Timoko, with Bjorn Goop up for trainer/owner Richard Westerink, won today’s €150,000 Gr. I UET Masters Series Kymi Grand Prix at Kuovolo Finland.
The 2014 Elitloppet winner, bred in France, overcame a second tier start and a death seat overland journey to rally by a head over very game pacesetter Commander Crowe, in rein to Robin Bakker.
Timoko scored for the 23rd time in his career and his earnings have now reached €2,664,690, for the 9/10 favorite. Commander Crowe was second choice in the wagering at 3.3/1 with 50/1 longshot, pocket sitting Up-Date Hoss a close third on the line for Ari Moilanen and trainer Stig H. Johansson. Time for the 2100 meter autostart distance was 1.13kr with dynamic final 500 meters.
June 14, 2014 Kuovolo Finland – Kymi Grand Prix €150,000, 2100 meters autostart, 10 starters, 1,13.kr
Fractions: 1.09.5kr first 500; 1.14kr at 1000; 1.15.5kr at 1500; 1.13kr finish
1st Timoko (7m Imoko-Kiss Me Coulonces-And Arifant), Bjorn Goop up for Richard Westerink, 9/10 favorite, 23rdwin for €2,664,690
2nd Commander Crowe (11g Juliano Star-Somack-Mack Lobell), Robin Bakker up for Fabrice Souloy trainer, 3.3/1
3rd Up-Date Hoss (8m Classic Response-Celebration Ride-Express Ride), Ari Moilanen up for Stig H. Johansson at 50/1
Ed You and Amour d’Occagnes finished fourth-fifth respectively.
by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com