Veteran mare Linda di Casei with trainer Alessandro Gocciadoro at the lines won today's £45,100 Grand Premio Padovanelle in Italy.
Timed in a leisurely 1.13.8kr over 1640 meters autostart, she easily defeated favored Mack Grace SM with Roberto Andreghetti aboard and third place I Am Grif. Gocciadoro collared I Am Grif and got a tactical jump on Mack Grace SM who lost for the first time in Italy since April 2013. The winner is a nine year-old mare by Uronometro-Comtesse Ferm and she recorded her 28th win in 119 lifetime starts.The co-featured £45,100 Grand Premio Citta di Padova produced an easy victory for Re Italiano UR handled by . The four year-old son of -Dark Lux SM-Park Avenue Joe scored in 1.12.7kr over the 1640 meter autostart course. Royal Blessed and Rufoli Lung trailed the winner that now shows seven wins in 20 career starts. Re Italiano UR is now offered at stud for 2014.
by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com