Davidson du Pont tops Face Time Bourbon in Paris
February 09, 2020
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Davidson du Pont, the runner-up in the Prix d’Amerique, got his revenge on d’Amerique winner Face Time Bourbon in the Prix de France on Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Vincennes track in Paris.
Trainer Jean-Michel Bazire put himself in the sulky of Davidson du Pont and put his horse in position to win the 2,100-meter race (600 meters—or .37 miles shorter--than the d’Amerique, and with a mobile starting gate used).
When the positions were taken after the start, Davidson du Pont was first over, with Bjorn Goop following third-over with Face Time Bourbon. After the opening 600 meters was passed, Bazire sent his horse to take the lead from Uza Josselyn.
Davidson du Pont had a clear lead while Face Time Bourbon was trapped in the final turn. While Goop finally found racing room, Davidson du Pont wasn’t yielding and won by one-half length in a mile rate time of 1:54.2 on the very gray Paris afternoon.
For Davidson du Pont, a 7-year-old sired by Pacha du Pont, it was about his first win since last November and first with Bazire in sulky since last March.