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17 trotters at the start of Qualif # 3


24 December 2021

The 17 trotters who will be at the start of the Prix d’Amérique Races ZEturf Qualif # 3 (elim 3) are now known as well as their position behind the car, which will give the start of this race. The winner will be qualified for the Prix d’Amérique – Legend Race, Prix de France – Speed Race and Prix de Paris – Marathon Race.

On the French side, we will base ourselves above all on the last springboard race, the Prix Octave Douesnel which gave rise to a magnificent match between Hohneck and Hooker Berry. The Vincennes straight line had been covered at very high speed and Philippe Allaire’s horse had kept a minimal advantage over the trotter driven by Jean-Michel Bazire. The draw for the places behind the car propelled the duelists to opposite positions: Hohneck has the 3 when Hooker Berry will have to do with the 9.

In the equivalent for fillies, Havanaise made a strong impression to win the Prix Ariste Hémard. If successful, the streak would be extraordinary for François-Pierre Bossuet his young coach, winner last Sunday of his first Group I with Idylle Speed in the Critérium des 3 Ans. More reviewed since the Marcel Laurent Prize, Hirondelle Sibey has regained some freshness for this great objective. The draw smiled on them: they will start from lanes 1 and 2.

Internationally, ambitious visitors also validated their participation. We think of Bleff Dipa, winner of the Italian Derby 2020, of her runner-up Blackflash Bar who has since won three Group I races in Italy and of the Swede Sayonara, to credit a very good debut on our soil in the Prix Ariste Hémard.

See the starting grid