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Alpha Saltor Monte winner at Vincennes

02:00 AM 02 Jul 2018 NZST
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Alpha Saltor holds off both Anzi des Liards and Vrai Voyou at the wire
Felixorio was an easy winner for jockey Eric Raffin

The superb Vincennes Friday evening card began with the Prix Eva (purse 60,000 euro, 2100 meters, 18 starters) and 78/1 Dextase Montaval (5f Ryder de Tagor) lighted up the board with a 1.11.3kr score.

Gabriele Gelormini teamed the Fabrice Lercier trainee that Brigitte Chaudemance owns. 10/1 Dune du Chenaid (5f Infant du Bossis) took second for Anthony Barrier and 9/1 Enora de Piercourt (4f Nuage de Lait) was third for trainer/driver Franck Blandin.

The same owner/trainer connections returned to win the Quinte+ Prix Nemousa (purse 60,000 euro, 2100 meters, 18 European starters) with 6.5/1 Elnino Montaval (4g Magnificent Rodney-Qurla Montaval) and driver Eric Raffin.

The breeder was Gerard Chaudemanche. 5/1 Broadwell (4m Conway Hall-Boria) was second for Robin Bakker, trainer Paul Hagoort amd Ecurie Gerrits Recylcing BV. Third was 20/1 Dino du Riler with Mathieu Mottier up. 8/1 Alcoy and 6.9/1 Docteur d’Erable completed the top five and the Q+ exact order payday was 5,954 euro.

The featured Gr. III Prix Paul Delanoe (monte, 110,000 euro purse, 2850 meters) went to 1.13.3kr timed and 6.8/1 Alpha Saltor (8m Paris Haufor-Glory d’Ariane) with Matthieu Abrivard in the irons.

Daniel Bethouart trains the winner for Ecurie P.G. David. The ever so close finish saw 12/1 Anzi des Liards (8g Look de Star) be second for Romain Derieux and 5.4/1 Vrai Voyou (9g Gazouillis) was third. Bohemian Rhapsody and Valse de Reve completed the top five with 1/1 favorite Cyprien des Bordes a misque dq.

The card completed with the monte Prix Isis (purse 42,000 euro, 2850 meters, eight starters – three year- olds). 4/5 favorite Felixorio (3m First de Retz-Java du Vaumicel) with Eric Raffin up recored the 1.15.9kr score, his third career victory in just five outings, all monte. Sebastien Guarato owns and trains this one that defeated 8.6/1 France d’Anama (3f Vanishing Point-Provence d’Anama). Third was the P.Ph. Ploquin ridden Fifty Barbes (3m Ganymede).

byThomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

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