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Zarenne FAS wins Gr I Orsi Mangelli Final

02:28 AM 03 Nov 2018 NZDT
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Zarenne FAS and driver Antonio Di Nardo win the prestigious Orsi Mangelli Finale
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Zarenne FAS and driver Antonio Di Nardo winning the Orsi Mangelli Finale
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The 5/2 odds Zarenne FAS (3m Varenne-Miss Muscle FAS-Muscles Yankee) took today’s Gr. I Gran Premio Paolo E Orsino Orsi Mangelli (purse 396,000€, 1600 meters autostart) at Ippodromo Torino Vinovo.

The winner was clocked in 1.12.7kr and was piloted by Antonio Di Nardo for trainer Michele DiMaro.

The winner led early, yielded, retook the front and lasted to the line. He was second in his elimination heat.

The 1.6/1 favnd orite Mister F Daag (3m Conway Hall-Miss Love) was second for Robin Bakker, trainer Paul Hagoort and owner Joseph Vanduffel. Third went to 4.3/1 Zefir Gar (3m Varenne-Georgette Gar-Lemon Dra). Overall it was fine day for the offspring of champion sire Varenne.

Race replay:

This event, began in 1994, ais a great classic for open three year olds and annually produces outstanding winners.









Alessandro Gocciadoro

Alessandro Gocciadoro




Pietro Gubellini

Erik Bondo


Charly du Noyer


Yoann Lebourgeois

Philippe Allaire


Jontte Boy


Tuomas Korvenoja

Tuomas Korvenoja


Robert Bi


Robin Bakker

Paul Hagoort


Quid Pro Quo


Erik Adielsson

Svante Båth


Brad de Veluwe


Tuomas Korvenoja

Tuomas Korvenoja


Nesta Effe


Roberto Vecchione

Holger Ehlert


Mago d'Amore


Pietro Gubellini

Edoardo Gubellini


Adrian Chip


Robert Bergh

Robert Bergh


Giulia Grif


Marco Smorgon

Marco Smorgon


Fairbank Gi


Giuseppe Pietro Maisto

Holger Ehlert


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Now for the eliminations. The first (purse 22,000€, 1600 meters autostart)  went to 48.6/1 outsider Zippy Freedom LF (3m Ideale Luis-Over The Pain LF-Ganymede) timed in 1.13.9kr for driver Ferdinano Minopoli, trained by Team Minopoli SRL and owner Scuderia Rean. 10.5/1 Zarenne FAS (3m Varenne-Miss Muscle FAS-Muscles Yankee) for Antonio Di Nardo and third went to 3.6/1 Zefir Gar (3m Varenne-Georgette Gar-Lemon Dra), a trained stablemate of the winner. Reined by Mario Minopoli Jr.

Elimination two (same purse and distance) went to 3.8/1 Mister F Daag (3m Conway Hall-Miss Love) handled by Robin Bakker for Paul Hagoort and Jos. Vanduffel, timed in 1.12.4kr. 12.1/1 Zelig Kronos (3m Muscle Hill-Laika ER-Atlas Fighter L) was second for Pietro Gubellini, trainer Cristian Rizzo, and Scuderia Union Perfect. Third was 24.6/1 Zeus Bi (3m Donato Hanover-La Brisas Bi-Toss Out) for driver Santo Mollo, trainer Erik Bondo and owner Stall Courant AB.

While we waited for the Mangelli Finale we saw the Orsi Mangelli Filly (Gr. II, purse 88,000€, 1600 meters autostart) and it produced a 1.12.6kr timed victory by 12.2/1 Zona Da (3f Varenne-Feredhil Baba-Windsong’s Legacy) for driver Roberto Andreghetti, trainer Erik Bondo and Scuderia Incoliny.

The 4.7/1 Zante Laser (3f Maharajah-India di Jesolo-Toss Out) took second with Antonio Di Nardo up for trainer Gennaro Casillo and owner Adolf Gokesch. The 5.2/1 Zona OK (3f Varenne-Ereuno OK-Supergill) earned the third check for trainer/driver Alessandro. Her second dam is Babe Kosmos.

Top flight aged performers then battled in the Gr. I Delle Nazioni (purse 154,000€, 2100 meters autostart) with the 1.13.2kr timed victory earned by 6.7/1 Urgano Trebi’ (6m Nad Al Sheba-Istria Bi). Roberto Vecchione teamed the Holger Ehlert trainee for Scuderia Super Fantastic.

The 28.5/1 Tamure Ric (6f Explot Caf-Ema Roc-Lemon Dra) was a narrowly beaten second for driver Filippo Rocu, trainer Fausto Barelli and Scuderia Sant Eusebio. Third was 3.1/1 Timone EK (6m Mr, Vic-Gemona-Lemon Dra) with Marcello Vecchione driving for trainer Alessandro Gocciadoro and owner Luigi Lettieri. This one attached at the halfway mark, took the lead from a host of battling leaders (Dijon, Super Star Reef, Peace Of Mind and Tamure Roc) and nearly headed off the late challengers.

by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

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