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Who's Who wins Sweden's Svenskt Derby

11:22 AM 03 Sep 2018 NZST
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Who's Who scoring an easy win at Jagersro

The 7/10 favorite Who’s Who (4m Maharajah-Reality Pride) took today’s Svenskt TravDerby (Gr. I, purse 401,600 euro, 2640 meters autostart, 12 starters) timed in 1.12kr for driver Orjan Kihlstom, trainer Pasi Aikio and owner Trakompaniet Stall SB.

Chianti ( (4m Scarlet Knight-Face For Ever) at 6.7/1 was second for trainer/driver Bjorn Goop. Third went to the 22/1 outsider Son Of God (4m Pastor Stephen) with Johan Untersteiner teaming for trainer Daniel Reden and Stall Zet.

The Derby Mares (Gr. I, purse 200,800 euro, 2140 meters autostart, 12 starters) saw 4.9/1 odds Run Chica Run (4f Scarlet Knight-Run Baby Run) hold on to win for trainer/driver Peter Untersteiner and owner Pallexperten I Malmo AB. Race time was 1.12kr and the winner now sports eight career wins in 18 starts (four wins in seven 2018 outings).

The 82/1 Europhile AM (4f Gift Kronos-Twist In The Tail) was second for trainer Untersteiner and catch driver Jorma Kontio, ahead of 7.4/1 Mellby Free (4f Muscle Hill-Mellby Ticket) and trainer/driver Bjorn Goop.

On the undercard was the Derby Stayern (purse 20,581 euro, 3140 meters, 12 starts) and the 1/5 favorite Carabinieri (7m Wellino Boko-Dew Princess) prevailed timed in 1.13.9kr for trainer/driver Peter Untersteiner. AB Ybena owns this winner that defeated Monark Newmen (5m Orlando Vici) and Digger Lord (7g Digger Crown).

On Saturday at Helsinki the Finland Trotting Derby (150,000 euro to the winner, 2600 meters) saw favorite Hachiko de Veluwe (4g Timoko-Amazing Ride-Muscles Yankee) score for Jorma Kontio and trainer Timo Nurmos. Race time was 1.13.3kr.

The winner’s dam was also produced good colts Brad de Veluwe and Gizmo de Veluwe, both by Andover Hall. Lexus Dream (4g Lexus Font-Lovely Dream-Coktail Jet) was second for Ari Moilanen while third was Gloria Web (4m Donerail-Amazing Annie-Armbro Prowess with Santtu Raitala driving. Chart follows as well as pedigree of the mare Amazing Ride.

Earlier in the week (August 31) was the annual Kolgjini Sale at Vombs Nygard.

https://kolgjini.se/files/auction/20180831090912_0537158001535706552.pdf

A host of well-bred yearlings were presented with the leaders shown below.

Hip 87 Velamints Face (male. Muscle Hill-Grady Stone), 1,700,000SEK

Hip 4 Mojo Express (male, Readly Express-Somebodylikeyou As), 1,500,000SEK

Hip 93 Hannibal Face (male, Bold Eagle-Casualty Of Love), 1,100,000SEK

Hip 67 Vindaloo Face (female, Joke Face-Jolokia), 1,050,000SEK

Hip 74 Hyper Smart (male, Ready Cash-Nagasaki Face), 850,000SEK

Hip 70 Vaganova Face (female, Muscle Hill-Ballet Slippers), 800,000SEK

Hip 8 Hacker AM (male, Muscle Hill-Queen Silas), 800,000SEK

Of interest was also hip 66 Heaven AM (female, Bold Eagle-Artomatic-Artsplace) with a strong pacing maternal family. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=48&v=_WVh2-_hBkE

by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

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