Olympiatravet 2014 Final and V75 attracted great racing, a large crowd of great trotting fans and great weather to Aby today.
And it was a great day for US imports, following the win by Solvato in the big race, as Stylish Hanover took the co-featured Lovely Godivas Mares Trot for 250,000SEK ($38,000 US) first money.
Contested by 11 starters, after the scratch of Speedy Foxy Vocana, Stylish Hanover, adaughter, took the lead early and front-stepped throughout before just prevailing by a nose on the line for reinsman . The rated pace ended with a time of 1.13kr as the leaders trotted the final 640 meters swiftly.
April 26, 2014 Aby SWE, Lovely Godivas, 250,000SEK to winner, 2140 meters autostart, 11 starters
Fractions: 1.12.5kr at 500, 1.13.4kr at 1000, 1.14kr at 1500, 1.13kr at finish
1st Stylish Hanover (5f-Susi's Image- ), up for owner AB Orebro Rormontage, her 10th career win in 18 starts for 754,000SEK earned, a 2010 US import
2nd M.T. Harmony (5f-Princess Pleasure- ), trainer/driver
3rd Sahara Fairytale (5f-Sahara Shadow-Graduate Student), Lutfi Kolgjini trainer/driver
The remaining undercard also was worth watching, namely victories by Olympic Kronos, Royal Fighter, Muskelmann GT in a monte test, Send In The Clowns and Valentino Strix in the Euro Classic - Next Year for three year-olds.
Bjelkstrom & Hurtig Groups, 125,000SEK to winner, 2140 meters autostart, 12 starters, 1.12.7kr
1st Olympic Kronos (6m-Ebony Kronos- ), trainer/driver Lutfi Kolgjini, his 15th win in 37 starts for 1,428,385SEK earned
2nd Arazi Boko (7g-Laura Kemp- ), Daniel Olsson up
3rd Nougat As (6g-Noblesse As- ),
Bronze Division, 110,000SEK to winner, 1640 meters autostart, 12 starters, 1.11.4kr
1st Royal Fighter (6m-Froken Julie- ), Jennifer Tillman driving
2nd K.L.M. Buymethemoon (6m-K.L.M. See Bye Fly-Nordin Hanover),
3rd Handsome Knight (5g-Foreign Beauty-Foreign Office),
Olympiatravet Monte, 100,000SEK to winner, 2140 meters autostart, 10 starters, 1.13.9kr
1st Muskelmann G.T. (9g-Aino Lady-Dallas Lobell), Siv Emilie Lovvold jockey, undefeated in five 2014 starts and 25th career win in 71 tries for 1,252,883SEK earned
2nd Bullchip (8m-Daisy Chip- ), Stephanie J. Werder up
3rd Ysvink (9g-Victory Joe-Park Avenue Joe), Kristine Kvasnes riding
LO-distriktot Vastsveriges Kl 1, 100,000SEK to winner, 1640 meters autostart, 11 starters, 1.11.9kr
1st Send In The Clowns (4m-Montreal lanbe- ), trainer/driver, his fourth win in 10 starts
2nd Pedro Bi (5g-Ida Grandi- ), up
3rd Saxo Holmsminde was third for Marcus Savin
Euro Class Trot-Next Year
Three year-olds, 50,000SEK to winner, 2140 meters autostart, 1.14.5kr
1st Valentino Strix (3,-Afrodite Sund- ), trainer/driver for owner Denco HB, his fourth win in seven outings for 188,000SEK earned
2nd M.T. James (3m-Peace Treaty- ), Ake Lindblom trainer/driver
3rd Saphire Bi (3f-Valley Jean Bi-Valley Boss Bi), Andre Eklundh up for trainer and owner Maurizio Cavezzali (Italy)
by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com