The Aby crowd in Sweden stayed late to see a classic match race as heat winners
Sebastian K and Save The Quick contested the Aby Stora Pris Final over 1640 meters autostart (same as each heat, with 400,000SEK to the winner).
From post one, Sebastian K, the seven-year-old son of Korean, led from the start with Jorma Kontio aboard. Setting modest fractions Kontio first faced attack from Bjorn Goop and Save The Quick (seven year-old French mare by Jasmin de Flore) midway up the backside on the second circuit.
The pair battled alongside until at the top of the stretch when it appeared that Sebastian K might draw away. Not the case. A game Save The Quick, trained by Franck Leblanc, battled on to make it a close half-length finish in a sharp 1.11.5kr (1:55.04 mile rate after the opening heats in mile rates of 1:53.11 in heat one and 1:56.97 for heat two).
Monte Racing also at The Aby
On Aby’s Stora Pris Day monte racing was also on display as race one on the card was the Aby Stora Montepris worth 100,000SEK to the winner. Traveling 1640 meters autostart, Organdi d’Or (11g Archille-Hovillara-Vroum d’Or) was the winner for Sofia Aronssen in 1.12.7kr.
The French bred gelding defeated Norway owned invader Lumiere de Nuit (7g Dahir de Prelong-Nightight-Super News) with Emilie Lovvold in the irons. Schwerin Boko (7g Pearsall Hanover-Opera Hanover-Meadow Road) finished third in the ten horse field for Peter Jarven. Favored Prince de Montfort finished seventh. The winner posted his 18th victory in 109 total starts (monte and sulky).
by Thomas H. Hicks for Harnesslink.com