Driven by Michael Ellul, French Crack Money won the 2023 edition of the prestigious Tazza l-Kbira competition for class Premier trotters on a long distance of 2640m this weekend.
This final, organised with the financial support of Bank Of Valletta, formed part of the 20th meeting of the season which was held on Sunday afternoon at the Marsa Racetrack. Another programme was also held on Saturday afternoon.
Twelve trotters lined up for the class Premier final. Crack Money (Michael Ellul) took the lead after few metres from the official start of the race. This horse opened a small lead from Lucky Guy Boko (Ludvic Ghigo) and Global Undecided (Rodney Gatt).
Crack Money managed to triumph easily by a length and a half from Lucky Guy Boko and Infinite Knight (Charles Degiorgio). Global Undecided ended in fourth place from Charming Soldier (Paul Galea) which also had a good performance. The winner clocked an average time of 1.13.7” per kilometer.
For Crack Money, this was its second win in Malta.
At the end of this final, Mr Kenneth Farrugia, on behalf of the sponsors and together with Minister Clifton Grima, presented the winning trophy to Michael Ellul and Stephen Ciangura, the driver and the owner respectively of the winning horse.
Another meeting at the Marsa Racetrack will be held on Sunday. The first race should start at 1.30pm.
Race 1. Class Silver. Dist – 2640m. 1. Forever d’Ecajuel (Rodney Gatt) – 1.16.6”
Race 2.Class Silver. Dist – 2640m. 1. Epsom De Goupillel (Dylan Baldacchino) – 1.16.9”
Race 3. Class Silver. Dist – 2640m. 1. Enclos (Rodney Gatt) – 1.16.9”
Race 4. San Franġisk Cup Semifinal. Class Copper. Dist – 2140m. 1. Hermes Du Vivier (Clayton Seychell) – NTR
Race 5. San Franġisk Cup Semifinal. Class Copper. Dist – 2140m. 1. Fine Delo (Noel Baldacchino) – 1.16.3”
Race 6. Class Premier. Dist – 2640m. 1. Ellington Dream (Charles Camilleri) – 1.14.9”
Race 7. San Frangisk Cup Semifinal. Class Copper. Dist – 2140m. 1. Galeo Du Portugal (Kirsten Axisa) – 1.17.1”
Race 8. Final Class Bronze. Dist – 2140m. 1. Haita Du Vieuxcour (Charles Camilleri) – 1.16.7”
Race 9. Class Bronze. Dist – 2640m. 1. Verdi Des Charmes (Jonathan Spiteri) – 1.17”
Race 1. Class Copper. Dist – 2640m. 1. Jaguar Des Caux (Jean Claude Pace) – 1.19.3”
Race 2. Class Copper. Dist – 2640m. 1. Optimus M.M. (Jeffrey Said) – 1.18.8”
Race 3. Class Bronze. Dist – 2640m. 1. Just Be Proud (Jesmar Gafa’) – 1.18.1”
Race 4. Class Silver. Dist – 2640m. 1. Hitthebar (Charles Camilleri) – 1.16.7”
Race 5. Class Copper. Dist – 2640m. 1. Let It Be Me Tooma (Rodney Gatt) – 1.18.2”
Race 6. Class Silver. Dist – 2640m. 1. Typhoeus Face (Noel Baldacchino) – 1.17.2”
Race 7. BOV Tazza l-Kbira Championship Final. Class Premier. Dist – 2640m. 1. Crack Money (Michael Ellul) – 1.13.7”
Race 8. Class Bronze. Dist – 2640m. 1. Dunty Des Landes (Silvio Schembri) – 1.17.4”
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