Royal Dream beats Ready Cash in Prix de France
February 12, 2012
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Ready Cash failed to win the 400,000 euro Prix de France on Sunday afternoon at the Vincennes track in Paris, finishing third behind Royal Dream. The time was a mile rate of 1:55.1 for the 2,100 meter race (1.3 miles). Ready Cash finished third as the runner-up was a Yankee Glide stallion.
Royal Dream, trained and driven by John-Philippe Dubois, started from post seven behind the mobile starting gate and took control quickly. He was alone on the lead until the last half-mile, when Franck Nivard sent Ready Cash, who had started from post six, up to challenge.
Royal Dream and Ready Cash raced as a team through the turn and to the head of the stretch, when Ready Cash showed he was too weak to overtake the leader. Main Wise As, a 6-year-old stallion by Yankee Glide out of the Sierra Kosmos mare Desert Flower K, suddenly was the main challenger to Royal Dream, but fell a head shy at the wire with Pierre Levesque in the sulky.
Royal Dream is a 7-year-old stallion with American blood on both sides of his pedigree. He is by Love You, a son of Coktail Jet out of Guilty Of Love. Coktail Jet is out of Armbro Glamour (by Super Bowl) while Guilty Of Love's dam Amour d'Aunou is by Speedy Somolli.