Day At The Track

Swedish trotters start work at Premier Stables

08:51 PM 25 Sep 2013 NZST
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The three Swedish trotters pictured at Premier Stables

Harness racing trainer Tim Butt has put his Swedish trotters straight into work.

After a fortnight in quarantine, and within 24 hours of arriving at Premier Stables, Butt had them in the cart and jogging.

He said they were in “good shape”; Peak and Kvintet Avenger magnificent horses and Sir Lexington “a bit smaller”.

“They were a bit colty, which you’d expect, so they’re straight into the routine of things,” he said.

Butt said it was “pretty exciting” to land three well-performed imports with two careers ahead of them.

“It would be nice to think they could race at the Cup meeting, but it’s more likely that it will be after that, Auckland at Christmas.

In the market for younger horses, with development potential, Butt has got what he wants.

Peak is a 7-year-old who has raced 45 times for eight wins and the equivalent of $257,885. A 6-win horse, his best winning mile rate is 1.59.6 and he last raced on July 31.

Kvintet Avenger is a 6-year-old who has raced 31 times for five wins and $47,030. A 3-win horse, his best winning mile rate is 1.58.9 and he last raced on July 30.

Sir Lexington is a 6-year-old with four wins, five placings and $38,216 from 24 starts. He is a 4-win horse, with a best winning mile rate of 2.01.7, and last raced on August 5.

By Mike Grainger courtesy of the Harness Racing Weekly

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