Jet Pilot went straight to the front and led all the way to win easily. He tackled the wet Jägersro track on his first attempt. He is a great horse who will continue to develop and today's win look promising ahead of his 3yo campaign next year.
Dardenne ran with credit under top weight and over a distance he isn't suited with just yet.
Amie Rouge tired a bit towards the end on a demanding track.
Appelé Amour was not fast enough from the gate and had to make a wide bend. She finished a creditable second behind a good horse.
Angel Love won Jockeyklubbens Avelslöpning after a strong finish by horse and jockey.
Bostar stood up as the field broke and he lost every chance of winning. He still ran a good race coming from last to finish 5th.
BRO PARK, 6th November
Pas De Secrets won Songline Classic (L), a race that wasn't run to his advantage with a poor pace and he needed to go wide around the bend. Class and a strong finish by the jockey helped him gain his first Listed success.
Dardenne ran great as 3rd in Mischa Kahns Minneløp.
Appelé Amour finished 2nd in Autumn Fillies and she prefers a firmer surface.
Staring At The Sea finished 2nd in a race where have gave away 4 kilos to a good winner
ØVREVOLL, 12th November
Dardenne took an easy win in the Norwegian Championships.
Delacour broke awkwardly from the gate, the jockey hit his leg on the stalls and couldn't ride forward after that. The pair had a difficult position in the field, but finished 4th on class alone.
Seraphine finished 3rd against older company on a surface that was too loose for her.
Lady Marma was placed midfield, came into slight interference on the back stretch but finished well into second place while giving 5 kilos til to winner.
Buddy Bob was pulling out of the gate, the jockey had him eased down before the bend. Strong finish on a demanding turf track to win by 7 lengths. Buddy Bob still has a lot of improvement inside him and should stay next year's Derby distance. Another horse from our yard that belongs among the best 2yo's in Scandinavia - and he only cost 16,000 euros.
Appelina had a bulk right after the start. She lost her position and remained at the latter of the field, where she got all the kick-back and got a bit keen. That cost her the win.
Appel La Légende was well away from draw 15, men she needs a bit of time to accelerate. She remained way back in the field, had to go wide around the bend to find free passage. Finishing 3rd really showed how capable this filly is.
Angel Love was keen out of the gate and had to take the lead as everyone else held up. She is better suited coming off a strong pace than when a race becomes a sprint like this.
I And I had to be ridden as a stayer this time and was held up from the start. He took time to find his action and had a lot to gain around the bend. It went fast as soon as he was taken wide, he won easily and proved to a class act.
Disappointingly Bostar didn't get cover and got way too keen in front.
Gideon just doesn't thrive on a loose turf track, and by the time of race 10 of the night at Bro Park, the turf was loose.
We ran four horses on Friday and eight horses on Sunday - most of them were placed and Appelina who won Breeders' Trophy Mile and Bokan who was second in the Group 3 Stockholm Cup were both splendid.
Bro Park has a great track profile, but with racing both Friday and Sunday along with a good bit of rain during the week, the track got very uneven and loose.
I hope that the turf track will improve next year and that Bro Park will choose to rail out even more on the Friday - then I will look forward to more good sport and a great weekend during the Festival of Swedish Racing.
Jeg reiser til åringsauksjon i Baden-Baden neste uke.
Vi har kjøpt en del gode hester derfra gjenom årene:
Nobileo: 2. i Derby - vinner av Svenskt St Leger, avelshingst. Diamant: Champion 2 åring - 2. i Norsk Derby. Amie Noire: Champion Hoppe i Skandinavien. Angel Love: Vinner av Svenskt Oaks og diverse storløp.
Bolt was fast from the gate and very keen. His pace was moderated a bit, which might have caused him to become a bit reluctant - or maybe he didn't thrive on the surface? He shows great ability when training on a heavier sand track at home - maybe a soft turf track in the Norwegian Derby will be the answer!?
Gideon finished well into third but had to switch track, which cost him a better placing.
Killroy gallopped reluctantly all the way and hasn't liked the turf at Bro Park. He eventually finished fourth.
Staring At The Sea went straight to the front and showed plenty of improvement under top weight in his only second outing this season. Narrowly beaten and on the up!
Appello was placed behind the leader throughout, a bit outpaced around the last bend but kept on to finish second, beaten a short head. Unfortunately Appello sustained a fracture in his right knee and had to be put down on Monday.
Red Zeppelin came in as 4th under top weight, he kept switching his action and didn't cope with the hard ground.
Lady Marma refused to gallop despite her usual liking of fast ground.
What was the actual turf measure during the race day? Early Sunday morning it was announced at 3,0.
Appelina made her third appearance at Klampenborg, and once again it was proved that she's not suited by this track. She has difficulties keeping her pace on the back side, and the right turn takes too much out of her. This was her last outing at Klampenborg.
Bolt settled will in behind the leader, got under pressure from the winner around the last turn and had to let go over the last 400m. He was an approved second.
Dardenne was not fast enough from the gate and had to settle for a place midfield. He didn't get an opening on the backstretch and had to go wide around the last turn, which took up his speed.
Baltic Eagle pulled hard midfield. Both him and his rider gave up early on and sadly we didn't get any wiser about his ability on the surface.
Red Zeppelin was well away, didn't cope with the shifting pace before the last turn, but kept on at the same pace to finish third.
Øvrevoll, 18th June
Pamino pulled hard from the gate, but still gave the winner a run for his money. A nice sprinting debut.
Bro Park, 19th June
Angel Love had to be ridden from the start, as she didn't thrive on the surface. She hit hear gear down the straight and was only beaten a neck from third on a distance too short and dead ground.
Gideon was placed midfield but lost some ground before the bend. He had trouble finding a gap over the last 200m but was only beaten a length and a quarter by the winner, and while carrying top weight. He needs more give in the ground.
Pas De Secrets tried to defend his inside draw, but didn't like the tight position as well as the dead ground. The jockey chose to spare his horse down the straight - he will need longer distance, more give in the ground and a slower pace from the gate - then he will show his true potential.
I'm ending this report on a sad note to tell that Khyber has been euthanized today. He ran his last race last year at Bro Park on a similar surface to the one we found yesterday and came home with a joint injury.
He underwent surgery and a six month layoff, but even with great patience we weren't able to save him.
I går fikk vi den triste melding, at Ola Gårder har gått bort i en alder av 90 år.
Ola arbeidet i vår stall i mange år, han kjørte våre starthester rundt i Europa. Han var en person som tok ansvar og hadde den erfaring man trengte.
Ola red løp som jockey, før gikk over til å kjøre langtransport i Europa. Hestene var dog hans store kjærlighet og derfor søkte han seg tilbake til Øvrevoll og vår stall når han pensjonerte seg som langtransport-kjører.
Ola var en hestekar av den gamle sorten. Et godt håndlag, nøye i å stelle hestene og godt likt av medarbeidere og våre kunder.