Will it be Philosopher's third time?
The 3-year-old trained by Sören Norberg qualified for his third Breeders Course final and impressed a lot in the fifth and final elimination race at Jägersro.
– He hasn’t had any luck before, so this time it should be his turn, Sören Norberg says.
Philosopher opened stably for Thomas Uhrberg, went to front and then had to win very easily and Uhrberg sat calmly back leaning with plenty of strength left over the homestretch.
– Thomas said that he could have run 1.11 if needed, so it's good to know before the final.
Philosopher has thus had a very bad luck in the big races.
# Sick in the 2-year final of Breeders Course.
# He was a non-runner in the elimination race for the Svensk Uppfödningslöpning.
# Gallop in the leader's back in the first 3-year final of Breeders Course at Solvalla.
- He had a bit of a problem with his left front knee in that race. It's good now and then he had to show that he is a really good horse, Sören Norberg continued.
Already after the elimination race at Jägersro, Sören Norberg stated that it will be Thomas Uhrberg who drives Philosopher in the final as well.
- You don’t change a winning team.
Behind Philosopher, Kilimanjaro made a strong run, constantly in second track and he was not much beaten.
This means that trainer Paul Hagoort qualified four horses for the final during Åbergsevening on July 28.
After five competitions, the following ten horses are qualified: Kuyt F.Boko, Barty Laksmy, Bengurion Jet, Boltigeur Erre, Önas Prince, Wild West Diamant Bolero Gar, Armani Degato, Philosopher and Kilimanjaro.
In the next few days, it will be clear if all ten will start in the final.