Interviews with coaches for the Prix Diotima in Vincennes
Pierre-Emmanuel Mary: Come on (1) requires an economy trip and returns. It is also better not to make the wall at the beginning of the course. It repeats its values and changes shape. Over 2,100 meters, the pace must be maintained. He can still stand.
Benjamin Goetz: El Fuego (2) has just been running well after a long absence, after health problems. He is very good in this race. His number will be decisive (note: he inherited 2) and he is improving. This should be done on arrival. Ideally, it should be hidden, not too far from the head.
Sylvain Roger: Walnut Feeling (3) is a regular horse, which does all the races, but it needs a good course. If he inherits a number that is not too far, he should have a good run (note: he has 3). As a less-than-ideal left-hander, the big track will serve his interests.
Joel Van Eeckhaute: Shepherd’s Deception (4) above all a grass horse, but he had a very good attitude in the sand of Cabourg in the penultimate season, while unhappy, closed on the rope. It recently had a very good run at Ecommoy. In momentum, there is this commitment to old horses that shows itself. Being in the front line gave him a chance. It takes a secret path for him.
Sebastien Ernault: Flash of Vely (5) decompressed this summer but back in good condition. Recently in Cabourg, with irons, it did not please me. He didn’t work hard before this race. He’s been really good since. He likes the 2,100 meters. He proved himself. Front line engagement is very good. I am especially afraid of Önas Nougat. In an obvious race (you have to hide it), I trust him.
Laurent Michel David: Garden Lanterns (6) never do the big Vincennes track, I prefer to use it on flat tracks. Having recently run well in Les Sables-d’Olonne, I tried over 2,100 meters, where he only climbed once. If good, hopefully he will be in the top five, with the help of an economy.
Joel Halais: Far West in Ribs (7) performed well in their match at Mont-Saint-Michel. I can’t untie his shoes from his forelimbs this time, but he’ll be fine. He is good at the capital and at 2,100 meters. You just need to save the effort. He likes to follow the train and is not afraid of the rhythm of the course. He can get a place.
Nils Pasha: Expensive Money (8) needed to breathe after winter. It ran very well at Beaumont-de-Lomagne before disappointing a bit on the grass. He is a little sensitive on the back side, dealing with him is beneficial. He was good at Auch against quality opposition, especially with his effort. Very nice race here. You don’t have to start it, but it can be done in the last eight hundred meters. He had his say.
Yves Dreux: Feeling Boy (9) have a great summer. On paper, this is a very good commitment. A small downside is the 2,100 meter autostart, because it’s not much of a loss. Over 2,700 meters, a wide track, he would have been safe in the top five. There, I have a small reserve. If there is a train, it will benefit him. Being a little dangerous, he should not do anything stupid.
Matthew Varin: Figaro Gem (10) has improved greatly since his arrival and confirmed his meeting in Biarritz. He has calmed down a lot and the work on the beach suits him very well. I don’t necessarily plan to run this race, but by detailing the field, it has a chance to finish. 2,100 meters will not be a problem. He just won in a very good time. He is really good.
Antoine Lherete: Flaubert Gédé (11) discovered a good entry in Agon-Coutainville on Monday, and would have argued for the podium if he had not flown at the start of the straight line, at the road crossing. He did not struggle and could take refuge in four days. He is developing in good form. Tony Le Beller knew him perfectly well. With a clear course, it should compete for the finish at this level. 2,100 meters suits him well.
Bjorn Goop: Giant Shadow (12) he will come back. I’ll keep it and see what happens, but its task seems too complicated.
Yannick Desmet: Onas Nougat (13) maybe ran a little closer after Dieppe, he wasn’t quite as sharp at Cabourg. Since then, it has been back to normal. Tuesday morning at the beach it was good, with gas. I will have him put earplugs and blinders. He’s a little better right-handed but he’s made the long run. He has a good burst of speed. I am counting on him for the podium.
Joao David Ferreira: Fakir of Gesvres (14) got stuck in one hand last time and didn’t want to spin. Too bad, because he’s definitely in the top five. I tried it with the down blinders on Tuesday morning, and it worked really well. So they are his. He is a fast horse. He could be in the top five. It is better to have a train to breathe well on the course.
Source: Geny races