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Aubrion du Gers wins at Vichy

12:00 AM 09 Jul 2018 NZST
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Aubrion de Gers was an easy winner at Vichy
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Today’s Gr. II Grand Prix du Conseil Municipal (purse 120,000 euro, 2975 meters distance handicap) at Vichy, France, saw 3/10 favorite Aubrion du Gers (8g Memphis du Rib-J’Arrive du Gers) post a convincing victory for owner/trainer/driver Jean Michel Bazire clocked in 1.10.9kr. The winner overcame a 25 meter handicap to record his 34th career victory in 58 starts now for 1,741,372 euro earned. Marie Brigitte Anty bred the great veteran.

The 23/1 Bahia Quesnot (7f Scipion du Goutier-Queen Ines) was second for Franck Anne driving for Cedric Herserant. Third was 47/1 Aribo Mix (8g Reve des Vallees) for trainer/driver Dominik Cordeau. 5.5/1 Briac Dark was seventh.

Lightly raced three year olds contested the Prix Core (purse 30,000 euro, 2975n meters, nine starters) with 2/5 favorite First Lady’s Paris (3f Rombaldi-Sahia du Bellay) remaining unbeaten with her fourth consecutive victory (40.950 euro earned), this one timed in 1.16.3kr for trainer/driver Jean Michel Bazire. Ecurie J.M. Rancoule owns this filly.

The 12/1 Fangio des Iris (3g Punchy) was second for Serge Peltier and 14/1 Fine Perle du Gite (3f Tabriz du Gite) took third for Damien Bonne.

by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink



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