The final Group 1 of the Vincennes Winter Meeting, the Selection Prize came about this Saturday, March 6 on the Vincennes racecourse. Winner of this race in 2019 and 2020, the Face Time Bourbon champion made an actual demonstration by triumphing for the third consecutive 12 months.
Beaten within the final meters of the Prix de France by the mare Délia du Pommereux, Face Time Bourbon set the document straight within the Prix de Sélection, Group 1 contested over the brief distance of 2200 meters. Piloted by Eric Raffin following the sidelining of Björn Goop by his proprietor Antonio Somma, the double winner of the Prix d’Amérique ended his Winter Meeting in type. After setting off on the surface, Sébastien Guarato’s resident got here to take command of the Am Frisbee race on the descent after which managed operations earlier than setting off once more simply within the ultimate straight. For You Madrik took second place at a transparent distance forward of Fric du Chêne. Note the disqualification of Frisbee d’Am within the ultimate flip whereas he was within the wake of Face Time Bourbon.
Face Time Bourbon achieves the hat-trick within the Prix de Sélection
By triumphing for the third consecutive 12 months within the Prix de Sélection, Face Time Bourbon follows within the footsteps of Jamin, triple winner of this race in 1957, 1958 and 1959. After an excellent winter assembly with 5 successes in six races, Face Time Bourbon will now take pleasure in a well-deserved relaxation earlier than returning to the monitor in June for the Prix René Ballière, of which he’s the defending champion.