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The 10th leg of the Gr. III Grand Prix du Trot Paris Turf (purse 75,000€, 2725 meters distance handicap) on September 23 saw the 25 meter handicapped Fakir du Lorault (5m Vaillant Cash-Native du Lorault) score at 10/1 odds timed in 1.13.0kr. Francois Lecanu teamed this Mickael Charuel trainee to his eighth career win now worth 421,940€ in lifetime earnings. Second beaten a quarter length was the 6/10 favorite Elie de Beaufour (6g Royal Dream-Pignata) reined by Eric Raffin for trainer Jean Michel Bazire. The 52/1 outsider Desir Castelets (7m Quaker Jet-Ophelie Jet) took third money for pilot Gabriele Gelormini. Fakir du Lorault On September 22 the Paris-Vincennes card was raced at Laval. The Gr. III Prix Emile Beziere (purse 70,000€, 2850 meters, European) was the featured event and 1.5/1 odds Violetto Jet (6m From Above-Nocciolaia Jet) scored in 1.13.2kr with Franck Nivard up for trainer Philippe Billard. The winner recorded his ninth win in France now for lifetime earnings of 411,562€. 2.1/1 odds Fairplay d’Urzy (5m Ready Cash-Romane d’Urzy) was second for Eric Raffin and trainer Jean Michel Bazire. 18/1 Sweet Dance (5f Maharajah-Sugar Step) was a good third for Alexis Prat and trainer Anders Lindqvist. Violetto Jet In the same card was the monte Prix Enos (purse 50,000€, 2850 meters, European) with victory earned by 3/10 favorite Fakir de l’Ecluse (5g Chef du Chatelet) with Alexandre Abrivard up for trainer/owner L.Cl. Abrivard. Race time was 1.13.3kr as the winner recorded her ninth career win for 181,630€ in lifetime earnings. She also recorded her fifth monte victory in her last six appearances. The 26/1 Frances Bresil (5f Vaillant Cash) was a close second for jockey Anthony Barrier, with third to 6.3/1 Vincero’ Gar (6g SJs Photo-Lady Killer Gar) with Matthieu Abrivard in the irons for trainer Pietro Gubellini. Fakir de l’Ecluse On September 21 at Craon there was a fine card of turf trotting including the Prix Atmos Proprete also named the Prix Une de Mai (LeTrot Open de Regions Anjou-Maine, three year olds, purse 22,000€, 2750 meters). Here, the 50 meter handicapped and 9/1 odds Headline (3f Brillantissime-Mara Bourbon) scored for owner/driver Jean Pierre Dubois and trainer Kevin Vanderschelden. Bred by Ecurie Dream With Me, Headline now has eight wins and two seconds in 15 career starts for 115,740€ earned. JPD recorded his 12th driving win this year in 61 starts. Hiphip Houra (3m Goetmals Wood), no handicap, was a rallying second for Eric Raffin at 4.7/1 odds. Third was 21/1 Haido des Champs (3m Also des Champs), 25 meter handicapped, with trainer Matthieu Abrivard at the lines. Race time was unreported. Headline In the days ahead the races scheduled for Enghien on Friday and Vincennes on Saturday will be raced at Mauquenchy. LeTrot files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

September 20, 2020 Cokstile (7m Quite Easy-Joystile-Coktail Jet) easily took the 220,000€ purse PR Costa Azzurra at Torino raced over the 1600 meter autostart sprint distance. Race time was 1.11.2kr for the Antonio Di Nardo harness racing reined performer. Zacon Gio (5m Ruty Grif-May Glade Font SM-Yankee Glide) was two lengths back second for Roberto Vecchione with Vitruvio (6m Adrian Chip-Tigre OM-Zebu) five lengths further back third handled by Alessandro Gocciadoro. The winning pedigree follows Gaet, Ippodromo Torino files/photos   Thomas H. Hicks

Kincsem Park’s Saturday program was an exceptional one including five races with purses at 1,200,000Huf and above. The first such contest was the Kabala DIJ (purse 1,200,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) and 23.6/1 Urania RG (7f Racino-Sweet Pine-Pine Chip) rallied to victory by a length in 1.15.9kr. Andor Angyal teamed the now two time 2020 winner in eight starts for trainer Zoltan Ozvar. 4.5/1 odds Unika Vik (7f Cantab Hall-Nashville OM-Uronometro) was second for trainer/driver Goran Zolnaji. Pacesetter and even-money favorite Longines (6f Conway Hall-Kentucky Love Song-Valley Victor) held third for Andrea Fazekas and trainer Imre Fazekas, her only career finish back of second. Urania RG Adriana Asti (4f Frullino Jet-Cameron Diaz-Baltic Speed), off at 3/2 odds, took the Kanca DIJ (purse 2,000,000€, 1900 meters autostart) clocked in 1.16.7kr. Trainer Veljko Mazsity reined the winner that recorded her second victory in six 2020 outings. Kabala Menes Kft. bred the winner as it also bred Zseneroz that won later in the program today. Sugar Babe AT (4f Amiral Sund-Silent Yankee-Yankee Glide) was next with Imre Fazekas up and third home was 10.3/1 Ann Bella M (4f Cigar Dan-Malhana Serey-Malana Sascha). Adriana Asti  Kanca DIJ past winners follow: Zseneroz The Konta Dezso Memorial (purse 1,500,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) saw even-money favorite Unno del Duomo (7m Ganymede-Irma dei Duomo-Lemon Dra) score in 1.15.1kr, his second 2020 win at Kincsem Park in as many starts. Goran Zolnaji is the winning trainer/driver. 14.2/1 Sirol Axe (9g Express Road-Lali Axe-Love You) was next with Milan Tasic the trainer/driver. 12.6/1 Vital RG (6m SJs Photo-Vitesse OR-Indro Park) took third for Tibor Hajnal. Unno dei Duomo The Otevesek Nagydija (purse 2,850,000HUf, 3000 meters autostart) saw 2.1/1 odds Zseneroz (5f SJs Photo-Hitelezo-Witsends Speedy) record a 1.21.2kr clocked victory for driver Andor Angyal and trainer Zoltan Ozvar. This was her second win in six 2020 appearances. 3/1 Zolta (5m Naglo-Gazza Jet-Supergill) took second with Veljko Mazsity up and third was 45.9/1 Zseda (5f Frullino Jet-Filigran-Witsends Speedy) for reinsman Csaba Lakatos. Zseneroz Past winners of this classic race follow: White Lady The fine three tear old trotting filly Borutka (3f Illetmeny-Night Lady-Tony Oaks) took the Haronevesek Nagydija (purse 5,000,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) clocked in 1.17.2kr. She lived up to the 1.5/1 odds for trainer/driver Tibor Hajnal and Illetmeny Kft. Illetmeny was an exceptionally talented son of Valley Guardian.The 4.1/1 Bonaparte Boss (3g Napolean-Nikita-Crown Sweep) took second for Valjko Mazsity and 5.7/1 Bazsiville (3g Calypso Capar-Izaville-Endless Sands) was third handled by trainer Imre Fazekas. Borutka Past winners of this event follow. Arum Ville Kincsem Park files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

Today’s Deutsches Traber Derby at Berlin Mariendorf in Germany (purse 200,050€, 1900 meters autostart, 12 starters) went to 4.4/1 Wild West Diamant (3m Muscle Hill-Mustangs Sally) timed in 1.12.1kr and reined by Robin Bakker for trainer Paul Hagoort and Stabke Why Not. This was his second 2020 victory in six starts and raised his lifetime earnings to 135,811€. 11/1 Straight Flush (3m Pastor Stephen-Pantsnsox Diamant) took second for Michael Nimczyk and owner Ulrich Mommert. 6.5/1 Toto Borosso (3m Ready Cash-Bibi Borosso) was third for trainer/driver Peter Untersteiner. Gold Cap BR (3m Prodigious-Baccara BR) was fourth for Cees F. Kamminga. The 5/10 favorite Keytothehill was a miscue dq along with Cunningham and Venture Capital. Wild West Diamant Wild West Diamant  On the undercard was the Traber-Derby B Finale (purse 20,000€, 1900 meters autostart, 10 starters) and Body N Soul (3m Maharajah-Reve d’Amour) scored in 1.13.6kr for trainer/driver Mike Lenders for Stall Soulmate. Winnetou Diamant (3m Conway Hall) was next for the Bakker/Hagoort team and Knock On Wood (3g Expo Bi) was third for Jaap van Rijn. Body N Soul Yesterday was the annual Derby Auktion Berlin. The catalog, videos and results follow. There were 84 lots sold. The sale topper was hip 9, Lauria Inferior S (f, Muscle Hill-Linda di Casei-Uronometro), that brought 100,000€. Her first dam was a great racemare that won 841,937€ in her exceptional career and now the dam of Axl Rose, a winner of 576,935€. Laura Inferior S   Other sale leaders included hip 10, Hurricane (m, Father Patrick-Scully’s Girl-Muscle Hill-Scully FBI), for a 90,000€ winning bid. Hip 54, Matt A Fortuna (m, Southwind Franck-Freeway Fortuna-Conway Hall) was next at 65,000€., Berlin Marienndorf files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

Chalimar de Guez (8g Nahar de Beval-Phebe de Guez) took today’s Paris-Vincennes featured Prix Georges Dreux (monte, Gr. III, purse 70,000€, 2850 meters, international) timed in 1.12.9kr with J.Y. Ricart in the irons for trainer Jean Michel Bazire and Ecurie Vautors. This was Chalimar’s 11th career harness racing win now for 430,740€ earned. He was off at 1.8/1 odds and defeated 4.4/1 Diamant de Treabat (7g Kuadro Wild-Sud Africa) with Matthieu Abrivard the jockey. Third Was 2.7/1 Caban Prior (8g Sancho Panca-Fita Prior) that contested the lead throughout for Aurelien Desmarres and Ecurie S. Desmarres. Chalimar de Guez LeTrot files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

The Prix de Taverny (Gr. III, 2700 meters, purse 55,000€, three year old fillies European) on September 17 at Paris-Vincennes saw the good harness racing filly Hanna des Molles (3f Village Mystic-Ultimate Jet) score in 1.15.6kr for Alexandre Abrivard, trainer L.CL. Abrivard and owner J.L. Beraud at 1.6/1 odds. Beautiful Colibri (3f Ready Cash-Gilly LB), off at 2.1/1 odds, was second for owner/trainer Philippe Allaire and teamster Francois Lagadeuc. Third home was Hermine Sibey (3f Atlas de Joudes) with Eric Raffin at the lines. Hanna des Molles LeTrot files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

The Groupe I Prix de L;Etoile (purse 170,000€, 2150 meters distance handicap, eight starters three through five year olds) at Paris-Vincennes today went to the 2/10 favorite Face Time Bourbon (5m Ready Cash-Vita Bourbon) timed in 1.09.4kr over 2200 meters (mile rate 1:51.66) as he was handicapped 50 meters as were the other five year olds in the harness racing field. He was driven by Bjorn Goop as usual. This Sebastian Guarato trainee now has 24 victories in 28 starts for 1,926,900€ in career earnings. Scuderia Bivans Srl owns the winner that was bred by SARL Haras Saint Martin. Face Time Bourbon scored easily with the plugs in. The 60/1 Frisbee d’Am (5m The Best Madrik-Miska Rondes) was best of the rest for Alexandre Abrivard and trainer Richard Westerink. Third was 98/1 Fakir du Lorault (5m Vaillant Cash) handled by Francois Lecanu. 27/1 Hirondelle Sibey and 6.6/1 Feliciano completed the top five. Face Time Bourbon       Trainer Guarato   to watch the race replay, click here.    LeTrot files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

Today’s Groupe I Prix de Normandie (monte, purse 170,000€, 3000 meters, 14 starters five year olds) at Paris-Vincennes saw 6.9/1 Flamme du Goutier (5f Ready Cash-Utopie du Goutier) rally to victory timed in 1.12.7kr. Antoine Wiels handled the now 10 time winner in 27 career starts for trainer Thierry Duvaldestin. Ecurie Saint Martin owns the now winner of 251,320€. The 1.7/1 second choice Fleche Bourbon (5f Saxo de Vandel-Uzane Josselyn) was a game second after setting the pace for jockey Alexandre Abrivard, trainer Sebastien Guarato and Ecurie du Haras de Saint Martin. The 1.6/1 odds favorite Feeling Cash (5m Ready Cash-Royale Star) was a distant third for Eric Raffin, trainer Philippe Allaire and owner Carlos Lerner. 143/1 Forever Speed and 127/1 Flore de Janeiro completed the top five finishers. Flamme du Goutier 200 meters out   LeTrot files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

Today’s Paris-Vincennes group level harness racing trotting action began with the Gr. II Prix Ceneri Forcinal (monte, 2175 meters voltstart, purse 85,000€, four year olds) and 2.5/1 odds Gospel Pat (4m Uriel Speed-Namorosa) scored timed in 1.11.8kr with David Thomain in the irons. Philippe Allaire trains the now six time winner in 23 starts for owner Patrick Madar. Gospel Pat has now earned 283,450€ for his career. The 3.7/1 Grazia (5f Severino) was second for jockey Alexandre Abrivard and owner/trainer L.Cl. Abrivard. 4.4/1 Gloria Berry (4f Quaker Jet-Tequila Berry) was third for J.Y. Ricart and owner/trainer Jean Michel Bazire. 1.3/1 favorite Gladys des Plaines (4f Opus Viervil) was fourth with Mathieu Mottier up for trainer Gilles Curen. Gospel Pat The Q+ race of the day was the Prix du Moulins la Marche (purse 56,000€, 2850 meters, 16 starters) with victory to 5.5/1 odds Dostoievski (7g Ganymede-Noor des Charmes) timed in 1.13kr and reined by Nicolas Bazire. Ecurie des Charmes owns this Jean Michel Bazire trainee that scored for the 10th time in 52 career starts now for 412,010€ earned. The 29/1 Black Jack From (9g Scipion du Goutier) was second for owner/trainer/driver Guillaume Gillot. Third was 4.7/1 Diablo du Noyer (7m Jasmin de Flore) for Eric Raffin. The top five was completed by 1.4/1 Dreambreaker (7g Offshore Dream) and 7.4/1 Alinea (10g Baccarat du Pont) and the exact order Q+ ticket paid 12,099.60€ to 117 winning tickets. The Q+ pool was 4,651,572€ and over 9,103,000€ was wagered on this race. Dostoievski from the clouds LeTrot, PMU files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

Classic action this weekend was at Vermo Arena in Finland. Zarenne FAS (5m Varenne-Miss Muscle FAS-Muscles Yankee) took the Finlandia AJO (190,000€ purse, 1620 meters autostart) on September 4th clocked in 1.09.9kr over a rain-soaked racetrack. Santtu Raitala teamed the Jerry Riordan trainee for owner Francesco Gragnaniello. He won for the second time in 10 starts in 2020 and he his now 10 for 41 for the career that has yielded life earnings of 534,589€. The race record is 1.09.8kr set by DDs Hitman. Readly Express won this event in 2019. The winner tracked second finishing Double Exposure (7g Donato Hanover-KD Girl), handled by Orjan Kihlstrom for the Daniel Reden/Stall Zet team, and just inched by nearing the line. Le Gros Bill (6f Pilgrims Taj) was third fir Antti Teivainen. Previous race winner since 1999 include many great performers. Replay and post race videos with the race chart. Track replay Varenne Fas (outside) On September 5th the Finland Trotting Derby (purse 150,000€, 2620 meters autostart,12 starters) saw favorite Mascate Match (4f Muscle Mass-Captivation-Cantab Hall-Flirtin Miss) score in 1.13.4kr for Pekka Korpi, her 24th career win in 28 starts now for 618,162€ earned. Always Ready (4f Ready Cash-Minnesota-Spotlite Lobell) was second after sitting fourth during the race, with Kari Rosimo aboard. Third home was Sahara Peyote (4f Make It Happen-Unikko-Love You) for Ari Meilanen. Chart and replay link follow. Mascate Match Replay Superb trotting action will occur on the upcoming weekend at Paris-Vincennes. On Friday September 11 is the Prix Alfred Lefevre (monte, purse 67,000€, 2850 meters, European eligibles). On Saturday there are three groupe level races including the Prix Cenari Forcimal (Gr. II, monte, purse 85,000€, 2175 meters); the Prix de Normandie (Gr. I, monte, 3000 meters, 170,000€ purse); and the Prix de l’Etoile (Gr. I, 2175 meters distance handicap, 170,000€ purse, for three-five year olds). The latter features the likely favorite Face Time Bourbon against seven rivals such as Feliciano and Frisbee d’Am. LeTrot, Vermo Arena, Fintoto files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

Today’s featured Uzer DIJ (purse 700,000HUf, 1900 meters autostart) at Kincsem Park saw 1.3/1 Pan Globe Jaycee (6f Muscles Yankee-Impala Jaycee-Othello Vivant) score in 1.18.2kr for trainer/driver Goran Zolnaji. The fine mare recorded her third 2020 victory in seven starts. The 5.6/1 odds Alfa Boy (4m Racino-Chippychip GT-Defi d’Aunou) was a rallying second for Csaba Lakatos with third to Up All Night (7f Americas Dust-Narancs Virig-Tony Oaks). Pan Globe Jaycee On the undercard the Luca DIJ (purse 600,000HUf, 1900 meters autostart) went to 3.2/1 Adamo Fling (4m Maximus Lindy-Ciccioline Fling-Supergill) reined by Emese Vezer. The winner was clocked in 1.17.6kr for his second victory in seven 2020 starts. Emil Csordas trains Adamo Fling Adamo Fling Kincsem Park files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

The 4.9/1 odds Hail Mary (4m Googoo Gaagaa-Dreams-Victory Dream) went to the front at the start, exchanged leads with Usain Toll, retook the front and controlled the pace leading to an easy 1.12.8kr timed victory in the Gr. I National Svenskt Travderby (2,000,000SEK to the winner, 2640 meters autostart, 12 starters). Trainer Robert Bergh teamed the winner for Stall Mary AB as Hail Mary won for the 14th time in 16 career starts, now for 3,373,000 in life earnings. The 3.3/1 favorite Don Fanucci Zet (4m Hard Livin-Kissed By The West-Western Terror) was very game second after a tough journey on the outer for reinsman Orjan Kihlstrom, trainer Daniel Reden and Stall Zet. He was clocked in 1.13.1kr, the same as third finishing Aetos Kronos (4m Bold Eagle-Will OF A Woman-Muscles Yankee that closed from last late in the final bend for driver Magnus A. Djuse, trainer Jerry Riordan and co-owners Team Snyder AB and Aetos Dios AM. The fractions were fast at the start and finish, with pedestrian clocking mid-race (1.07.7kr at the first 500; 1.12.9kr at the 1000; 1.14.3kr at the first 1500; 1.13.8kr at the 2000 and 1..12.8kr for the finish) Hail Mary  Replay – What a colt the winner is and so too for the next two finishers. Top flight!!! The winning pedigree exhibits the return of Moni Maker again through the Nan’s Catch daughter Dreams. Hail Mary is her 11th foal. Production record of Nan’s Catch follows: Dam: Nan's Catch (US) m, 1985 1.11,3a USD 766,074 At 2, Winner of Breeders' Crown, third in Merrie Annabelle. At 3, Winner of Coaching Club Trotting Oaks, Hambletonian Oaks, Kentucky Futurity, World Trotting Derby.   1990 Awesome Goal (US)        1.13,1a   USD 105,095           h, by Armbro Goal (US)   - Nan's Catch (US)     Sold at Tattersalls Select Yearling Sale 1991 for 150,000 USD. 1991 Catch Fortuna (US)        1.18,8a   USD 1,917   5  1- 0- 0        m, by Speedy Crown (US)   - Nan's Catch (US)     Sold at Tattersalls Select Yearling Sale 1992 for 150,000 USD. 1993 Moni Maker (US)      1.12,5v  1.09,7a   USD 5,589,256   105  67- 18- 10        m, by Speedy Crown (US)   - Nan's Catch (US)     At 2, second in Oakville Stakes. At 3, Winner of Simcoe Stakes, Matron Stakes Filly Final, Harry M. Zweig Memorial, Hambletonian Oaks, second in Breeders' Crown. At 4, Winner of Fina Cup, Biri International, Trotting Classic Oaks Final, Nat Ray Trot, Gran Premio Delle Nazioni, second in Gran Premio Della Lotteria, Gran Premio Gaetano Turilli, Breeders' Crown. At 5, Winner of Nat Ray Trot, Gran Premio Costa Azzurra, Gran Premio Delle Nazioni, Prix de Bourgogne, Gran Premio Gaetano Turilli, Breeders' Crown, Copenhagen Cup, Elitloppet, second in Prix de France, Oslo Grand Prix, third in Criterium de Vitesse de la Côte d'Azur, Gran Premio Della Lotteria. At 6, Winner of American-National Open Trot, L.C.Peterson-Broddas Minneslöpning, Gran Premio Palio Dei Comuni, Trotting Classic Final, Prix de France, Gran Premio Gaetano Turilli, Prix d'Amerique, second in Elitloppet, Gran Premio Delle Nazioni, third in Prix de Belgique. At 7, Winner of Gran Premio Costa Azzurra, Criterium de Vitesse de la Côte d'Azur, Nat Ray Trot, second in Maple Leaf Trotting Classic, Breeders' Crown, Gran Premio Renzo Orlandi, third in Prix de France. Sold at Tattersalls Select Yearling Sale 1994 for 87,000 USD. 1995 Nan's Winner (US)      1.18,1v  1.15,9a   NOK 220,200   14  3- 0- 2        h, by American Winner (US)   - Nan's Catch (US)     Sold at Tattersalls Select Yearling Sale 1996 for 175,000 USD. 1996 Fortunefivehundred (US)        1.15,1a   USD 35,873   16  2- 5- 2        h, by American Winner (US)   - Nan's Catch (US)     At 3, second in Horseman Futurity, third in Review Stakes. Sold at Tattersalls Select Yearling Sale 1997 for 160,000 USD. 1997 Dreams (US)                    m, by Victory Dream (US)   - Nan's Catch (US)     Jagersro, Rikstoto, Fintoto Blodbanken files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

The Kolgjini Sale (online) saw spirited bidding with seven lots sold for 725,000SEK ($82,800US) or more. The sale topper was Bordeaux Face, a colt by Propulsion from the Love You mare Croix d’Am, that brought a winning 3,000,000SEK ($342,000US) bid from Lennart Agren. Agren acquired four of the top seven yearlings sold. Below is a summary of the sale topper and the leading yearlings sold at this event. Kolgjini Online Sale files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

September 6, 2020 The 1.8/1 odds Diana Zet (4f Hard Livin-Marsia LB-Windsongs Legacy) held gamely on the front to secure harness racing victory in the Derbystoet (first prize 1,000,000SEK, 2140 meters autostart, 12 starters) today at Jagersro. Race time was 1.12.7kr for the Orjan Kihlstrom reined mare that is trained by Daniel Reden for Stall Zet. This was her fifth 2020 win in eight starts and it was her 10th career victory in 18 lifetime appearances for 8,138,000SEK earned. Milady Grace (4f Ready Cash-Khao Manee-Muscle Yankee) was second at 4.8/1 for reinsman Bjorn Goop and the Reden/Stall Zet team. Another stablemate, the 33.3/1 odds outsider Alaska Kronos (4f Trixton-Illinois-Donerail), was third with Carl Johan Jepson at the lines for the Reden/Stall Zet team. The stake record is 1.11.6kr set by Cash Crown in 2017 piloted by Johnny Takter. Watch the replay click here.   Diana Zet (inside) Early in the card was the Breeders Course Qualifier for two year olds (purse to winner 100,000SEK, 1640 meters autostart) with victory to the 1.14.4kr timed Good Vibes (2f Django Riff-Morgana Bi-Donato Hanover), her second win in as many starts. Seventh Heaven (2f Uncle Lasse-Huet-Meaulnes du Corta) was second for Christoffer Eriksson with third to Icelander (2m Uriel Speed-Best Lady-Saxo de Vandel) with Ken Ecce aboard. The Breeders Course Final is September 20th. Good Vibes The Bo W. Takters Tribute (100,000SEK first prize, 3140 meters distance handicap, 11 starters) went to 30.5/1 Isco Boko (5g Muscle Hill-Feels Like Magic-Kadabra) for Ulf Ohlsson timed in 1.15.6kr. Panamera and Aslan DK took the second and third paychecks. Isco Boko Jagersro, Maharajah, Fintoto, Rikstoto files/photos Thomas H. Hicks

Cleangame (8g Ouragon de Celland-Red Bell), off at 2/10 odds, and reined by his harness racing trainer Jean Michel Bazire, was an easy 1.11.2kr timed winner of the Gr. II International Prix d’Ete (purse 145,000€, 2700 meters). This was Cleangame’s 36th career win in 56 starts now for 1,447,320€ and he is currently one of the top older campaigners in France. J.M. Rancoule owns Cleangame. 12/1 Tony Gio (8m Varenne-Ilaria Jet) rallied late to earn second for Eric Raffin, trainer Sebastien Guarato and owner Scuderia Bivans Srl, also owner of Face Time Bourbon. Third today was 5.1/1 Drole de Jet (7m Coktail Jet-Likely Jet) for trainer/driver Pierre Vercruysse and Ecurie Hunter Valley. Alcoy (6m Ready Cash-Divann), off at 11/1, finished fourth for Christophe Martens and Ceke Farm BVBA. Cleangame The Gr. II Prix de Basly (monte, purse 85,000€, 2175 meters, seven three year olds) completed today’s groupe level action and it went to 4.2/1 odds Heros de Fleur (3m Ludo de Castelle-Rue Chance Folle) with Eric Raffin in the irons. Frederic Prat is the owner/trainer of this now four time career winner for life earnings of 108,190€. Race time was 1.13.4kr. 5.2/1 odds Hytte du Terroir (3f Boccador de Simm) took second money for Alexandre Abrivard and third was 13/1 Hispanien (3m Magnificent Rodney) for Anthony Barrier. Heros de Fleur   The exceptional trotting action continued this day in the USA and CA. An abundance of top-level winners caught my attention and I hope yours too.   Captain Corey 2yotc by Googoo Gaagaa 1:53.3f $253,000 PASS Final   Flawless Country (by Southwind Frank) 2yotf PASS Final 1:54.3f   Ready For Moni (by Ready Cash) 1:52.1s in the Goodtimes at Mohawk Atlanta (by Chapter Seven) 1:50.4s in C$560,000 Canadian Trotting Classic at Mohawk   Tomorrow the trots continue at Jagersro and is worth our attention as the Svenskt Derby is on tap. LeTrot, PMU, Jagersro, Woodbine Mohawk, Pocono Downs files/photos   Thomas H. Hicks

Mellby Free (6f Muscle Hill-Mellby Ticket-Windsongs Legacy) was a game front-end winner of today’s Jagersro featured Birger Bengtssons Minne 2000 STL Gold (150,000SEK to the winner, 1640 meters autostart, 12 starters) timed in 1.10.1kr. Bjorn Goop trains and drove the winner to her second 2020 score in six starts and this was her 16th career harness racing victory in 28 appearances, now for 8,153,830SEK earned. Racing Mange (7m Orlando Vici-Klara Kickan-Alf Palema) was second for trainer/driver Joakim Lovgren. Third home was Forfantone AM (5m Muscle Hill-Tamla Celeber-Cantab Hall) with Torbjorn Jansson at the lines for trainer Roger Walmann. Mellby Free  On the undercard was the Michelsens Bil STL Silver (125,000SEK first prize, 2140 meters autostart, 12 starters). Harran Boko (6g Maharajah-Zilan Boko-Muscles Yankee) took this one timed in 1.11.7kr with Marc Elias at the lines for trainer Conrad Lugauer. This was his fifth 2020 victory in 10 starts and 17th for his 40-race career that has yielded 1,771,803SEK in life earnings. Second was the Robert Bergh trainer and reined Macelleria (6g Maharajah-Enjoy Our Nanny-Enjoy Lavec) with third to Giant Shadow (7g RC Royalty-Turnpike Trophy-Turnpike Taylor) teamed with his trainer Bjorn Goop.   ATG, Jagersro files/photos Thomas H. Hicks

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