The Breeders Crown for 3YO males at Eskilstuna tonight throws up an interesting mix of form and class into the equation with several highly touted colts vying with some late bloomers showing good form.
Travkompianet’s Rolling Stones started off his career with eight wins on the trot including the Group I E3 final but has been struggling of late and didn’t make the final of the biggest race of the season, the Trav-Kritierium.
Stefan Hultiman’s son of Viking Kronos has the chance to atone here although he again did not flatter in the semifinal, running fourth. He would not need to improve too much to be a major factor in this race.
Final Oak was third in the Trav-Kriterium, while AlkalizerAm and Boys Going In also earned a cheque in the Swedish Classic.
But the form horse is Call Me Keeper who was very impressive in his semifinal where he recorded his seventh win in just nine race starts. Danel Reden’s son of Pine Chip showed he could make the step up to elite classes with that performance and a similar run here will put him right in contention.
The ace pole is taken by Svante Bath’s Poochai who has won his two two races after a short break after disappointing in the E3 final, which was his biggest test to date. He has the perfect draw to take advantage of his gate speed.
Another who is stepping up in class but looked very good in his semifinal is Leif Witasp’s Broadway Hall colt Cool Keeper, and he is another who could win this if he continues his improvement.
Italian-bred Viking Kronos and his sons Going Kronos and Make It Happen provide half of the field with two apiece, while Olimede is the only representative from the French sirelines in the field which otherwise comprise pure North American sirelines, which perhaps represent their early speed bias. There are two US based sires represented in Muscles Yankee and Broadway Hall.
SWEDISH BREEDERS' CROWN
03/11/13 (G1) Int 2 140 3m/g 235 000
1 Poochai (h Make it Happen - In Vino Veritas) Dr:Ulf Ohlsson Tr: Svante Båth
2 Cool Keeper (h Broadway Hall - Missys Go Go) Dr:Leif Witasp Tr:Leif Witasp
3 Call Me Keeper (h Pine Chip - Eliza Keeper) Dr:Per Lennartsson Tr:Daniel Redén
4 Breakbumper (h Viking Kronos - Lovely) Dr:Robert Bergh Tr:Robert Bergh
5 Boys Going In (h Going Kronos - Namura) Dr:Fredrik Persson Tr:Fredrik Persson
6 Good Dynamite (h Donerail - Good Leasing) Dr:Jorma Kontio Tr:Pekka Korpi
7 Final Oak (h Make it Happen - Cara Bobs Crown) Dr:Örjan Kihlström Tr:Henrik Hoffman
8 Rolling Stones (h Viking Kronos - Hot Pants) Dr:Örjan Kihlström Tr:Stefan Hultman
9 B.B.Tigger (h Going Kronos - Tigger) Dr:Björn Goop Tr:Björn Goop
10 Jonesy (h Muscles Yankee - Ripley) Dr:Tuomas Korvenoja Tr:Tuomas Korvenoja
11 Alkalizer Am (g Olimede - Alltid V.G. ) Dr:André Eklundh Tr:Marcus Lindgren
12 Carelin (h Super Arnie - Carte Blanche) Dr:Johan Untersteiner Tr:Roger Walmann