It was again French trotters in command in the Prix de Bretagne, which is the first qualification race to the Prix d’Amerique.
Prix de Bretagne is raced over 2,700 meters – the same distance as the Prix d’Amerique – and was won by rank outsider, Hussard du Landret (sired by Bird Parker) with trainer/driver Benoit Robin followed by the defending Amerique-champion, Hooker Berry with Niclas Bazire and Hokkaido Jiel with David Thomain.
Since the race first was open to international trotters in 2004, it has only been won by a French trotter.
Hussard du Landret, who paid 30-1 as the winner, was timed in 1.55.4 (mile rate).
Italy’s Ampia Mede SM with Franck Nivard finished fourth as the best foreign trotter.
Sweden’s San Moteur with Björn Goop got a difficult trip but finished strong from last in the field to finish in sixth.
The first three horses past the post – all born in 2017 – are now qualified for the Prix d’Amerique.