Saturday 20th January Quinté Arrival at Paris-Vincennes: It’s A Dollarmaker achieves its goal

The arrival of the quinté: 12 – 13 – 14 – 3 – 6

It’s A Dollarmaker (n °12) was the overwhelming favorite in the Prix de Brest and did not disappoint. The horse proved to be the strongest on the track. After a (too) fast start from its competitors, Éric Raffin launched his partner into the descent to take the lead and set his cruising speed, winning with more ease than the margin at the finish indicates. “He had heavy legs at the end,” tempers his mentor, Sébastien Guarato, who won his 103rd event. “He still accelerated in the home straight. It’s very good.” In the absence of the top horses in the generation, who chose other engagements, the road was clear for the son of Saxo de Vandel, who shone for the first time in the quinté category. “It was his winter goal and he won it,” concludes his trainer.

Behind the untouchable winner, three competitors finish very close after a very good finish. The two “Bazire” horses, Bordeaux S. (n° 13) and Gamin Jaba (n° 14) complete the podium ahead of Kentucky River (n° 3), reassuring after a failure at a higher level. Have A Dream (n° 6) has to settle for fifth place slightly behind.

Kévin Romain predicted the top three in the correct order with five horses, and the quinté in disorder with eight units.

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