Day At The Track

Kincsem Park co-features to long shots

06:22 AM 18 Oct 2020 NZDT
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Grand Illusion, harness racing
Grand Illusion (#7) a nose winner vs. Longines
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Several top-level trots were on stage today on a rainy day at Kincsem Park but the action was brisk.

The Laszlo Fekete Memorial started the action (purse 700,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) with a rallying nose victory by 63.9/1 Grand Illusion (7g Andover Hall-Maryanna K-Yankee Glide) in 1.17.3kr. Thorsten Tietz catch drove the winner for trainer Emil Csordas, the first win in seven 2020 starts.

Another long shot, 64.8/1 Longines (6f Conway Hall-Kentucky Love Song-Valley Victor) set the pace and held gamely for Gyorgy Horvath and trainer Imre Fazekas for second place. 12.7/1 Zapato (5m Frullino Jet-Diatomea PL-Friendly Face) was third for trainer/driver Tibor Hajnal.

Grand Illusion a nose winner vs. Longines


The Istvan Szegedy Memorial (purse 1,200,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) saw Alfa Boy (4m Racino-Chippychip T-Defi D’Aunou) score is 1.18.1kr with Csaba Lakatos up for trainer Tibor Hajnal. Off at 72.4/1 the winner rallied past 3.5/1 Zitti Tutti (5f Napoleon-Isolo d’ASrno-Coktail Jet) reined by Veljko Mazsity. Third was 2.7/1 Vital RG (6m SJs Photo-Vitesse OR-Indro Park) handled by Tibor Hajnal.


Alfa Boy

The Hungaria DIJ (purse 3,480,000Huf, 2560 meters distance handicap) went to the 40-meter penalized 7.4/1 odds Maugli (4g El Nino-Mariska Vita-Zerberus) clocked in 1.19.3kr and reined by trainer Janko Sagaj. He now has two wins in Hungary from two starts this year for this grand gaited performer.

The 11/1 odds Banaparte Boss (3g Napoleon-Nikita-Crown Sweep) was second for trainer/driver Veljko Mazsity and he traveled the programmed distance. The 27.5/1 odds and 40-meter age handicapped Atomanti M (4m Cigar Dan-Step By Step-Allison Hollow) took third for Goran Zolnaji.


The previous winners of the Hungaria DIJ are shown below.

The featured Jozsef Marschell Memorial (Gr. III, purse 9,000,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) went to 1.14.4kr timed and 4.3/1 odds Victory Knick (8g Cantab Hall-Lapponia Knick) handled by Thorsten Tietz for German trainer Robert Gramuller. This was his first win in Hungary from three starts after recently winning at Bologna and Torino.

The 3.7/1 Amy del Duomo (4f Daguet Rapide-Lily dei Duomo-Muscles Yankee) took second for Vladimir Pribic, also her trainer. Third was 8.3/1 Zeal di Girifalco (5m Igor Font-Inviata d’Italia-Varenne) for trainer/driver Veljko Mazsity. Past winner of this race are shown below. Winner driver Tietz, a leading driver in Germany, also won the nightcap with Under World (7g Racino-Zaba-Yankee Class) in 1.19.4kr for trainer Emil Csordas.

Victory Knick


Kincsem Park files/photos

by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink



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