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This Friday evening Paris Vincennes program included two groupe III harness racing events and the Quinte+ race of the day.   The Prix Caecilia (Gr. III, purse 70,000€, 2700 meters, 11 starters) began the groupe action and it went to 9/1 Foxtrot Sea (4m Olitro-Vezia) reined by owner/trainer Cedrik Megissier and timed in 1.14kr.   Frisbee d’Am (44fm The Best Madrik) was second with Alexandre Abrivard up for trainer Richard Westerink, the trainer of legendary Timoko. 30/1 Florida Sport (4f Tornado Bello) took third for trainer/driver Miguel X Mestra Suner.   The 7/10 favorite Filou L’Auvergnier was fourth.   Friday’s Quinte+ race was on the Vincennes card and it was the Prix Titania (purse 48,000€, 2850 meters, 14 starters), with victory to the 6.6/1 odds Crescendis (7f Querido de Blay-Libertatis) timed in 1.14.4kr with J-F. Senet at the lines. Senet also trains the winner for breeder/owner Thierry de Wazieres.   Crescendis                 --LeTrot photo   Crescendis won for the ninth time in 46 starts for 227,960€ in life earnings. 5.1/1 Deux Etoiles Gede (6f Roc Meslois) took second with Franck Nivard up for conditioner Alexandre Pillom. 19/1 Inga In Heaven (6f Orlando Vici) was third, handled by Franck Ouvrie for owner/trainer Fredrik Wallin. 3.6/1 Dascalia and 5.7/1 Dimmidisia completed the top five and resulted in the exact order Q+ payoff of 15,878.40€ for 26 winning ticketholders.   The Q+ pool was 3,868,236€ and total of this race handle was 7,944,000€.   The second groupe contest this evening was the Prix de Gien (Gr. III, purse 70,000€, 2700 meters, 14 starters). The 4.1/1 Good Boy Ligneries (3m Un Mec d’Heripre-Amy Ligneries) scored with J.Ph. Monclin up for trainer Philippe Billard (Souloy-Billard) and Ecurie le Tremont.   This winner scored for the fourth time in five starts now for 78,350€ in career earnings. Race time was 1.15.4kr. 6,1/1 Gallant Way (3m Ready Cash) was placed second with Eric Raffin aboard for trainer Philippe Allaire.   That was the result of the dq of second finishing Aramis Bar. Placed third was Gassman d’Essa handled by Anthony Barrier   15:50 C4 - PRIX CHAMBON P 100 000€ (June 8, 2019 at Vincennes) Groupe II - Attelé - 2850m - Grande piste Course Internationale Pour 5 à 10 ans inclus, ayant gagné au moins 160.000.).     Thomas H. Hicks  

Victor Ferm (4m Nad Al Sheba-Farina di Casei-Uronometro) took Sunday’s Gr. III Grand Premi Della Republica (purse 40,040€, 1660 meters autostart) at Bologna ITY. Santo Mollo reined the harness racing winner to the 1.11.5kr timed victory.   A length and a half back second was Vernissage Grif (4m Varenne-Dalia Grif-Park Avenue Joe) and third went to Deimos Racing (6g Quite Easy-Athena Haleryd-Pine Chip), Enrico Bellei up.   Entries for the Oslo Grand Prix have been revealed for this UET Masters classic with a purse of 308,000, and raced over 2100 meters autostart. The race is held at Oslo’s Bjerke Racecourse. There have been double winners in the race history: Copiad, Gidde Palema, Grande Frances and Rex Rodney. The 2018 winner, Urlo dei Venti, clocked in a race record 1.10kr, was disqualified for doping. Post Position Order (horse, country, driver and trainer: 1. Slide So Easy (Denmark), Flemming Jensen also trainer 2. Perfect Spirit (SWE), Orjan Kihlstrom, Daniel Reden 3. Ringostarr Treb (ITY), Wilhelm Paal, Jerry Riordan 4. Vitruvio (ITY), Jorma Kontio, Alessandro Gocciadoro 5. Bahia Quesnot (FR), Junior Guelpa also trainer 6. Gretsky BR (Norway), Magnus Teien Gunderson, Geir Vegard Gunderson 7. Valokaja Hindo (Norway), Christophe Martens, Jean Michel Bazire 8. Uza Josselyn (Suisse), Gabriele Gelormini, Rene Aebischer 9. Nadal Broline (FIN), Bjorn Goop also trainer 10. Looking Superb (Norway), Jomar Blekken, Jean Michel Bazire Other top races soon to arrive are Jamtlands Store Prix at Ostersund on June 8 that has Double Exposure among an upper class field; and on June 15 is the Kymi Grand Prix that has Dijon Billie de Montfort and Colonel among those committed. Great summer racing in Europe for the many fans and supporters.   Thomas H. Hicks

May 31, 2019 - The Netherland’s harness racing driver Rick Ebbinge was a consistent winner of the 2019 World Drivers Championship contested over the past week in Sweden. Ebbinge won two races on the last card, at Gavle, along with a second placed finish the prior day at Rattvik. He nosed out USA’s Yannick Gingras for the victory. Gingras won a race at Gavle and at Rattvik, along with a second at Rattvik and a third place finish at Gavle. There were five drivers in the hunt late in the competition. Point total at the finish are shown below along with results of the Rattvik and Gavle WDC races and photos, including with winners ceremony, McNair at one of his two Drivers of the Day presentations and Gingras with a coldblood. The drivers experienced varying distances, starting methods and racing the coldbloods in a superb week of action. 1. Rick Ebbinge (The Netherlands) - 199.5 points 2. Yannick Gingras (U.S.A.) - 193.5 3. Ulf Ohlsson (Sweden) - 191.5 4. Doug McNair (Canada) - 189.5 5. Eirik Hoitomt (Norway) - 187 6. Matthew Williamson (New Zealand) - 181.5 7. Mika Forss (Finland) - 177 8. Franck Nivard (France) - 162 9. James MacDonald (Canada/ITA) - 154 10. Michael Nimczyk (Germany) - 151.5 11. Rodney Gatt (Malta) - 142 12.Todd McCarthy (Australia) - 136   Gavle 5/31/19 Results – winning horse, driver and next two drivers Jackpot Band (Rick Ebbinge), McNair and Gingras two/three Pyrmo (Rick Ebbinge), Nivard, Hoitomt Edbent (Matthew Williamson), MacDonald, Hoitomt Desideria de Soze (James MacDonald), Williamson, Forss Vine Vision (Yannick Gingras), Nimczyk, MacDonald   Rattvik 5/29/19 Results Livi Mistress (Yannick Gingras), Ohlsson, Nivard Fast Food (Michael Nimczyk), Ebbinge, Foss and Hoitomt in dh Faks Nils (Mika Forss), Gingras, Williamson Fagur (Eirik Hoitomy), McNair, Forss Spickleback Face (Ulf Ohlsson), McCarthy, Gatt Thomas H. Hicks  

May 31, 2019 - The Friday evening harness racing featured Gr. II Monte Prix Lavater (purse 100,000€, 2700 meters, 12 starters four year olds) saw 1.3/1 favorite Feeling Cash (4m Ready Cash-Royale Star) get up in the final stride to score timed in 1.13.5kr for jockey Eric Raffin, trainer Philippe Allaire and owner Carlos Lerner.  He won for the seventh time in 26 career starts now for 582,450€ in life earnings. 49/1 Filoute de Bassard (4f Tiego d’Etang) was a game second for Francois Lagadeuc, in the irons for trainer Herve Soinneau and breeder/owner Jean Francois Bassard. Third was 2.8/1 Ferreteria (4f Goetmals Wood-Avenue Victoria) with Matthieu Abrivard aboard for trainer Yves Boireau and owner Jean Pierre Dubois. On the undercard was the Quinte+ Prix Pythia (purse 64,000€, 2850 meters, 17 European starters) that saw 3.3/1 Jerry Mon (6m Ready Cash-Graziella) score his third straight for driver Franck Ouvrie, trainer Luc Roelens and owner JPB Building BVBA. Jerry Mom won for only the fourth time in a 26 race career in FR and now has life earnings of 277,696€. Jerry Mom 24/1 Cicero Noa (g Mandarin Blue) took second for breeder/owner/trainer Jan Vanhoucke and driver Christophe Martens. Third home was 6.4/1 Gareth Boko (6m Make It Happen) with trainer Conrad Lugauer aboard for owner Boko Stables. The top five was completed by 22/1 Super Nice (6m Orlando Vici) for Bjorn Goop and 2.4/1 Diable de Vauvert hanlded by Yoann Lebourgeois. Race time was 1.12.1kr off rated fractions and the exact order Q+ payoff was 37,069.80€ for the 11 winning ticketholders. The Q+ pool was 3,451,048€ and the total of all wagering pool on this race exceeded 7,200,000€.   Jerry Mom Following last week’s Elitloppet the UET Masters point leaders are as follows: Propulsion, 3550 Readly Express, 2900 Aubrion du Gers, 2600 Uza Josselyn, 1850 Dijon, 1700 Belina Josselyn, 1700 Thomas H. Hicks  

Today’s seventh harness racing leg of the Trophee Vert series was at Alencon in the Grand Prix Seche Environement (purse 45,000€n 2625 meters distance handicap, 18 starters) and it went to 1.2/1 favorite Derby du Dollar (6m Rodrigo Jet-Magalie du Dollar) reined by Matthieu Abrivard for trainer Sylvain Roger and owner Th.Coupireau.   The winner, now with life earnings of 212,780€ and seven wins in 33 career starts, was handicapped 25 meters and was timed in 1.14.2kr over the grass, his third straight victory.   Second was 14/1 Blues des Landiers (8g Phlegyas) with Sebastien Hardy up timed in 1.13.7kr with his 50 meter handicap. 19/1 Candidat d’Ortige (7m Giant Cat) was third with a 25 meter penalty, trained by Franck Nivard, and with Loic Guinoiseau at the lines.   LeTrot photo A large audience was on hand for the afternoon of trots on the turf. Thomas H. Hicks  

The grand harness racing champion of Spain, Trebol (12m Hot Blues-Sally Can Wait), won for the 45th time consecutively in today’s Premi Rommel at Menorca’s Hippodrom Torre del Ram (purse 200€, 2100 meters autostart, five starters) clocked in 1.18.6kr. FCA A.M.   Bosch teamed the winner for Cuadra Sa Farolo. Trebol now has earned 77 career victories in 131 starts for life earnings of 686,316€.   He has posted nine wins in 2019, 28 in 2018, and eight in 2017 in this winning streak. Tesben Rush and Caviar d’Occagnes trailed the classy winner that posted groupe victories when based in France for then trainer Gabriel Angel Pou Pou.   Thomas H. Hicks

The excellent mare Longines (5f Conway Hall-Kentucky Love Song-Valley Victor) took today’s Kincsem Park featured Rothchild Hojgard DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart, eight starters) timed in 1.16.3kr for owner Pimri, pilot Andrea Fazekas, and harness racing trainer Imre Fazekas.   She was bred in Germany by Kornelius Heitmann and today scored in her usual gate to wire manner, her second 2019 victory in three starts with one second place finish.   Her career slate is 12-1-0 in 13 starts. She was off as the 3/2 favorite and bested 73/1 Unika VIK (6f Cantab Hall-Nashville OM-Uronometro reined by Andor Angyal and 12/1 Disney HR (6f Light Up de Vonnas-Times-SJs Photo).   Kincsem Park photo   Thomas H. Hicks  

Veteran Tabrouk de Payre (12g Meaulnes du Corta-Orcade de Payre), off at 9/1 odds, won today’s Prix de Vitesse Suisse (purse 10,663€, 1609 meters, six starters) at L‘Hippodrome de Avenches handled by M.A. Bovay for Ecurie Muller Roland.   Race time was a sharp 1.09.6kr (mile 1:51.91) for the now 18 time career winner in 96 starts for life earnings harness racing of 430,026€. Mme.   Marie Claude Bereteau bred the winner, sired by Prix d’Amerique winner Meaulnes du Corta, that defeated 1.8/1 odds pacesetter Un Geant d’Amour (11g Gigant Neo-Glorieuse Rhee) reined by trainer J.B. Mathey and third finishing 9/10 favorite Brabus (8g Nem) for Nathalie Gronin.   Thomas H. Hicks

The 5.5/1 Eolia de Houelle (5f Goetmals Wood-Sawasde de Houelle) took the featured harness racing Gr. II monte Prix Victor Cavey (purse 100,000€, 2850 meters, 10 starters) at Paris-Vincennes.   Anthony Barrier was the jockey for breeder/trainer Franck Leblanc as the winner was timed in 1.13.5kr in this her seventh career win in 31 starts, now for 290,260€ earned. 5/2 Evangelina Blue (5f Speedy Blue) took second money for Mathieu Mottier and owner/trainer J.Ph. Mary. 13/1 Etoile de Bruyere (5f Kenor de Cosse) was third ahead of 15/1 Exotica de Retiz and 1.7/1 favorite Etonnant.   On the undercard was the Prix Talitha (purse 56,000€, 2200 meters, 14 starters all three year olds) and the 1.15.2kr timed winner was 2.6/1 Godfather (3m Village Mystic-Horsaca) reined by Eric Raffin for breeder/trainer Tony LeBeller and owner Mauricette De Sousa, the recent Elitloppet winning owner.   Godfather                    -LeTrot photo   Godfather won for second time in an 11 race career. 2.9/1 Golfe Juan (3m Jam Pridem) took second with Yoann Lebourgeois up and 3.3/1 Giuliano (3m Prodigious) was third with Matthieu Abrivard in the irons.   Thomas H. Hicks

The fourth leg of the harness racing World Drivers Championship took place today Tuesday at Eskilstuna SWE with Canada’s Doug McNair now leading the point standings after two wins, with 9.7/1 Artic Agent in race four and with 5.7/1 Arbiggan in the eighth race.   Other winners in the five heat WDC fourth leg were 1.8/1 Fabulous Journey for Rick Ebbinge, 6.8/1Pelle Roc for Ulf Ohlsson and 3/1 My Dream Art for Eirik Hoitomt.   The leaderboard is shown below.   The fifth leg will be at Rattvik on Wednesday where the 12 drivers will compete in five more heats.   Leaderboard Through Leg 4   Doug McNair, 123.5 Ulf Ohlsson, 118.5 Rick Ebbinge, 115.5 Mika Forss, 110 Matthew Williamson, 107.5 Eirik Hoitomt, 104 Yannick Gingras, 103.5 Franck Nivardm 99 James Macdonald, 94 Michael Nimczky, 92.5 Rodney Gatt, 79 Todd McCarthy, 70     Thomas H. Hicks  

Hippodrome Niort hosted Sunday’s sixth harness racing leg of the Trophee Vert Series (purse 45,000€, 3550 meters distance handicap, 15 starters) named the Prix du Credit Mutuel.   A wild finish saw 7.6/1 Cromy (7g Baccarat du Pont-Hitie des Feugeres) score for trainer/driver Tony LeBeller, his 10 th career victory in 41 starts now for 186,660€ in life earnings.   Race time was 1.17.2kr. The 50 meter handicapped and 3.4/1 second betting choice, Ceylan Dairpet (7g Ouragon de Celland), was next for trainer LeBeller and reinsman Alexandre Abrivard.   The 8.3/1 Blues des Landiers (8g Phlegyas) took third, also handicapped 50 meters, with Sebastien Hardy aboard for owner/trainer/breeder Dominique Cheradame. 1.9/1 favorite Caid Barbes and 8.9/1 Azur des Caillons completed the top five finishers.   Thomas H. Hicks  

With Monday's third leg at Lindesberg completed, the harness racing World Drivers Championship will continue on Tuesday (May 28) and Wednesday (May 29), concluding on Friday (May 31).   The leaders after the third leg are shown below with Ulf Ohlsson still leading:   1.Ulf Ohlsson (Sweden) – 76.5 2. Eirik Hoitomt (Norway) – 74 3. Matthew Williamson (New Zealand) – 72.5 4. Rick Ebbinge (The Netherlands) – 72 5. Mika Forss (Finland) – 67 6. Doug McNair (Canada) – 64.5 T7. Michael Nimczyk (Germany) – 64 T7. Franck Nivard (France) – 64 9. James MacDonald (Canada/ITA) – 62 10. Yannick Gingras (USA) – 61.5 11. Rodney Gatt (Malta) – 58 12. Todd McCarthy (Australia) – 49   The Monday race winners at Lindesberg were as follows:   R2 Klocksve Sprinten (Doug McNair) in coldblood race over Nivard and Ohlsson R4 Anne (Rodney Gatt) in mares races over Matthew Williamson and Todd McCarthy R5 Ior Tooma (Matthew Williamson) over Gingras and Forss R7 You To Neat (Doug McNair) over Nimczyk and Ohlsson R8 Deede Star (Eirik Hoitomt) over Ebbinge and Nimczyk   Thomas H. Hicks

Saturday’s Kincsem Park featured Hippodrom ES Lovarda Sprinter Kupa (purse 2,000,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) saw 4.9/1 Zeal di Girifalco (4m Igor Font-Inviata d’Italia-Varenne) score from post 11, timed in 1.14.5kr.   Veljko Mazsity trains and drove the winner to his fourth harness racing win straight in 2019 and he is now eight wins in 10 starts in 2018-19 combined, with this rallying victory.   18/1 Urus Caf (6g Cantab Hall- Fantastic Star-Lemon Dra) closed for second driven by Paolo Scamardella for SLO based trainer Zuorko Osterc. Third went to 1.4/1 favorite and pacesetter Aileron (7g Scarlet Knight-Quacelle) handled by Imre Fazekas. 16/1 Tars Stars (8m Persugill-Ten Stars Vita-Ata Star L) was fourth for Janko Sagaj. The previous Sprinter Kupa winners are shown below. The fastest winner remains 1.13.6kr set by Romi Mms in 2015. This fine Turbo Sund mare has gone forward to race well in France since back to back wins in this event. On the undercard was the Hitelezo DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) that saw 14.9/1 Henrik Ibsen AT (6m Worship-Her Own Child-Impossant Sund) score timed in 1.15.4kr for pilot Csaba Lakatos. Henrik Ibsen AT Unique Vil (6m Conway Hall-Deborah Bi-Park Avenue Joe) was second teamed with Roland Balogh and Peterka I (5f Gerd November-Petrana Lobell-Scurry Lobell) was third handled by Mitja Slavic. Early in the card the Allyhills Hico DIJ (purse 400,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) went to 3.9/1 stakes candidate Aronville (3g Calypso Capar-Saraville-What A Man) that scored in 1.20.1kr. Aronville Gyorgy Horvath teamed this Imre Fazekas trainee to his second win in six 2019 appearances. Destro Ferm (4m Napoleon) and Adama Fling (3m Maximus Lindy) followed the winner.   Thomas H. Hicks

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 5/10 favorite Colonel (7g Goetmals Wood-Royale Star) took today’s Quinte+Prix de L’Oblisque (purse 64,000€, 2150 meters autostart, 14 starters) timed in 1.12.6kr and reined by harness racing trainer Jean Michel Bazire for Ecurie des Charmes. The 13 time winner in 55 career starts won his second straight and increased his life earnings to 371,950€. The 10/1 Class de Loriol (7f Ready Cash) was second for Matthieu Abrivard, ahead of 39/1 Valfleury (10g Memphis du Rib) driven by Clement Duvaldestin. 12/1 Tinamo Jet and 4.2/1 Nancy America completed the top five and that set up an 871.40€ payoff for 982 winning 2€ ticketholders. The Q+ pool was 3,963,000€ and the total of all wagering pools on the Q+ race exceeded 8,265,000€ The Prix du Rhone (purse 63,000€, 2150 meters autostart) produced and unexpected result when 2.3/1 Dostoievski and rival 3.3/1 Exit Money crossed the wire first and were both disqualified. Diademe Atout wins on double dq--LeTrot photo That created a victory for 41/1 Diademe Atout (6m Timoko-La Lagune) handled by Christophe Martens for trainer Vincent Martens and Ecurie Olmenhof, the owner. Race time was 1.12.8kr. 13/1 Digne et Droit (6m The Best Madrik) was placed second with Tony LeBeller aboard and placed third was 11/1 Coumba Kuky (7f Matador de Vrie) handled by her trainer Gabriel Angel Pou Pou.   Thomas H. Hicks

Queer Fish (10g Varenne-Gambari-Victory Dream) rallied late to win the Sweden Cup Final (600,000SEK to the winner, 1640 meters autostart, nine starters) for  harness racing reinsman Ulf Eriksson and trainer Magnus Traff.   Stall Traff HB, Lindqvist and Andersson own the winner that now has earnings of 3,515,700SEK with 29 career wins in 88 starts.   Race time was 1.09.7kr that is a career best. He was third in his elimination heat and was off at 47.46/1 odds in the final.   Chief Orlando (6m Orlando Vici) was second for Bjorn Goop after being second in his elim and pacesetter Cyber Lane (6g Raja Mirchi) was third after winning his elim (the first) timed in 1.10.9kr and defeating the pair that finished ahead of him in the final.     The Sweden Cup elims (each for 100,000SEK first prize) went to the aforementioned Cyber Lane as 5/10 favorite defeating Chief Orlando and Queer Fish timed in 1.10.9kr; to 3.6/1 Dante Boko (9g Going Kronos) in elim 2 for Adrian Kolgjini timed in 1.10.7 over Coquin Bebe (7m Rancho Gede) and Ua Huka (6f Muscle Yankee); and in the third elim to 10/1 Lexus Dream (5g Lexus Font) with Ari Moilanen up defeating Pastore Bob (6g From Above) and Arazi Boko (12g Varenne).   In the early part of today’s program was the Lady Snarts for the fast class mares (250,000SEK first prize, 1640 meters autostart, 10 starts) that was won by El Fitzgerald (5f EL Miko-EL Miss Courtney-Andover Hall) reined by Olli Koivunen for trainer Timo Nurmos.   She was clocked in 1.10.7kr in defeating Peace Of Mind (10f Uronomentro) and Elite du Ruel (5f Timoko).   The World Drivers Championship continued with a single race (100,000SEK first money, 1640 meters autostart) that went to 1.12kr timed Deep Pockets (4g Ready Cash-Bloom Boko-Cantab Hall) with Rick Ebbinge driving for trainer Svante Bath. Ferry Boko was second for reinsman Michael Nimczyk and third home was Mellby Fantom with Mika Forss aboard.     Thomas H. Hicks

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