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Key points for 170,000€ Vincennes feature

07:52 AM 18 Feb 2021 NZDT
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Top three-year-old's will battle Sunday in the Prix Comte Pierre de Montesson at Vincennes
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The feature Group I on the bill for Sunday's meeting at the Paris-Vincennes Hippodrome, the Prix Comte Pierre de Montesson - Critérium des Jeunes is the first major event for 3-year-old trotters. The purse is 170,000€ ($204,000US).

Here are some keys to get to know this great race better.

1 - This is the first Group I reserved for the youngest trotters. In 2021, the promotion born in 2018 will be on the track. All members of this generation have a name beginning with an "I".

2 - The number of winners with Ready Cash as sire : Avila in 2013 and Django Riff in 2016. Himself a Group I winner in 2008, the best French stallion will be able to count this year on Italiano Véro , one of the favorites. of the ordeal. In total, he claims four committed products.

3 - The fillies have won the last three editions ( Folelli in 2018, Green Grass in 2019 and Havana d'Aurcy in 2020). Since 2000, the males have counted 11 winners against 10 for the fillies.

4 - The number of victories of Unforgettable, the best current filly of the 3-year-old promotion. She has just signed her four consecutive victories after needing several races to win for the first time.

6 - The number of titles accumulated by Philippe Allaire and Thierry Duvaldestin in this Group I. The two coaches each have three successes and are the most capped in this area in the 2021 entry list. This year, Philippe Allaire has three entries ( It's Now Or Never , Inoui Danica and Italiano Véro ) and Thierry Duvaldestin one ( In The Money ).

9 - Nine years ago, champion Vanika du Ruel set the race record by completing the 2700m in the kilometer reduction of 1'13''6.

2016 - Year in which the Critérium des Jeunes became the Prix Comte Pierre de Montesson, in tribute to a great horseman, breeder for a long time at the head of Haras des Coudraies and President of the parent company from 1986 to 1994. During the he current winter meeting in Vincennes, the colors of the Ecurie Comte Pierre de Montesson have won twice thanks to Fiable .

2700 - In meters, the distance to be covered in this Prix Comte Pierre de Montesson - Critérium des Jeunes. This is the so-called "classic" Paris-Vincennes course which requires combining speed and endurance. Before 1995, the event was contested over a shorter distance, varying between 2100 and 2300 meters.

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