Hooker Berry wins the Prix du Bourbonnais

The trotter, driven by Nicolas Bazire, offers himself a visa for the Prix d’Amérique, which takes place at the end of January.

The 5-year-old trotter Hooker Berry ridden by Nicolas Bazire easily won the Prix du Bourbonnais on Sunday at the Vincennes racecourse and offered himself a visa for the Prix d’Amérique at the end of January.

Hooker Berry secured his start along the rope, behind the leaders, Astonishing ridden by Anthony Barrier and Matthieu Abrivard in the sulky of Vivid Wise As, the two favourites.

Hooker Berry started his effort at the junction of the tracks and recovered a lot of ground. He then overtook Etonnant to win with authority in the final 50 metres.

He is an incredible little horse, he gives 100% every time. Today was perfect“Told the microphone of Equidia Nicolas Bazire at the service of the horse trained by his father. “It is a victory that brings joy. He is a very nice horse, when you ask him to go forward, he goes!»

Michel Aladenise, its owner, was pleased to “the strength of this horse“which he gave birth to.

Hussard du Landret, another 5-year-old runner-up, as an open-course racing car, also won his place on the starting line in the Prix d’Amérique in accordance with the race regulations.

This trotter, who had won the Critérium des 5 ans, had been relegated from 3rd to 5th place in the Prix de Bretagne two weeks ago.

We had taken a blow to the head, in the Prix de Bretagne. I felt the horse was doing well. We are qualified but with a chance»!, declared Benoît Robin, driver and trainer for the son of Bird Parker.

Commenting on his race, he admitted to having “made a tactical error at the start, forced to move nose to wind“, but “the further the post came, the further the horse advanced“, he added “tastehis 2nd place.

As for the crack trotter Astonishing, he was not unworthy of finishing 3rd after animating the debates which peaked slightly in the last 100m.

Richard Westerink’s horse is automatically qualified for the Grande Course on January 29 due to its titles, but it nevertheless won the 3rd visa put in play for “America“.

We will remember from this race of 2,850 meters, which opposed 15 competitors after the withdrawal of Gu d’Héripré, the route of the Italian Vivid Wise As driven by Matthieu Abrivard. After trotting for a long time in the wake of Etonnant, he gave up in the last 500 metres.

Hooker Berry, a magnificent horse with an ebony coat, looks like a serious contender for the World Harness Trot Championship.

Nicolas Bazire had won the previous edition in Davidson du Pont’s sulky. “I can lead the horse in the next Prix d’Amérique. The coach will make the decision“, he said.

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