The leading horse by stake earnings in Sweden this year simply did not score enough points to merit entry in the country’s gold medal presentation day.
This was despite victories in the Elitelopp final and Norrbotten Stora Pris but a second place behind Orecchietti at Bergsåker recently meant his points total for qualification stopped at 2610. But On Track Piraten had accumulated 2673 points.
So despite trainer Robert Bergh and owners Canadian Ice Hockey stars Daniel and Henrik Sedin star having had 6 wins in 19 starts and more than 5,4 million SEK in the bank for the season, putting Nahar top of the money list, it was not enough. So he will have a winter break, without the honour of being crowned Swedish Champion.
There will be six gold medals awarded at Aby on Saturday.
In the main race Yarrah Boko is owned and trained by Norwegians who claim him as their own, but he was bred at Boko Stables in Stockholm, and he is back in the country of his birth to try and reclaim the SM-Male title that he won two years ago.
Trond Anderssen’s star started off the year in brilliant fashion winning one of the famed B-races at Vincennes, the Prix de Belgique and won four of his five starts at elite level.
Last start winner Orecchietti returned to form in brilliant fashion at Bergsåker this month, while Lutfi Kolgjini's Juggle Face has also had a recent victory in France, and will also have strong support.
Also likely to find favour in with the punters is V75 warhorse Harry Haythrow and the winner of Finland’s Kymi Grand Prix, the roan gelding Womanizer .
The second big feature on the night will be Sto-SM for mares which looks likely to be decided between Daniel Reden’s Muscles Yankee mare Dileva Kall and Vincennes (Spotlite Lobell) in the hands of Johnny Takter.
Gold medals will also be handed to the winners of SM races for Monte, apprentices, Youth and Equestrian Championships on the 13 race programme which doubles as the weekend’s V75 meeting.
Åby 2013-10-12 (G2) Nat 2640m all Male €141,000
1 Juggle Face (h Viking Kronos - Rakel Sund) Dr: Lutfi Kolgjini Tr: Lutfi Kolgjini
2 Yarrah Boko (h Coktail Jet - Big Blue Kitten) Dr: Ulf Ohlsson Tr: Trond Anderssen
3 On Track Piraten (g Kool du Caux - Monrovia) Dr: Johnny Takter Tr: Hans R Strömberg
4 Perfect Toll (h Alf Palema - Tvindas S. ) Dr: Åke Svanstedt Tr: Åke Svanstedt
5 Deuxieme Picsous (h In Love With You - Carmela Strömline) Dr: Johan Untersteiner Tr: Johan Lejon
6 Harry Haythrow (g Rite On Line - Speedy Tilda) Dr: Peter Untersteiner Tr: Johnny Johansson
7 Monster Drive (h Thai Tanic - Kewpie) Dr: Björn Goop Tr: Reijo Liljendahl
8 Womanizer (g Tap In - Sandra Nibs) Dr: Tommi Kylliäinen Tr: Jarno Kauhanen
9 Perfectly Enough (h Express It - Just About Enough) Dr: Erik Adielsson Tr: Stig H Johansson
10 Orecchietti (h From Above - Canneloni) Dr: Örjan Kihlström Tr: Stefan Hultman
Åby 12/10/13 (G2) Nat 2140m all mares €141,000
1 Ariel Boko (Lemon Dra - Exciting Kronos) Dr: Per Linderoth Tr: Per Linderoth
2 Vincennes (Spotlite Lobell - Lina Trot) Dr: Johnny Takter Tr: Sören Lennartsson
3 Playing Tua (Gigant Neo - Sandy Nalan) Dr: Thomas Uhrberg Tr: Thomas Uhrberg
4 Bell (Jag de Bellouet - Maxi Limousine) Dr: Lars-Göran Söderberg Tr: Björn Svensson
5 Dileva Käll (Muscles Yankee - Leva Käll) Dr: Daniel Redén Tr: Daniel Redén
6 Askens Valencia (Rite On Line - Staro Ultima) Dr: Jorma Kontio Tr: Timo Nurmos
7 Mermaid Ås (Broadway Hall - Superlou Ås) Dr: Peter Untersteiner Tr: Peter Untersteiner
8 Global Kitten (Striking Sahbra - I Dream the Dream) Dr: Magnus Jakobsson Tr: Magnus Jakobsson
9 Olivia Lavec (Lindy Lane - Espri Lavec) Dr: Flemming Jensen Tr: Flemming Jensen
10 Photo Princess (Super Photo Kosmos - Milady Hornline) Dr: Michael Lönborg Tr: Michael Lönborg
by David Sanders for Harnesslink.com