Day At The Track

Samuel Becket AT wins in a blanket finish

10:16 AM 26 Feb 2018 NZDT
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Samuel Becket AT #3 wins at Kincsem Park a blanket finish
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The Saturday Toulouse Le Cepiere feature was the Prix de Grosbois (purse €28,000, 2750 meters autostart, 16 European starters).

The Slovenia owned (by Mitja Slavic) 7.1/1 odds Romi Mms (8f Turbo Sund-Goldy LB) scored for Yann Lorin.

Philippe Billard trains the winner now of €209,221. 15/1 Michelangelo As (7g Allstar Hall-Harmonie As) was second for R.W. Derchere and trainer Daniel Reden,

ahead of third finishing 24/1 Alcibiade (8g Caprior-Mazueka) and reinsman Patrice Gesnet.

Romi Mms     -Le Trot photo

On Saturday at Enghien the featured Prix de Mimizan (monte, purse €70,000, 2250 meters, 15 European starters) went to 9/1 Blason du Cebe (7g Melchior Jet-Novissima Veerba) handled by Adrien Lamy. Franck Leblanc trains this winner for Christian Besnier, the owner. 3.2/1 Julio de Luxe (9g Juliano Star- Nigaitella Nigra) was second for jockey Romain Derieux, trainer Bjorn Goop and owner BS Stables AB. 16/1 Vincent des Obeaux (9g Derby du Gite-Leila) took third for Julien Raffestin.

Blason du Cebe       -Le Trot photo

Friday at Enghien was that day’s Q+ in the Prix de Saint-Pierre la Cour (purse €46,000, 2150 meters autostart, 15 starters) and the 1.14.9kr timed winner was 9/10 favorite Carthago d’Ela (6g Pomerol de Laumac-Reville), a three-length score for Charles J. Bigeon and owner/trainer Christian Bigeon. 22/1 Caballo d’Aure (6g The Best Madrik-Noble Aventure) with Gilles Maillard and 15/1 Carioca (6g Jag de Bellouet-Quartas) with Pierre Levesque completed the top three. 8.4/1 Cabernet (6g Prince Gede) with Matthieu Abrivard and 110/1 Concerto Royal (6g Severino) driven by J.Ph. Raffegeau rounded out the Q+ ticket.

Carthago d’Ela      -Le Trot photo

Saturday action at Kincsem Park (Budapest) was headed by the Wind Scot DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) with 1.19.9kr timed Samuel Becket AT (6m Diablo Var Bene-Simb Lorrikeet-Pearsall Hanover) the winner reined by Andor Angyal. Sandor Varga trains the fast closer for owner Animal Trade. Salihamidzic (7m Wall Street Banker-Helikon- Awesome Goal) was a close second for trainer/driver Lajos Marton in the blanket finish ahead of Unique Vil (5m Conway Hall-Deborah Bi- Park Avenue Joe) handled by Imre Dome for owner/trainer Jozsef Rutkai,


Thomas H. Hicks

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