Jean Michel Bazire’s trained and reined Cleangame (9g Ouragon de Celland-Red Bell) continued his successful harness racing comeback with a 1.11.1kr clocked victory today in the Grand
Prix Federation Regionale du Nord (Gr. III, purse 100,000€, 2400 meters autostart clockwise, International 4-10 year olds) at Amiens, France.
Off at 4/10 odds, the winner started his move up from fifth on the outer at the halfway mark.
Cleangame engaged the leading Charme de Star near the top of stretch and the J.P. Bragato owned campaigner then withstood an onrush of rivals in late stretch.
Cleangame secured his 38th career victory now for for 1,569,670€in life earnings.
The 14/1 stablemate Rebella Matters (6f Explosive Matter-Mystical News) ralled for second with Christophe Martens the catch driver. 36/1 odds Fakir du Lorault (6m Vaillant Cash-Natue du Lorault) was third for Francois Lecanu and trainer Micklael Charvel. Veteran Bugsy Malone and Ce Bello Romain completed the top five. Prosperous was a dq in the eight horse field.
Pinto Bob (6m Maharajah-Harkerods Wilma-Dreamaster) took the Stall Geljs Lopp (purse 26,900€, 2140 meters, 125,000SEK the first prize( at Halmstad this day clocked in 1.11.4kr and reined by Johnny Takter for trainer Robert Bergh.
Off at 27/1 today he recorded a ninth victory in 40 career starts now for 2,016,850SEK earned. The 9.5/1 odds Speedy Face (7m Joke Face-Feelin Fiesty-Yankee Glide) was second for trainer/driver Wim Paal. Third home was 13.3/1 Axl Rose (5m Love You-Linda di Casei-Uronometro) with trainer/driver Robert Bergh up. Rajesh Face and Velvet Gio completed the top five.
The weekend at Solvalla features the Svenskt Kriterium and Oaks with the fields listed below:
Trav Oaks Gr. I 2140 meters autostart, 1.4 million SEK first prize
- Senorita Tokio (Ohlssen/Nurmos)
- Red Lady Express (Adielsson/Persson)
- Isabelle Cash (Jepson/Nurmos)
- Lara Boko (Forss/Nurmos)
- Rihanna WI (Kontio/Nurmos)
- Kashmir River (Lundberg/Roc)
- Good Vibes (Nordstrom)
- Identity (Djuse/Wallin)
- Bright Crystal (Goop)
- Glamorous Rain (Kihlstom-Reden)
- Deborah SH (Persson)
- Great Skills (Lennartsson/Sun)
Svenskt Trav Kriterium (2640 meters autostart, 2 million SEK first money)
- Kavatosafin (Bergh)
- Mister Invictus (Goop/Nurmos)
- Francesco Zet (Kihlstrom/Reden)
- Donizetti (Oscarsson/Riordan)
- Dowhatyoudodowell (Juel/Rudbeck)
- Henessi Walk (Sjostrom/Olofsson)
- Indy Rock (Untersteiner J)
- Global Cashflow (Ohlsson/Untersteiner P)
- Ninepoints Lasse (Forss/Westholm)
- Mellby Jinx (Adielsson/Bath)
- Mustang Racer (Lennartsson/Bergh)
- That’s So Clever (Svedberg)
Sept 26 -Frances Bulwark Gr. I International (2140 meters autostart, 750,000 to winner)
- Cyber Lane (Untersteiner J)
- Milligan’s School (Eriksson/Melander)
- Short In Cash (Goop)
- Esprit Sisu (Wajersten)
- Milliondollarrhyme (Ohlsson/Larsson)
- Antonio Trot (Sjostrom/Nurmos)
- Very Kronos (Adielsson/Bath)
- Handsome Brad (Jepson/Ste)
- Who’s Who (Kihlstrom/Aikio)
- Click Bait (Lennartsson/Melander)
ATG, Halmstad, Solvalla files
by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink