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Monte Prix Reynolds to Boss de Meleuc

04:36 AM 09 Nov 2020 NZDT
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Alexandre Abrivard, harness racing
Alexandre Abrivard rode Boss de Meleuc
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Boss du Meleuc (9g Lucky Blue-Rafale du Meleuc), off as the 4/10 favorite, won the Gr. II International Prix Reynolds (purse 85,000€, 2175 meters, monte) at Vincennes, France with Alexandre Abrivard in the irons.

This Yannick Alain Briand owned and trained veteran was clocked in 1.10.8kr off swift fractions (1.09.3kr at the 1500 and 1000 meters to go marks, 1.10.0kr at the 500). Boss won for the 23rd time in his career and now has life earnings of 898,350€.

Etonnant (6m Timoko-Migraine) was a close second at 16/1 odds with Anthony Barrier up for owner/trainer Richard Westerink. A length back third was 5.2/1 Chalimar de Guez (8g Nahar de Beval-Phebe de Guez) with J.Y. Ricart in the irons for Ecurie Vautors and trainer Jean Michel Bazire.

Boss du Meleuc

The race time equalled the stakes record set in 2020 by the legendary speedster Rapide Lebel. The Prix Reynolds began in 1976. Wikipedia race winner chart below.

On the same card Martin de Bos (6m Maharajah-Dicey Spicey) won the Prix d’Euranches (purse 44,000€, 2100 meters autostart, European eligibles) timed in 1.10.5kr. Franck Nivard teamed this winner for Tuulilaukka Oy and trainer Philippe Billard. He is a career winner of 236,975€.

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by Thomas H. Hicks

 

 

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