Much was expected of the French during the 2021 edition of the Elitloppet, in Sweden. But Bahia Quesnot, who failed to stand out on the Solvalla track during his qualifying battery, and Gelati Cut, present in the final after flying over his drums, have not written a new line to their charts.
This is Don Fanucci Zet who proved to be the strongest. Thrown into the final turn by his driver Orjan Khilstrom, the horse extended his effort in a masterly way to overcome Vivid Wise As who had beaten him during the qualifying battery. One of the best of his generation in Sweden wins the best victory of his career and thus confirms all the talent he has been able to show since his beginnings.
The revenge of Daniel Redén
This success in the biggest Swedish race must have a special flavor for his trainer Daniel Redén, who was deprived of his victory last year with Propulsion. A few days after this coronation, the Norwegian media Trav Og Galopp Nytt revealed that the horse had undergone a neurectomy at the start of his career. A practice prohibited in Europe but authorized in the United States, where the horse started its career. In any case, this had caused a scandal in trotting Europe. The coach of Stall Zet had suffered greatly from this episode.
Gelati Cut Bow with Honors
Impressive in his battery, after having started strong to settle in command and pushed back into the final phase Stable D, Gelati Cut was eagerly awaited in the final. With number 2, the horse trained by Romain Larue failed to show itself as strong during this second race of the afternoon under the Swedish sun. Caught up in speed by Vivid Wise As and placed in the wake of the latter during the course, the partner of Gabriele Gelormini moved late and finally failed the minimum for the podium. A few minutes after the race, his trainer posted on Twitter: “ Gelati Cut finished 4th in the 2021 Elitloppet final after finding an exit a few meters from the finish. Thank you champion for this exceptional experience! “