by Thomas Hedlund
Sunday (Nov. 22) is the day when the first of four ”B-races” ahead of the Prix d’Amérique in Paris is scheduled and 18 trotters are scheduled to contest the $112,700 Prix de Bretagne over 2,700 meters.
A place among the top three is the goal for every horse that wants to participate in Prix d’Amérique in late January of 2021 and there is a big chance that some upset horses will secure their spots, respectively.
The Prix de Bretagne has the same conditions as the Prix d’Amerique — 18 horses will contest it over 2,700 meters.
For the richest horses in the race, the Prix de Bretagne usually develops as a preparation race before the trainers try to peak their horses closer to the big race.
Prix de Bretagne 2020
Horse – Driver
1. Valzer di Poggio – Jean-Michel Bazire
2. Feerie Wood – Alexandre Abrivard
3. Calle Crown – Franck Nivard
4. Fakir du Lorault – Francois Lecanu
5. Diable de Vauvert – Gabriele Gelormini
6. Moni Viking – Björn Goop
7. Drole de Jet – Pierre Vercruysse
8. Looking Superb – Christophe Martens
9. Feliciano – David Thomain
10. Chica de Joudes – Alain Laurent
11. Erminig d’Oliverie – Adrien Lamy
12. Delila du Pommereux – Sylvain Roger
13. Bahia Quesnot – Junior Guelpa
14. Tony Gio – Eric Raffin
15. Carat Williams – Yoann Lebourgeois
16. Davidson du Pont – Nicolas Bazire
17. Bilibili – Laurent-Claude Abrivard
18. Billie de Montfort – Jean-Philippe Monclin
Gocciadoro dominated in Modena
Alessandro Gocciadoro-trained horses claimed gold and silver medals when the $483,000 Gran Premio Unione Europea was held in Modena, Italy on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 15).
Swedish driver Örjan Kihlström was entrusted behind Gocciadoro’s Alrajah One (Maharajah) and the duo took a safe wire to wire win in a mile rate 1:57.1 over 1.3 miles.
Alessandro Gocciadoro’s Axl Rose had to travel first over during the second half of the race and held strongly as second without being a threat to the stablemate in front.