The best Trotters in Britain lined up for Tir Prince’s signature race and when the best race the best there are no hiding places – you need everything to go right to win or at least nothing to go wrong. Mike Evans said in his post race interview “I was sick of this horse being unlucky” and that goes a long way to explain his in race tactic. Seeing the opportunity behind the start car to get in front of key rivals, Mike pushed Calimero Brouets forward from the seven hole to lead and played catch me if you can with the rest of the field. This time lady luck was on the side of Calimero, with his rivals jostling each other for position throughout the race.As a result none was able to mount a serious challenge to the leader who went onto a four and a half length victory. Behind him Coeur de Venise (Rhun Wilson), Belem de Bertrange (Adrian Gafa), Emirat du Levant (Richard Haythornthwaite) and Blason (Alan Haythornthwaite) all had place chances turning for home but it was the redoubtable Emirat du Levant who took  second in front of Blason in third.

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