Gunners Specialolena and Ann Fonck L4 Open Derby Champions
04/08/2019 – Posting a 222,0 Belgian Ann Fonck and the 5-year-old Gunners Specialolena [Gunners Special Nite] owned by Diego dalla Gassa claimed the € 50.000 added NRHA European L4 Open Derby Champion title last night. Sharing the co-Reserve Champion title were Nico Sicuro (ITA) and the 7-year-old Sugar Little Step [Wimpys Little Step] owned by Quarter Dream SRL and Mirko Midili (ITA) and the 5-year-old Maytheforcebewhizyou [Spooks Gotta Whiz] owned by Luigi Parise, both posting a 220,5. With the 5-year-old Spook N Ruffles [Smart Spook] owned by Brigitte Steiner, Ann also tied for 4th place posting a 220,0. Bernard Fonck placed 2 horses in the top 10. With the 6-year-old Smart N Ruff [Smart Spook] owned by Codan NV he posted a 219,5 placing 8th and with the 6-year-old Shiners Voodoo [Shiners Voodoo Dr] owned by Kimberly Wegner a 219,0 tying for 9th place.
Sicuro also claimed the € 35.000 added L3- and € 20.000 added L2 Champion title. Posting a 220,0 Sylvia Rzepka (AUT) and the 7-year-old Winnie The Boo [Spooks Gotta Whiz] owned by Florian Aubruner claimed the L3 Reserve Champion title. Clemence Neveux (FRA) and the 8-year-old Frankiegoestoholywwood [Hollywoodstinseltown] owned by Thomas Soutric and Arnaud Girinon (FRA) and the 7-year-old DC Masterspecialnite [Gunners Special Nite] owned by Stephanie Benetierre tied for 3rd place. Neveux also claimed the L2 co-Reserve Champion title and the € 10.000 added L1 co-Champion title together with Mona Dörr (GER) and the 5-year-old G Whiz Gus [Inwhizable] owned by Martin Bachmann. Posting a 215,5 3 combinations tied for 3rd place in L1: Patryk Petszke (GER) with both the 5-year-old Gumpatrashya [Gunnatrashya] and the 5-year-old HA Handsome Harry [Spooks Gotta Whiz], both owned by van Bernice Engel, and Patrick Göschl (GER) and the 7-year-old AC Mark This Slide [Mark This Spot] owned by Klaus Ganzenmüller.
Dutch Rieky Young and the 8-year-old Hang Ten And Shine [Hang Ten Surprise] owned by Christine Brazeau were unfortunate hitting the penalty box hard, closing the field in L4 and L3. Belgian Matyas Gobert and the 5-year-old Stepnstars [Wimpys Little Step] owned by Gemma Louise Taverner posted a 211,0 placing 11th in L3 en tying for 7th place in L2.
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Photo: Ann Fonck and Gunners Specialolena. Photo: Thomas Hautmann, GER