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Second win in a row for Viking’s Topline

Driven by his owner Eugenio Bondin, Viking’s Topline won Sunday’s major event at the Marsa Racetrack. This was a class Premier race on a short distance of 2140m and formed part of the fourth meeting of the season made up of eight races all for trotters.

Twelve trotters lined up for the class Premier race. Viking’s Topline (Eugenio Bondin) was the fastest horse at first, opening a small lead from Alf De Melandre (Rodney Gatt) and Crack Du Tillet (Andrew Farrugia).

With 200m to go, Bondin’s trotter was still going strong and managed to gain its second consecutive win after sustaining in the final straight the challenges of Alf De Melandre and Joe Hoo Lee (Matthew Sammut). Baron De Majuag (Alessandro Grech) ended in fourth place. The winner cloccked an average time of 1.14.1” per kilometer.

Sunday’s card included also two races reserved for class Gold races. In the first one German mare What You Want (Rodney Gatt) led all the way during the 2140m distance and past the finishing post first easily by two lengths from Amiral De Beaulieu (Noel Baldacchino) and Whataboutyou Zaz (Paul Galea). Chouchou Loulou (Jesmar Gafa’) ended in fourth place. For What You Want this was its first of the year.

There was a keen duel between two debutantes, French Doudou De Bouere (Jean Claude Pace) and Danish Cutty Sark (Eman Attard) in the final straight of the second class Gold race. It was the former which sealed its first win in Malta, with Mooney (Mark Mifsud) and Janske (Charles Camilleri) following home in that order. 

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

Sunday’s winners

Race 1. Class Copper. Dist – 2140m. 1. Gayle Galbe (Clint Vassallo) – 1.16”

Race 2. Class Copper. Dist – 2140m. 1. Fuego Du Granou (Dylan Baldacchino) – 1.17.3”

Race 3. Class Bronze. Dist – 2140m. 1. Bolide Atout (Jeffrey Pisani) – 1.16.4”

Race 4. Class Gold. Dist – 2140m. 1. What You Want (Rodney Gatt) – 1.16.4”

Race 5. Class Silver. Dist – 2140m. 1. Denka Du Frau (Jesmar Gafa’) – 1.15.9”

Race 6. Class Gold. Dist – 2140m. 1. Doudou De Bouere (Jean Claude Pace) – 1.14.9”

Race 7. Class Premier. Dist – 2140m. 1. Viking’s Topline (Eugenio Bondin) – 1.14.1”

Race 8. Class Bronze. Dist – 2140m. 1. Gosse Fredano (Nathaniel Barbara) – 1.14.5”

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