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Elitlopp Eliminations Drawn

Published: May 21, 2017 12:21 pm ET

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A star-studded cast of 16 trotters--including two-time Prix D'Amerique winner Bold Eagle, Resolve, winner of the Arthur Cutler Memorial, and Nuncio, who captured two jewels of the Trotting Triple Crown in 2014--will converge on Sweden’s Solvalla Racecourse next Sunday (May 28) for the Elitlopp, to be split in two elimination heats of eight each.

Ontario native John Campbell, who is in the closing months of an illustrious driving career, is listed to drive Tjacko Zaz in the first elimination heat.

The draw is as follows, listed by post position, horse, country, driver, and trainer:

Heat 1

1 – Spring Erom (Sweden) – Christoffer Eriksson - Dan Widegren
2 – DDs Hitman (Finland) – Ulf Ohlsson - Petri Puro
3 – Delicious US (Sweden) – Örjan Kihlström - Daniel Redén
4 – Tjacko Zaz (Sweden) – John Campbell - Timo Nurmos
5 – Bold Eagle (France) – Franck Nivard - Sébastien Guarato
6 – Cruzado Dela Noche (Sweden) – Björn Goop - Stefan Melander
7 – Takethem (Denmark) – Steen Juul (trainer/driver)
8 – Resolve (USA) – Åke Svanstedt (trainer/driver)

Heat 2

1 – Up And Quick (France) – Franck Nivard - Franck Leblanc
2 – Twister Bi (Italy) – Christoffer Eriksson - Jerry Riordan
3 – Propulsion (Sweden) – Johan Untersteiner - Daniel Redén
4 – Nuncio (Sweden) – Örjan Kihlstrom - Stefan Melander
5 – In Vain Sund (Sweden) – Erik Adielsson - Daniel Redén
6 – Timoko (France) – Björn Goop - Richard Westerink
7 – Dante Boko (Sweden) – Adrian Kolgjini - Lutfi Kolgjini
8 – Elian Web (Finland) – Janne Soronen - Katja Melkko

The top four finishers in each one-mile elimination heat will meet later the same day to vie for the winner’s share of the 6 million Swedish kronor (approximately C$928,000) purse.


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