The starters of Quinté+ this Saturday September 3 at Vincennes
PARIS-VINCENNES – 2700 METERS – DEPARTURE: 3:15 PM
The forces present
Never disqualified since the beginning of his career, HOHNECK (14) boasts an exceptional track record. Fifth in the last edition of the Prix d’Amérique, he proved on many occasions that he was the boss of his promotion. Even if he is even more impressive on the speed courses, this representative of Philippe Allaire will be difficult to anticipate.
Respectively second and third in the Prix Louis Jariel (Gr.2), behind our favourite, HAPPY VALLEY (8) and HERALD OF ARMS (6) can logically run for the podium. HOOKER BERRY (13) has already preceded HOHNECK (14) over this course and won many votes, especially as it finished well in the key race, without being left behind.
Disappointing since his victory in the Critérium des 4 Ans, HASTRONAUT (9) has just resurfaced in Grenade-sur-Garonne. If it provides its best value, it’s obviously capable of giving our favorites a hard time. HIP HOP HAUFOR (7) ran much better than indicated by the gross classification in “qualif 1”, especially since he prefers long courses.
Very hard on the effort, it has the engine necessary to glean a medal. HINDEN (3)who always gives the best of himself, as well asHOKKAIDO JIEL (10)always capable of a bang, can tempt lovers of outsiders.
Olivier Pivain’s prediction
HERALD OF ARMS
HIP HOP HAUFOR
The starters in detail and the opinion of the pros
Unpredictable at the start of her career, this protege of Jarmo Niskanen settles down over time and can now express its full potential. Jokes during the summer, it attacks a stronger part this time. Moreover, it has never convinced at Vincennes, both on the mounted and on the trot. Hard.
Jarmo Niskanen, coach:
“Homonymie (1) is a delicate mare, but she does not lack means. We face the elite of his generation this time. It’s a serious test. She will have easier races afterwards. Its task is not simple, but it should not be totally prohibited. »
Author of a good winter meeting, this stable horse went through a bad patch afterwards, but seems to be returning to its best level. He loves the big Vincennes track, but passes a serious test at this level. Other protagonists are preferable to him.
Benoît Robin, coach:
“Hamlet du Vivier (2) has just won very well. He is a hard-working horse that I have always esteemed. We try at the highest level. This race will allow me to locate it. If it goes wrong, he will have closed races afterwards. It’s a real test. »
Transformed since March, this very tenacious horse has multiplied his bank account by five. Fourth in the first qualifying stage, he still seems barred by a few competitors, such as Hohneck (14), Happy Valley (8) or Herald-at-Arms (6). For fourth or fifth place.
Pascal Jean Cordeau, coach:
“Hinden (3) continues to bring us satisfaction. He goes up a category each time, but always responds. He’s a warrior! The long journey will serve his interests. Know that he can adopt all the tactics. I would be surprised not to see it finish in Quinté+. »
Absent from the programs for a year, this son of Scipio du Goutier now make up for lost time. He won on this course at the start of his career, but will remain shod for this qualifying event. In case of failures only.
Pierre Belloche, trainer and driver:
“Horsy Dream (4) has not been spared from health concerns, but has always been good. Everything is fine now. Any tactic can be used. He is clearly moving up a category, but I believe in him. I think he can claim a place. »
Endowed with a formidable burst of final speed, this student of Matthew Abrivard was probably led too offensively in “qualif 1”. During the first half, he proved that he could compete at this level. Not to be underestimated.
Matthieu Abrivard, trainer and driver:
“Have a Dream (5) didn’t have a good run last time. He must imperatively run hidden to place his final burst of speed. He is manageable and fit. It can take up a place at the end of a good race. »
Able to finish very quickly, this horse born in the purple left a favorable impression in the Prix Louis Jariel (Gr.2). If the race is paced enough, he is able to join in the fight for victory. First chance.
Jean-Michel Bazire, trainer and driver:
“The last outing of Héraut d’Armes (6) is very good. He is now qualified for the Criterium. You just have to run it hidden. If he repeats his last outing, he will finish. »
This tempered steel horse will be much better on this course than on the 2,175 meters of the Prix Louis Jariel (Gr.2), in which he nevertheless finished pleasantly. Able to start the race from afar, he should make life difficult for his rivals.
Christian Bigeon, trainer and driver:
“I am satisfied with the return of Hip Hop Haufor (7), over a distance too short for him. On Saturday, he returns to his favorite route. It is often overtaken at the start of the course, but it does not lack stamina. He is in condition. He has his place in the top five with a smooth run. »
Endowed with a final burst of speed that is out of the ordinary, this high-class mare never ceases to dazzle observers. In the Prix Louis Jariel, she managed to regain a lot of ground on Hohneck (14). At the end of a good run, it can win.
The reporter’s opinion:
“Happy Valley (8) has just been noticed by its end of race. It will not be unshod from the hind legs, but simply lightened from the forelegs. Its shape is sure. It will be preserved in order to take advantage of its formidable burst of final speed. Without incident, it will not come out of the top five. »
This follower of the race in the lead was quite disappointing after his title in the Critérium des 4 Ans, a year ago. Nevertheless, he has just reassured in Grenade-sur-Garonne and will still be barefooted from behind. Why not ?
Yannick Henry, trainer:
“Hastronaute (9) won brilliantly in Granada. Admittedly, the opposition was on his side, but returning 50 meters is never easy. I feel it on the uphill in the morning. He had a lot of problems, which explains his crossing of the desert. Don’t forget that he won the Critérium des 4 Ans at the same time last season. I hope to see him run well. »
This representative of John Luck quickly proved faulty in the key race before completing an interesting course. Regularly unlucky at this level, it nevertheless has the “engine” to shine there. If the planets are aligned, it may surprise.
Jean-Luc Dersoir, trainer:
“Hokkaido Jiel (10) galloped off last time. It happens to him sometimes. It was perhaps a little too fresh. I’m in doubt, but my horse is fine in the morning. We know what he is capable of, but the others may be sharper than him. Nothing replaces competition. On his class, he has the means to place himself. »
Without having much leeway, this son of Bird Parker regularly takes places against the best of its class. That said, he will not be unshod in order to preserve his feet for the summit on September 18. In a second choice.
Benoît Robin, trainer and driver:
“Hussard du Landret (11) simply stalled at the end the last time. He hadn’t raced for six weeks and I had to go out a bit early. It will be mounted on it. Behind Hohneck (14), it’s very open. It will all be a matter of course. »
Winner of the 3-year-old Criterium and second in the 4-year-old, this resident of Laurent-Claude Abrivard is unrecognizable lately. It is obviously competitive in pure value, but where is it? To retain it or not is a matter of impression.
Alexandre Abrivard, driver:
“Hanna des Molles (12) did not run too badly last time, but we are still in doubt with her. We will continue to run it wisely. She should be in condition. »
This endearing horse held his game very well in the key race, when it was a second warm-up race and he was only barefooted. No doubt it will be even more dangerous this time.
Jean-Michel Bazire, trainer:
“Hooker Berry (13) was not the happiest last time out, otherwise he could have finished closer. This time, he will be barefoot, in racing configuration. It is handy and follows all trains. With a good trip, it should finish quickly and take part at the finish. »
The only millionaire in the event, this true champion had a fantastic summer, both against the “old guys” and against his contemporaries. Even if it remains a little sharper on the reduced layouts, it looks like a scarecrow.
The reporter’s opinion:
“Hohneck (14) is the undisputed leader of the generation and is part of the elite of French trotters. He knows how to do everything and adapts to all distances. It is the logical favorite of the race. »
SYNTHESIS 14 – 8 – 13 – 7 – 6 – 9 – 3 – 4