Bold Eagle remains the king of France, and the international trotting scene, as he easily won the $425,000 Prix de France on Sunday afternoon at the Vincennes track in Paris.
Timoko and Bjorn Goop were the early leaders in the race, contested over a distance of about 1 ¼ miles (2,100 meters), but Un Mec d'Heripre quickly took control. Franck Nivard had Bold Eagle trotting in third-over position.
In the final turn Nivard sent Bold Eagle to challenge and with his quick speed he pulled alongside Un Mec d'Heripre and then pulled away for an easy victory. Timoko held on for second while Voltigeur de Myrt trotted up for third. The Daniel Reden-trained Call Me Keeper, a son of Pine Chip, took fourth while Un Mec d'Heripre held on for fifth.
The US-bred Wild Honey was racing first-over for much of the race and it resulted in a tired finish for the winner of the 2015 Hambletonian Oaks.The US-bred Propulsion got stuck racing at the back of the field and trotted strongly through the long Vincennes homestretch to salvage fifth. Both are trained by Reden for Bengt Agerup's Stall Zet.
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