The Canalturf.com forecast
The Le Mans racecourse hosts, Wednesday, the 14th stage of the Grand National du Trot, the last provincial round before the Final, on December 5, in Vincennes. Six of the sixteen candidates for this meeting can boast of having already won at least one stage. Their names are: CRACK MONEY (Maure-de-Bretagne and Laval), FIRE CRACKER (Le Croisé-Laroche and Argentan), FAKIR MERITE (Toulouse), FLY SPEED (Pornichet), BAROQUE TASTE (La Capelle) and EDDY DU VIVER (Nantes). It is also one of them, namely FIRE CRACKER which will have our preference.
12 FIRE CRACKER (photo) : This hard-working trotter has won three quintés this year, including two stages of the GNT, those of Croisé-Laroche, at the end of May, and Argentan, four months later. If he manages to settle quickly enough at the front of the race, he will not be easy to dislodge.
8 BAROQUE TASTE : He is one of the best in his class. Evidenced by his place of 5th obtained in the Critérium des 5-ans (Gr.I), at the beginning of September. Winner since the stage disputed in La Capelle, last month, where he dominated five of his rivals of the day, his luck is obvious.
3 FLY SPEED : It is important not to condemn him hastily on his unsuccessful performance in the Nantes stage of this tournament. Especially since he had previously won the stage of Pornichet, at the beginning of September, before signing a podium in that of La Capelle. To redeem with confidence.
2 FAKIR MERITES : Like the above named, he is one of the stage winners lined up at the start of this competition. He indeed won the Toulouse stage in June. One has to imagine that he is moving here from the South-West with pretensions.
1 EDDY DU VIVIER : It is none other than the winner of the previous stage of the tournament, that of Nantes, where he was ahead of seven of his rivals of the day. Even if he is the least silver of the peloton, he deserves a favorable mention, especially since he will perform unshod for this meeting.
4 DEGANAWIDAH : He presents himself here as a Stakhanovist of this GNT 2021. He has indeed taken part in all stages of the circuit and is currently in 2nd place in the provisional general classification. If he seems here barred for victory, he is able to score new points. Mistrust.
15 EXPRESS JET : He has titles to assert. It is indeed a double placed Gr.I (2nd in the 2018 Selection Prize and 3rd in the 2018 4-Year Criterion). Recent 4th of the Prix du Languedoc (Gr.III), in Vincennes, where he was ahead of our favorite, he can not be underestimated.
10 OAK EROS : If he has not passed the post in the lead since June 25, 2017, the date of his victory in the Prix Albert Viel (Gr.I), he has the means to interfere in the winning combination of this quinté, especially since its recent 5th place in the Nantes stage attests to its current form.
In case of non-runner: The 7 CRISTAL DU LUPINE
Stéphane Davy’s selection
|1||EDDY DU VIVIER|
|10||EROS OF OAK|
Summary of the prognosis:
12 – FIRE CRACKER
Falling for something
8 – BAROQUE TASTE
Moment of madness
2 – FAKIR MERITE
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|8||BAROQUE TASTE||ABRIVARD A.|
|12||FIRE CRACKER||RAFFIN E.|
|1||EDDY DU VIVIER||TERRY C.|
|3||FLY SPEED||MONCLIN J. PH.|
|15||EXPRESS JET||GELORMINI G.|
|2||FAKIR MERITE||NIVARD F.|
|7||LUPINE CRYSTAL||WIELS A.|
|13||BRILLIANT MADRIK||ABRIVARD L.|
|16||CLARCK SOTHO||ABRIVARD M.|