Mister Hercules (6m Trixton-Baghdad Dream-Yankee Glide) turned a pocket trip into a close harness racing victory when leader Usain Toll went off stride and driver Orjan Kihlstrom reined the Daniel Reden trainee to the win timed in 1.09.7kr in the Gr. II Internaational Prins Daniels Lopp at Gavle in Sweden (May 20). The mile time was 1:52.1f.
A field of 10 contested this event with 400,000SEK to the winner of the 1609 meter autostart race.
Mister Hercules now has a career slate of 17-5-2 in 36 starts for 6,449,656SEK earned. He was off at 5.42/1 odds and bested 16.3/1 Click Bait (7m Cantab Hall-Fun At Parties-Lindy Lane) reined by Per Lennartsson for trainer Stefan Melander. Third to the line was 5.5/1 Imhatra AM (5f Muscle Hill-Tamla Celeber-Cantab Hall) with Mats E. Djuse teaming for trainer Jorgen Westholm.
While none of the prominent players in this race have yet to be named to the Elitloppet it was reported that the conditioner of Mister Hercules is considering a ticket. Meanwhile it was announced that Ultion Face (7g Joke Face) has been invited and trainer Adrian Kolgjini accepted. This one has an 8-9-9 slate in 57 starts for 232,367€ earned.
At this date 13 horses are in the Elite Race.
ATG, Gavle. Elitloppet files/photos
by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink