The final field for the 2013 Grand Prix d' Amérique has been announced and Ready Cash will challenged in his efforts to win his third consecutive Prix as he will be starting from post position 18 in this 2,700 meter event.with a purse of 1,000,000€.
Here is the field for the Grand Prix.
1 - Un Mec d’Heripre – Mathieu
2 - Roxanne de Barbray – Dominik Locqeneux
3 - Tiego Etang –
4 - Raja Mirchi (SWE) – Lutfi Kolgjini
5 - Vanika du Ruel
– Franck Anne
6 - Reve de Beylev – David Thomain
7 - Punchy – J
8 - Royal Dream – Jean Philippe Dubois
9 - Quoumba de Guez –
Jean Michel Bazire
10 - Noras Bean (SWE) - Stefan Söderkvist
11 - The Best
Madrik – Christophe Martens
12 - Quarcio du Chene (SWE) – Bjørn Goop
Save the Quick – Pierre Vercruysse
14 - Timoko – Richard Westerink
Main Wise As (ITA) – Pierre Levesque
16 - Roxanne Griff – Eric Raffin
Maharajah (SWE) - Ôrjan Kihlström
18 - Ready Cash – Franck Nivard
While it would be great to see Ready Cash win his third consecutive Prix, something only done by the late great Ourasi, my suspicion is he will come up short this year. I will be taking a slight stab and go with the Swedish Maharajah (#17) to be there at the wire to score a slight upset over the champion Ready Cash. For second, I will be going with Royal Dream (#8) and selecting Ready Cash (#18) for third.
As I alluded to in an earlier post, there will be no wagering in North America on the Prix so the best you will be able to do is follow the usual sites for reports and video. The site which will most likely be the first to have news regarding the race as well as video will be www.harnessracing.com. The Prix is scheduled to go off at roughly 9:30am EST.