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Nuncio wins Breeders Crown Final in Sweden

03:29 AM 10 Nov 2015 NZDT
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Nuncio and Stefan Melander boast big smiles after winning Swedish Breeders Crown Final
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Nuncio leads the pack to victory
Adam Ström/ photo

Stefan Melander’s owned, trained and teamed Nuncio (4m Andover Hall-Nicole Isabelle-Lindy Lane) produced a hard-earned victory in today’s Breeders Crown Final over 2140 meters autostart with 800,000SEK to the winner.

This Gr. I winner now has a 9-2-1 slate in 12 starts in the current year for 3,200,000SEK (US$370,340) earned and 25-12-2 lifetime in 39 starts for 17,732,720SEK (US$2,052,231). Buzz Mearas(4g Dream Vacation-Dance of Joy-Malabar Man) rallied between horses to be second for Adrian Kolgjini with Global Revenge (4g Donato Hanover-Keystone Sunshine-Self Possessed) third for Stefan Soderkvist. Volstead (4m Cantab Hall-Madame Volo-Yankee Glide) was fourth for Orjan Kihlstrom with Sorbet and pacesetter Owen Face next to the line. Nuncio again raced gamely all the way on the outer to score in 1.12.1kr (1:56 mile rate).


Other Breeders Crown winners (each earned 800,000SEK for their successes) on the Sunday card were as follows:

Pacific Broline (3m Celebrity Secret-Malabar Mist-Malabar Man) in the three year-old colt event driven by Bjorn Goop. Heavy favorite Readly Express (3m Ready Cash-Caddie Dream-Viking Kronos) was second for Jorma Kontio. Winning time was 1.12.42kr over 2140 meters autostart (mile rate 1:56.52)

Trinity Zet (4f SJ’s Photo-Kleo Zet-Angus Hall) took the four year-old mares event for trainer/driver Daniel Reden defeating Olympia Gold (4f Olimede-Sheila Gold-Good As Gold) teamed by Per Linderoth. The winner was timed in 1.12.99kr (mile rate 1:57.44 over 2140 meters autostart).

Italy’s Treasure Kronos (3f Raja Mirchi-Glide About-Yankee Glide) took the three year-old fillies Crown for reinsman Christoffer Eriksson and trainer Jerry Riordan. This one scored only her second career victory, timed in 1.12.85kr, mile rate 1:57.22 over the 2140 meter autostart course. Princess Face (3f Muscle Hill-Hepburn Broline-Pine Chip was second for trainer/driver Lutfi Kolgjini ahead of Cayenne Ovel (3f From Above-Piova Kronos-Viking Kronos).

On the Saturday card at Eskilstuna the featured V-75 Gold Division went to US-bred Food Money (7g Andover Hall-Windylane Hanover-Lindy Lane) for driver Jennifer Tillman. This pair defeated solid veterans O’Grady, Standout, Nato Dream and Knows Nothing, the second through fifth finishers.

by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

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