This week we look back on a fantastic Breeders Crown meeting at Eskilstuna where we saw four champions crowned at the track.
We start with Eagle Eye Sherry who took another Group 1 and earned herself the title as best three-year-old mare. Björn Goop’s mare took the first of our big races and looks a star.
For the boys, favourite for the race San Moteur missed his opportunity for victory, breaking into a gallop in the final. Instead, it was the Daniel Reden-trained Mister Hercules who took victory having had a good lead into the race.
Machete Match was a mare that I mentioned in my previous blog, however she was unable to line up in the final for her age group due to lameness on the day. Daniel Reden was once again the benefactor, with his Milady Grace taking victory, with Örjan Kihlström in the sulky.
I’ve saved the best performance for last, namely that of four-year-old Hail Mary. What a sight it was to see him take the lead in his final from the outset and staying there until the finishing line; all done in a top time, without Per Lennartsson in the sulky having to ask much of him. Robert Bergh has a horse for the big occasions, both next year and further into the future. We could even see Hail Mary take on Europe’s best this winter down at Vincennes in Paris.
Speaking of racing in France, one horse that left a good impression in Paris this week was Face Time Bourbon. With Bjorn Goop in the sulky, the French champion scored a convincing victory on Thursday and looks set to aim for another victory in the Prix D’Amerique in January, although he’s likely to run once in December before the big battle at the start of 2021.
Ecurie D was a huge disappointment when a sloppy gallop ended hopes of a huge win in France last time, and it will be interesting to see how he fares on Saturday. He races in Oslo for new trainer, Frode Hamre, so we keep our fingers crossed he can start with a win.
After multiple winning best bets, we were slightly let down last week with just a second placed finish from my top selection, however, we can hopefully bounce back this week with a winner at Romme.
The horse I like most lines up in the 17:52 on Saturday, namely Van Gogh Z S. He’s tough, clearly on the up and can be a horse that can do the hard work out in front, on his way to victory.
Good luck if you decide to join me with my best bet of the weekend.