It was no coincidence that both Muscle Valky and Amelie Grif qualified for Breeders Course's 3-year-olds First final at Solvalla. Now they were the first and second among the Breeders Course horses in the elimination at Åby - even though it was some minor problem under the way.
Amelie Grif was the fastest behind the gate, but chose to give the lead to the favorite High Into the Sky (born in the US and thus not entitled to qualify for the final). As third after the wire, Muscle Valky was. It was mostly quiet in the race, but Amelie Grif looked strong in the last turn. Now she galloped when the attack would be put in, but came back in trot relatively quickly and could arrange the third place. Muscle Valky was strong at the homestretch and approached the big favorite without getting really close. High Into the Sky was simply too good.
Behind Amelie Grif, Upstate Face was trotting a good final lap since he had to go first in the second lane a bit.
Two eliminations remain to be made before the big final at Jägersro last Tuesday in July.
July 16 Jägersro
July 19 Wolvega
July 30, Jägersro