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Vertige de Chenu wins Vincennes Prix Langeais

10:42 AM 01 Feb 2019 NZDT
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Vertige De Chenu, harness racing
Vertige De Chenu holds off the entire field at Vincennes

The 2.9/1 odds Vertige de Chenu (10g Lynx de Bellouet-Neige de Chenu) scored today in the Prix Langeais (purse 64,000€, 2850 meters distance handicap, 18 starters) timed in 1.13.6kr. The now 19 time career winner raised life earnings to 484,380€ overcoming a 25 meter handicap.

The 8.8/1 Coach Franbleu (7g Prince d’Espace), a Franck Leblanc owner and trained veteran also with a 25 meter penalty, was second for Yoann Lebourgeois. 3.5/1 Calin de Morge (7g Ozio Royal) was third for Franck Nivard, also handicapped 25 meters, ahead of the fourth and fifth finishing 50/1 Beach Julry (8f Hulk des Champs) and 10/1 Balzac de Souvigne (8g Lontzac). The 2€ exact order Quinte) winning tickets returned 12,484.60€.

Five year old females contested the Prix Feucherolles (purse 31,000€, 2175 meters, 12 starters) this afternoon with the 1.14.1kr timed victory earned by 22/1 Escampette (5f Hand du Vivier-Troika Montana) with Matthieu Abrivard the pilot for owner/trainer Emmanuel Cavey. 2.5/1 Escort Girl (5f Quaker Jet-Quality Charm) took second for Franck Nivard and owner/trainer Alexandre Buisson. Third went to 2.4/1 favorite Enigma Mauzin (5f Prodigious) for trainer/driver Pierre Vercruysse.

The Prix de Chambery (pure 45,000€, 2850 meters, 14 European starters) went to 1.14.8kr timed and 15/1 longshot Dream Gold (6g Royal Dream-Simplicity) with breeder Jean Philippe Dubois driving for his Ecurie Victoria Dreams and trainer Philippe Moulin. This winner scored for the fifth time in 30 career starts for 123,000€ earned. 12/1 Docteur d’Erable (6g Ganymede) was second for teamster David Thomain and third was 13/1 Diocles (6m Fortuna Fant) reined by Eric Raffin.

by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

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