French Triple Crown champion Bold Eagle and driver Franck Nivard have drawn post five in the first heat of next Sunday's Elitlopp | Gerard Forni

Elitlopp draw complete, John Campbell to drive

May 21, 2017

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The two elimination heats for the Elitlopp at Solvalla next Sunday (May 28) are, according to many people in the harness racing business, something really special.

French star Bold Eagle, Swedish top horses Nuncio and Delicious and an additional 13 great horses will contend one of the world’s greatest trotting races at the famed track in Stockholm, Sweden. The purse is 6 million Swedish crowns (about $687,000 U.S.)

John Campbell will visit Solvalla and has also a horse to drive in one of the elimination heats. Campbell will sit behind Timo Nurmos trained Tjacko Zaz (Crazed) and starts from number four behind the gate in the first heat.

Here is the draw:

Heat 1

Horse – Driver – (Trainer) – Country
1. Spring Erom – Christoffer Eriksson (Dan Widegren) – Sweden
2. D.D.’s Hitman – Ulf Ohlsson (Petri Puro) – Finland
3. Delicious U.S. – Örjan Kihlström (Daniel Redén) – Sweden
4. Tjacko Zaz – John Campbell (Timo Nurmos) – Sweden
5. Bold Eagle – Franck Nivard (Sébastien Guarato) – France
6. Cruzado Dela Noche – Björn Goop (Stefan Melander) – Sweden
7. Takethem – Steen Juul (Steen Juul) – Denmark
8. Resolve – Åke Svanstedt (Åke Svanstedt) – USA

Heat 2

Horse – Driver – (Trainer) – Country
1. Up and Quick – Franck Nivard (Franck Leblanc) – France
2. Twister Bi – Christoffer Eriksson (Jerry Riordan) – Italy
3. Propulsion – Johan Untersteiner (Daniel Redén) – Sweden
4. Nuncio – Örjan Kihlström (Stefan Melander) – Sweden
5. In Vain Sund – Erik Adielsson (Daniel Redén) – Sweden
6. Timoko – Björn Goop (Richard Westerink) – France
7. Dante Boko – Adrian Kolgjini (Lutfi Kolgjini) – Sweden
8. Elian Web – Janne Soronen (Katja Melkko) – Finland

— Thomas Hedlund

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