Veteran Italian campaigner Mack Grace SM (7m CC’s Chuckie T-Ambro Grace SM-Armbro Goal) took the final of today’s 25th edition of the Premio Palio dei Comuni at Montegiorgio, Italy.
The Roberto Andreghetti driven, Lucio Colletti trained winner scored easily in 1.11.8kr to earn the winners share of the 105,600 euro final over 1600 meters autostart. Mack Grace SM was victorious for the eighth time in nine starts over the past three months and he now sports 45 lifetime wins in 88 trips to the post for career earnings approaching 1.2 million euro.
La Vida Loca (8f Ganymede-Diasia-Arndon) and Orleans OM (5f SJ’s Caviar-Deau de Mai-Super Pleasure) were next in line in the 12 horse final. La Vida Loca was fourth in her elimination.
The three eliminations were taken by Orleans OM in 1.12.6kr, Looney Tunes in 1.11.4kr for Alessandro Gocciadoro and Mack Grace SM in 1.13.8kr. Mack Grace SM won this event in 2010 and that was his first international open victory.
by Thomas H. Hicks for Harnesslink.com