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Second win in Malta for Julio De Luxe

The class Premier race was won by Julio De Luxe, driven by Rodney Gatt. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

The 37th meeting of the season, made up of eight races all for trotters on a long distance of 3140m was held on Sunday afternoon at the Marsa Racetrack.

Certainly the most important event was a class Premier race which was won by Julio De Luxe driven by Rodney Gatt. 

Sixteen trotters lined up in the class Premier race. Vivo Per Lei (Herman Mc Kay) was the fastest horse at first, opening a small lead from Waikiki Man (Owen Scicluna) and Liam Dana (Clint Vassallo).

However with a lap to go it was Annie’s Boy (Paul Galea) which took the lead. But this trotter started to slow down in the final metres when it was overtaken by Julio De Luxe (Rodney Gatt) which sealed its second win in Malta from Elliot Coger (Marco Refalo) and Bara Min (Redent Magro). Liam Dana ended in fourth place.  

Sunday’s card included also a class Gold race. In this race, the winner Cobby’s Celeb (Kevin Azzopardi), outsmarted the early leader Moliere (Jason Vassallo) midway through the final straight. Accent (Tony Demanuele) and Brin De Noblesse (Tony Tanti) followed behind in that order. For Cobby’s Celeb this was its third win of the season.

Another meeting at the Marsa Racetrack will be held on Saturday. The first race should start at 1.30pm.

Sunday’s winners

Race 1. Class Copper. Dist – 3140m. 1. Irena Palema (Rodney Gatt) – 1.20.1”

Race 2. Class Bronze. Dist – 3140m. 1. Etel Du Pilet (Paul Galea) – 1.18.8”

Race 3. Class Bronze. Dist – 3140m. 1. Joyus (Noel Baldacchino) – 1.19.4”

Race 4. Class Silver. Dist – 3140m. 1. Elvis Des Pignes (Anton Cassar) – 1.18.6”

Race 5. Class Bronze. Dist – 3140m. 1. Evender Maybe (James Carabott) – 1.19.7”

Race 6. Class Gold. Dist – 3140m. 1. Cobby’s Celeb (Kevin Azzopardi) – 1.16.9”

Race 7. Class Premier. Dist – 3140m. 1. Julio De Luxe (Rodney Gatt) – 1.16.7”

Race 8. Class Silver. Dist – 3140m. 1. Broadway Surprise (Charlton Muscat) – 1.18.1”

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