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Class Gold Championship gets underway

The 30th meeting of the season which was held on Sunday afternoon at the Marsa Racetrack, heralded the start of the Johnnie Walker Cup championship for class Gold trotters on a short distance of 2140m.

From the seven heats, 35 trotters made it to the semi-final stage.

In the first class Gold heat there was a keen duel in the final metres between French newcomer Citan Du Sound (Redent Magro) and Atus Picken (Domenic Xerri). It was the former which took its first win in Malta. Charming Soldier (Paul Galea) dashed strongly from the outside during the last 400m of the second heat and managed to register its first success of the year.

In the third class Gold heat, Kasper Trot (Rodney Gatt) took its third success in a row and its fourth win of the season after leading all the way. Xceed G.T. (Noel Baldacchino) outsmarted French newcomer Casino d’Ourville (Rodney Gatt) midway through the final straight of the fourth class Gold heat. For Xceed G.T. this was its first win in Malta.

In the fifth heat, Desirez Moi (Joseph Scerri) sealed its first win in Malta easily by ten lenghts from Alixan (Cliferty Calleja).

Vangiskan Scott (Charles Camilleri) was overtaken by Eurythmic Sisu (Kevin Sciberras) and Bicetre (Paul Galea) midway through the final straight of the sixth heat.

The seventh and last heat was won by Swedish newcomer Appreciated (Charles Magro) which was unchallenged during the distance.

Another meeting at the Marsa Racetrack will be held next Sunday. The first race should start at 2pm.

Sunday’s winners

Race 1. Class Bronze – Baron De Neuilliac (Charles Camilleri) – 1.17.7”

Race 2. Class Bronze – Etel Du Pilet (Paul Galea) – 1.17.2”

Race 3. Class Bronze – Fan De L’Iton (Jurgen Attard) – 1.18”

Race 4. Class Bronze – Derby Beconnais (Ryan Cassar) – 1.17.8”

Race 5. Johnnie Walker Cup Championship Heat. Class Gold – Citan Du Sound (Redent Magro) – 1.16.5”

Race 6. Johnnie Walker Cup Championship Heat. Class Gold – Charming Soldier (Paul Galea) – 1.15.6”

Race 7. Johnnie Walker Cup Championship Heat, Class Gold – 1. Kasper Trot (Rodney Gatt) – 1.17.7”

Race 8. Johnnie Walker Cup Championship Heat, Class Gold – Xceed G.T. (Noel Baldacchino) – 1.16”

Race 9. Johnnie Walker Cup Championship Heat, Class Gold – Desirez Moi (Joseph Scerri) – 1.16.1”

Race 10. Johnnie Walker Cup Championship Heat, Class Gold – Eurythmic Sisu (Kevin Sciberras) – 1.16.9”

Race 11. Johnnie Walker Cup Championship Heat, Class Gold – Appreciated (Charles Magro) –  1.17”

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