by Thomas Hedlund
The $80,000 Prins Daniel’s race over the mile on Saturday (May 21) ended the qualification races ahead of Elitloppet and an American-bred trotter, trained by Stefan Melander, earned his spot in the big battle at Solvalla next weekend.
Six-year-old Click Bait (Cantab Hall) took an impressive wire-to-wire triumph, paired with Per Lennartsson (who will drive Admiral As next week) and the duo landed a 1:53.2 mile meaning Click Bait is set for the Elitloppet.
During the same afternoon in Gävle, Solvalla invited Brother Bill (From Above) and Mister F. Daag (Conway Hall) to the race next Sunday. That leaves one spot left for Elitloppet and Solvalla will get help from the fans, finding the last horse.
Night Brodde, Calle Crown and Stoletheshow are the horses that can be voted for. From the beginning, another horse, Upstate Face, was one out of four options to vote for, but trainer Adrian Kolgjini chose to jump off this game.
The three candidates will chase votes until this morning (May 22) at 11 a.m. Stockholm time, and after that, the entire Elitloppet field will be set.
Hail Mary (Googoo Gaagaa) was set for Elitloppet earlier this week, meaning that trainer Daniel Redén has three horses in the race.
Don Fanucci Zet — Sweden
Vivid Wise As — Italy
Etonnant — France
Admiral As — Sweden
Click Bait — Sweden
Önas Prince — Sweden
Brother Bill — Sweden
Hail Mary — Sweden
Vernissage Grif — Italy
Mister F.Daag — The Netherlands
Snowstorm Hanover — Sweden
Perfetto — Canada
Who’s Who — Sweden
Extreme — Denmark
Cokstile — Italy
Night Brodde or Calle Crown or Stoletheshow