by Thomas Hedlund
Axevalla racetrack in Sweden plays host to a three-day party starting today (July 22) culminating on Sunday (July 24) with the $465,000 Stochampionatet for 4-year-old trotting mares.
Twelve mares qualified for the final one week ago and the race is quite tough since the distance in both the eliminations and final is 2,640 meters (over 1.6 miles).
Offspring by Muscle Hill, Ready Cash and S.J.’s Caviar dominate the final, even if the most merited trotter ahead of the race is Djali Boko mare Lara Boko, trained by Timo Nurmos and driven by Mika Forss. Lara Boko claimed the Oaks at Solvalla in September and was the heavy favorite in her elimination last week. But she had to capitulate from the lead when upset winner Global Collection (Brillantissime) showed great speed over the stretch.
The $465,000 Stochampionatet is unusually open this year and basically all 12 contenders can win the prestigious race.
Horse – Sire – Driver
1. Felicia Zet – Ready Cash – Björn Goop
2. Global Collection – Brillantissime – Carl Johan Jepson
3. A Perfect Face – Classic Photo – Adrian Kolgjini
4. Deborah S.H. – Maharajah – Thomas Uhrberg
5. Glamorous Rain – Muscle Hill – Örjan Kihlström
6. Great Skills – Ready Cash – Daniel Wäjersten
7. Lara Boko – Djali Boko – Mika Forss
8. Rihanna W.I. – S.J.’s Caviar – Jorma Kontio
9. Imhatra Am – Muscle Hill – Mats E Djuse
10. Chatty Kronos – Bold Eagle – Magnus A Djuse
11. Kashmir River – Django Riff – Petter Lundberg
12. Ninepoints Candy – S.J.’s Caviar – Jörgen Westholm
STAR QUALITY FIELD IN HUGO ÅBERGS MEMORIAL
Jägersro racetrack in southern Sweden arrange its super summer day on Tuesday (July 26) and the $310,000 Hugo Åbergs Memorial mile race for the older elite is the race that the fans will be waiting for.
Ten trotters from Europe will chase the first prize of 1,609,000 Swedish crowns and some really quick opening horses had great luck when the draw was made on Tuesday (July 19) night.
Don Fanucci Zet from post 1, Click Bait from post 2 and Önas Prince from number 3 will most probably make this year’s edition of Hugo Åbergs Memorial a high-speed story.
HUGO ÅBERGS MEMORIAL 2022
Horse – Driver
1. Don Fanucci Zet – Örjan Kihlström
2. Click Bait – Per Lennartsson
3. Önas Prince – Per Nordström
4. Oscar L.A. – Joakim Lövgren
5. Rackham – Robert Bergh
6. Mister F.Daag – Robin Bakker
7. Vernissage Grif – Alessandro Gocciadoro
8. Night Brodde – Conrad Lugauer
9. Stoletheshow – Björn Goop
10. Officer Stephen – Dion Tesselaar