France's Timoko takes Elitloppet first division

01:22 AM 26 May 2014 NZST
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Timoko with trainer Franck Leblanc and driver Bjorn Goop
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Timoko

Bjorn Goop steered Richard Westerink's Timoko (7m Imoko-Kiss Me Coulonces-And Arifant) to victory in today's first Elitloppet elimination.

Timed in 1.09.9kr over 1609 meters autostart, the winner rated second over throughout following Digital Ink (Orjan Kihlstrom up) with Maven and Yannick Gingras placed third on the outer.

Shaq Is Back and Daniel Reden was the pacesetter traveling the first 500 meters in 1.08kr. Off the final turn Timoko moved to the front with a game Digital Ink second and Maven third after being forced three-wide in that last turn. The winner now has 21 career wins in 59 starts for earnings of 20,285,351SEK.

Reven d'Amour finished fourth for Erik Adielsson with Truculent fifth for Johnny Takter. Prussia ended sixth for Pietro Gubellini after being boxed on the inner almost to the line.

by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com

 

 

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