Direction Vincennes this Sunday 20 November 2022 to Tiercé-Quarté-Quinté +. In this event, the Prix de Bretagne will compete against each other as starters. The race will be contested over 2700 metres, and endowed with €120,000.
In this event, fourth in this event last year, Violetto Jet (10) was more discreet this year. It had not been unworthy in the Prix de Beaugency at the beginning of September, but it could not stand out in Italy last month. It has regained some freshness, but it now seems blocked by the youngest. Although he cannot be ruled out for a small spot, his luck is not obvious. After winning his goal of the year, Critérium des 4 ans, where he was barefoot for the first time, Italiano Vero (15) was forward. highly anticipated in last month’s UET final. He settled for fourth place after going all out. He faces the “old” for the first time. The challenge is attractive. It has the sheer resources to contest the finish.
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Christopher Eriksson: Rackham (1) is not for silver, but he is a champion. We have the ability to drive at this level. You must not deprive yourself of it. It’s clearly progressing from its first outing in France. We’re coming from behind. It’s much better that way. I leave it to Alexandre Abrivard. It is important at this level, in Vincennes. He will enjoy the 2,700 meters. He can position himself.
Christian Bigeon: After disappointing in the Criterion, Hip Hop Haufor (2) settled down completely in the EC for 5-year-olds, giving an excellent finish. He could have won if he hadn’t fiddled around in the last corner. He stayed on top and worked well this week. He has proven that he can compete with such opponents. I hope he finishes in the top three.
Jean-Luc Dersoir: Admittedly, Hokkaido Jiel (3) is only fourth, recently in La Rochelle, but he had to return twenty-five meters to good horses, as Galet Steed, who has since confirmed. The time of 1’12″6 was excellent. Its form is therefore safe. This Prix de Bretagne is obviously higher and it has no margin at this level, but after a favorable run there is still a small place within reach.
Thomas Chalon: Gala Téjy (4) stayed very well in the Prix du Languedoc last week. Wednesday morning he was fine for training, flexible and fresh. A place was also released to be at the start, we took the chance. I am happy and proud to drive a “B”. It is almost 100%. I plate it again from earlier to eight days. It’s a test. I consider him to be able to receive a benefit.
Charles Antoine Mary: I had potentially included “B” in his program this winter without necessarily focusing his preparation on this Prix de Bretagne. In the Grand Prix de la Ville de Caen, Hatchet Man (5) could not give his full potential. He had a little lung problem. We did the necessary and lost some time, but he has been working well since. He might just miss a real race. We can aim for a small place. His last outing on October 14 was too bad to be accurate. Florida Sport (6) suffered from joint pain. Since then she has been swimming. We don’t take anyone’s place. This race will also act as a springboard for the Prix Jean Boillereau, on December 8. His demands will of course be limited. His goal for the winter will be the Prix de l’Île-de-France.
Benoît Robin: After his victory in the Critérium des 5 ans, Hussard du Landret (7) was able to come to Mons, where he finished very well, having started in the second row. He stayed on top and his last jobs are good. He faces serious clients such as Galius, Hooker Berry, Ampia Mede Sm or Zarenne Fas. Of course I want to finish in the top three, but I don’t want to do anything.
Frank Nivard: Ampia Mede Sm (8) missed a run last time. She had galloped for her comeback and therefore had not had a real run for more than four months. She was not unworthy of walking around Elie de Beaufour. It will present itself more sharply in this Prix de Bretagne. She has a first chance. I fear Galius above all.
Jean-Michel Baudouin: For his return to Vincennes in the Prix des Cévennes, Décoloration (9) took a very good third place. She was knocked down on the final turn before completing a straight line of great beauty. She is fabulous when she is in top form. The pace can be higher. It will help her. It is very open. Ten horses can aim for the podium. We are part of it.
Vincent Martens: When Alcoy (11) was a little tired, he had a break. It comes back well but is short and stays the shoe. He needs this race to get good. It will be more competitive in the Prix du Bourbonnais and will then have a very good entry in Cagnes-sur-Mer on December 23.
Michael Charuel: Most recently, in Argentan, it was impossible to return fifty, but Fakir du Lorault (12) provided a good finish to the race. Earlier, in Caen, he had taken second place when he already started in third position. Unlike last year, when it was ready too early, it enters the winter by coming at the right time. Third place is coveted by many, but he can grab it.
Mrs. Séverine Raimond: Galius (13) is perfect at work, ready to make a good run, barefoot from the start. He might need some competition to deliver his best value this comeback, but I tell you again, it’s very good. It would be nice to qualify for the Prix d’Amérique right away. That way we would be relieved for the rest of the meeting.
Jean-Michel Bazire: In the recent Prix des Cévennes, Zarenne Fas (14) shot too much. Nevertheless, he did not behave badly. I’m going to use a proper mouthpiece on it this time. He worked very well. In the morning it suggests some interesting abilities. He is handsome and ready to fight. It’s fun to try in this Prix de Bretagne. This will make it possible to establish the rest of his program. His appearance in Nantes was mainly intended to change his mind and change his mind before he tackles this winter meeting. Hooker Berry (16) rubs shoulders with seniors for the first time in Vincennes. We don’t want to change anything about him. You have to drive it beaten, for a fifth place to hope for better. Physically, he is doing very well. With a rhythmic run, he must slip past the finish line.
Thierry Duvaldestin: In the end, the resistance was much less strong. It will be much more difficult there, with very sharp horses absolutely looking to qualify for the Prix d’Amérique, while there is no pressure for us, given his wins. Flamme du Goutier (17) is a little less advantageous in his shoe. It will be difficult to be in the top four, but finishing fifth or sixth should not be prohibited.
A summary:13-2-16-5-17-9-11-4 The press summary:17 – 2 – 16 – 8 – 13 – 9 – 15 – 1
The Parisian: 13-17-8-7-2-16-9-15
Paris Turf: 13-8-2-16-7-15-9-17