Orion Tilly the one to beat in Svampen Orebro

01:04 AM 14 Dec 2013 NZDT
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Per Lennaartsson, harness racing Bjorn Goop, harness racing
Per Lennaartsson trains and drives Orion Tilly
Bjorn Goop drives Gabriella Sisu

Beautifully bred colt Orion Tilly heads the field for the Group Two Svampen Orebro, a relatively new addition to the Swedish trotting calendar which was first raced in 2011 as separate male and female races.

This year's renewal of the 70,000euro sprint over the mile is a combined feature with a field of nine fronting up.

Per Lennartsson's colt Orion Tilly, was a close second in Sweden's richest 2YO race, the Group One Uppfödningslöpningen and was the winner of the first two of his five starts including the Breeders Crown in Bergsaker.

His sire is American National winner Clerk Magistrate while he is a close relation to one of Sweden's greatest horses, Victory Tilly.

While he was not able to overhaul theLutfi Kolgjini's Onceforall Face in the Uppfödningslöpningen, it was super run by Orion Tilly who was closing fast on the tearaway leader and was within a length as the pair crossed the line eight lengths clear of the third horse and nearly a second quicker.

His main competition could come from M.T.James a son of Quite Easey and out of a full sister to US stallion Muscle Memory, who won the Harry Zweig Memorial and was third in the 2005 Hambletonian and now stands in Sweden.

M.T.James is the winner of four on the trot so far and though this race will be a step up for Ake Lindblom's colt, he has drawn the pole which will suit the horse who is a fast beginner and more than likely will set the pace.

The third richest earner in the field is Gabriella Sisu who will have the advantage of ace driver Björn Goop in the bike for trainer Ari-Pekka Pakkanen.

The daughter of Muscle Mass is drawn the inside of the second line and should get a nice drag up on the rail and will get a chance to test the two colts. She had her second win last start at this track in a fillies race.

The other interesting runner is the Tomas Malmqvist-trained German horse Elton Attack, a son of Swedish stallion Gigant Neo, who won the Prix d'Amerique in a stellar career.

He is out of a Dutch-bred mare of US parentage and broke in his last start Sweden after a placing in Berlin and a win in Denmark's Charlottenlund four starts back. With top driver Jorma Kontio in the bike he looks the best of the rest, who do not have a win among them.




15/12/13 SE (G2) Int 1609m 2YO 70 000

1 M.T.James (2c Quite Easy - Peace Treaty) Ã…ke Lindblom Tr: Ã…ke Lindblom

2 Elton Attack (2c Gigant Neo - P'Bird Mon Amie) Dr: Jorma Kontio Tr: Tomas Malmqvist

3 Orion Tilly (2c Clerk Magistrate - Infra Tilly) Dr: Per Lennartsson Tr: Per Lennartsson

4 Bear My Crown (2f Dream Vacation - Bear My Royalty) Dr: Tony Wallin Tr: Pekka Korpi

5 Deneb Graff (2c Juliano Star - Flamenco Kemp ) Dr: Sebastian Hedblom Tr: Sebastian Hedblom

6 Jumpinjackofjoy (2c Enjoy Lavec - Ronja Win) Dr: Jörgen Sjunnesson Tr: Liselotte Nordkvist

7 Drive Launcher (2c Dad's Launcher - Joyride Launcher) Dr: Johan Sedström Tr: Johan Sedström

8 Run to the Hills (2g Couch Doctor - Samba Brick) Dr: Erik Svensson Tr: Erik Svensson

9 Gabriella Sisu (2f Muscle Mass - Armbro Begood) Dr: Björn Goop Tr: Ari-Pekka Pakkanen

by David Sanders for Harnesslink.com 


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