Day At The Track

Blended Scotch wins StoChampionatet at Axevalla

10:44 AM 22 Jul 2013 NZST
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Occione Jet will start in the July 30 Hugo Abergs Memorial at Jagersro
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Bagley will start in the July 30 Hugo Abergs Memorial at Jagersro
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A star-filled card graced Sweden’s Axevalla racecourse today (July 21) with the featured Final StoChampionatet going to Blended Scotch (4f Super Photo Kosmos-Hopscotch-Zoot Suit) for trainer/driver Per Linderoth.

She covered the 2640 meters autostart in 1.13.2kr to earn 1,000,000SEK first money in this mares event for four year-olds. She recorded her third win in seven 2013 starts. Highly regarded Your Highness (4f Chocolatier-La Belle Lady-Conway Hall) finished a close second for Bjorn Goop and she now has six wins and two second place finishes in 10 starts this year. Rica Neo (4f Juliano Star-Cristall Cashflow-Supergill) took third for Ake Svanstedt with Fascination (4f Super Arnie-Elissa FZ-Lemon Dra) next for Johnny Takter.

The consolation companion event was won by M.T. Harmony (3f Quite Easy-Princess Pleasure-Viking Kronos) in 1.13.1kr over 2140 meters autostart. The winner earned 100,000SEK first money with Peter Untersteiner the trainer/driver.

Axevalla also hosted an aged mares Category I event for 100,000SWEK to the winner, that was Olivia Lavec  (7f Lindy Lane-Espri Lavec-Untra Ducal) for trainer/driver Flemming Jensen. She won for the fourth time in nine 2013 starts to increase career earnings to over 1.6 million SEK, scoring over 1640 meters autostart in a sharp 1.11.4kr. The US bred True Advantage (6f Conway Hall-Paragon Princess-Mr. Lavec) was second with Ulf Ohlsson aboard for Strefan Melander’s Stall TZ. Mermaid As (5f Broadway Hall-Superlou As-Super Bowl) was third for Peter Untersteiner with Britt Hudson, Drillbit As, last year’s US Breeders Crown winner Tamla Celeber and Don’t Wear PJ’s next across the line.

There were four other 100,000SEK or more first money events on the card with winners being:

  • Ivar Sanna (3m Super Arnie-Staro Africat-Giant Cat) in 1.13.8kr over 2140 meters autostart. Jorma Kontio drove to secure 125,000SEK;
  • Alfaz Del Pi (4m Angus Hall-Divamm-Supergill) earned 110,000SEK by winning the Stena Recyclings Priz in 1.13.3kr for Johnny Takter. He won for the fifth time in ten 2013 appearances;
  • October Kronos (5m Varenne-NordinGoldNovember-Viking Kronos) won the Svenska Foder Priz worth 100,000SEK to the winner, scoring in 1.13kr over 2140 meters autostart for Adrian Kolgjini;
  • Angelo (5m Angus Hall-Sweet Cindy-Malabar Man) won 100,000SEK for a 1.12kr win over 1640 meters autostart for trainer/driver Ake Svanstedt. Crown’s Banker (10g Wall Street Banker-Crowns Jolie-Crown’s Cristy) finished second. This one has 23 wins in 63 lifetime starts for earnings over 1.6 million SEK

Separately, the field has been set for the July 30 Hugo Abergs Memorial at Jagersro over 1609 meters autostart:

Horse (Trainer)
Bagley (Conrad Lugauer)
Brad de Veluwe (Tuomas Korvenoja)
Commander Crowe (Fabrice Souloy)
Nahar (Robert Bergh)
Occhione Jet (Stig H Johansson)
Owen's Club (Pietro Gubellini)
Raja Mirchi (Lutfi Kolgjini)
Sebastian K. (Åke Svanstedt)
Shaq Is Back (Daniel Redén)
The Best Madrik (Jean-Etienne Dubois)

The last horse invited was the Stig H, Johansson trained Occhione Jet and on Tuesday Bagley earned an invite with his Jagersro win in 1.11.2kr over 1609 meters autostart. Conrad Lugauer conditions Bagley

On Saturday July 20 at Axevalla the V-75 Gold Division went to Beckman (6g Turbo Sund-Nins Palema-Alf Palema) in 1.12.5kr over 2640 meters autostart. Ake Svanstedt is trainer/driver of this 20 time winner in 56 career starts. He earned 150,000SEK with this win over Stay the Night (6m Ride the Night-Stayslinger-Gunslinger Spur) for trainer/driver Robert Bergh and On Track Piraten (5g Kool du Caux-Monrovia-Rite On Line) for Hans R. Stromberg.  The beaten classy 11-horse field included Caballion, Harry Haythrow, Scouby Djob, Clear Sign and Iceland, a past Elitloppet winner.

by Thomas H. Hicks


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