Interviews with coaches for the Henri Ballière Prize in Cabourg
Vincent Lebarque: Grendizer (1) is in good shape. In the past, we were a bit disappointed that we were beaten, because he had things to hold on to at the start of the straight line. He ran for his worth. We chose this race that went deeper, compared to another entry the next day in Enghien. He can use different tactics. Here he must confirm his value and be done with it.
Mrs. Virginie Moquet: Quenne Groupie (2) has slowly shown its true colors since its return to competition last month. He has been very good for me in training but he remains unpredictable. Friday, he faced a favorable engagement at the near post, on a track he liked. It was enough for him to show himself applied to finish fifth. It’s better not to let it go.
Mark Sassier: Gem Gull (3) uncomfortable with his departure, at the beginning of June in Caen. He did not appreciate repeated ironing. He had the right to rest, before returning to La Gacilly. He asked for a breath to finish, but he didn’t work very hard. It is improving and entry is favorable. Barefoot, he had a first time.
Hugues Monthulé: A lot Goldie Star (4) well done in 2021, as much as this year, it is very dangerous. Recently in Amiens, it “fell” easily. We don’t understand much. In training, he is not very demonstrative. Here, he discovered a good mental commitment. I’ll keep him and finish. It should be committed immediately. At its 2021 value, it could aim for the podium.
Guillermo Horrach Vidal: For his return to France, Emba du Vivier (5) ran well after recording some good performances in the Balearic Islands. In the process, he discovered a good commitment. The rope on the right doesn’t bother him. He has won these types of profiles before. His driver was inexperienced at the jump start but he was a good driver. If all goes well, a spot may be secured.
Tanguy Devouassoux: You can’t judge him by his last races. General Bravo (6) appeared to be too far away. This great engagement with the first post comes at the right time. He’s on top and will tackle the front this season, which hasn’t been done in almost a year. In this configuration, I can remove the boots. I’m more offensive and I trust him to stay in the fifth.
Adrien Pereira: I see that Fatal Gwen (7) no not worthy lately of this course. He found himself a bit out of the relay game, before coming back to finish well. It is in good shape and is favorable to enter, on the verge of a failure. It is necessary, this time, to face 6 years. Credit to David Thomasin, he has some strength in his game and is not in the business for spots.
André Dreux: We tried under the saddle, but Fouteau Lipgloss (8) uncomfortable with specialty. At Vichy, barefoot, he ran well but was disabled for a short distance. He was “taken at speed” all the way. He had a little trouble starting the first few meters. Cabourg is what he deserves. It turns well to the right and discovers a good entry into the lead. He’s not better off barefoot.
Vincent Viel: Priory Aeolus (9) Just raced under saddle twice after observing a break. He’s improving, but he doesn’t have a good program right now. He still had to run to get back to the top. Friday, he must return to twenty-five meters, which remains very complicated in Cabourg. He will not have the easy part.
Jean-Luc Dersoir: Forever Jiel (10) maintained an encouraging outing on this track, while making a small comeback. He got into the air early, but he was brave. He has acquired the condition. Friday, he still has to walk twenty five meters and he will face, this time, 6 years old. So everything should go well for him to finish fifth.
Cyril Raimbaud: Ghostbusters (11) good form in the morning. Entering, close to home, is more favorable even if we have to make the distance. It requires a clear progression and rhythm, so that he can put his burst of speed. He knows how to finish quickly. He has bad feet and goes barefoot. This is not a problem. He had a good time before.
Clement Thomas: Maple Elite (12) worse than previous years. It was difficult to comfort him in his steps. He doesn’t have to be the best. It should be committed immediately. Here, he made the distance. He will have a hard time showing up. His luck is secondary. It is wise for us to race and finish it.
Jean-Christophe Germain: Recently, through no fault of his own, Falco du Douet (13) would have earned second place. You have to wait for the exit of the last turn to launch it. He recovered well for his efforts. He likes turnstiles on the right like the one in Cabourg. We still have to make the distance. I left confident of seeing him in the top four. 6 years should be scared at this time.
Source: Geny races