three year old fillies

Winner

Idylle a Vie

Jockey/Driver

Jean-Philippe Monclin

Trainer

Fabrice Souloy

Breeding

Ready Cash x Vie a Deux

Second

Idylle Speed

Third

It’s Now or Never

Trainer Fabrice Souloy secured a double at Vincennes on Saturday when Idylle a Vie won the G2 Prix Reine du Corta. She produced a bold effort and recorded a time of 1’11’4 which was both a race record and a course record for a three year old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flat

Date

11 November

Venue

Toulouse

Race

Prix Bernard de Marmiesse

Type

Listed – 1600m – Two year olds

Winner

Texas

Jockey/Driver

Clement Lecoeuvre

Trainer

Henri-Francois Devin

Breeding

Wootton Bassett x Texalova

Second

Saramouche

Third

Start In Front

Texas was a clear two and a half length victor of the Prix Bernard de Marmiesse at Toulouse on Thursday. The son of Wootton Bassett was well-placed by trainer Henri-Francois Devin to take advantage of the soft ground which suited. He is the first winner for his dam Texalova.

 

Date

11 November

Venue

Toulouse

Race

Prix Fille de l’Air

Type

G3 – 2100m – Three year olds and upwards – Fillies and mares

Winner

Ambition

Jockey/Driver

Mickael Barzalona

Trainer

Xavier Thomas-Demaulte

Breeding

Dubawi x Talent

Second

Anasia

Third

Hardpia

Ambition recorded her second victory in the Prix Fille de l’Air and become only the second horse to do so. She had to battle hard in the closing stages to repel Anasia and will now be retired to stud. The daughter of G1 Epsom Oaks (2400m) winner Talent will visit Lope de Vega. Second placed Anasia will also be retired to stud.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

14 November

Venue

Marseille Borely

Race

Grand Prix de Marseille

Type

Listed – 2000m – Three year olds and upwards

Winner

Palus Argenteus

Jockey/Driver

Mickael Barzalona

Trainer

Christophe Escudor

Breeding

Silver Frost x Cinder’s Post

Second

Top Max

Third

Paco

Palus Argenteus built on a second in the Grand Prix de Nantes to take the Listed Grand Prix de Marseille on Sunday. He faced a field of five rivals and was a comfortable one length winner ahead of Top Max with Paco a further neck back in third. Fourth placed Stormy Pouss finished ten lengths behind the top three at the finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jump

Date

13 November

Venue

Auteuil

Race

Grand Steeplechase Cross Country de Compiegne

Type

Listed – Cross country – 5400m – Five year olds and upwards

Winner

Prengarde

Jockey/Driver

Kilian Dubourg

Trainer


H&G. Lageneste & Macaire

Breeding

Kapgarde x Nikoline

Second

Dunquin

Third

Virtus d’Estruval

Prengarde was a comfortable victor in the Listed Grand Steeplechase Cross Country de Compiegne and remains undefeated at the age of five over the course at Compiegne. He controlled the race throughout and will be given a break now. He’s an exciting young prospect for the Crystal Cup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

14 November

Venue

Auteuil

Race

Prix le Parisien

Type

Listed – Handicap Hurdle – 3900m – Four year olds

Winner

Golden Witch

Jockey/Driver

Maximilien Farcinade

Trainer

Sonia Delaroche

Breeding

Elvstroem x Golden Chou

Second

Henri le Farceur

Third

Air Commodore

Golden Witch is an improving filly and won the Prix le Parisien at Auteuil on Sunday by three-quarters of a length. Trainer Sonia Delarouche felt the daughter of Elvstroem will show further progression at five years old. She is the fifth winner out of Golden Nail and a half-sister to Golden Rasja, winner of over 300,000 euros.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

14 November

Venue

Auteuil

Race

Prix Sytaj

Type

G3 – 4400m – Chase – Four and five year old fillies and mares

Winner

Starlet du Mesnil

Jockey/Driver

Bertrand Lestrade

Trainer

Francois Nicolle

Breeding

No Risk At All x Scarlett du Mesnil

Second

Neli Has

Third

Hacienda

Francois Nicolle unearthed another exciting young chaser with Starlet du Mesnil retaining her unbeaten record over fences with a Group Three triumph. It was a step up in class from her Listed win at Compiegne in October and she comfortable beat the second-placed horse Neli Has by eight lengths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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