Arrival of the fifth: 13 - 6 - 11 - 9 - 14
Seeing Astonishing (#13) retain his title in the Prix des Ducs de Normandie is not a big surprise, even if Cleangame (#14) were up against him. On the other hand, the pre-race of the champion of Richard Westerink clearly improved his performance. After his warm-up heat, Timoko's trainer realizes that his horse's shoes are not as expected. An extremely rare mistake that drives the Dutch developer to pessimism. Despite this last minute change, Astonishing has proven that nothing can stop him. Like the strong, the heartthrob of Face Time Bourbon, double winner of the Prix d'Amérique (2020, 2021), this winter manages to retain his title and repel the attacks of his opponents with ease, offering himself an eighth victory in the Group level. For his part, the Dutch coach won his fifth success of the season.