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charly`s criterium
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CHARLY’S CRITERIUM
CHARLY DU NOYER easily
won the Criterium des 4
Ans on the weekend for
trainer Phillippe Allaire,
repeating his victory in
the 3YO equivalent in December.
The beautifully gaited son
of Ready Cash was soon in
control of the race, Yoann
Lebourgeois sweeping to the
front as the field turned into
the straight for the first time.
Cobra Bleu (Fortuna Fant)
and Caid Griff (Password)
briefly challenged but Lebourgois simply upped the
tempo and had two lengths
to spare as they turned for
home.
As Coup de Poker (Coktail
Jet) emerged from the pack
as the only serious challenger, Lebourgois just let out a
little more rein and Charly
du Noyer strode away for an
emphatic win in a time of
Outstanding distance specialist Mellby Viking equalled
the race record in winning
the
Orebro International,
one of the Europe’s most
prestigious staying races for
the second time.
Returning from an eightmonth a break the Timo
Nurmos-trained son of VIking
Kronos settled back behind
Bjorn Goop on Reckless and
Alfas da Vinci (Orlando Vici)
as the big three latched
onto the field from their 50m
handicaps.
Up front Johnny Takter on
front marker Tack Wee set a
brisk pace, defending three
challenges for the lead.
But on the final lap, Bjorn
Goop set Reckless three wide
and Mellby Viking latched
on to the train. By the back
straight Reckless had hit the
front as with Mellby Viking
challenging on the outside.
Reckless led into the
straight but Mellby Viking got
his head in front shortly after,
and though the inside horse
fought on well, Jormio Kontio’s charge had a length to
spare at the wire.
“I felt that the horse was
in good order in the training,
but then just do not know
how good the opponents are
for the day and how the race
is run. But now everything
was perfect” Timo Nurmos
told a Swedish news site.
The winning time was
1’13”4 (1.58.1) for the 3180
meter journey, equaling the
race record.
Charly du Noyer wins the Criterium des 4 Ans. G FORNI
1’12”5 (1.56.3MR) for the
2850m trip, the third fastest
in race history.
The previous day Richard
Westerink’s Timoko bested
Norwegian star Lionel in the
Group II Prix Kerjacques for
elite class older horses.
Lionel broke under pressure as he and Timoko separated from a top class field
at the turn and the son of
Imoko coasted to the line
clear of Africaine (Oiseau de
Feux) with Univers de Pan
(Kenya du Pont) third.
Other big winners in
France last week were outsider Badius de Tilou (Pagalor) who led all the way to win
the Group II Prix Albert Demarq from Sebastien Guarato’s Beau Gamin (Quinoa du
Gers).
David Thomain rode Cyprin d’Erable (Prodigious) to
victory in the Group II monte
Prix Rene Palyart defeating
Candela (First de Retz) and
Chanceliere Citrus (Goetmals Wood).
The other group two monte
at VIncennes, the Prix Jean
Gauvreau went to Best of
Jets after misfortune befell
his two biggest rivals with
Bilibili breaking early in the
race, while favourite Booster
Winner was scratched prior
to the start.
Best of Jets was clearly
superior to the rest of the
field and although Brisbane
du Bourg (Jasmin de Flore)
made some ground in the
straight to claim second. FRENCH FACT
Six horses have achieved
the Criterium des 3 and 4
Ans double since 2003, including Timoko in 2010-11
but none have won gone on
to win the Criterium des 5
Ans. Indeed only two horses
have won all three Criteriums
since its inception in 1942,
Fleuron Perrine (1996-98)
and Jorky (1978-80).
In total 22 horses have
won the first two Criteriums
since the first ever Criterium winner, Vaccares did the
double in 1924-5.
Daniel Redén’s undefeated
Muscle Hill entire Propulsion
earned a ticket to Elitloppet
in the Finlandia-Ajo, raced
over a mile at Vermo on the
weekend, although the trainer has yet to confirm his participation.
Sunday’s outing was the
five year-old US import’s biggest test, taking on a field of
Europe’s elite trotters in Finland’s Finlandia-Ajo at Vermo
which carried a stake of 1
million SEK and a celebrated
“Rosa Biljet” or pink ticket to
the Elitloppet.
Danish driver Steen Juul’s
Tycoon Conway Hall was the
early pacesetter before Örjan
Kihlström set Propulsion forward with one lap to go and
took control from there.
When Kihlström released
the brakes it was game over
and the horse won easily in
a track record of 1”10”2
(1.54.1). Tycoon Conway Hall
held second from top French
mare Anna Mix for trainer
Franck Leblanc.
The latest victory brings
Propulsion’s record to eight
consecutive wins.
Propulsion propeled
Mellby Viking takes International again into Elite contention
Mellby VIking wins the Orebro International. GERARD FORNI
SAM BOURBON
DREAM ISLAND (Winner 2180m
Kilmore)
DISCO DARLING (Winner 2000m
Lyon-Parilly) CRYSTAL WIC (Winner 2575m Agen) DREAM MASTER (Winner 2750m La Capelle)
CARNET INTIME (2nd 2825m
Cholet) CHATOUCHE D’AMOUR
(3rd 2500m Savigny-sur-Braye)
BIG LOVE (3rd 2850m Le Mans)
LOVE YOU
GREAT THINGS HAPPEN (Winner
2600m Addington, NZ) QUEVERT (Winner 2600m Oamaru,
NZ) JEAN SEBASTIAN (2nd
2600m Oamaru, NZ) PARISIAN
CHIC (2nd 2300m Menangle) IL
PIRATA (2nd 2700m Alexandra
Park, NZ)
BON COPAIN (Winner 2800m
Cholet) AIMA DE VILLENEUVE
(Winner 2825m La Croise-Laroche) BLUE LABEL (Winner
3000m Nantes) DUBAI UNION
(Winner 2900m Dozule) CLYDE
BARROW (Winner 3225m
Fougeres) MOontdore (Winner
2950m Toulouse) BARAKA (Winner 2850m Le Croise-Laroche)
DRAGON DES RACQUES (Winner
Group III 2700m Vincennes)
DECENNIE (Winner 2300m Le
Mans) CHAPEAU (2nd 2100m
Vincennes) UN CHARME FOU
(2nd 2800m Cholet) BOUTE EN
TRAIN (2nd 2850m Lyon-Parilly)
CREME DES RACQUES (3rd
2625m Nancy) ALONZO DU
VIVIER (3rd 2650m Oraison)
REPEAT LOVE
KARLIE MONTANA (Winner
2700m Invercargill)
CRESTA ROSSA (Winner 2700m
Vincennes) DIAMOND CROWN
(Winner 2150m Enghien) CIRCE
LA CHESNAIE (2nd 2100m
Vincennes) CALIN D’HAVAROCHE
(2nd 2725m Thouars) CALL ME
SLY (3rd 2825m La Croise-Laroche) DAYANSKA (3rd 2850m
Laval) (Crazy Dream 3rd 2975m
Le Mans)
THE BEST MADRIK
DOUDOU BARAKA (2nd 2575m
Agen) DEL PIERO (3rd 2825m
La Croise-Laroche) DELICATESSEN (2nd 2500m Valognes)
DINARA HEMES (3rd 2750m La
Capelle) DYNAMITE BROUETS
(3rd 2050m Chalons)
ROAD TO THE ELITLOPPET
Two horses received invitations for the Elitloppet following
the Mack Lobell Elitloppet Playoff at the Meadowlands,
New Jersey on the weekend but only one will be going to
the great Swedish race.
And with some irony that will be Ake Svanstedt’s Resolve
who easily won the race but was disqualified for going
inside three pylons on the turn .
The winner’s cheque and the first invite went to secondpast-the post Bee A Magician, trained by ex-pat Kiwi Nifty
Norman.
Norman subsequently informed the committee that he
will be declining the invitation citing the horse’s history of
not performing well when travelling long distances.
But so impressive was Resolve’s performance that the
Elitloppet committee extended a second invitation, to
Svanstedt and his son of Muscle Hill.
The ROAD to the ELITLOPPET
13 Mar Grand Criterium de Vitesse (Cagnes-sur-Mer, FRA)
Winner TIMOKO (confirmed)
23 Apr Prix de l’Atlantique (Enghien, FRA)
Winner LIONEL (declined)
30 Apr Olympiatravet (Åby, SWE)
Winner YOUR HIGHNESS (confirmed)
30 Apr Crit de Vit de Basse Normandie (Argentan, FRA)
WInner UN MEC d’HERIPRE (confirmed)
01 May Gran Premio Della Lotteria (Agnano, ITA)
Winner OASIS BI (confirmed)
08 May Finlandia-Ajo (Vermo, FIN)
Winner PROPULSION (to be confirmed)
08 May Mack Lobell Playoff (Meadowlandsm US)
Winner BEE A MAGICIAN, (declined) RESOLVE (confirmed)
Next 15 May Copenhagen Cup (Charlottenlund, DEN)
QUAKER JET
AFTER RIVER (Winner 2550m
Bordeaux) AIRBORNE (Winner
2900m Le Mans) APPLE PIE
(Winner 3050m Montlucon)
BELLA DES OLIVIERS (Winner
2500m Valognes) CALECHE
(Winner 2525m Valognes)
CORTERA (Winner 2750m
Toulouse) AZUR DES CAILLONS
(2ne 2625m Agen) COCKTAIL
DU LOUP (2nd 2700m Graignes)
DAME NORMANDE (3rd 2300m
Le Mans) CYBELE D’ERONVILLE
(3rd 3050m Montlucon) CRACKER DU CAMPDOS (3rd 2650m
Avignon) DONNA DE KARMEL
(3rd 2700m Le Croise-Laroche)
ORLANDO VICI
CARODOR (Winner
1’14”4/2150m Enghien) THANK
YOU SIR (Winner 2300m Marseille-Borely) BAILA DELADOU
(Winner 2900m Dozule) DARLINGTON PARK (Winner 2700m
Le Croise-Laroche) VICOMTE
DE CORVEIL (Winner 2700m
Graignes) CARAT DES CORVEES
(2nd 2525m Valognes) CRAZY
WELL (2nd 2575m Agen) BERCEUSE WINNING (3rd 2700m
Chataillon) ATOUT DE KACY
(3rd 2875m Laval) BLASON
D’ECAJEUL (3rd 2875m Laval)
CALIN DE GLASNET (3rd 2100m
Vincennes) UDO’S OILER (3rd
1’12”4/2100m Vincennes)
CRIN D’OR (3rd 2600m Landivisiau)
READY CASH
CHARLY DU NOYER (Winner
Group I 1’12”5/2850m Vincennes) DREAM CASH (Winner
2225m Nantes) DAELIA DE
VANDEL (Winner 2700m Vitre)
DEVIL OR ANGEL (2nd 2000m
Bordeaux) DINA DE BEYLEV
(2nd 2400m Fougeres) ALTESSE
DU MIREL (3rd Group III 2850m
Lyon-Parilly) DREAM ATOUT (3rd
2300m Marseille/Borely) CASSY
FUN (3rd 2750m Le Grand Fougeray) CONCERTO EVENING (3rd
2500m Valognes) ALCESTE (3rd
2750m Nancy) BILL PLEASE
(3rd 2950m Le Mans)
MILE RATE CONVERSION:
2.00 =1’14”6, 1.57=1’12”7,
1.54=1’10”8, 1.51= 1’09.
Propulsion winning in Vermo.
GERARD FORNI
SWEDEN
Prix d’Amerique winner
Maharajah was represented
by his first big winner on the
weekend with the victory of
Makethemark in the Varforite
at Solvalla, part of the 3YO
Kriterieserien,
The Petri Salmela colt defeated Monark Newmen (Orlando Vici) and Chocolate
Gold (Chocolatier). Makethemark has now won 10 of his
12 lifetime starts.
In the fillies equivalent, his
French arch-rival Ready Cash
provided the winner with Roger Walman’s Caddie Lisieux
bearing Zahara Goj (Sahara
Dynamite) with Uncertain
Age (Jocose) third.
ITALY
Walter Zanetti’s Unno Del
Duomo won the Group I
Gran Premio Tito Giovanardi
for 3YOs at Modena.
The Ganymede colt defeated Un Grande Ido (CC’s
Chuckie T) and Ursa Caf
(Exploit Caf) who was third.
The winner clocked 1’12”9
(1.57.1) for the 2080m trip.
AUSTRALIA
Imported French Sam Bourbon filly Dream Island kept
her ubeaten record intact
when beating a good 3YO
field at Kilmore.
Having only turned three
that week, the Anton Golina
trained filly recorded a mile
rate of 2.04.4 for the 2180m.
NEW ZEALAND
Love You gelding Great
Things Happen won his fifth
race in a row for trainer Gavin
Smith and North Island owner Ted Edwards over 2600m
at Addington on Sunday.
Love You’s full brother Repeat Love also had his first
New Zealand winner when
Karlie Montana won in Invercargill on Sunday.
Quevert and Jean Sebastian also provided a Love You
quinella at Oamaru on Satuday.