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Very Kronos (6m Ready Cash-Glide About-Yankee Glide) captured this week’s STL Gold Division at Romme (purse 29,708€, 2640 meters autostart) clocked in 1.13.6kr with Erik Adielsson aboard for trainer Svante Bath. Mindyourvalue WF (7g Hovding Lavec-Mind Your Manners-Dahir de Prelong) was next for trainer/driver Robert Bergh. Third home was Antonio Trot (7g Orlando Vici-Outside Interest-Lindy Lane) for Jorma Kontio teaming for trainer Timo Nirmos. Very Kronos Romme, Gaet files/photo by Thomas H. Hick, for Harnesslink    

Finland bred harness racing gelding Elian Web (8g Like A Prayer-E.L. Dolly-Conway Hall) captured today’s Paralympiatravet Leg 3 at Romme, covering the 2140 meter autostart course in 1.13.1kr. Jorma Kontio teamed the Katja Melkko trainee to his third win in four 2020 starts and raised his career slate to 25-10-10 in 63 outings.   His life earnings are now 6,756,367SEK, He was off at 9.36/1. Sorbet (9m Super Photo Kosmos) was second for Orjan Kihlstrom and Milliondollarrhyme (6g Ready Cash) took third for trainer Fredrik B.Larsson.   The undercard’s V75 Silver saw 3.57/1 Coogan (6g Donato Hanover-Warrawee Lassie-Kadabra) scored in 1.14.1kr over this 2640 meters autostart distance. Orjan Kihlstrom teamed the Daniel Reden trainee to his third straight win in as many 2020 appearances.   Coogan                                                        -PMU photo   This was also his 12 th career win now for 1,088,873SEK earned. Mellby Glader (5g Going Kronos) was second for Per Lennartsson and pacesetter Grainfield Aiden (6g Andover Hall) was third for Hannu Korpi. This race followed heavy rain the required track conditioning.   Earlier was the STL Klass I (110,000SEK first prize, 2140 meters autostart, 12 starters). Here the 2.6/1 Don Fanucci Zet (4m Hard Livin-Kissed by the West-Western Terror) scored easily for the Kihlstrom/Reden team.   Don Fanucci Zet                                               -PMU photo   Stall Zet owns the six time career winner in only eight starts that is a double winner in 2020. He was clocked in 1.13.4kr and was impressive. Note he is from a pacing mare that was acquired in 2012 by Brixton Medical. She is an unraced daughter of the US$207,523 winner Kissed By A Fool by Jennas Beach Boy. This one took a record of 1:53.1f. Trailing the winner today was Big Shot (4g Maharajah) and Next Limit (6g SJs Caviar).   Bon Ego (6f Maharajah-Stella Beova-Gigant Neo) took the STL Bronze (110,000SEK to the winner, 1640 meters autostart, 12 starters) after the heavy rains mentioned before, clocked in 1.13.1kr, for Jorma Kontio and trainer Bjorn Rocklinger. This was his ninth career win in 28 starts now for 928,000SEK earned. She was off at 10/1 and bested Jefferson Dotcom (8g Olimede) and Click Bait (4m Cantab Hall).   Earlier was an STL Klass I event (3140 meters autostart, 110,000SEK to the winner, 12 starters) and the gate to wire impressive winner was 1.15.4kr timed Tengil Face (5g Joke Face-Makeasignofpeace-Life Sign) with Erik Adielsson up for trainer Adrian Kolgjini. This was his second 2020 victory in eight starts.   Tengil Face                        -PMU photo Tengil’s pacing dam took a record of 1:55.3 in the USA winning US$90,495 all on the pace. Lutfi Kolgjini acquired her in 2010, she from the maternal family of legendary Countess Adios, but she produced little when bred to pacing stallions in America. Today, GRJs Wolverine (6g Yield Boko) and Naughty Boy (8g Scipion du Goutier) trailed the winner.  

Propulsion (8m Muscle Hill-Danae) returned to harness racing action this day after a multi-month absence to win the Super Lights STL Gold at Romme in Sweden, clocked in 1.14.4kr over 2640 meters autostart. Orjan Kihlstrom was the pilot for trainer Daniel Reden as he earned 200,000SEK first prize in the 461,985SEK purse event. Propulsion is five for nine in 2019 and 37 for 74 for his exceptional career. He was bred by Caldwell (Cane Run Farm) and Bluestone Farm. Off at 1.16/1 odds he bested stablemate Michelangelo As (8g Allstar Hall-Harmonika As-Mack Lobell) reined by Carl Johan Jepson for trainer Reden, this one bred by Christin Lorentzen and J.E. Magnusson. He was off at 41.7/1. Third was 13.1/1 Zenit Brick (8g Make It Happen) for Mika Forss and trainer Timo Nurmos. The 42/1 Snowstorm Hanover was fourth. The question remains whether Propulsion will be in the Amerique at end of January. He could be a factor against a probable field that is youthful and/or post-peak among the aged campaigners. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

August 19, 2017 - Romme, Borlänge, Sweden hosted the V75 Gold and two E3 Gr. I International Finals on Saturday. The V75 Gold with 150,000SEK to the winner went to 18/1 Order To Fly (7g Order by Fax-Too Fat To Fly-Flying Irishman) with trainer Per Lennartson aboard. Charrua Forlan was second for trainer/driver Hans Owe Sundberg and third was Beppe Am with Kenneth Haugstad driving for Roger Walmann. Race time was 1.12.6kr. The three year-old fillies contested the E3 Final (Gr. I International, purse to winner 925,000SEK, 1640 meters autostart, 11 filly starters) with victory earned by 6.3/1 Calamara’s Girl (3f Raja Mirchi-Calamara Donna-Pine Chip) timed in 1.11.4kr for driver Erik Adielsson and trainer Svante Bath. This one rallied past White Lightning (3f Maharajah-Mountain Dew-Fast Photo) with Jorgen Westholm aboard. Bellatrix Zet (3f Hard Livin-Kentucky Kery-Diesel Don) took the third check for the Orjan Kihlstrom, Daniel Reden, Stall Zet team. The companion E3 Final for the colts (Gr. I International, 925,000SEK first money, 1640 meters autostart) went to 33.4/1 odds and 1.11.8kr timed Capitol Hill (3g Muscle Hill-Dreamalittledream-Kadabra), also a Svante Bath trainee and piloted by Ulf Ohlsson. Stall Concho HB and AB Corpus Christi share ownership. 15/1 Twist of Fate (3m SJs Caviar-Daniela Ara-Kadabra) was next for trainer/driver Pekka Korpi. Third was 5/1 Van Kronos (3f Timoko-Mythical Kronos-Yankee Glide) for the Adielsson/Bath combination. Thomas H. Hicks

January 2, 2016 - Jennifer Tillman teamed 4.6/1 Food Money (8g Andover Hall-Windylane Hanover-Lindy Lane) to victory in today’s V75 Gold with 150,000SEK to the winner of this 2140 meters autostart harness racing event. Thomas Jezek is the trainer of Food Money. 2.5/1 On Hold (8g Valley Victor-Kill Time-SJ’s Caviar) was second for driver Magnus Jakobsson with third to 5.5/1 Cool Keeper (6m Broadway Hall-Missys Go Go-Yankee Glide) with Leif Witasp aboard. Democrat, Francais Gull and Luckycharm Hanover (at 3.8/1) trailed the top three to the line. Thomas H. Hicks

January 1, 2016 - Daniel Reden’s trainee Luckycharm Hanover (8m Andover Hall-Lady Luck Hanover-Donerail) heads an 11 horse field in Saturday’s V75 Gold at Romme. Owned by Stall Zet, this winner of over 3.1SEK million will be driven by legendary Orjan Kihlstrom. Other 3SEK million plus winners in the group include Francais du Gull and David Sisu. Early favorite is Cool Keeper (6m Broadway Hall-Missy’s Go Go-Yankee Glide) trained and driven by Leif Witasp. This one has three wins in his last six outings and was six for 14 in 2015. January 2, 2015 V75 Gold – Romme, 2140 meters autostart, first prize 150,000SEK Cool Keeper, Leif Witasp Food Money, Jennifer Tiillman Francais du Gull, Erik Lindegren Luckycharm Hanover, Orjan Kihlstrom Nato Dream, Ulf Ohlsson On Hold, Magnus Jakobsson License Holder, Joni-Petteri Irri I Saw You, Ake Lindblom Save My Ashes, Benny Christensen Democrat, Torbjorn Jansson David Sisu, Jorma Kontio Thomas H. Hicks

The Jerry Riordan trained Sheava Vik won today's Gr. I International Lindhals Fillies Final at Romme Sweden. Reined by Johan Untersteiner, the Italy-bred three-year-old daughter of Donato Hanover-Nashville OM-Uronometro scored in 1.12.2kr over 1640 meters autostart for co-owners Allevamento Folli SRL and Loris Vicario. The winner earned 800,000SEK first money and raised her career earnings to 1,072,062SEK with her fourth victory in 15 outings. Next behind the winner were Gabriella Sisu (3f Muscle Mass-Armbro Begood-Conway Hall) with Erik Adielsson up and Souchong (3f Going Kronos-Dimbula-Victory Dream) handled by Orjan Kihlstrom for trainer Roger Wallmann. The co-featured Lindhals Final for colts, a Gr. I International event with 800,000SEK to the winner, went to Al Dente in 1.12kr for Orjan Kihlstrom teaming for trainer Conrad Lugauer. This winner scored easily to record his 13th victory in 18 appearances for earnings of 2,895,000SEK. The three year-old son of Scarlet Knight-Mollies Photo-SJ's Photo is an impressive 2014 performer with 12 wins and a second in 13 starts. Origo Tilly (3g Super Arnie-Regina Tilly-Speedy Crown) was second for Torbjorn Jansson ahead of Thewayiam As (3m Allstar Hall-Nilema Way-Mack Lobell) with Johnny Takter aboard. The top aged event on the Romme card was the Super Light Gold for 150,000SEK to the winner of this 1640 meter autostart test. Occhione Jet (6m Pine Chip-Estelle Jet-Supergill) took the win in 1.10.9kr for Erik Adielsson over Bon Freccia (6m Steinlager-Fabiola Safir-Lindy's Crown) with Bjorn Goop up, in a photo. Third went to System Performance (5f Scarlet Knight-Hermit Lady-Express Ride) and Stefan Melander. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com

Robert Bergh trained, Bjorn Goop reined Ed You (7g Love You-Lancia Brick-Super Arnie) nailed favored Digital Ink on the line to win today's Olympiatravet Prep at Romme. Owned by Stall Sedin HB, Ed You earned his 20th career win in 52 appearances. Digital Ink raced bravely on the outer teir and almost held on for Orjan Kihlstrom. On Track Piraten got a pocket trip for Johnny Takter but escaped too late to challenge. April 20, 2014 Romme SWE, Olympiatravet Prep, 2140 meters autostart, 10 starters, 150,000SEK to winner, 1.11.9kr 1st Ed You (7g Love You-Lancia Brick-Super Arnie), owner Stall Sedin HB, Bjorn Goop for Robert Bergh trainer, 20th win in 52 starts for 1,861,959SEK earned, come from behind nose winner, made five starts during Paris-Vincennes winter meet with one each second, third, fourth and fifth. 2nd Digital Ink (5g Super Photo Kosmos-Laverda des Pres-Filou du Boscail), Orjan Kihlstrom up for Stefan Melander, tough journey on outside, now 1-2-0 in three 2014 starts and 15 of 29 lifetime. 3rd On Track Piraten (6g Kool du Caux-Monrovia-Rite On Line), Johnny Takter up Next: Bagley, Hard Livin finished four-five Other interesting SWE racing this weekend is summarized below with imports from US performing well. April 19 Gavle, Blue Martini As (5f Allstar Hall-True Blue Victory-Valley Victory) 1.12.5kr winner for Orjan Kihlstrom in first SWE start; last raced 11/9/2013 at Hoosier Park; trainer Roger Walman AB Svensk Reklamfinans, distance 1640 meters turning start, 35,000SEK first money. April 19 Gavle, Talk The Talk (4f Donato Hanover-Letsjustalkaboutme-Self Possessed), 1.13.7kr winner for Daniel Olsson and Stefan Melander trainer and owner Stall T.Z., distance 2140 meters autostart, 200,000SEK first prize. April 19 Dannero, Kadett C.D. ( 7m Scarlet Knight-Koss of Life-Tenor de Baune), 1.12.6kr winner for Robert Bergh driver/trainer, his 22nd win in 49 career starts for earnings 6,281,744SEK April 18 Dannero, Navaronne (7g Jag de Bellouet-Com Racing Lady-General November), 1.12.7kr winner for Jessika Sidback (also co-owner and trainer), 1640 meters autostart, 20,000SEK to winner. April 18 Jarjestad, Magic Tonight (5m Andover Hall-Miss Possessed-Self Possessed), sparkling 1.09.5kr for Johan Untersteiner and trainer Roger Walman for owner AB Svensk Reklamfinans. Second went to Nothing But Class (5m Andover Hall-Bold Dreamer-Donerail) for Peter Untersteiner timed in 1.09.6kr and third to Mr. Chicago (5m Cantab Hall-Zeta Jones-Enjoy Lavec) and Carl-Erik Lindblom. Distance was 1640 meters autostart for 250,000SEK first money. Beaten field also included Nato Dream and Lindys Jersey Boy. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com  

It was a tough week in Eskilstuna, where we picked four legs and two outright winners (should have had four but I got cute) and so turned a might have been profitable week into a sour one. We picked Claes Boko in the first at $2.54 and  Maverick Man at  $2.88 in the last but they were favourites and we only got $10.84 from our $14 single wager spend. If I’d gone with the other first pick runners that we had in Legs 4 and 5, who both got home at $4.08 and $6.58 we would have been $21.76 better off, which would have come in handy offsetting our two blanks in Paris. Anyhoo we pick ourselves up again and dust off with this week’s racing at Enghien, France and Romme Sweden. V75-1 Bronze division   2140m:   From this draw BBS Sugarlight (3) looks an obvious anchor in this after starting off the year with four impressive wins on the trot in this company. Selection  3 V75-2 Klass II  2140m: I left this race until last to select because it was so open. Venkatash (8) is a good horse but I don’t like the draw, and so I think he can be beaten. Borga Effekt (5) with Bjorn Goop aboard  is my win selection but I’m also going to throw in Chippen As (1) Rigatoni (2) and Peking Duck (11) on to my ticket.  Selection 8-5-1-2-11 V75-3 Rommeheatet - Olympiatravet, (Gold)   2140m:   Elitloppet  winner Nahar (3) will be getting serious with the big races coming into view and will be ready for this, his second start back from a Winter break. World record holder Digital Ink (7) and reigning Swedish champion  On Track Piraten (8) are two seriously good horses and will have a say in this, so this is a three-way for mine. Selection  3-7-8 V75-4 Coldbloods,   2640m:  Manprinsen A.M. (10) and Stamping (12) are the two early favourites and these usually win in coldbloods and I’m going for the latter as my win pick.  Selection  12 (10) V75-5 Elite mares  2140m:   Caramella B.F (3). from the inside draw looks the one to beat but Hankypanky Pagan (7) and Blended Bellouet (8)  from the outside and Xena Brick (14) from the second line look like they can get in the play here. Selection  3-7-8-14 V75-6 Silver division  1640m:  The promising Prey Frontline (2) and the impressive last start winner Utility Bus (9) are the two that stand out in a strong field. Our two in that order. Selection  2 (9) V75-7 Klass I  2640m: We have to find an anchor somewhere with our system, and although this is no certainty, we will have to keep our fingers crossed that Asterix Hornline (1) keeps up his win streak. He’s got a great draw and three wins in a row although gate speed a worry.  Selection  1 R: 7 Prix de l’Atlantique (UET Masters) Group I, 2150m:  Super field here with the likes of the world’s best mare Roxane Griff, rising French stars Tiego d’Etang and Univers de Pan (the early favourite) , and the French trained European imports Pascia’ Lest (Italy)  and Caballion  (Sweden) fronting up at Paris’ second track. But Enghien is flat, and this is the realm of Timoko, who will have had an early morning exertion at stud prior to this race, although I’m sure he can handle it. Timoko it is at nice odds $5 and I’ll take that thanks. Selection: 2 TOTAL COMBINATIONS 60 – Cost $5, +1 alternate $10, + 2 alternate $20 SINGLE WAGERS  $2 Saturday Enghien R7: Timoko (2) Sunday Romme Race 5  BBS Sugarlight (3) Race 6  Borga Effekt (5) Race 7  Nahar (3) Race 8  Stamping (12) Race 9  Caramella B.F (3). Race 10  Prey Frontline (2) Race 11   Asterix Hornline (1)

After a mediocre test at Mons Ghlin recently, connections of Rapide Lebel have reportedly opted out of the April 26 Olympiatravet Final at Aby. Instead, trainer Sebastien Guarato and owner Alexander Battal hope to re-test their comeback kid again in Belgium and will focus of the Prix Kerjacques on May 2 at Paris-Vincennes Noras Bean won Saturday's second Olympiatravet test at Jagersro. Remaining prelims are at Ekilstuna on April 12 and Romme on April 20 by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com              

Racing action of interest occurred at venues other than Paris-Vincennes last week. By date and location here are a few winners that caught our attention: February 1, 2014: Jagersro, Sweden Dreams Take Time (5m Andover Andover-B My Honey-Viking Kronos), Johnny Takter up, Gold Division. 2140 meters autostart, 150,000SEK to winner, 1.14.3kr, his 16th career win in 34 starts for earnings of 3,465,452SEK. The winner defeated Yanantin Boko and Lord Capar. Reckless (4m Ready Cash-Haver-Supergill), Bjorn Goop trainer/driver, 2140 meters autostart, 100,000SEK to winner, 1.15.7kr winning time, his fourth win in nine career starts. Jerry Riordan's Rosebud (4m Self Possessed-Go On Paola Park-Lemon Dra) was second with Rajah Prince third. Kincsem Park: Orifiamma Jet (6f Supergill-Ticket To Ride), Tibor Hajnal trainer/driver for owner Illetmeny Kft., 1800 meters autostart, Gala Peter DIJ for 500,000Huf purse, 1.15.6kr winning time defeating Nobody (by Tony Oaks) and Andorra Gold (6f Muscles Yankee-Olympics), the latter that won last week's fast class event in 1.17.8kr January 31, 2014: Aby, Sweden Tiffany Ecus (4f Goetmals Wood-Salsa Jet-Coktail Jet), Veijo Heiskanen trainer/driver, 2140 meters autostart, a maiden event for 15,000SEK first money, 1.18.1kr, her first win in six career starts. Jerry Riordan's Ready To Glide (4f Yankee Glide-Chelemark Ginger-Super Pleasure) was second handled by Johnny Takter with M.T. In Cash (4m Ready Cash-Bernies Baby-Berndt Hanover) third for Kasper Andersen. Stella di Azzurra (3f Supergill-Genny di Azzurra-Pine Chip), Andre Eklundh up for trainer Alessandro Gocciadoro in 1.18.4kr over 2140 meters autostart for 15,000SEK first money. The winner was making her first career appearance. January 30, 2014: Orebro, Sweden BAHT Launcher (9g Tap In-Josephine Launcher-Turbo Thrust), Bjorn Goop trainer/driver in 1.14.1kr over 1609 meters autostart for 35,000SEK first money. The veteran recorded his 24th career win in 47 starts, now with earnings of over 2.2SEK million. Hard Livin (7m SJs Caviar-Affinity-Victory Dream) was second for Johan Untersteiner and trainer Daniel Reden. Bergsaker: Resplendent Caviar (5g SJs Caviar-Regression-Town Escort), Ulf Ohlsson up in this 1.16.2kr win for 25,000SEK first prize over 2140 meters. The winner has a win and a second in two 2014 starts and six wins lifetime in 31 appearances. January 29, 2014: Aby, Sweden Kaffir Face (7g Dahir de Prelong-Elegance OK-Lindy Lane), Christoffer Eriksson up for Lutfi Kolgjini, 1.14.4kr win over 2140 meters autostart to secure 100,000SEK first money, his second 2014 win in as many starts and 14th career victory in 68 tries. C.C. Seventy Five (9g Norvelous Hanover-I Seventyfive-Armbro Goal) was second for Veijo Heiskanen. Romme: Stinger Hanover (5g Donato Hanover-Sharise Seelster-Brisco Hanover), Leif Witasp trainer/driver, 1.16.1kr win over 1640 meters autostart, his third career win in only 12 starts. January 28, 2014: Jagersro, Sweden Rocknroll FI (4g Frullino Jet-Elitta As-Lindy Lane), Kenneth Haugstad up for Jerry Riordan trainer and owner Lisa Riordan, 1.15.3kr win was his third lifetime in 15 starts. January 25, 2014: Bergsaker, Sweden Amaru Boko (7m Coktail Jet-Sue Boko-Yankee Glide), Robert Bergh trainer/driver, 1.13.9kr win over 2140 meters for 150,000SEK first money. The winner now has 13 victories in 35 starts for earnings of over 3.2SEK million for owner Ta Rygg HB of Stockholm. by Thomas H. Hicks for Harnesslink.com            

Noras Bean (9m Super Arnie-Easy Bean-Songcan) won today's Gold Division on the V75 card at Aby and may earn a Prix d'Amerique try once again. The veteran scored in 1.12.9kr over 1640 meters for driver Stefan Soderkvist and owner Stall Asunden AB to earn 150,000SEK first money. He recorded his 17th career win in 67 starts and increased career earnings to 9.65 million SEK. Noras Bean raced in the 2013 Prix d'Amerique ending unplaced timed in 1.13kr over the 2700 meters. He has made only five starts since including today's victory over BAHT Launcher (9g Tap In-Josephine Launcher-Turbo Thrust) handled by Bjorn Goop and Montgomery Hill (10g SJ's Photo-Funny Hall-Mr. Vic) with Johnny Takter aboard. US exports Solvato and I'm The Answer finished 10th and 11th. Noras Bean last won on June 29th last year before today's solid effort. Other winners at Aby today included Moonshine Muscles (5f Muscles Yankee-Daliance-Andover Hall) in 1.14.3kr over 1640 meters for Peter Ingves and Nelson di Quattro (7g Ganymede-Jade Groenhof-Napoletano) with Madelen Beras up in 1.15.6kr over 2140 meters in a monte event. Nougat As (6g Striking Sahbra-Noblesse As-Mack Lobell) won the Silver Division worth 125,000SEK to the winner. He scored in 1.13.8kr for Johnny Takter. Fortune Again (5f Andover Hall-Fortuna Dream-American Winner) also won at Aby to earn 100,000SEK. She scored in 1.16kr over 2140 meters for owner ACL Stuteri, trainer Roger Walmann and reinsman Torbjorn Jansson. Yesterday at Romme, Dance Photo (10f SJs Photo-Dancing Trout-Dancers Victory) won in 1.14.1kr over 2140 meters for Ulf Ohlsson. The 2007 US export is owned by Sisyfos Breeders AB. At Solvalla, Stirling Allstar (5f Credit Winner-Super Starlet-Muscles Yankee) won in 1.14.7kr over 2140 meters for Johan Untersteiner. This one was a late fall 2013 import from the US by Stall Keeper. She recorded her second 2014 victory and fifth of her career. by Thomas H. Hicks for Harnesslink.com               

Two foreign-bred horses head the field for the group two E3 Revanshen at Romme, Sweden on Friday evening. Finnish Derby winner Express Duo will attempt to translate his compelling form in both Finland and Norway into a group two win in the tougher Swedish E3 series. Pekka Korpi's son of Express It has won 13 of his 22 starts in three countries, including the Finnish Breeders Crown title, and a third placing in Norway's international group one Ulf Thoresen Minneslop. He has competed three times already in Sweden, with a fifth placing in the E3 Sprint semifinal and then a win in the consolation race. He also ran second in a reasonably strong field at Jagersro, which had the likes of group one winners Rod Stewart (Ulf Thorensen Minnelop) and Mellby Briolet (E3 Fillies Langa) trailing him home. With more than 2 million SEK (234K euros) in the bank he has up to 10 times the earnings of most of these, and with a top time of (1.12.4kr, 1.56.3MR) he is a good second quicker than all but a couple. However he will face stiff competition from Denmark-bred colt Tumble Dust who is trained in Sweden by Tomas Malmqvist at Jagersro and was a group two winner as a 2YO in Sweden with a victory in the Svampen at Orebro last year. The son of US-domiciled Crazed has competed well as a 3YO at top level all over Scandinavia headed by a second in the group one UET 3YO Championship in Bjerke Norway and a third in the group one Danish Trav Kriterium at Charlottenlund. Tumble Dust has also competed with distinction in the major races on the E3 calendar, with a second in the E3 Langa at Eskilstuna and a third in the E3 Sprint final at Orebro, and with a record of 1.12.3 (1.56.2MR) has the fastest time in the field. The best of the local hopes is Daniel Reden's Call Me Keeper who has seven minor victories for 367,000 SEK and has a best time of 1.12.7 (1.57MR). One of those wins was in a semifinal of the Swedish Breeders Crown but he broke in the final. But perhaps the one who is bred to win this is the son of a former winner of this race Tigger, a fine racemare whose record of 15 wins includes the group one E3 Sprint. Her son B.B. Tigger, by the promising Swedish sire Going Kronos (who won the E3 Langa in a stellar career which earned the equivalent of a US 1million and a record of 1.52.2), is trained by Bjorn Goop. B.B Tigger has won two of his eight starts but made the final of the Swedish Breeders Crown where finished sixth, so has raced in top company. E3 REVANSCHEN Romme 06/12/13 SE (G2) Int Romme 2 140m 3YO c/g 70 000 1 Potemkin (3c R.C.Royalty - For Heavens Saki) Dr: Ulf Eriksson Tr: Robert Bergh 2 Västerbo Fantast (3c Mr Pine Chip - Fassia L.B. ) Dr: Kajsa Frick Tr: Kajsa Frick 3 Call Me Keeper (3c Pine Chip - Eliza Keeper) Dr: Daniel Redén Tr: Daniel Redén 4 Bearhawaii (3g Dream Vacation - Honalulu Lulu) Dr: Johan Untersteiner Tr: Svante Båth 5 Express Duo (FIN) (3c Express It - Dolce Merett) Dr: Pekka Korpi Tr: Pekka Korpi 6 B.B.Tigger (3c Going Kronos - Tigger) Dr: Björn Goop Tr: Björn Goop 7 Tumble Dust (DEN) (3c Crazed - Affinity) Dr: Jorma Kontio Tr: Tomas Malmqvist 8 Bandit Hornline (3c San Pellegrino - Dash Girl) Dr: Robert Bergh Tr: Robert Bergh Dave Sanders

Well it may have been a bit of beginners luck last week but I can feel somewhat happy to have picked two winners and two second placings from my five picks, although my outsider bet is probably still running. Ypsillon Boko certainly put us up with his 14.22e first up and Timoko’s last gasp win, even at even odds (4.00e) still returned a profit for the week. We wagered 10 Euros and won back 18.22 so we go into week two at a profit of 8.22e.  This week is the quietest week of the year for handicappers, in terms of major races in either France or Sweden, the main race of the weekend being in Finland, the St Leger, which we don’t have access to for handicapping purpose. So I thought we’d look at the V75 at Romme, Sweden on Saturday. Remember you have to pick the winners of 5,6 or 7 races to collect. One of the races is for coldblood horses and I usually just take the favourites in that, but I’ve run the rule over the "warmblood"  trotters. You’ll need to sort out a couple of anchors, and a race or two with just two or three horses, so here are the ones I think you should have in your combinations. V75-1 Silverdivision 2640m : Cando Hall (6), Allballakaitox (3) and Thai Goldie (4) could all be thrown into the mix, while the two that should definitely be on your ticket are the favoured  Aga Khan Boko (2),  and   Overtaker (7) by Sib. For an anchor go for Aga Khan Boko, a former placegetter in the TravDerby  is the favourite has the great draw and top driver Jorma Kontio on board. He’s been racing and winning in Finland recently, and ran an encouraging second last start in Sweden for trainer Timo Nimos will also be due a bit of luck after the fire at his barn this week. V75-2 Klass I 2140m: Always a tough division to  pick and if you want to go wide here in form  Navaronne (12) and  Harvey Tornado (5), Antagonista (9)and Viktor på Knecken (3) should be kept safe in combinations, but if you were to want to keep your picks down Kaiser Broline (2) will have Ake Svanstedt in the cart, and he will be highly motivated to win on one of his last starts in his homeland and from the 2 hole gets my nod. V75-3  Mares 2140m: The mares race is a real toughie with  Parodie (4),   Captivating As (6) and Jumble As (5)  and Recation (7) all with good claims but this is one in which I think one for the wider odds has a chance here, so I’m going with  Princess Wine (2)  off the good draw. V75-4 Klass II 1640m: The V75 is just great racing, and that is its secret, with so many races having genuine chances,and there are plenty in this with a claim although Vasterbo Wallet (5), Ground Proximity (3), MT Havana Girl (4) and Eloise (6) and Rite Passion (7) all have to be included in combinations.  And for an outsider throw Lucky Luke Zenz (9), a product of the mighty Boko stables. V75-5 Dubbelcupen Final (Coldbloods) 2140m: The favourites are Nordsjo Douglas (3), Hulte Magnus (13) and Rino Dox (14). I know nothing more. V75-6 Bronze division 2140m: Another with plenty of chances with Rico Follo (4), Open Mind Bi (2), Long Night (11) and Bret Boko (3), all with plenty going for them. But I  think Laurier Dag (10) with Johnny Takter is a good bet, and maybe even an anchor. V75-7 Gold division 1640m: This is the feature race and one from which Pastor Stephen was scratched. It’s a tough race to pick, you should make sure  Miss Sue V (1),  Monster Drive (11), Friction (3) and  True Advantage (9) are included on your  V75 card. But it is also one where I think an outsider has a chance, and this is an old favourite of mine, who incidentally has raced in the United States, and returned to the winner’s circle recently.  Reven d’Amour (5) won the European 3YO championships a few years ago and a win here would certainly make a worthwhile collect, either in the V75 or as a stand alone wager.  

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