Borutka (4f Illetmeny-Lady of the night-Tony oaks) regained form and rallied to victory in the 107e edition of the Magyar Ugeto Derby (10,000,000 Huf handbag, 2,500 meters autostart) at Kincsem Park.
At 12.6 / 1, trainee Tibor Hajnal of Csaba Lakatos’ side won their first in three tries in 2021 and now has seven career wins in 12 appearances. The race time was 1.17.6 km. The winning father Illetmeny was an exceptional son of Valley Guardian whom Bill Weaver raised in the United States. Bazsiville (4g Calypso Capar) finished second for coach / driver Mitja Slavic and Be Happy (4m Com Muscle) finished third for Lajos Marton. The favorite Bugatti SS 2.2 / 1 and 4.7 / 1 Berrill Lady were dq errors. The latter was driven by Franck Nivard who was in town with FR coach Fabrice Souloy.
The Derby weekend was special and took place under sunny skies. The trotting undercard was also special.
The best action started with the Daniel Bisbac Memorial (handbag 665,000HUf, 1800 meters autostart) and the local mare Longines (7f Conway Room-Kentucky Love Song-Victor Valley) marked the door to wire in 1.15.6kr for Gyorgy Horvath and trainer Imre Fazekas. She was off the favorite 1.2 / 1 and recorded her 22sd career victory in 28 starts. She has four wins in 2021 in five appearances.
In the Jozsef Sinka Memorial (1,500,000HUf bag, 1800 meters autostart) the 5.3 / 1 Khalid (8g Let’s go-Lisboa-Soma fast) scored in 1.15.6kr with Christophe Schwarz replacing Thorsten Tietz.
Robert Gramuller conditions this winner and it is his third consecutive triumph. Gideon H. Renka (8g Quick Wood) was second at 63/1 for Antun Horvatski. The third was the 3/2 favorite Unno del Duomo (8m Ganymede) for Goran Zolnaji. Well considered Maugli was a dq mistake.
In the Pannonia DIJ (handbag 1,800,000 Huf, automatic start at 1,800 meters), the winner of the 1.16.1kr was the 2.3 / 1 Zseneroz (6f SJs Photo-Hitelezo-Witsends Speedy) with Franck Nivard for trainer Zoltan Ozvar. It was his third victory in 2021 in six outings. Nivard recently reached its 3,500e career victory in France. Zona (6f Offenbach Bigi finished second for Emil Csordas and Adriani Asti (5f Frulllino Jet) third for Veljko Mazsity.
Earlier on the map was the Grus Esterhazy / Mklos Moris Memorial (1,710,000 Huf handbag, automatic start at 1,800 meters, three years) and the time winner of 1.18.1 kr was 2.7 / 1 Casino Royale (3 g Marengo-Naomi-PS Dimo) for Imre Soos II and trainer Zoltan Horvath. He now has three wins in five starts in 2021. Also in the Soos memorial (handbag 600,000Huf, automatic start of 1900 meters) on 5.8 / 1 Bizony AM (4g Photo by SJ-Nana-Tony oaks) scored in 1.18.6kr at 5.8 / 1 for coach / driver Imre Fazekas. Mother Nana was exceptional in Stakes during her races.
Files / photos Kincsem Park and Peter Reka
by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink