Italian trotter, Vivid Wise As is very fond of racing at the Cagnes sur Mer track. Saturday evening Vivid Wise As with his trainer Alessandro Gocciadoro in the bike won the Grand Prix du Departement des Alpes Maritimes for the second year in a row and back in March, he won the other big mile race at Cagnes sur Mer, the Grand Criterium de Vitesse.
Just seven trotters were behind the gate and with French Drole de Jet with Pierre Vercruysse in the bike favored to win.
Drole de Jet was able to take command from the start and Vivid Wise As came up on the outside.
Though he was parked second over most of the trip Vivid Wise As was the strongest horse in the field and won very easy in 1.52.2 followed two lengths behind by Drole de Jet.
The purse for the winner was 58.500 Euros.
Vivid Wise As is a 6-year old horse sired by Yankee Glide. He is owned by Scuderia Bivans, who also is the owner of Face Time Bourbon and Tony Gio – two other European top trotters.