Vivaldi Du Vivrot and Vertige De Chenu won Sunday’s major events at the Marsa Racetrack.
These were races reserved for French trotters from class Premier on a short distance of 2,140m. They formed part of the 27th meeting of the season made up of ten races all for trotters.
In the first class Premier race, Apollon d’Anjou (Mario Fenech) was the fastest horse at first, opening a small lead from Vivaldi du Vivrot (Anton Cassar) and Bajazet (Marius Mizzi).
However midway through the final straight Apollon d’Anjou started to slow down and was overtaken by Vivaldi Du Vivrot which sealed its first win in Malta by two lenghts with Baron Du Chene (Michael Sultana) and Vancouver Keryvon (Herman Mc Kay) ending respectively in third and fourth place.
There was a keen duel in the final metres of the second class Premier race between Vertige De Chenu (Charles Camilleri) and As De Godisson (Mario Fenech).
It was debutante Vertige De Chenu which registered its first win in Malta. Alf De Melandre (Rodney Gatt) and Vasco De Viette (Clifferty Calleja) followed home in that order.
Race 1. Class Copper. Dist – 2140m. Happy Rapide (Rodney Gatt) – 1.19”
Race 2. Class Copper. Dist – 2140m. Firstly Light (Noel Baldacchino) – 1.16.8”
Race 3. Class Copper. Dist – 2140m. Drakkar Cleville (Kurt Saliba) – 1.16.9”
Race 4. Class Silver. Dist – 2140m. Bombay Saphir (Felix Casha) – 1.15.8”
Race 5. Class Bronze. Dist – 2140m. Chataigne D’Echal (Sam Cassar) – 1.16.6”
Race 6. Class Silver. Dist – 2140m. 1. Aramis Gede (Michael Ellul) – 1.16.6”
Race 7. Class Premier. Dist – 2140m. Vivaldi Du Vivrot (Anton Cassar) – 1.15.5”
Race 8. Class Silver. Dist – 2140m. 1. Achille Du Fosse (Charles Camilleri) – 1.15”
Race 9. Class Premier. Dist – 2140m. Vertige De Chenu (Charles Camilleri) – 1.15”
Race 10. Class Silver. Dist – 2140m. Cambaceres (Paul Galea) – 1.16.4”