Top trotting action took place Sunday at Napoli, Italy and Kalmar (SWE).
In Italy, the Premio Citta’Di Napoli Filly for €55,000 went to Sweat OK and Tommaso Di Lorenzo. She was timed in 1.12.4kr over 1600 meters autostart to defeat Sunrise Dancer and Sharon Gar. The three-year-old daughter of Dream Vacation now has six wins and six placings in 17 starts for earnings in excess of €83,000.
Sceicco resumed leadership among the three year-old crop after a terrific 2013 season. The Giampaolo Minnucci trainee likely benefitted from miscues at the start by Suricato Jet, Satchmo As and Sing Hallelujah.
The same day at Kalmar saw the rejuvenated Reven d’Amour win the V75-Gold Division for reinsman Bjorn Goop. Fredrik B. Larssen trains the nine year-old son of Revenue that won for the 20th time in a career that has produced over 5.5SEK million in earnings. Monster Drive and Obi Wan trailed the winner.
June 22, 2014 Kalmar SWE, Gold, 1640 meters autostart, 150,000SEK to winner, 1.11.3kr
1st Reven d’Amour (9m Revenue-Melody d’Amour-Super Arnie), Bjorn Goop for trainer Fredrik B. Larssen, his 20th win in 75 starts for 5,584,474SEK
2nd Monster Drive (8m Thai Tanic-Kewpie-Pearsall Hanover), Ulf Ohlsson aboard
4rd Obi Wan (8g Ganymede-Hejsa Reerstrup-Speedy Herve), Thomas Uhrberg up
Other starters in order of finish – Oasis Bi, Kash’s Cantab, Magic Tonight. Nothing But Class, O’Grady, Mr. Picolit, Alvena Pele, El Mago Pellini, Truculent
by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com