Arrival of the fifth: 8 – 15 – 5 – 7 – 14
Éric Raffin, who won by more than 20/1, didn’t happen often and probably won’t happen again during the winter meeting. At the sulky ofChenu wind turbine (n° 8), the Vendée driver showed skill to win in the last beats. This duo thus achieves a sixth success together. On the 2,700m of the main Paris-Vincennes track, which he knows inside out, the reigning gold Sulky has waited a long time in the peloton. Shortly after entering the straight, he decided to try his luck by infiltrating the middle of his opponents. Paying option since the resident of Christophe Mallet came to dominate, near the post, Fepson (n° 15), which nevertheless seemed to be on its way to glory after having started its effort at the intersection of the tracks.
Always seen in the leading group, Walnut Hope (n° 5) showed tenacity until the end to seize the third place at the expense of the leader, Figolu Frazéen (n° 7), also brave as hell. Despite a good effort on the rope side at the end of the course, Flash Gordon (n° 14) had to settle for fifth place. While the favourite, Fame Music (No. 12), disappointed its takers by finishing twelfth.