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A Quite Easy quinella in 221,000 euro Derby

11:20 AM 08 Sep 2013 NZST
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Quite An Avenger (4g Quite Easy-Nobes Hanover-Prakas) Suuri Suomalainen Derby Quite An Avenger with trainer Markku Nieminen driving
Quite An Avenger (4g Quite Easy-Nobes Hanover-Prakas)
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Suuri Suomalainen Derby
Quite An Avenger with trainer Markku Nieminen driving
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Quite An Avenger (4g Quite Easy-Nobes Hanover-Prakas), with trainer Markku Nieminen driving, held off Venice (4f Quite Easy-Vivace-Express Ride), handled by Mika Forss, to win today's 221,000 euro, 2600 meter, Suuri Suomalainen Derby test for four year-olds at Vermo Racecourse (Helsinki, Finland).

The winner, a son of young and successful sire Quite Easy, was timed in 1.13.73kr in the victory, his sixth in nine 2013 appearances. Quite Easy (Andover Hall-Marita's Victory-Valley Victory) was a $125,000 yearling at 2005 Harrisburg Sale and winner, at age two, of the Champlain and the International Stallion Stake.

Cherry Chapstick (4f Orlando Vici-Summer Sisu-Victor Victor) took the third spot in the twelve horse field with Pearls For Girls (4f Striking Sahbra-Ussania Boko-SJs Photo) landing fourth. Brad de Veluve won the 2012 edition of the Derby which began in 1970.

Thomas H. Hicks

 

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