A photographer on the inside of the track may have inadvertently given the rest of the field an outside shot of beating the Crazed colt Tumble Dust in the Danish Trav Kriterium this Saturday. The purse for the 100,000 euros Grade II Stake.
Tomas Malmqvist’s striking colt was well clear in his Kriterium heat when he started to slow down, and almost stop, going into a break just shy of the winning post earning a disqualification, a fine for careless driving for his pilot Johnny Takter, and a spot on one of the outside marks on the front line in the final.
The beautifully bred colt, who is from a US family which has proved popular in Sweden with half brother Hard Livin and close relative Elitloppet winner From Above both at stud in the country.
Another brother, Photo Maxx, earned just a few dollars shy of half a million and Malmqvist’s colt is already well on his way with the highest earnings in the field with 1.012 million kroner
But with his gate speed Takter should negate the effects of his 7 post and be in a good position to add the Group I honour to his resume. He was also a finalist in Swedish Group I E3 final and has a record of 1.12.3 making his case for favouritism impeccable.
The three heat winners have the advantage of the inside three poles with the impressive Muscles Yankee cot The Therumoursaidfire having Birger Jörgensen for local traine Peter Rudbeck. He was commanding in his heat win, his ninth in 15 starts and he has earned 654,500kr with a record of 1.14.8.
Tano Bork was another impressive heat winner and will be driven as usual by his trainerChristian Lindhardt. He has won four of fourteen starts and has 341,907kr in earnings and a record of 1.13.3.
Touch of Globe was the beneficiary of Tumble Dust’s misfortune and on that run will be hard pushed to feature in this. But his trainer Steen Juul, one of Denmark’s most accomplished horsemen, has two others in the event and in Conway Hall colt Tycoon Conway Hall, which he will drive, he probably has a better chance.
Tycoon Conway Hall has won six of his 12 starts ofr 246,573kr and has a record of 1.14.2, for a middle distance race.
Juul’s other colt Takethem, by the aforementioned From Above will be driven by Knud Mönster. A four-win horse, he has earned just over 100,000kr and has a record of 1.14.1, over middle distance.
Jeppe Juel was bullish in the press about the chances of Tripolini which had won three of his previous four starts before a third in his heat. In total the Archduke Kemp gelding has won four of seven with two placings and has a record of 1.15.3.
Morten Friis’ Great Challenger colt and Peter Untersteiner’s gelding Thengill another by From Above will also find support
DANSK TRAV KRITERIUM
Charlottenlund 2013-10-06 Group II Nat 2500m 3c&G €100 000
1 Therumoursaidfire (3c Muscles Yankee - Anacott Steel) Dr: Birger Jörgensen Tr: Peter Rudbeck
2 Touch of Globe (3c Golden Globe - Cirkeline Tes)s Dr: Thomas Uhrberg Tr: Steen Juul
3 Tano Bork (3c Great Challenger - Frederikke Bork) Dr: Christian Lindhardt Tr: Christian Lindhardt
4 Tabasco Cæsar (3c Pine Chip - Puk Paradiso) Dr: Rene Kjær Tr: Anders Nielsen
5 Takethem (3c From Above - d'Cherie) Dr: Knud Mönster Tr: Steen Juul
6 Tack Wee (3g Armbro Goal - Exel Hjordal) Dr: Nicolaj Andersen Tr: Jörn Nörlem
7 Tumble Dust (3c Crazed - Affinity) Dr: Johnny Takter Tr: Tomas Malmqvist
8 Tycoon Conway Hall (3c Conway Hall - Golden Sunday) Dr: Steen Juul Tr: Steen Juul
9 Tip Esterel (3c Esterel Sunset - Hera Esterel) Dr: Flemming Jensen Tr: Flemming Jensen
10 Tripolini V P (3g Archduke Kemp - Lady Magic) Dr: Jeppe Juel Tr: Jeppe Juel
11 Thengill (3g From Above - Elegant Lady) Dr: Johan Untersteiner Tr: Peter Untersteiner
12 Ticket To Heaven (3c Great Challenger - Honey Flamingo) Dr: Morten Friis Tr: Jan Friis
by Dave Sanders for Harnesslink.com