May 26, 2019 - Trotting, 1,609 meters, Solvalla, Sweden
Preview from March 11, 2019
The 2019 Elitloppet will be the last performance for the former Amérique winner Readly Express
and it will not be his easiest. Strong contenders will face him over the mile, like his
permanent rival Propulsion
, defending champion Ringostarr Treb
or the probable
best gelding of the world Aubrion De Gers
never started in the most important trotting race of his homeland,
still he will probably be the horse to beat in the 2019 Elitloppet, at least he heads the
The winner of the
2018 Prix d’Amérique
has almost no experience over the sprint distance, his recent victory in the Critérium de Vitesse
on March 9 was the first time he run over a mile. However, he won that race at Cagnes-sur-Mer
with a new track record of 1:08,9.
had already proven that he can still keep up with the best trotters of the world
when won the Prix de France in February. Nevertheless, his racing career will come to an end after
will obviously be among the favourites as he his the title holder.
The nine-year-old returned home to Italy after a third place in the Yonkers International Trot,
but meanwhile already arrived in Sweden again, where he wants to defend his Olympiatravet
title on April 27. Trainer Jerry Riordan recently declare Ringostarr Treb will not
take part in the Gran Premio Della Lotteria.
finished runner-up the last two years in the Elitloppet.
According to trainer Daniel Redén he will get more preparation races this year.
Redén came to that conclusion because Propulsion had shown his best form after the
Elitloppet the recent years.
Aubrion De Gers
would be a very interesting guest from France, should he start
in the 2019 Elitloppet. His trainer Jean-Michel Bazire is not a real friend of Swedish
trotimng racing, why a start Amérique winner Bélina Josselyn is rather unlikely.
But he had signified that Aubrion De Gers could run in Solvalla.
The nine-year-old won 18 of his last 19 races, even defeated Bold Eagle in September 2017.
However, as a gelding he could never take part at the Prix d'Amérique.
Like last year Aubrion De Gers will have his first of the new year at
Caen in the Prix de Cauvicourt on March 13.
Fixtures ahead of the 2019 Elitloppet:
20. Apr - Prix de l'Atlantique
27. Apr - Olympiatravet
01. May - Gran Premio Della Lotteria
04. May - Finlandia Ajo
05. May - Prix Kerjacques
12. May - Copenhagen Cup
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