Heavily favored Solvato (5m-Solveig- ) won today's V75 Gold Division at Axevalla, Sweden over 2640 meters autostart for a 150,000SEK first prize.
Peter Ingves was in the sulky for traineras that pair scored in 1.13.4kr by a comfortable two lengths. Ingves drove the race to perfection from post two as he was away fourth and patiently waited for the pace to relax at which time he jetted to the front after 1000 meters and led the remainder of the contest.
Solvato won for the ninth time in 40 career outings, now for earnings of 4,577,341SEK. On Track Piraten (6g Kool du Caux-Monrovia-Rite On Line) stayed coveredmuch of the way and secured second for as Kaffir Face (7g -Elegance OK- ) had rallied from the back gain second in the lane but flattened in late going to finish third for Lutfi Kolgjini.
Earlier on the Axevalla card (before a huge crowd on a bright sunny day) the Bronze Division for 110,000SEK to the winner went to Jeppas Maxi (5g-Absolutely Perfect- ) with Torbjorn Jansson up.
This emerging campaigner scored in 1.12.6kr in a close battle with Acriter (5m Gentle Star-Puttan Fri-) and Jorgen Westholm. Italy's 'del Nord (7g -Entita'del Nord- ) was third for Peter Ingves. Jeppas Maxi is undefeated in six 2014 starts and has won eight times in nine career starts for 609,897SEK. He's owned by Robert Ekstrom and Aland Pia.
by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com