Preview V4 Solvalla
Sunny and a temperature around 2 C at Solvalla in Stockholm. Fast track.
Home track trainer Roger Walmann has brief comments about 7 Wallner (V4-1), who is starting in a race for four-year-olds.
“The horse is a bit better than the result show. He will probably be in the fight high up if racing faultless”, says Walmann.
Home track trainer/driver Björn Röcklinger has 6 Bodyline (V4-1) competing in a race for four-year-olds.
“Bodyline behaves in training and is easy to handle in every way. He has made three starts after rest, and has claimed one gold and one bronze. The horse got out in the final turn last time, after racing fourth on the inside, and sprinted well as third, in 1.14,9 on a quite heavy track. This seems like a suitable challenge on the paper. There are some strong horses in this field, and I think that Bodyline is one of them. We must believe that he grabs a medal this time as well, with an okay trip”, says Röcklinger.
Home track trainer Timo Nurmos has a V4 duo to start at Solvalla.
“1 Capone Boko (V4-1) has had a layoff and been gelded, so this is the first start as a gelding. He has trained well, and has also made fast work-outs at Solvalla Racetrack. Capone Boko is a very capable horse for this class, who has won half of his starts. He got a good post position, and is fast out so I’m optimistic. The horse might race shoeless at the rear, equipped with a fully closed bridle”, says Nurmos.
“11 Desdemona Boko (V4-4) was very good last time when she clocked a low 1.13-time, and was beaten on the photo finish. She had won if getting out one meter earlier since she sprinted very sharply and had strengths spared according to the driver. Unfortunately, the horse got the worst post over short distance. But, Desdemona Boko must be considered early since she was so good last time and has felt so fine in training after. Desdemona Boko is under heavy progress right now. The horse might compete shoeless, equipped with an open bridle.”
Expert Janne Blomqvist shares his selections for the V4 meeting at Solvalla.
V4-1: 1 Capone Boko
LD-1: 2 Andreas Sisu