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11 January 2022

Cagnes-sur-Mer held their biggest jumping day of the year with four Black Type races whilst the G2 Prix du Calvados (2850m) was the highlight of the weekend at Vincennes. 

Trotting

Date 

Saturday 8 December 

Venue 

Vincennes 

Race 

Prix Emile Riotteau 

Type 

Mounted – G2 – 2700m – Five-year-olds 

Winner 

Hirondelle du Rib 

Jockey/Driver 

Jean-Loic Claude Dersoir 

Trainer 

Joel Hallais 

Breeding 

Rolling d’Heripre x Anemone du Rib 

Second 

He And Me 

Third 

Heros de Fleur 

Hirondelle du Rib overcame trouble in running to take the G2 Prix Emile Riotteau (2700m) on Saturday at Vincennes. She produced a strong last kilometre and seems to have benefited from a change in training routine by Joel Hallais. The mare could head to the G1 Prix du Cornulier but connections are keeping options open.   

 

Date 

Saturday 8 December 

Venue 

Vincennes 

Race 

Prix Gelinotte 

Type 

Driven – G2 – 2700m – Three-year-old fillies 

Winner 

Jazzy Perrine 

Jockey/Driver 

Tomas Malmqvist 

Trainer 

Eric Raffin 

Breeding 

Django Riff x Trendy Perrine 

Second 

Jerusalem 

Third 

Jet Set Bond 

Jazzy Perrine took advantage of the absence of Just Love You and the disqualification of Jamaica Turbo to win the G2 Prix Gelinotte (2700m). Led into the last turn by Jet Set Bond, Jazzy Perrine finished quickly and snatched victory in the final strides. It marked a milestone 50 victories for sire Django Riff from his I and J crops.   

 

Date 

Sunday 9 December 

Venue 

Vincennes 

Race 

Prix Maurice de Gheest 

Type 

Driven – G2 – 2700m – Three year old colts 

Winner 

Just A Gigolo 

Jockey/Driver 

Franck Nivard 

Trainer 

Philippe Allaire 

Breeding 

Boccador de Sim x Blue Valentine 

Second 

Jag Stryck 

Third 

Deus Zack 

Just A Gigolo impressed on his first attempt over 2700m winning the G2 Prix Maurice de Gheest in comfortable style. He set a new record for the race with a kilometre rating of 1’14”9. Connections were delighted with the colt who has won six times from seven career starts.   

 

Date 

Sunday 9 December 

Venue 

Vincennes 

Race 

Prix du Calvados 

Type 

Mounted – G2 – 2850m – Four to eleven year olds 

Winner 

Fantaisie 

Jockey/Driver 

Francois Lagadeuc 

Trainer 

Nicolas Bridault 

Breeding 

Un Mec d’Heripre x Quita d’Eronville 

Second 

Zarenne Fas 

Third 

Bilooka du Boscail 

Fantaisie continued her winning streak with a seventh consecutive success in the G2 Prix du Calvados (2850m). The mare was stepping into this grade for the first time and equalled the race record with a kilometre rating of 1’12”8, which is the third fastest time in the contest since it was changed to 2850m. She has qualified for the G1 Prix du Cornulier and is an exciting prospect for her trainer Nicolas Bridault.   

 

Date 

Sunday 9 December 

Venue 

Vincennes 

Race 

Prix Charles Tiercelin 

Type 

Driven – G2 – 2100m – Four year olds 

Winner 

Dusktodawn Boogie 

Jockey/Driver 

Jean-Michel Bazire 

Trainer 

Jean-Michel Bazire 

Breeding 

Lexus Font x Pine Top Boogie 

Second 

Ideal Ligneries 

Third 

Callmethebreeze 

In a tactical race, Dusktodawn Boogie came out on top to record a Group Two victory in the Prix Charles Tiercelin. Although the four-year-old has only been in the yard for a month, Jean-Michel Bazire was able to produce a career-best performance out of the mare and earn qualification for the Sulky World Cup 4 ans on Prix d’Amerique day.   

 

Jumping 

Date 

Sunday 9 December 

Venue 

Cagnes-sur-Mer 

Race 

Grand Steeplechase des 4 Ans 

Type 

Listed – Steeplechase – 3800m – Four year olds 

Winner 

Iceo Madrik 

Jockey/Driver 

Dylan Ubeda 

Trainer 

David Cottin 

Breeding 

Choeur du Nord x Sunday Madrik 

Second 

Singapore Trip 

Third 

Rhum Bleu 

Iceo Madrik produced a fluent round of jumping to take the Listed Grand Steeplechase des 4 Ans (3800m) at Cagnes-sur-Mer on Sunday. It was his third steeplechase victory from five attempts and marked a ninth success for jockey Dylan Ubeda during the Cagnes-sur-Mer meetings.   

 

Date 

Sunday 9 December 

Venue 

Cagnes-sur-Mer 

Race 

Grande Course de Haies des 4 Ans 

Type 

Listed – Hurdle – 3500m – Four year olds 

Winner 

Norville 

Jockey/Driver 

Clement Lefebvre 

Trainer 

Pierre-Jean Fertillet 

Breeding 

Air Chief Marshall x Noce 

Second 

Inspace 

Third 

Imagine Clermont 

Norville justified strong favouritism to win the Listed Grande Course de Haies des 4 Ans (3500m), scoring by nine lengths. Despite a jumping error at the hurdle before the final bend, he passed Inspace and ran out the easy winner. He is out of Noce, a Listed winner as a juvenile.   

 

Date 

Sunday 9 December 

Venue 

Cagnes-sur-Mer 

Race 

Grande Course de Haies de Cagnes 

Type 

Listed – Hurdle – 4300m – Five year olds and upwards 

Winner 

Le Mans 

Jockey/Driver 

Nicolas Gauffenic 

Trainer 

David Windrif 

Breeding 

Le Fou x The Race 

Second 

Éclair du Maffray 

Third 

Jeu de Paume 

Le Mans has been enjoying the conditions at Cagnes-sur-Mer, winning all three starts over the winter at the track including the Listed Grande Course de Haies de Cagnes (4300m). It was a first Listed success after twelve career Black Type placings, while he had previously placed twice in this race.   

 

Date 

Sunday 9 December 

Venue 

Cagnes-sur-Mer 

Race 

Grand Prix de la Ville de Nice 

Type 

G3 – Chase – 4600m – Five year olds and upwards 

Winner 

Hasard de Brion 

Jockey/Driver 

Adrien Merienne 

Trainer 

Pierre-Jean Fertillet 

Breeding 

Axxos x Belladona de Brion 

Second 

Peggy 

Third 

Manon des Sources 

Hasard de Brion’s victory in the G3 Grand Prix de la Ville de Nice (4600m) marked an emotional day for trainer Pierre-Jean Fertillet. The young trainer is based on the Cote-d’Azur during the Winter and Hasard de Brion was a first Group success. This win was also a Black Type double on the card for the stable after a Norville success in the Listed Grande Course de Haies des 4 Ans (3500m)

 

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