July 4, 2014. Timoko next tests the starter on Sunday at La Capelle and's Brillantissime leads the field Saturday at Enghien in the Prix de Berlin against a competitive group of three year-olds. See the entries below for these weekend headliners.
July 5, 2014 Enghien-Soisy Features
Prix de la Marche, Â£85,000, 2875 meters, 16 starters. Field includes Indigious (by) with up for and Swedishman with steering for trainer.
Prix de Berlin, Â£85.000, 2150 meters autostart, European, 9 starters for three year-olds. This group includes Brillantissime (by) for and trainer , Bioness (by ) with Erik Raffin aboard, Secretariat ( ) for trainer Lorenzo Baldi, Scoop Grif Italia ( ) for Pierre Vercruysse/Marco Smorgon, and Silverado Lux ( ) for the Nivard/Souloy team.
July 6, 2014 La Capelle Feature
Prix der la Communaute de Communes, 1609 meters autostart, Â£100,000, Gr. II International, field in post position order below (horse, driver, trainer):
Reve de Beylev, Raffin/Guarato
Oibambam Effe, Carro/Carro
Spirit Beji, Bullier/Provost
Quinoa du Gers, Ouvrie/Souloy
Roi du Lupin, Barrier/Marmion
Quick Viervil, Gallier/Gallier
Earlier this week solid action took place in Sweden with Happy Days winning his elimination and the final of the Sprinter Masters. In the final Express Duo and Tumble Dust trailed the winning horse/driver pair that were timed in 1.10.7kr. On July 2 at Lindesberg Mr. Picolit took the aged main event in 1.10.9kr over 1640 meters autostart. US entrant Uncle Peter was scratched.
July 3, 2014 Halmstad
Sprinter Masters 1609 meters autostart, 100,000SEK first money each elimination,
Elim 1, 1.11.7kr
Express Duo (4m Express It-Dolce Merett-Carpe Diem),, Finland, 20th win in 32 starts for 3,494,704SEK
Elim 2 1.12.0kr
Dream With Me (4m-Jolly Jane-Pink Diamond), Lutfi Kolgjini, Netherlands, 6th win in 20 for 649,172SEK
Tumble Dust (4m-Affinity- ), , Denmark, now in 20 starts 4-5-6 slate for 2,064,059SEK
Elim 3, 1.10.l9kr
Happy Days (4g-Kiss Me Once- )m , eighth win in 11 for 1,179,300SEK
Final, 1.10.7kr, first money 902,660SEK
Happy Days,, first on the line
Other relevant winners on the Halmstad card were:
Oliver Kronos (6g-Glide About- ), , 1.13.3kr over 2140 meters volt start, 100,000SEK first money, eighth win in 18 appearances.
Your Highness (5f-La Belle Lady- ), , 1.12.7kr over 2140 meters autostart, 125,000SEK first prize, 10th win in 20 tries for 1,461,904SEK career earnings.
July 2, 2014 Lindesberg Winners
Talk The Talk (4f-Letsjusttalkaboutme- ), Daniel Olsson up for , 1.13.2kr over 2140 meters autostart, 60,000SEK to winner.
Paris Metro (3f-Mrs Ronerail- ), for trainer Melander, 1.12.6kr over 1640 meters autostart, 60,000SEK winners prize.
Paducah Dream (4f Infinitif-Padme Hanover-), Torbjorn Jansson, 1.13.8kr, 1640 meters autostart, 50,000SEK to winner.
High Speed Call (6g-Love Call- ), Carl-Erik Lindblom up, 1.11.4kr over 1640 meters autostart, 110,000SEK to winner.
Mr. Picolit (7m-Good Enough-Mr. Vic), Torbjorn Jansson, 1.10.9kr over 1640 meters autostart, 100,000SEK first money, defeating Occione Jet with and Bagley with Conrad Lugauer. Uncle Peter was scratched.
Thomas H. Hicks