The last Sunday of the Paris-Vincennes Winter Meeting promises to be sumptuous with the Prix de Paris Marathon Race, the third and final Final of the Prix d’Amérique Races ZEturf competition. 14 cracks will compete on the longest course of the Parisian racecourse: 4,150 meters and two passages of the formidable climb.
The ninth and final race in the Prix d’Amérique Races ZEturf saga will take place on Sunday February 26 at Paris-Vincennes. Emotions, twists and turns and sporting exploits have already marked this challenge at the highest level. Hooker Berry won the first Final, the Prix d’Amérique Legend Race, the Sulky World Championship, while Ampia Mede SM won the second Final and rematch, the Prix de France Speed Race, on February 12. The two champions will meet for a final round in the third Final, the Prix de Paris Marathon Race. The particular and demanding course of 4,150 meters will add even more adrenaline to the confrontation. The resident of Fabrice Souloy finished fourth in Group I last year. His rival will find out such a long distance. The title of king or queen of the Prix d’Amérique Races ZEturf 2023 is at stake!
Many competitors obviously have the means to worry the tandem of favorites. The Prix de Paris Marathon Race often succeeds with Etrier champions. Flamme du Goutier won the Prix de Cornulier, the world championship in the discipline, for the second time in a row, on January 22, and can also shine at the Sulky. It will logically rally many votes. Zarenne Fas, Hooker Berry‘s training companion, is another versatile subject, capable of muddying the waters, like Fado du Chêne. Hohneck deserves the palm of consistency. He has consistently finished in the top five for many months and recently finished third in the Prix de France Speed Race. His luck seems obvious. Hussard du Landret, carefully prepared for this meeting, Hip Hop Haudor, fourth in the Prix d’Amérique Legend Race, Harlem de Bussy and Hokkaido Jiel, who both have two wins in a row, will also have fervent supporters.