Robert Bi (3m-Up Front JM- ) with Robin Bakker aboard, easily took the Gr. I Italian Derby in 1.12.7kr for owner Allevento G. Biasuzzi Srl. The 2100 meter autostart event carried a purse of 770,000 euro. 's trainee Rod Stewart earned second for and the other Riordan entrant, the filly Rossella Ross, was fourth behind third place finisher Royal Blessed. Robert Bi went off as the overwhelming favorite and did not disappoint punters and fans with his three length score.
Napoli, 86thGran Premio Derby Italia del Trotto, Gr. I Finale, 2100 meters autostart, 770,000 euro purse 1.12.7kr
1st Robert Bi (3m-Up Front JM- ), Robin Bakker up, owner Allevemento G. Biasuzzi Srl
2nd Rod Stewart (3m-Valley Lane- ), up for trainer
3rd Royal Blessed (3m-Ivory Kronos- ), Lorenzo Baldi up
4th. Rossella Ross (3f-Northern Jewel- ), Roberto Andreghetti up for trainer Riordan
5th Remo Gas (3m-Isotta Gas- ), driving
The companion Gran Premio Oaks del Trotto for a purse of 220,000 euro over 1600 meters autostart went to the Riordan trained, Guida Italia Srl developed Red Rose America (3f-Armbro Voice- ) in 1.12.9kr. did the teaming and led virtually all the way to win by two lengths. Rodeo Drive was second for "Pippo" Gubellini ahead of Roxanne Bar and reinsman Robert Andreghetti.
Napoli, Gran Premio Oaks del Trotto, Gr. I, 220,000 euro, 1600 meters autostart 1.12.9kr
1st Red Rose America (3f-Armbro Voice- ), up, trainer , owner Guida Italia Srl
2nd Rodeo Drive OK (3f-Georgia Pines- ),
3rd Roxanne Bar (3f Exploit Caf-Guendalina Bar-Bon Vivant), Robert Andreghetti
Earlier in the card the Derby Consolation, worth 45,100 euro, went to Radieux (3m-Dordogne- ) in 1.13.4kr for Andrea Guzzinati. He prevailed in a close encounter over Reby di Celo and Rombo di Cannone.
Napoli, 86 Derby del Trotto Consolation, 45,100 euro, 2100 meters autostart 1.13.4kr
1st Radieux (3m-Dordogne- ), Andrea Guzzinati
2nd Reby di Celo (3m-Mely di Ceco- ),
3rd Rombo di Cannone (3m-Cannoniera- ), V.P. Dell'Annunziata
by Thomas H. Hicks for Harnesslink.com