Italy’s best free-for-all trotter, Mack Grace SM ( 7m CCs Chuckie T-Ambro Grace SM- Armbro Goal) scored in decisive straight heats to win the 184,800 euro total purse Campionato Europeo at Cesena.
Roberto Andreghetti handled the winner. Twelve starters contested this affair in two heats, worth 16,500 euro each over 1660 meters autostart. Post positions were drawn for heat one and then reversed for heat two.
Mack Grace SM started from post 11 in battery one and then post two in the next heat, Nevertheless he won both heats, in a come from behind effort in heat one, scoring in 1.12.1kr, and then he led start to finish in heat two winning easily in 1.12.7kr. The straight heat victory eliminated the need for the final worth 151,800 euro.
Osasco di Ruggi (5m Varenne-Papaia Ral-Super Crown) finished 2-3 for Roberto Vecchione and Owen CR (5m Cantab Hall-Boemia CR-Lemon Dra) 3-2 for Pietro Gubellini, as they chased the winner.
We look forward to seeing Mack Grace SM face the best in Europe as the Vincennes winter meet approaches.
by Thomas H. Hicks