Eight trotting races have been on the program for the fourth assembly of the season, yesterday afternoon, at the Hippodrome de Chartres. Six harness races and two mounted races.
A gathering which, like the three earlier ones, passed off behind closed doorways, given the respect of the sanitary guidelines nonetheless in drive.
On this level, Jean-Luc Thirouin, president of the Société des programs hippiques de Chartres, is hopeful that the racecourse will partially reopen to the public for the subsequent assembly.
Eternal Love, favourite
With his second place obtained on April 25 at the Arras racecourse (Pas-de-Calais), Eternal Love, led by Benoît Vallette, was the massive favourite of the sixth race.
From the begin, he took cost of operations. And he saved it till the house stretch.
He prepares the monitor at the Chartres racecourse between every race
A couple of hundred meters from the end, he was overtaken by three of his outsiders who had positioned themselves in his wake on the final lap: Europa de Chenu (n ° 5), led by Louis Baudouin, Daïquiri ( n ° 8), pushed by François Lagadeuc, and Expeditous (n ° 7), pushed by Marius Coignard.
It is on this order that the end was validated by the race marshals, Eternal Love solely taking fourth place.
Convenient. Next assembly on Thursday, May 27, at the Chartres racecourse. Premium assembly. Start of races at 5 p.m.