On the second Sunday of racing at White Turf, 10,000 spectators watched on as Vicomte Alco
romped to victory, the horse taking the title of World Snow Hurdle Champion. Franco Moro and
Dreamspeed won the Skikjöring and in the trotting it was Oscar de la Rouvre who knew how to impress.
The World Snow Hurdle Champion is Vicomte Alco. Ridden by Anthony Lecordier, the six year-old gelding
also won the second test of this unique world championship the ‘World Snow Hurdle Championship Final’after dominating the hurdles on the previous Sunday. ‘We approached the whole thing more offensively this time, that’s why the gelding was near the front early on. At the final hurdle, Vicomte Alco jumped into the lead. A fantastic ride by his jockey!’ Trainer Andreas Schärer was full of praise and celebrated the victory together with overjoyed owners Vreni and Anton Kräuliger. The other places went to Egisto (Raphael Lingg) and Val de Roi (Julien Lemée).
In the BMW – Trotting Grand Prix of Pontresina it was an experienced snow horse that took the victory,
namely Oscar de la Rouvre, who at last achieved his first victory in St. Moritz. Carrying responsibility as
owner, trainer and driver of the 13 year-old gelding was Caroline Huguelet. At the line, the gelding had one
and three quarter lengths advantage over Cashmere N Caviar (Walter Theiler) and the German visitor
Jagger Broline (Marcel Humbert).
In the final trotting race, the Grand Prix Koller Elektro, ten year old Rebecca de Corday was not to be
beaten – having no problem whatsoever fending off the attacks from her rivals. Trainer and owner is
Barbara Krüsi. Rebecca de Corday was being driven by her son Silvan Krüsi.
The winner of the CREDIT SUISSE Skikjöring Trophy is already clear after only the second race – for
Dreamspeed and Franco Moro were not to beaten, clearly dominating over the opposition in the CREDIT
SUISSE – Grand Prix of Sils. ‘It all went exactly as I had pictured it ahead of the race’, said Franco Moro,
overjoyed that Dreamspeed had once again shown lots of fighting spirit – already taking the lead after the
first lap and then galloping away from the rest of the field. Of course trainer Christian von der Recke and
local owner Barbara Keller of BMK Racing were also over the moon. Seco nd place went to last Sunday’s
driverless horse Decorum (Leta Joos) ahead of American Life (Curdin Guler) in third.
A fighting mood ruled in the Grand Prix Christoffel Bau Trophy. Leading for a large part of the race, Berrahri
from the British stable of John Best was attacked most vehemently in the straight by Zarras (Raphael
Lingg), who even went neck and neck with him but Zarras simply couldn’t get by Berrahri ridden by Kieren
Fox. On the line there was a length between them.
The Grand Prix PRESTIGE delivered a double success for trainer Philipp Schärer as Sleeping Giant ridden
by Raphael Lingg was simply unbeatable and led from start to finish. Seven lengths behind in second place
was stable-mate Soundtrack (Milan Zatloukal).
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