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Global Trustworthy (6m Muscle Hill-Trophy Stand-Garland Lobell) took today’s Solvalla featured Gr. II Konung Carl XVI Gustafs Silverhast (400,000SEK to the winner, 2140 meters autostart) timed in 1.12.1kr with Jorma Kontio aboard for trainer and co-owner Timo Nurmos. Off at 4.1/1 the winner recorded his 10th career win in only 22 starts, now for 3,690,080SEK earned by the horse that has never started more than nine times in any year. The 12.9/1 Elian Web (7g Like A Prayer-EL Dolly-Conway Hall) was a close second for Torbjorn Jansson. Third was 43/1 Digital Ink (10g Super Photo Kosmos) reined by trainer Robert Bergh for owner Stall TZ. 2.6/1 Milliondollarrhyme was fifth and 7.1/1 Milligans School was seventh in the good field.   by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink          

The Saturday Solvalla harness racing program showcased two elims of the Grand Prix de L’UET 2019, each with 200,000SEK to the winners, each raced over 2140 meters autostart.   The first elim went to 14.3/1 Lewis Ale (4m Andover Hall-Ripley-Ride The Night) timed in 1.11.9kr with Mika Forss driving for trainer Thomas Korvenoja and Finland’s Lewis Ale Stable. This one now has eight career wins in 15 starts.   Stolethedshow (4m Dream Vacation-Abba Hall) was next for Christoffer Eriksson and third went to Forfantone AM (4m Muscle Hill-Tamla Celeber-Cantab Hall) for Orjan Kihlstom.   The second elim went to 2.6/1 Graceful Swamp (4m So Perfect-Zora Kemp-Majestic Son) timed in 1.12.6kr. Ari Mollanen teamed the winner that was bred and is owned in Finland and is sired by a son of Coktail Jet. He now has 29 career victories in 35 starts. Norwegian bred Max Brady (4m Cantab Hall- Hope Brady-Ganymede) was next for Geir Vegard Gundersen and third was Donatello Garbo (4m Wishing Stone-Genya Garbo) handled by Orjan Kihlstrom.   Later in the card was the Vermo Areena (300,000SEK to the winner, 2140 meters autostart, 12 aged five- seven starters) and 1.7/1 Milliondollarrhyme (5g Ready Cash-Nursery Rhyme-Credit Winner) scored in 1.11.6kr for Ulf Ohlsson and trainer Fredrik B. Larsson. Two Ready Cash offspring were second and third, Very Kronos with Erik Adielsson uo, and Esprit Sisu with Bjorn Goop teaming. This pair are trained by Svante Bath.   Early this day were two division of the Svenskn Travsports Unghdsterie. Each carried a 70,000SEK first each prize and each was raced over 2140 meters autostart by three year olds.   The filly division went to 24/1 Valuta E.W. (3f Chocolatier-Afrodite Sund-Supergill) timed in 1.14.6kr and reined by Erik Adielsson for trainer Bath. She has three 2019 wins in seven outings. The colt division went to 1.13.4kr timed and 2.4/1 odds Hail Mary (3m Googoo Gaagaa-Dreams US-Victory Dream) trained and reined by Robert Bergh. He has three 2019 in four starts, this being the career.   Thomas H. Hicks

The 4.6/1 Power (3m Googoo Gaagaa-La Vici-Orlando Vici) was an impressive 1.13kr timed harness racing winner of today’s Trav-Kriterium at Solvalla (2,000,000SEK to the winner, 2640 meters autostart, 12 starters) with a nearly start to finish journey guided by trainer/driver Robert Bergh.   In The Zone AB owns the winner that recorded his eighth career victory in 13 starts, now for 3,347,500SEK earned. Power this day had to fight off challenges from Ubiquarian Face and Usain Toll but he was more than up to these rivals efforts.   The now imported sire Googoo Gaagaa had three performers in this race. Brother Bill (3g From Above- Clear As A Bell-Super Arnie) was a fast closing second with Jorma Kontio up for trainer Timo Nurmos.Exodus Brick (3m Make It Happen-Exi Svard-Super Arnie) was third with trainer Jorgen Westholm at the lines.    This winner showed us a great gait and superb manners. His sire was one of the best gaited and fast colts I have ever seen in the USA. Googoo has one colt in the Lexington Selected Sale on Friday (hip 512) and he has six two year olds racing tonight at Rosecroft Raceway, one being the undefeated colt Yall Beneath Me with a record of 1:54.4f in a Maryland Sires event. Favorite Aetos Kronos (3m Bold Eagle) warmed up nicely but is the pre-race scoring was an uncontrolled galloper and that remained as the field went to the gate. Unfortunately he was a dq.   Thomas H. Hicks

Six Trav Oaks events took place this evening at Solvalla, each raced over 2140 meters autostart for 150,000SEK to each winner.  The fastest leg went to Alaska Kronos (3f Trixton-Illinois-Donerail) timed in 1.13.3kr and reined by Orjan Kihlstrom for Daniel Reden and Stall Zet. It was her third career win in seven starts now for 357,500SEK earned. The 6.9/1 winner bested 60/1 Mellby Marissa (3f Maharajah) and 3.1/1 Milady Grace (3f Ready Cash). Recaps of the other five Oaks races are shown below: Race 3 1st Diana Zet (3f Hard Livin-Marsia LB-Windsongs Legacy). 1.13.4kr Driver: Orjan Kihlstrom Trainer: Daniel Reden 2nd – Gina Mearas (3f Cantab Hall) 3rd - 3rd – Osoma (3f Trixton) Fourth win in seven starts. Race 5 1st - Ganga Bae (3f Muscle Hill-Alexia As-Conway Hall), 1.13.6kr Driver: Jorma Kontio Trainer: Stefan Melander at 54/1 2nd – Heavenly May (3f Yarrah Boko) 3rd – Ies Elisabet (3f Super Photo Kosmos) Third win in five career starts for the winner. Race 7 1st - Dontlooseallmoney (3f Bold Eagle-Victory Dancer-Chocolatier), 1.14.5kr Trainer/Driver: Jim Oscarsson  2nd – Kentin Day (3f Ken Warkentin) 3rd – Strangerinthenight (3f Ready Cash) Race 10 1st - No Limit Queen (3f Trixton-Marta Tilly-Kadabra), 1.14.6kr Trainer/Driver: Bjorn Goop 2nd – Golden Girl DT (3f Pojke Kronos) 3rd – Zolly (3f Zola Boko) Third win in six career outings for the winner. Race 12 1st - Award Kronos (3f Father Patrick-Nordic GoldNovember-Viking Kronos), 1.14.7kr Driver: Orjan Kihlstrom Trainer: Daniel Reden 2nd – Mad Princess (3f Nu Pagadi); 3rd – Greta Sisu (3f Explosive Matter) Winner’s fourth victory in six career starts. The September 29 Kriterium and Oaks finalists are shown below. Startlista Svenskt Travkriterium 2640 meter autostart Häst – Tränare 1) Upset Face – Adrian Kolgjini 2) Marvellous Tooma – Frode Hamre 3) Power – Robert Bergh 4) Ubiquarian Face – Adrian Kolgjini 5) Aetos Kronos – Jerry Riordan 6) Usain Töll – Admir Zukanovic 7) Brother Bill – Timo Nurmos 8) Exodus Brick – Jörgen Westholm 9) Bythebook – Svante Båth 10) Djokovic - Mattias Djuse 11) Criterion – Fredrik Wallin 12) Staro Nashville – Joakim Lövgren Startlista Svenskt TravOaks 2140 meter bilstart Häst – Tränare 1) Ganga Bae - Stefan Melander 2) Diana Zet – Daniel Redén 3) Award Kronos – Daniel Redén 4) No Limit Queen – Björn Goop 5) Alaska Kronos – Daniel Redén 6) Heavenly May – Thomas Lönn 7) Kentin Day – Claes Sjöström 8) Golden Girl D.T. – Mats Rånlund 9) Dontloosallmoney – Jim Oscarsson 10) Mad Princess – Peter Untersteiner 11) Mellby Harissa – Robert Bergh 12) Gina Merans – Johan Untersteiner by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

Aetos Kronos (3m Bold Eagle-Will Of A Woman) was an impressive winner of one of the six colt divisions of today’s Swedish Kriterium. Drivver Orjan Kihlstrom teamed the Jerry Riordan trainee for Team Snyder AB and Aetos Dios AB to his sixth career victory in 12 starts. Each leg was worth 150,000SEK to the winner and was raced over 2640 meters. Aetos was clocked in 1.13.9kr.  Race 2 1st - Power (3m Googoo Gaagaa-La Vici-Orlando Vici), 1.14kr Driver/rainer: Robert Bergh 2nd – Brother Bill (3g From Above 3rd - Juncio Boko (3m Donato Hanover) His seventh career win in 12 starts for 1,347,500SEK earned Race 4 1st - Ubiquarian Face (3m Joke Face-Babsane Face-Look de Star), 1.13.3kr Trainer/Driver: Adrian Kolgjini  2nd – Usain Toll (3g Googoo Gaagaa) 3rd - Gardner Shaw (3g Ready Cash) Race 6 Bythebook (3g Googoo Gaagaa-Stellar Value-Viking Kronos), 1.14.2kr Driver: Erik Adielsson Trainer:Svante Bath 2nd – Staro Nashville (3m Sebastian K) 3rd – Gulfstream AM (3m Trixton) His eighth career win in 13 starts now for 2,485,300SEK earned. Race 8 1st - Marvellous Tooma (3m Dream Vacation-Marvellous-Donerail), 1.13.8kr Driver: Uld Ohlsson Trainer:Frode Hamre 2nd – Exodus Brick (3m Make It Happen); 3rd – Guzz Mearas (3m Muscle Mass) Race 9 1st - Upset Face (3m Joke Face-Iona LB-Supergill), 1.14.2kr Driver/Trainer: Adrian Kolgjini  2nd – Djokovic (3g Bold Eagle) 3rd – Gargamel Sisu (3g Classic Photo) His seventh career win in 10 starts for 780,500SEK earned. Race11 1st - Aetos Kronos (3m Bold Eagle-Will Of A Woman-Muscle Yankee), 1.13.9kr, Driver: Orjan Kihlstrom Trainer: Jerry Riordan 2nd – Criterion (3m Jacose); 3rd Alien Kronos (3m Infinitif) His sixth win in 12 career starts now for 4,105,050SEK earned. This is a slick gaited classy individual. Trainer Riordan said pre-race that he is getting stronger with each race and warmed up perfectly. He raced perfectly after a stinging first 500 in 1.08.4kr and a first 1000 meters in 1.10.9kr. Kihlstrom rated his down in the middle 1000 and the colt first well in the lane. This Italian-bred is made for championships. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

The Jerry Riordan trained and C.J. Jepson trained Shadow Gar (8f Pine Chip-Lady Killer Gar-Varenne) took the Stoeliten (purse 23,997€, 2140 meters autostart) at Solvalla this day clocked in 1.11.4kr. She recorded her 26th career victory in 95 appearances and increased her life earnings to 5,590,458SEK.. Off at 5.2/1 odds Shadow Gar bested 1.7/1 favorite Dear Friend (6f Orlando Vici-Juventas Broline) teamed by Erik Adielsson for trainer Johan Untersteiner and 20.6/1 Global Upper Style (5f SJs Caviar-Platinum Shine) with Peter Untersteiner aboard.  In other news it was reported that Jerry Riordan’s superb trainee Lisa America (f, Varenne-Zagabria Dei) has been sold in the Lutfi Kolgjini breeding stock dispersal to SRF Stable. This mare was bred and owned during her racing career by the late Lou Guida, and she competed at the highest level winning the Oslo Grand Prix, Aby Stora Pris and Sundsvall Open. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

The exceptional Jubileumspokalen program at Solvalla offered an undercard with outstanding harness racing  performances.   The Big Noon-Pokalen (three and four year olds, 300,000SEK to the winner, 1640 meters voltstart distance handicap, 12 starters) went to 2.44/1 Ecurie D (3m Infinitif-To Soon-Muscles Yankee) that scored for Bjorn Goop, trainer Frode Hamre and owner/breeder Jean Pierre Dubois. Ecurie D,. bred in Denmark, won for the sixth time in an many starts this year and for the career.   His earnings are now 670,000SEK. Race time was 1.12.2kr. Upset Face (3m Joke Face-Iona LB-Supergill) was second driven by Lutfi Kolgjini and third was 20 meter handicapped four year old Zabul FI (4m Ganymede-Sale del Rio- Varenne). Even’s Cool Boy and Hill Street were fourth and fifth, these also 20 meter penalized four year olds.   The Wallenius Cup (three year olds females, 150,000SEK to the winner, 1640 meters autostart, 10 starters) ended in a dead heat for win between 1.26/1 Sashay My Way (3f Muscle Massive-Fancy- Conway Hall) for trainer/driver Adrian Kolgjini and 15.76/1 DontLooseallmoney (3f Bold Eagle-Victory Dancer-Chocolatier) with trainer Jim Oscarsson aboard. Next home was Amelie Grif (3f Varenne-Sunrise Grif-Andover Hall) for trainer/driver Bjorn Goop. Race time was 1.12.1kr. Earlier in the Hagmans Tak (60,000SEK to the winner, 2140 meters volstart distance handicap, 12 starters) the former top level trotteur Dreammoko (6m Timoko-Uranie d’Atout-Kaisy Dream) scored, timed in 1.11.9kr for new trainer/driver Bjorn Goop. Jan Stins of the Netherlands owns the winner that has seven career victories in 55 starts, now for 5,483,012SEK earned. Dreammoko was developed by Timoko’s coach Richard Westerink. Today he overcame a 40 meter handicap to defeat Neon High (4m Mythical Lindy) and the 20 meter handicapped Enjoy Day (5g Coktail Jet).   Dreammoko photos below.       Thomas H. Hicks

The Solvalla Racetrack featured the Jubileumspokalen stake (1,000,000SEK to the winner, total purse 1,965,000SEK, 2140 meters autostart, Gr. I International, 12 starters) which saw Who’s Who (5m Maharajah-Reality Pride-From Above) rally from third over to win at 2.06/1 odds with Orjan Kihlstrom the pilot for trainer Pasi Aikio. The winner recorded his fourth win in five outings this year and 15th career victory in 24 starts, now for 6,964,759SEK earned. Who’s Who was bred by Menhammar Stuteri and is owned by the public company Stall Travkompaniets AB. Race time was 1.11.1kr by the first two finishers. Milliondollarrhyme (5g Ready Cash-Nursury Rhyme-Credit Winner) was second with trainer Fredrik B. Larsson at the lines. Third was fast finishing, on the pegs, Norton Commander (5m Gift Kronos-Push The Button-Love You) with trainer Conrad Lugauer his pilot.   Before a huge enthusiastic crowd this evening at Solvalla was the Gr. I International Prix Maharajah European Championship for Mares (purse 900,000SEK to the winner, 2140 meters autostart). The 2.12/1 favorite Uza Josselyn (8f Love You-Teza Josselyn-Ganymede) scored in gate to wire fashion clocked in 1.10.5kr. Erik Adielsson teamed the Rene Aebischer trainee that Ecurie Rhythm & Blues owns. Uza took her third 2019 win in 13 starts and her career slate is 31-10-3 in 68 lifetime starts now for 12,802,383SEK earned. Bahia Quesnot (8f Scipion du Goutier-Queen Ines-Install) rallied late for second with trainer Junior Guelpa the reinsman. Gina Schermer (6f Varenne-Ellymay-Suoergill) was third for Rick Ebbinge and trainer J.W. Engwerda. Lopp 11. Starttid 21:27 Jubileumspokalen - Femåringslopp (Gr I int) Mörk anmälan. 5-åriga. Körsvenskrav kat. 1. Vinnaren av Victory Tillys lopp på Solvalla tisdag 6 Augusti 2019 är garanterad en plats i loppet. Stockholms Travsällskap har även möjlighet att dela ut två wildcards i loppet. 2140 m. Autostart. Pris: 1.000.000-500.000-235.000-115.000-60.000-30.000-25.000 (7 priser) Transportbidrag enligt Svensk Travsports regler. Hederspris till segrande hästs ägare, tränare, körsven, uppfödare och hästskötare. Hederstäcke och lagerkrans till segrande häst. Plac Häst Distans Skor Odds Plats Tid 1 9 WHO'S WHO Kihlström Örjan (Aikio Pasi) 9/2140     11,1a 2 6 MILLIONDOLLARRHYME Larsson Fredrik B 6/2140     11,1a 3 1 NORTON COMMANDER* (DE) Lugauer Conrad 1/2140     11,1a 4 11 HEART OF STEEL* (NL) Untersteiner Peter 10/2140     11,3a 5 8 PERFECT SPIRIT (US) Jepson Carl Johan (Redén Daniel) 8/2140     11,4a 6 5 VINCERO' GAR* (IT) Gocciadoro Alessandro 5/2140     11,4a 7 12 EELIS Koivunen Olli (Nurmos Timo) 11/2140     11,7a by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Solvalla last weekend hosted the E3 eliminations for harness racing colts and fillies, each event raced over 1640 meters autostart with 100,000SEK to the winners. Photo shows the finalists and their post positions. The elims for colts and geldings went to 1.3/1 Aetos Kronos (3m Bold Eagle-Will Of A Woman-Muscles Yankee) timed in 1.11.1kr with Johan Untersteiner aboard for trainer Jerry Riordan and owners Team Snyder and Aetnos Djos. Easy So Easy was second. This winner now has three 2019 victories in five outings. Winner’s pedigree is shown below: The other two colt division winners were the 1.12.1kr timed and 5/2 odds Beller (3m Scarlet Knight-Oki I Can-Amer I Can) reined by Torbjorn Jansson to his fifth win in eight 2019 starts. Even-money favorite Global Adventure (3m SJs Caviar-Platinum Shine-Viking Kronos) took the third male division for Erik Adielsson and trainer Svante Bath clocked in 1.11.6kr, his sixth 2019 score in seven appearances. The three filly splits went to 12.6/1 Global Anarchy (3f SJs Caviar-Celebrity Tribute) timed in 1.12.6kr with Joakim Lovgren her pilot; the 10.2/1 MargaretaSjohammar (3f Make It Happen-Gunnel Sjohammar-Mythical Lindy) took the second female division for Ulf Ohlsson and trainer Stig H. Johansson, her third victory in seven 2019 starts; division three for the fillies saw 1.2/1 Mascate Match (3f Muscle Mass-Captivation-Conway Hall) score for trainer/driver Pekka Korpi clocked in 1.12.6kr for her sixth 2019 victory in seven appearances. Action on August 14 at Solvalla promises to highlight great trotting action as photos show post draws: by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

The Hakkan Wallner Memorial (1,000,000SEK first prize, 2140 meters autostart, 12 starters, a Breeders Course event) produced a 26.6/1 upset harness racing winner in 1.11.9kr timed Aetos Kronos (3m Bold Eagle-Will of a Woman-Muscle Yankee) reined by Johan Untersteiner for trainer Jerry Riordan and owned by Team Snyder AB et.al.   This colt rallied from far back, starting the final turn, to defeat Acciaio (3m Love You- Light my Candle-Garland Lobell) reined by Orjan Kihlstrom for trainer Alessandro Gocciadoro. Third was Axl Rose (3m Love You-Linda di Casei-Uronometro) reined by trainer Gocciadoro that was seven for eight entering this race.   He engaged in a driver inspired battle with pacesetter and undefeated Upset Face (3m Joke Face-Iona LB-Supergill) that was a weakening fourth with Lutfi Kolgjini driving. From post one he was first to the lead and refused to relinquish quickly advancing Axl Rose. The power struggle set up the fast finishers.   ATG, Maharajah.se files/photos   The Menhammars Delicious race (300,000SEK first prize, 1640 meters autostart, 10 starters) went to the impressive 1.10.8kr timed Zalie Gar (4f Varenne-First Lady Gar-Lemon Dra) with Rene Legati at the lines for trainer Alessandro Gocciadoro. This mare took the lead before the first 500 meters and lengthened the advantage over pocket positioned Viking Grace (4f Johnny William-Catch Dream-American Winner) that was second for Jos. Verbeeck and trainer Riina Rekila. Third in a photo for second was Fanny Chenal (4f Love You-Pilgrims Truffles-Chocolatier) reined by trainer Bjorn Goop. Bay View (4f Yankee Glide) took fourth for Erik Adielsson.   The Tommy Hannes lopp (500,000SEK first prize, 1640 meters autostart, 10 starters) saw Missile Hill (4m Muscle Hill-India Hall-Garland Lobell) score impressively in 1.11kr (1.09,6kr at the 500 meter post; 1.10.9kr at the 1000) for driver Orjan Kihlstrom and trainer Daniel Reden and owner Stall Zet. He won for the fourth time in a 30-race career and in only his second start in Sweden after import from the United States. Evaluate (4m Andover Hall-Blathin-Classic Photo), racing shoeless with a late change, was second for trainer/driver/owner Stefan Melander. Fun Quick (4m Carpe Diem-Activity Quick-Jasmin de Flore) closed quickly for third reined by Wim Paal for trainer Maik Esper.   Other interesting winners today at Solvalla were Sashay My Way (3f Muscle Massive-Fancy-Conway Hall) in the Rune Stolts Custom Sulky race (200,000SEK first money, 1640 meters autostart) reined by trainer Adrian Kolgjini. Timed in 1.12.6kr she scored for the fourth time in eight career outings, defeating Avena Jet (3f Maharajah-Ingrid di Jesolo-Pine Chip) with Orjan Kilhlstrom up for trainer Thorsten Tietz.   This year’s Gr. II International MonteElite (300,000SEK to the winner, 1640 meters autostart, 10 starters) saw 8.8/1 Aigle Jenilou (9g Prodigious-Queen Jenilou-Kepi Vert) score an upset victory with Jonathan Carre in the irons for trainer Henk A.J. Grift. It was his 16 th life win in 65 starts and he was clocked in 1.11.3kr off fast fractions (1.07.7kr at the 500; 1.09.9kr at the 1000). Den Of Warlock (6m Muscle Hill- Sabrina Hall-Garland Lobell) was next for jockey Kristine Kvasnes. Third was last year’s winner in record time, Be Mine de Houelle (8f Scipion du Goutier), that set the fast pace for Marie Bacsich and trainer Franck Leblanc, before weakening around the final turn.   Thomas H. Hicks  

The 27.8/1 odds Dijon (6m Ganymede-Sonate d’Aunou-Coktail Jet) with Romain Derieux up for owner Mauricette De Sousa led gate to wire to victory in the Elitloppet harness racing final (3,000,000SEK first prize) timed in 1.10.3kr (fractions 1.08.1kr at the 500 meter mark and 1.09.9kr at the 1000).   He was off quickly and first from five post, placing second elim winner and favorite Aubrion du Gers (9g Memphis du Rib-J’Arrive du Gers-Baccarat du Pont) in the pocket.   Aubrion, handled by Jos, Verbeeck, vacated the pocket to avoid congestion, to follow Propulsion (8m Muscle Hill-Danae-Andover Hall) and he was shuffled some six lengths from Dijon when Propulsion, reined by Orjan Kihlstrom, stalled on the backstretch, necessitating a three-wide move. Aubrion rallied gamely in the lane finishing a diminishing second by a neck at the line.   ATG, Maharajah.se photos   Makethemark (6m Maharajah-Global Naughty-Conway Hall) and pilot Ulf Ohlsson finished third after a good trip on the pegs. Propulsion lasted for fourth and Milliondollarrhyme was fifth for Fredrik B. Larsson. The race was marred when then co-favorite Readly Express was a late scratch lame.   It was also quite obvious that the winning Dijon was pacing the final two strides but there was no inquiry.   Dijon won for 13 time in a 50 race career and now has earnings of 10,739,454SEK.   In elimination one (250,000SEK to the winner, 1609 meters autostart, eight starters) Readly Express (7m Ready Cash-Caddie Dream-Viking Kronos) scored in a rated 1.10.2kr for driver Bjorn Goop and trainer Timo Nurmos. Fractions were 1.08.4kr at the first 500 meters and 1.11.7kr at the 1000. Readly Express led throughout to score by a length over Makethemark and Looking Superb (6m Orlando Vici-Classical Pine-Silver Pine), that Ake Svanstedt drove for trainer Jean Michel Bazire.   Readly Express wins elim one   This one pressed the front from off the final bend and could not advance late in the lane.   Elim two had favored Aubrion du Gers as a front-end winner from post one for Jos. Verbeeck and owner/trainer Jean-Michel Bazire.   The victory was his 16 th in a row and 46 th for the career, and he was clocked in a rated 1.10.2kr (1.10.5kr at the 500; 1.10.7kr at the 1000 meter mark).   Aubrion du Gers takes elim two   When Verbeeck pulled the plugs late in the final bend he opened a three-length advantage and cruised home. Propulsion held second for Orjan Kihlstrom and Dijon rallied late for third driven by his trainer Romain Derieux.   As stated above, Readly Express was scratched lame just prior to the final and paraded before the fans, perhaps for a final time.   Thomas H. Hicks

Eelis (5g Enjoy Lavec-Mazurka Lavec-Viking Kronos) closed strongly for harness racing reinsman Olli Koivunen to easily defeat then leading Handsome Brad (6m Bred de Veluwe) handled by Carl Johan Jepson to win the Gr. II International UET Masters Series Harper Hanovers (900,000SEK to winner, 3140 meters distance handicap, 15 startes).   Timo Nurmos trains the winner that now has three wins in six 2019 starts.   His career earnings advanced to 1,580,300SEK. Handsome Brad nearly overcame his 40 meter handicap. Third was Jet Voice (8m Jetstile) with Lars Anvar Kolle at the lines.   Eelis Wins Harper Hanovers      -ATG photo   Earlier on the undercard, the V75 Bronze (250,000SEK to winner,2140 meters autostart, 12 starters) went to 1.11.6kr timed Bucks Tom Burn (6g Ready Cash-Staro Yours Truly-Supergill) with Orjan Kihlstrom up for trainer Daniel Reden.   Vincero’Gar and Ural trailed the winner.   The V75 Silver (300,000SEK first prize, 2140 meters autostart, 12 starters) saw Heart Of Steel (5g Cantab Hall-Angel Heikant-Open The Sky) score in 1.11.8kr for trainer/driver Peter Untersteiner. Global Trust and Mr. Golden Quick were next home.   The Klass I and II Finals were on the card as well, both raced over 2140 meters autostart and both with 12 starters.   The Klass I event went to the flashy chestnut Norton Commander (5m Gift Kronos-Push The Button-Love You) with trainer Conrad Lugauer aboard, timed in 1.11.1kr.   The Klass II race saw the winning Viking Brodde (4g Muscle Hill-Vasterbo My Melody-Super Arnie) come from fourth to first in the late stages for Orjan Kihlstrom and trainer Timo Nurmos. He was clocked in 1.11.4kr.     Thomas H. Hicks

The V75 Gold Konung Carl XVI Gustafs Silverhast (400,000SEK to the winner, 21 40 meters autostart, 12 starters) was the featured harness racing event on Saturday’s excellent Solvalla program and was billed as the next step in Propulsion’s training toward the January Prix d’Amerique. However, Nadal Broline (8g Yankee Glide-Aimee’s Promise-American Winner), at 4.2/1 odds, went gate to wire this day from post five to score timed in 1.11.9kr, with Ulf Ohlsson up for trainer Reijo Liljendahl.  The winner recorded his second 2018 victory and 21st in 59 career starts, now for 5,814,415SEK earned. Zenit Brick (7g Maker It Happen-Exi Svard-Super Arnie), from post 11 and at 17.8/1 odds, was second for driver Mika Forss and trainer Timo Nurmos. Propulsion (7m Muscle Hill-Danae-Andover Hall) rallied for third after trailing the field for much of the way. He was the 1.6/1 favorite. Milligan’s School. On Track Piraten, I Love Paris and Antonio Tabac finished fourth through seventh. The undercard was loaded with upper class trots with good purses, The Gr. II International Solvalla Grand Prix (12 four year old starters, 500,000SEK to the winner, 2140 meters autostart) went to the 23.6/1 outsider Hard Times (4m Coktail Jet-Tigerlily-Pine Chip) with Ulf Ohlsson up for trainer Ola Asebo. He was clocked in 1.12.7kr for his second win in 2018 in 12 starts. Eldorado B (4m Maharajah-Alexia Hammering-Smasher) was second for Hans-Owe Sundberg at 5/1 and third went to Output Pressure (4g Gigant Neo-Joda Lesdelles-Sebrazac) for driver Jorma Kontio. The V75 Silver Division (300,000SEK to the winner, 2140 meters autostart, 12 starters) saw Chief Orlando (5m Orlando Vici-Muito Bonita-Felix Santana) scored at 11/1, timed in 1.12.5kr. The now six time 2018 winner defeated Disco Volante (5g Scarlet Knight-Glorify-Super Arnie) with Ulf Ohlsson up and third finishing Don’t Mind Me (6m Andover Hall-Peace Of Mind-Armbro Charger). The Habo Boss V75 Bronze (250,000SEK to the winner, 2140 meters autostart, 12 starters) saw the 14.4/1 Milliondollarrhyme (4g Ready Cash-Nursery Rhyme-Credit Winner) score timed in 1.12.1kr. Fredrik B. Larsson trains and drove the now five time 2018 winner. Esprit Sisu (4g Ready Cash-Yankee TL-Cantab Hall) was second for Erik Adielsson and third went to Dizzy River (7g Dream Vacation-Just About Enough-SJs Photo) with Johan Untersteiner up. The other races with 250,000SEK to the winner included the Klass II Final (2140 meters autostart) that Cobbys Olifant (4g Orlando Vici-Peach Penny-Spotlite Lobell) won for Thomas Uhrberg timed in 1.13.2kr; the Diamantstoet Final (2140 meters voltstart distance handicapped) that went to Queen Of Sand (4f Maharajah-Frillan Filiokus-Malabar Circle As) timed in 1.14kr for driver Stefan Soderkvist; and the Klass I Final (2140 meters autostart) that saw Heart Of Steel (4g Cantab Hall-Angel Heikant-Open The Sky) score in 1.12.3kr for trainer/driver Peter Untersteiner. Earlier on the card was the Mustaschkampen Monte (100,000SEK to winner, 2140 meters autostart, eight starters) that went to 1.32/1 odds Assault (4g Weingartner-Northern Gleam-Love You) with Sofia Adolfsson in the irons. This pair defeated 4.7/1 Lorina Citron (4f Niky-Valley Victorian-Andover Hall) for Anna Erixon and third finishing 68.2/1 Zola Wind (4g Zola Boko-Indra Wind-Indro Park) with Jenny Bjork up. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

Sunday, the Gr. I National Svenskt Trav-Oaks (1,400,000SEK to the winner, 2140 meters autostart) went to the 1.11.9kr timed and 5.5/1 odds Conrad’s Rodluva (3f SJs Caviar-Moviestar-Juliano Star) with Orjan Kihlstrom up for trainer Daniel Reden. Rodluva now has a 4-2-0 slate in seven career outings for 3,165,500SEK earned. Staro Miami (3f SJs Caviar-Stunning Lindsey-Malabar Man) was second for Mika Forss and third went to Adorable Lady (3f Zola Boko-Malabara-Supergill) for driver Pasi Aikio. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

With a big weekend at Solvalla and Australian mare, Maori Time, set to compete in the Elitloppet on Sunday night, (Australian time) Sky Racing will be covering the Saturday and Sunday meetings from Sweden. Peter Andersson works as television broadcaster in Sweden as a harness racing expert and has provided selections for both days at Solvalla.  Here are his selections for the Sunday meeting - with a full form comment for each runner in the heats of the Elitlopp Race 1 9 Total Recall 8 Mariluck 1 Red Bar Outsider 5 Hercules T Race 2 4 Southwind Hydro 6 Dice Man 9 Mellby Emeralds Outsider 12 Now Or Never Flair Race 3 NO SELECTIONS Race 4 4 Zabriskie OK 6 Daze 1 Donna Di Damgard Outsider 5 Felcity Sisu Race 5 1 Star Advisor Joli 7 Radieux 8 Be Mine De Houelle Outsider 2 Liberty Force Race 6 4 Always On Time 3 Uppohoppa 6 Toddler Outsider 12 American Cheque Race 7 3 Lannem Silje 1 Odd Herakles 7 Polara  Outsider 6 Kleppe Slauren Race 8 1 Global Withdrawal 3 MS Triple J 2 Sweet Talkin Hall Outsider Zenio Race 9 1. Dreammoko: Fast horse and his father Timoko won with Björn Goop last year for the second time. May reach the final thanks to his great driver but probably not much more.  2. Rajesh Face: Talented horse with lots of personality. A bit green but could make it to the final if he stays calm in front of the huge crowd.  3. Lionel: Very strong horse that has become faster as he has matured. Norway's big hope in the Elitloppet but is still only an outsider over the short distance.  4. Volstead: Won the Sweden Cup last year and loves two heats. Doesn't mind tough trips and hates losing but not as classy as the big favorites. 5. Bold Eagle: Amazingly impressive in last year's elimination but disappointed as the huge favorite in the final. Is back for revenge but will he handle two heats better this year? One of two huge favorites to win the whole thing.  6. Maori Time: Most exotic visitor in many years and showed great gate speed when setting record in February. Has already gained lots of new fans in Sweden and reaching the final is the big goal for this lovely mare.  7. Takethem: Best horse in Denmark for a couple of years but failed to qualify for the final in last year's Elitloppet. Will need a lot of luck to reach the final.  8. Up And Quick: Prix d'Amerique-winner who prefers short-distance races as an aged horse. Has looked better in his last couple of races and getting through to the final is not impossible despite the draw.   SELECTIONS 5 Bold Eagle              4 Volstead 3 Lionel Outsider 6 Maori Time Race 10 1. Ringostarr Treb: Extremely fast behind the gate and was very impressive going wire-to-wire in Olympic Trot final last time. Is a contender to win the final if everything works out perfectly for him.  2. Cokstile: Very fast horse but a bit inexperienced against this kind of competition. Could be in the final from a perfect post position but not much more.  3. Orlando Jet: Highly talented horse who is making his first apperance in the Elitloppet rather early in his career. Might need more races under the belt before being a factor in this kind of company.  4. Propulsion: One of the best sprinters in the world and finished second in the last Elitloppet even though he wasn't at the top of his game. The preparation has gone perfectly this year and has one of the best drivers in the world, Örjan Kihlström. This is my winner of Elitloppet! 5. Nadal Broline: Always gives his best and can take outside trips without problem. Might be lacking a litte bit of speed in order to compete with the very best.  6. Pastore Bob: Has gone from an average horse to a participant in Elitloppet in just a matter of months. May get to the final with maximum luck.  7. Uza Josselyn: Very fast mare who showed top form last time after some racing trouble. Adielsson is a top driver and cannot be ruled out completely from winning the Elitloppet if everything works out perfectly.  8. Amiral Sacha: Has competed against and beaten most of the top horses in France during his long career. Is better than most people think and would benefit a lot if the race would be overpaced.  SELECTIONS 4 Propulsion 1 Ringostarr Treb 7 Uza Josselyn  Outsider 8 Amiral Sacha Race 11 4 Extra Fudge 15 Robin Roof 14 Just Wait And See Outsider 11 Surprise Power Race 12 8 Beautiful Bacardi 5 Virginia Grif 9 Hevin Boko Outsider 3 Valentina Wind Race 13 1 Giveitgasandgo 5 Ever Prider 3 Enterprise Outsider 2 Ethien Du Vivier Race 14  Elitloppet Winner Propulsion

April 7, 2018 - Saturday excellent harness racing action took place in the north with Zenit Brick (7g Make It Happen-Exi Svard-Super Arnie) winning the Olympia Trot Elim 2 (purse 400,000SEK, 2140 meters autostart) timed in 1.11.5kr at Solvalla’s 1000 meter oval. Kim Eriksson teamed the winner for trainer Timo Nurmos and owner Anders Bredberg. The 2.2/1 favorite bested 3.3/1 Queer Fish driven by Kaj Widell and 16/1 Shadow Woodland handled by Ulf Ohlsson. At Vermo was the Helsinki AJO raced over 1609 meters autostart for a total purse of €28,600. The 1.11.8kr timed winner was Workout Wonder (6m Conway Hall-Dear Abs-Muscles Yankee) driven by Tommi Kylliainen for trainer Jarno Kauhanen and owner Workout Club. This Kentuckiana Farms bred stallion earned an invitation to the May 5th Finlandia AJO that is a European Trotting Masters event. This day earning the second place check was Midnight Hour handled by Iikka Nurmonen and third was Fire To The Rain reined by Hannu Torvinen. Edward Ale finished fourth. Thomas H. Hicks

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