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Anna Mix wins tour European in Spain

07:00 AM 05 Oct 2017 NZDT
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October 3, 2017 - The Trotteur Francais series called Tour European continued last weekend at Son Pardo with the harness racing Grand Prix des Baleares.

This event for high class FR bred trottuers went to the classy mare Anna Mix, off as the 1/2 favorite and driven by Franck Nivard. Franck Leblanc owns and trains Anna Mix that now has over €1.15 million earned. Uppercut de Manche and veteran Swedishman were next to the line in this third leg of the five race series Tour European. In October the final two events are set for Mons Ghlin and Gelsenkirchen. Race summary follows.

Son Pardo – Grand Prix des Baleares (purse €50,000, 2650 meters, 14 starters)

September 30, 2017

1/2 Anna Mix (7f Ludo de Castelle-Ires), Franck Nivard up, Franck Leblanc owner/trainer, her 16th win in 59 career starts for €1,157,053 earned

7.1/1 Uppercut de Manche (9g Neutron du Cebe-Nuit de Manche), Francois Lecanu driver, Thierry Raffegeau trainer, J.Y. Roze owner

8.3/1 Swedishman (11g Gogo-Volgana), Thierry Duvaldestin trainer/driver. This veteran now with €1,151,676 career earnings

Also on the weekend were more significant races for three year-olds at Solvalla. Candu La Marc (by Scarlet Knight) won the Trav Oaks and the Trav Kriterium went to Villiam (by Muscle Hill). Races for aged males and mares also took place. Poochai (by Make It Happen) won the Frances Bulwarks at 44/1 odds and the Giant Diablo for mares went to I Love Paris (by Steinlager) reined by trainer Bjorn Goop. Race summaries follow.

Solvalla – Frances Bulwarks (250,000SEK to winner, 2140 meters autostart, Gold division)

October 1, 2017

Race time 1.11.7kr

44/1 Poochai (7m Make It Happen-In Vino Veritas-Express Ride), Erik Adielsson driver, Svante Bath trainer, Roxy Horses KB owner

4.4/1 Volstead (6m Cantab Hall-Madame Volo-Yankee Glide), Johnny Takter driver, Stefan Melander trainer/owner

1/1 Ringostarr Treb (7m Classic Photo-Farsal Egral-Supergill), Wim Paal driver, Jerry Riordan trainer

 

Solvalla – Trav Oaks (1,400,000SEK to winner, 2140 meters autostart, grade I national)

October 1, 2017

Race time 1.12.6kr

24.4/1 Candy La Marc (3f Scarlet Knight-Oiseau-Andover Hall), Erik Adielsson up, Lars Marcussen owner/trainer/breeder

1.4/1 Dibaba (3f Ready Cash-Moonlight Kronos-Viking Kronos), Orjan Kihlstrom owner, Roger Walman trainer, SRK owner

3.2/1 Run Chica Run (3f Scarlet Knight-Ron Body Run-Super Arnie), Peter Untersteiner trainer/driver

 

Solvalla – Trav Kriterium (Gr. I national, 2640 meters autostart, purse 2,000,000SEK to winner)

October 1, 2017

Race time 1.12kr

2.3/1 Villiam (3m Muscle Hill-Gold Strike-Striking Sahbra), Jorma Kontio driver, Timo Nurmos breeder/trainer/owner – slate 6-1-0 in 7 career starts for 4,155,000SEK earned

2.5/1 Coin Perdu (3m SJs Caviar-Pioul Kronos-Viking Kronos), Orjan Kihlstrom driver, Svante Bath trainer

13.7/1 Husse Boko (3m Chocolatier-Vintage Boko-Garland Lobell), Joakim Lovgren trainer/driver

 

Solvalla – Giant Diablo Mares (purse 200,000SEK to winner, 1640 meters autostart)

October 1, 2017

Race time 1.11.5kr

1/2 I Love Paris (7f Steinlager-Maria Dulcinea-Egyptian Gentleman), trainer/driver Bjorn Goop

10.9/1 Spoil Me (5f Going Kronos-Mystical Ann-Kadabra), Kenneth Haugstad, Roger Walman trainer, SRF owner

4/1 Indoor Voices (6f Yankee Glide-Celebrity Whisper-SJs Caviar), Orjan Kihlstrom driver, Roger Walman trainer

Thomas H. Hicks

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