Arrival of the fifth: 9 – 8 – 12 – 7 – 2
As often at a gallop, with the handicap formula, the event on Friday evening, disputed on the Deauville racecourse (Calvados) was announced to be open. And the finish confirmed this state of affairs at the end of the imposed 1,500 m. Quickly well settled in the middle of the peloton, Cyrano (#9) joined the frontrunners shortly after the mid-straight and came out on top to finish. “We had a good run, and the horse breathed well and reacted as I had hoped in the final phase”, confided the white-gloved jockey to the microphone of Equidia a few moments after his victory, for his first of the year.
Despite a good defense, Hootton (n° 8), associated with Cristian Demuro, had to settle for a second place obtained at the expense of Doctor Ron (No. 12), ridden by a fit jockey, namely Eddy Hardouin. The right combination of the quartet is complemented by the ojancano which is ahead Shinning Ocean (n° 2) who looked up Madero Port (n° 10), once again beaten but which will have to be followed in this kind of competitions in the days to come.