It was Dutch Victory in the season's first elimination for the 2–year–old Breeders Course horses.
Climber, trained by Dion Tesselaar, was least played but stuck directly to the lead and was never threatened.
– It's a very fine horse, uncomplicated to drive. Yes, a bit lika a car, Tesselaar said after the win.
Climber, bred at the classic Menhammar Stud, had trained very well before his debut – in the Breeders Course Derby Day Race at Jägersro – but then had to settle for second place behind Philosopher. Now Climber was a little more experienced and Dion Tesselaar take advance of that.
Behind the winner Gordon Brodde, trained and driven by Joakim Lövgren, finished well as second while the favorite Philosopher hade to settle for third place after a heavy race outside the winner. These three move on to the final.
Dion Tesselaar is one of Netherland's leading trainers, lives just outside Wolvega and has around 50 horss in training. Following this win, Climber now returns to the Netherlands and prepares for the final at Jägersro on October 26 where SEK 600 000 awaits the winner.