Sweden’s top 3YO filly D’One will not get a chance to emulate her illustrious dam Giant Diablo in winning the Swedish Breeders Crown for 3YO fillies and in her absence there is a wide open look to the final at Eskilstuna tonight.
The daughter of Donato Hanover is one of several top earners missing from the final with Fly The World (3) and Mythical Fortune (6) also missing from the top ten earners of the crop.
Robert Bergh’s Swedish bred Amazon Am, a daughter of Gigant Neo, is a rapidly improving filly who was very impressive in winning her semifinal.
She won the Group I E3 fillies sprint race in August and is well positioned to add another Group one to her resume from the number four gate.
Neona Princess was fourth in the Trav-Oaks, which was her best result in the big races so far and Peter Untersteiner’s filly is not without a chance in this.
She is a great gate speed which she can use to advantage from the number two pole and will probably get the lead. From there this second daughter of Gigant Neo is tough enough to dominate the race and is a very good chance.
Roger Walman’s Mellby Briolett was second in the Trav-Oaks and won the E3 final over this trip, 2140m and the daughter of rising Swedish sire Going Kronos is a good chance to add another Group I to her CV if she can get over her poor draw –courtesy of a fourth place in her semifinal.
Another improving filly is Pasi Aikio’s I Am Unique who won her seminfal and has the ace draw.
The daughter of Canadian sire Kadabra showed a great finishing burst to win her semifinal and has the perfect draw to figure prominently in this.
Tomas Malmqvist’s Backfire is one of the most consistent fillies in the country, a perrrenial bridesmaid, with second places in both E3 finals and a sixth place in the Trav-Oaks.
She has drawn the three pole and has an added bonus with the talented Johnny Takteri n the bike.
There are 10 sires represented in the 12 horse field, with a mix right across the board of US imports (4), French (2), Italy (1) and Swedish (2) bred European ones. Surprisingly Canadian sire Kadabra is the only frozen semen stallion from North America.
Rising Italian-bred son of Viking Kronos, Going Kronos and former Swedish star Gigant Neo are the only ones with two entries.
SWEDISH BREEDERS' CROWN
03/11/13 SE (G1) Int 2 140 3f 235 000
1 I Am Unique (Kadabra (CAN)- Unique Håleryd) Dr: Pasi Aikio Tr: Pasi Aikio
2 Neona Princess (Gigant Neo (SWE) - Dew Princess) Dr: Peter Untersteiner Tr: Peter Untersteiner
3 Backfire (Offshore Dream (FRA) - Fashion Brodda) Dr: Johnny Takter Tr: Tomas Malmqvist
4 Amazon Am (Gigant Neo (SWE) - Eclat de Bois) Dr: Robert Bergh Tr: Robert Bergh
5 Our Precious (Pearsall Hanover (US) - Nova Brodda) Dr: Peter Ingves Tr: Peter Untersteiner
6 Right of Way (From Above (SWE) - Hush Money) Dr: Björn Goop Tr: Ari-Pekka Pakkanen
7 Symmetric (Scarlet Knight (US) - Magyare Turgot) Dr: Marcus M Melander Tr: Stefan Melander
8 Acai Am (Going Kronos (ITA) - Kalmie Melody) Dr: Roger Malmqvist Tr: Roger Malmqvist
9 Katla Celeber (Look de Star (FRA) - Amanda Celeber) Dr: Örjan Kihlström Tr: Roger Walmann
10 Sally Hill (Quite Easy (US) - Eurythmics) Dr: Tomas Pettersson Tr: Tomas Pettersson
11 Mellby Briolett (Going Kronos (ITA) - Merit Lane) Dr: Johan Untersteiner Tr: Roger Walmann
12 Digital Pointer (Super Photo Kosmos (US) - Hermit Lady) Dr: Per Lennartsson Tr: Stefan Melander