Day At The Track

Ariane de Caponet wins the Prix de la Ville de Feurs

09:59 AM 10 Oct 2017 NZDT
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Ariane de Caponet, harness racing
Ariane de Caponet
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October 9, 2017 - Ariane de Caponet rallied late to run down pacesetter Shark Attach to win today’s Quinte+ at Feurs. The Prix de la Ville de Feurs carried a purse of €35,000 and a field to 18 contested the result.  Harness racing driver Herve Chauve-Laffay teamed the winner to her 13th career win and increased her career earnings to €309,660. 

Feurs – Quinte+ Prix de la Ville de Feurs (purse €35,000, 2850 meters distance handicap, 18 starters)

October 9, 2017

Race time 1.15.3kr

7/2 Ariane de Caponet (7f One du Rib-Naya de Joudes), H. Chauve-Laffay trainer/driver

4.3/1 Shark Attack (9g April Perfect-Step by Step), Mario Van Dooyeweerd trainer/driver

7.8/1 Usta des Caillons (9g Kesaco Phedo-Serine des Etangs), Nicolas Ensch driver, J.P. Ensch owner/trainer

7.5/1 Espoir d’Yvel (3m Jasmin de Flore-Tonic d’Yvel), Yoann Lebourgeois driver, Tony LeBeller owner/trainer

Today’s Enghien card included the Prix de Champillon and that winner was favorite El Villagio, the Love You colt bred/owned and trained by Louis Baudron. Eric Raffin piloted the winner in a race affected by numerous dq’s for miscues. 

Enghien – Prix de Champillon (purse €40,000, 2150 meters, 12 starters)

October 9, 2017

Race time 1.15.1kr

1.2/1 El Villagio (3m Love You-Natchka d’Orgeres), Eric Raffin up, Louis Baudron owner/trainer/breeder

11.3/1 Elnino Montaval (3g Magnificent Rodney-Qurla Montaval), Gabriele Gelormini up

Tomorrow’s action turns to Paris-Vincennes and the highlights are the Prix Freia (€75,000 purse, four year olds, 2850 meters) that includes Dusty Wood and Dixon Dark; and the Prix Kurse (Gr. III, purse €80,000, three year olds) that includes the Jean-Pierre Dubois/Yves Boireau entry of Classic Connection (3m Love You-Crys Dream) and Exotic Destination (3f Love You).

Thomas H. Hicks

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