Not only there were many two-year-olds in Holland, they were good too. In addition, there were quite a few similarities between the two elimination winners Novato and Ester Degli Dei as well.
# Both debuted in their elimination race and both trotted under 1.15 in their first career starts.
# Both have the Maharajah as their father.
# There have been two Breeders Course Finals decided so far this year (both for 3-year-olds) and the winners have been trained by Dion Tesselaar and Paul Hagoort. Exactly the two trainers behind the two winners at Victoria Park in Wolvega.
– Incredibly fine performances we got to see, says Magnus Rundgren, CEO of Breeders Course.
Novato got a nice run behind the leader, Dion Tesselaar found the gap at the start of the homestretch and was then able to safely sprint to victory ahead of Nirvana Newport.
Ester Degli Dei took care of the lead, pulled away at a good pace and honestly stretched the last bit to win by 14.0. Naljani Boko finished the fastest of all, but was only good enough for second place.
Two elimminations remain, Jägersro on the fourth of September and Solvalla three days later, before the final at Jägersro where SEK 700,000 awaits the winner.