US-expat trainer won two on Saturday's superb card at Aby, Sweden and recorded a second place finish.
Radysin America (4f -Zagabria Dei-) took the Bertil Knutssons Trot over 1640 meters autostart in a sharp 1.11.8kr. drove this one for owner Lisa Riordan to earn 80,000SEK first money.
The half-sister to retired international star Lisa America, also developed and campaigned by Riordan, was bred in Italy by Guida Italia SRL and this was her seventh career win in 18 starts, now for 370,135SEK. The time was also her lifetime best and she survived a four-horse photo to win over Britt Palema (5f Adams Hall-Rapidsland Glare-Southwind Pinnacle) with trainer/driver , Sandra Volo (5f -Sandra Victory-) and and Pin Kronos (5f -Luck Of the Day-Mr. Lavec) that was fourth for Johan Untersteiner.
Riordan also had a training win with Sylvester America (3m -Armbro Voice-) in the Euro Classic Next Year for three-year-olds worth 50,000SEK to the winner. He scored in a photo timed in 1.15.2kr over 2140 meters autostart with Johan Untersteiner up. Lisa Riordan also owns this colt that was bred in Italy by Guida Italia SRL. Sylvester won for third time in nine starts. Fabuleux BR was second for trainer/driver .
As previously reported, Riordan's trainee Rare Wise As (4f -In Wise As-SJ's Caviar) was second in a three-horse photo in a fast-class four year-old mares event timed in 1.13.6kr. This mare, also owned by Lisa Riordan, was handled by Linda Allercrantz. The race was won by My Gliding Angel (4f -My Shooting Star-) trained and driven by for Stall Kennys, her seventh win in16 tries and she earned 80,000SEK, with favored Backfire home third for .
The Aby card also showcased the Bronze Division Final for 200,000SEK to the winner, and it went to Royal Fighter (6m -Froken Julie-) in gate to wire fashion over 2140 meters autostart. Jennifer Tillman drover the winner, trained by , that was timed in 1.12.2kr to gain his 10th win in 46 starts. The winner is owned by Per Rodert and Christina Nilsson.
The opener of the day was the Aby Stora Monte Pris for 100,000SEK to the victor. The contest over 1640 meters autostart had a competitive 10 horse field and the French veteran Organdi d'Or (12g Achille-Hovillara d'Or-) emerged with the win.
He's trained by rider Sofia Aronsson and scored in 1.13.2kr by two lengths for his 20th career win in 124 starts, now with 3,665,792SEK earned. He's owned in France by Armand Turquet-Lepreux. Henke Diablo with Peter Jarven aboard and Nouvelle Pelle with Asa Svensson up were next to the line. US-bred Moon Dream was fourth for Siv Emilie Lovvold and Hitchcock was a dq for rider Malin Beras.
by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com