Six 4 and 5yos on the 50-metre starting line will be bidding to upset the stats in next Sunday's 'Great Chase' at Vincennes Hippodrome de Paris. Quite a challenge, considering how the 3yos have dominated up to now.
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Jean-Michel Bazire's champ has just recorded a gutsy fifth straight win in Wednesday's Grand Prix de la Fédération Régionale du Nord at La Capelle.
Prix de Normandie victor Cassate provided owner Jean Luck with his second win in a decade in the race, following Rombald's in 2010.
Just like last Sunday's Prix de l’Étoile (harness), the Prix des Élites under saddle provides the 3yos with a 50-metre advantage over their elder 4 and 5yos rivals.
Friday's evening meeting has a European flavour with the French qualifiers for the Grand Prix de l’UET 2017, a week ahead of the Grand Final on September 30th at Solvalla in Sweden
Last sunday September 17th, the EpiqE Days stamped « Journée des Étoiles » who has been played on side event of the « Journées du Patrimoine », has kept all its promises. Ecu Pierji has taken over his throne in the Prix de l’Étoile while Cassate has pocketed the classic Prix de Normandie.
Vincennes' two featured G1s top the bill this weekend, but racegoers have a number of other options if they can't travel up to Paris. Find out what's on near you.
Traders and Romanesque will be on their first mounted bid in the European-labelled Group III. The Italian-bred duo have a great harness reputation here in France and will be clashing with some tough specialists seeking to make amends.