The Prix de Paris Marathon Race ended the Prix d’Amérique Races ZEturf 2022-2023 competition in the most beautiful way, on Sunday February 26 at the Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes. The third and final Final of this fabulous epic went to Ampia Mede SM, at the end of a breathless and very tactical race.
The Prix de Paris Marathon Race kept all its promises on the spectacular 4,150 meter course. The 14 champions at the start fought for two laps of the Grande Piste and passed the daunting climb twice. Flamme du Goutier first took command, quickly replaced by Honey Mearas, then Hohneck and Harlem de Bussy. The partner of the very fit Alexandre Abrivard then did not let go of the head of the event, responding to several incisive attacks, notably those of Fado du Chêne and Hohneck.
Two Finals out of three for Ampia Mede SM
But the most dangerous offensive came from Ampia Mede SM on the last bend. After a short fight with Harlem de Bussy, the resident of Fabrice Souloy brilliantly won a second Final in a row, two weeks after the Prix de France Speed Race. Harlem de Bussy, who was taking part in his first Group race, was extremely brave to hold on to second place. Hooker Berry, the winner of the Prix d’Amérique Legend Race, finished bravely in third place.
After nine events, Ampia Mede SM wins the title of champion of the Prix d’Amérique Races ZEturf 2022-2023 thanks to two Finals won and a second place in the Prix d’Amérique Legend Race, which she could even have won with a little more luck. Franck Nivard, her driver, said after her success: “She’s a real champion, she did a great Winter Meeting which she finished at the front door. Few trotters have achieved the feat of winning the Prix de France and the Prix de Paris in a row”. Fabrice Souloy, the trainer, added: “Franck Nivard drove a magnificent race. It’s a great victory.”