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Be Bop Haufor wins Q+ at Vincennes

06:12 AM 02 Feb 2018 NZDT
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February 1, 2018 - Today’s Quinte+ was at Paris-Vincennes in the Prix de Langeais (purse €88,000, 2850 meters, 17 starters) with victory to 4/5 favorite Be Bop Haufor (7g Notre Haufor-Ica Haufor) with breeder/owner/trainer Christian Bigeon at the lines. Race timed was 1.12.92. 6.4/1 Venosa de Minel (9g Laetenter Diem) with Tony LeBeller up took second and third was 7.8/1 Viking Fromentro (9g Capriccio) for trainer/driver Thomas Levesque. 25/1 Bob and 59/1 As des Jacquets completed the top five.

The undercard included the Prix de Verdun (purse €105,000, 2850 meters, eight European starters) and the 1.14.17kr timed winner was 1.4/1 Goofy Greenwood (5g Russel November-Chatooga River)  that Stal Amsterdam owns and this day Franck Nivard teamed for trainer Hugo Langeweg Jr,. 7/10 favorite Davidson du Pont (5m Oacha du Pont) was a close second for trainer/driver J-M Bazire for owner Ecurie Albert Rayon. 16/1 Diable de Vauve (5m Prince d’Espace) with driver David Thomain took third for trainer Emilie LeBeller.

The monte Prix de Dozule (purse €68,000, 2850 meters, nine European starters) produced an easy 1.14kr win for Dream Cash (5g Ready Cash-Susy Love) at 1.1/1 odds. J-Y Ricard was in the irons for Ecurie des Charmes and trainer J-M Bazire.

Another open lengths victory was in the Prix de Feucherolles (purse €36,000, 2175 meters, 16 starters). The 1.12.5kr timed winner was 2/1 Dubai Dream (5f Love You-Ocely de la Merite) for trainer/driver Pierre Vercruysse and owner Ecurie des As.

The €50,000 purse Prix de Chambery was contested by 15 European performers over 2850 meters. 1.1/1 Classic Haufor (6m Jag de Bellouet-Glamour d’Haufor) scored for double winner Christian Bigeon, the breeder/owner/trainer and driver. 44/1 Choriste du Trio (6g Roc Meslois) with J-F Senet gained second in a photo with third to 17/1 Cactus d’Yvel(6g Jasmin de Flore) handled by Damien Bonne for owner/trainer Christian Bigeon.

Thomas H. Hicks

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