Dispute on very soft ground (4.1 at the penetrometer), the quinté du jour took place at the Toulouse racecourse, which hosted its finest meeting of the year. This test put in grapple competitors aged 3 to 8 years, on the course of 2400 meters. Small numbers in the stalls and lovers of soggy surfaces were in the spotlight. Among them: the winner Just a formality (n ° 4).
With the 4 tug, the resident of Christophe Escuder quickly found himself in front. After having produced a sharp acceleration in the home straight, he was pugnacious until the end to push back the superb end of the race ofOlympia. He won a nose his fourth big handicap and offered a new victory to his partner Mickaël Barzalona, author of a foursome yesterday in Saint-Cloud. The latter thus comes down to six successes for Maxime Guyon, at the top of the Cravache d’Or ranking. Failing the minimum for the win, Olympia (n ° 3) is the big note of the race. The 4 year old filly was slow to find the opening along the rope. Once she was born, she finished very strong, making ground on the winner. If she had asked for a more favorable course she would have imposed herself.
Pjedro (n ° 13) makes a convincing debut at this level of competition. It is the only horse at the finish to have drawn a number outside. In good shape to get out of the last bend, he made a good effort at the mid-straight line which he extended to take third place. This brand new colt has taken a step further by proving its competitiveness despite its extra four kilos after its success on October 28 at ParisLongchamp.
The smallest weight of the race, Head of Stall (n ° 16) to attract a surprise. After having galloped in fourth or fifth position, he put in a good jerk and held his game well to secure fourth place. Incitatus (n ° 1) completes the arrival. Remaining on a poor performance at Clairefontaine, he was not also expected at such a party at this value (40) which leaves him no margin.
Steavie Doussot indicated the trifecta in the disorder in five horses while Halim Bouakkaz and the synthesis suggested it in the disorder in seven horses.