Prussia (5f-Elvezia- ), with trainer/driver up, won today's Gr. I Prix d'Etain Royal at Seinjoki, Finland, an International UET Masters Series contest for 108,000e.
The talented mare recorded her 14th win for career earnings of 226,073 efor owner Scuderia Verner Srl. Her victory, in race record time of 1.12.38kr over 2100 meters autostart, continued Italy's favorable results in Finland. Marlon OM won the 2012 edition for Gubellini and the 2013 contest went to Neste Effe.
Prussia rolled three wide down the backstretch on the last lap to open a commanding advantage that she held to the line. Sweden's Quid Pro Quo ( 1.13.1kr ), the 2012 Mangelli winner of the last edition held in San Siro was second with Monster Drive ( 1.13.2kr ) third and Nesta Effe /April 19, 2014 Seinajoki, Finland Prix d'Etain Royal-Seinjoki Ajo, 108,000e, 2100 meters autostart, 10 starters, 1.12.4kr ) fourth in 1.13.2kr. Race summary and replay link are shown below.
1st Prussia (5f-Elvezia- ), trainer/driver, 2.8/1 Italy, her 14th win for owner Scuderia Verner Srl
2nd Quid Pro Quo (5m-Hostage), up, 13/1, Sweden
3rd Monster Drive (8m-Kewpie), Per Lennartson, 5.5/1, Sweden
4th Nesta Effe (7m-Etna Sec), , 2/1, Italy
5th Quite An Avenger (5g-Nobes Hanover), Miika Forss, 22/1, USA
by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com