Considered the revenge of the Prix d’Amérique Legend Race, the Prix de France Speed Race delivered its verdict this Sunday, February 14 at the Vincennes racecourse. Fourth in the queen event won by Face Time Bourbon on January 31, Délia du Pommereux has this time triumphed.
Nine trotters aged 5 to 10 competed on the 2,100-meter long track speed course in the Prix de France Speed Race. Impressive winner of the Prix d’Amérique Legend Race for the second year in a row, Face Time Bourbon was the favorite before the start and even at the entrance to the home stretch …
Délia du Pommereux adjusts Face Time Bourbon close to goal
Quickly installed in command of the race following the disqualification of his most serious rival Davidson du Pont, the defending champion and his runner-up in the Prix d’Amérique, Face Time Bourbon pressed the accelerator in the final turn to tackle the last straight line with a clear lead but stuck in the last few meters while at the same time, Délia du Pommereux, patiently led by Eric Raffin, drew a magnificent end of the race to secure the setting around the post.
Délia du Pommereux achieves its greatest success
Third in the Prix de France last year, Délia du Pommereux won the consecration this year. The mare trained by Sylvain Roger pinches a first Group 1 to her prize list. As for the Face Time champion Bourbon, he failed for the second consecutive year in his quest for a double Prix d’Amérique – Prix de France.