Quinté+: Cleangame, the Duke of Quinté+ for this Saturday May 14 in Caen?

The Quinté+ appetizers for this Saturday, May 14, 2022

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The forces present

True champion, CLEANGAME (14) has just shown his class at Châteaubriant by flying over the debates in the GNT stage, as he returned 50 meters. The gelding of Jean-Michel Bazire, who this time started at the same post as his rivals, is still one to beat in this field. While she beat our favorite in the Prix du Bois de Vincennes at the end of March, AMPIA MEDE SM (7) found him in the same position this time. Given her resources, Ganymede’s daughter still deserves a lot of praise from AMAZING (13), defending champion but who, unlike last year, will remain locked up here. Recently defaulted in Vincennes when she was assured of second place, REBELLA MATTERS (10) will be ahead of GU D’HERIPRE (12), seeking redemption after her disappointment on April 23 in Enghien in the Prix de l’Atlantic . On the rise, GANGSTER DU WALLON (6) keeps its shot at a place, as does FAKIR DU LORAULT (11), recently second in the low-speed crit, and ELVIS DU VALLON (9), fifth in the same test last year.

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The starters in detail and the opinion of the pros


This representative of the Danover team, who showed a very commendable consistency in Vincennes this winter, started out at a gallop on his last outing in Enghien. Faced with such opposition, his chances seem very limited.

Stephane Provoost, coach:

“Hidalgo des Noés (1) does not currently have a favorable program. So we’re running this high race. He will stay close but will not be ridiculous because he is very good at training in the morning. If the favorites fail, it can take a small place in this Quinté+. †


Although he had not been seen since October last year, this son of Jag de Bellouet could not be dangerous for his return to Lisieux on April 10. Ferré in this Quinté+ promises to make her mission one of the most delicate. Without us.

Clément Thomasin, trainer and driver:

“Darshan (2) will keep his irons in this very tough event. I have no favorable promises for him at this time. With this race I can keep him in the “bath”. We have no ambition. †


Eclectic, this son of Rodrigo Jet has been playing chess for several months, both under the saddle and on the hitch. Absent since March 5 and locked up here, he seems to be faced with an impossible task. Dead end recommended.

Stephane Provoost, coach:

“The Dollar Derby (3) returns to competition this Saturday. Before his return, you can remove him from your games. †


Never free from a fault, this son of Phlegyas has not failed in Group 3 in Bordeaux (fifth) lately. Barefoot and along with Éric Raffin, he doesn’t seem out of the game for a small place at the end of the combination.

Jeremy Gaston Van Eeckhaute, entraîneur :

“Dollar Soyer (4) finds the right momentum. I am very satisfied with his latest outing in Bordeaux. This time it is removed from the four and Éric Raffin puts it in his hands. The goal is in Vincennes at the beginning of June. I expect a good race from him on Saturday, but we are still in the adjustment phase. Given the quality of the field, a fifth or sixth place would be very satisfying. †


This son of The Best Madrik has made a mistake at the start in the Prix de l’Atlantique and has just suffered the rigors of disqualification in the Critérium de Vitesse de Basse-Normandie. Driven by his mentor, his chances are not obvious.

Pierre-Alain Rynwalt-Boulard, trainer and driver:

“Digne et Droit (5) is physically good but I cannot explain his recent mistakes at the start of the course. I sit in his sulky to assess his behavior from the “inside”. †


Away from the tracks between September and March, this classic topic under the saddle now evolves mainly in the tow bar. Winner in Lyon-Parilly on April 7, followed three weeks later with a nice third place in Vincennes. At ease on the right chord, it shouldn’t be overlooked.

Alexis Collette, driver :

“Gangster du Wallon (6) is on the rise; his third place in Vincennes on April 22 did him good. Excellent right hander, he finds his level good and we are going to play our card thoroughly. The field is very strong, the podium is out of the question for us, but I am counting on him for a place at the end of the Quinté+ combination. †


Over the past twelve months, this resident of Fabrice Souloy has had thirteen successes. On her penultimate appearance, she defeated Cleangame (14), while holding a 25m lead. Even if she finds him in the same position here, she would have to sell her chances dearly.

Franck Nivard, driver:

“Ampia Mede Sm (7) is less comfortable on the right, but the corners of Caen are wide. I will be vigilant going into the corners. The opposition is serious especially Cleangame (14) on the same level. It will be difficult to win against him, but his place is on the podium. †

8 – CASH

After two good attempts here in March and a fourth place on 6 April in the Grand Prix Angers Loire Métropole, this son of Ready Cash failed to appreciate the grass track Ecommoy on his last attempt. Faced with such rivals, he represents just a simple outsider.

Jean-Loic Claude Dersoir, trainer and driver:

“The game was difficult yesterday at the third post, on the grass of Ecommoy. Cash du Rib (8) is good, but given the announced top horses, we have no ambition. That’s why I’m leaving it closed. A sixth or seventh place would suit me perfectly. †


Fifth at the same event last year, this native of Charles Cuiller has just achieved the same ranking in the Critérium de Vitesse de Basse-Normandie. Along the way, he can claim one more place at the end of the combination.

Charles Cuiller, trainer:

“With his number on the outside, it was a mission impossible for Elvis du Vallon (9) in the Criterium de Vitesse d’Argentan. It was not unworthy and has since proved its good form in the morning. When the best horses in the race are there, we have a fourth or fifth chance. †


Without a mistake at the end of the course, this native of Jean-Michel Bazire would have finished second after Ce Bello Romain in the Critérium de Vitesse de Basse-Normandie at the end of April. Wise this time, it can aim for a place.

Nicolas Bazire, son of the trainer:

“There is no real explanation for the mistake of Rebella Matters (10) in the final meters of the Criterium de Vitesse d’Argentan. Too bad, she certainly would have been second. She is in good physical condition and we interview her alone. She is ready to return to good performance. The race promises to be very rhythmic and that should serve his interests. †


This son of Vaillant Cash, quite discreet in Vincennes this winter, is back at his best and found only Ce Bello Romain to block his way to success on April 30 at the Critérium de Vitesse de Basse-Normandie. In the future it will have the means to aim for a place in this Quinté+.

Michael Charuel, coach:

“Fakir du Lorault (11) has worked very well since his second place in the Criterium de Vitesse d’Argentan. He is best when he turns right handed. So I’m optimistic to see him running well. But faced with this opposition, the stage is hard to imagine. However, I am counting on him to do his best and complete the good arrival of Quinté+. †


Ill, this native of Fabrice Souloy could not really defend his chances on April 23 in Enghien in the Prix de l’Atlantique. Judged on his two previous third places in Vincennes, he finds the opportunity to cash in on himself, even if he is not confirmed on the right.

Reporter’s Note:

“Gu d’Heripré (12) did not prove his worth in Enghien in the Prix de l’Atlantique. According to his driver, the horse was “dirty” after the race, which explains his poor performance. If his trainer presents him again, it means that everything should be back to normal. The question mark now lies with the suitability for the course. His only right-wing rope match had indeed ended in disqualification. †


Defending champion, this son of Timoko has just finished second in Enghien in the Prix de l’Atlantique behind Vivid Wise As, after dominating his rival in Cagnes in the Grand Critérium de Vitesse de la Côte d’Azur. Even though he is shod here, we can still expect a great performance from him.

Anthony Barrier, driver :

“Amazing (13) is in top form. Last year he was undefeated to win, but the fact that he presented his irons to him is not priceless; he would have won the Prix de Paris in 2021. It’s not easy to imagine beating Cleangame (14) but we can’t wait to be there. †


This Jean-Michel Bazire-trained champion has just shown his class at Châteaubriant by flying over the debates in the GNT stage, covering 50 meters. He jumps the post this time than his rivals and promises to be tough to beat.

Nicolas Bazire, son of the trainer:

“Cleangame (14) finds a very good entry. This time he will be in the same post as the others. He has gained in agility while flying and the fact that he takes off on a “foreseen” sport should not bother him. Everything is going well for him since his victory in the GNT stage at Châteaubriant. We leave with confidence. †

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