Day At The Track

Bugsy Malone wins again in Trophee Vert

10:36 AM 23 Jul 2018 NZST
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Bugsy Malone and driver Yoann Lebourgeois winning with ease
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Sunday’s 10th leg of the Trophee Vert Series was at Saint Jean de Monts, raced over 2625 meters distance handicapped, by 16 entrants for the total purse 45.000 euro. It was the 4/5 favorite Bugsy Malone (7g Ready Cash-Night Captain) prevailing for driver Yoann Lebourgeois and owner/trainer Philippe Allaire, timed in 1.16.1kr. 

The winner overcame a 50 meter handicap to record his fifth victory in the series and 24th career win in 44 starts now for 679,310 euro earned.

The victory moved Bugsy to the top in the series points standings with 79, versus Bebert Express’ 70 points. The point winner at series end earns 100,000 euro.

The 8.6/1 Capital Charm (6g Password-Molly Charm) was second today for driver Eric Raffin, trainer Gregory Thorel and Ecurie Victoria Dreams. Jean Philippe Dubois bred this one. The 111/1 Alexis Jisce (8g Memphis du Rib) was third for Olivier Raffin while 25 meter handicapped and 4.3/1 Ardente du Clos was fourth. Utile Lebel was fifth and Bebert Express ninth in this 10th series leg.

At La Capelle the Prix Avesne sur Helpe (purse 30,000 euro, 250 meters, 16 starters) went to 1.13.2kr timed and 2.6/1 Christo (6g Rieussec-Panacee) with Marcel Lenoir the driver/trainer. 21/1 Busy Money Ringeat and 5.1/1 Colombo Ranka completed the top three.

It was also announced that the August 5th battle between Bold Eagle and Aubrion du Gers at the Gr. I Grand Prix de Wallonie at Mons Ghlin may not occur. Bold Eagle has been treated for back lameness following his last start at the La Capelle TGV and will miss the Mons contest. Bold Eagle leaves the way open to Aubrion du Gers to acquire the title that Bold Eagle was to defend.

by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

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