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“It would be a shame if I was disqualified,” admits Nicolas Brideau, coach of Fantaisie, winner of the Prix du Calvados.

Horse racing is often considered an obsolete sport or reserved for insiders. However, organizers did not wait until the 22nd century to use video to assess gait or objectionable behavior during events. Yesterday in Paris-Vincennes exquisite and Oak Fado, who finished first and second respectively in the Prix du Calvados (Gr. II), were grilled after the competition due to pace that could be legitimately reprehensible. Finally, the winner and her runner-up, who will meet in the Prix de Cornulier (Gr. I), the pinnacle of the year in the saddle, contested on January 22, have not lost any value from their efforts. “These are long minutes,” Nicolas Brido, the winner’s coach, admitted with relief. My mare again gave the maximum. It would be a shame if I was disqualified. Let’s go to Le Cornulier now, even if running for two weeks is probably worse than a month apart. But we have the right to dream. »

Swallow, right note

The same will be true for team-mate François Lagadeque’s two closest pursuers, who, though not needing it, won their ticket to the “beauty”. this is Oak Fadowhich confirms his return to the top, and Swallow with ribswhich would be huge as in this case he worked on the rails, which would not be on the penultimate Sunday of January.

Don’t say Gar had the final say

daughter Varennes (winner of the Prix d’Amérique 2021 and 2022) came up with a surprise by winning the 45/1 Charles Thierselin prize yesterday on the Parisian ashes. At the end of an attractive end of the race, this resident Alessandro Gocciadoro dominated the great favourite, just a gigolo, allowing him to sign the sixth success of his career. The podium of this group II completes Juninho Dry.

Calamity d’Eripre of the great struggle

Having won the Prix Une de Mai (Gr. II) last month, Calamity d’Eripre doubled the bet yesterday in Paris-Vincennes on the occasion of the Prix Gelinot. Still she had to do her best to overcome Kana Beyleva. “Eric Ruffin’s partner was in the lead in the middle of the straight, but Calamity went well. He has a margin, and he will follow the classic sector, ”Frank Nivar said enthusiastically.

Source: Le Parisien

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