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Eighth win of the year for Gigant Well in Premier final

Malta Equidrome chairman Hugh Morshead presents a memento to Gigant Well owner Jean Xuereb in the presence of driver Charles Degiorgio and Tonio Mizzi, Equestri Malta chairman. Photo: Mike Orland

Rodney Gatt triumphs in three of the seven finals

Driven by Charles Degiorgio, Dutch Gigant Well won Friday night’s major event at the Marsa Racetrack. This was a final reserved for class Premier trotters on a short distance of 2140m and formed part of the 41st meeting of the season consisting of seven races all finals for various categories.

These Summer championships were organised thanks to the financial support of Malta Equidrome, the company that is presently administering the Marsa Racetrack.

It was also a memorable evening for Rodney Gatt who managed to win three out of the seven finals that were held during this meeting.

Twelve trotters lined up for the class Premier final. Under the guidance of Charles Degiorgio, Gigant Well upped its pace in the final metres of the race and managed to seal its eighth win of the season from Concerto Royal (Charles Camilleri) and favourite Antoine Du Bourg (Redent Magro). Vencedor (Paul Galea) ended in fourth place.

It should be noted that Gigant Well is owned by Jean Xuereb.

Another trotter of Xuereb, Baqualito Mag, triumphed in the Silver A final when also driven by Degiorgio. The winner of the class Premier final clocked an average time of 1.12.5” per kilometre, which is a new national record.

There was a keen tussle between Casino d’Ourville (Rodney Gatt) and Eurythmic Sisu (Kevin Sciberras) in the final metres of the class Gold final.

It was the former which took its second win in a row and its third of the season with Livi Majesty (Charles Camilleri) and Connecticut (Michael Ellul) following home in that order.

The 2022 season will resume in September.

Friday’s winners

Race 1. Class Copper Final. Dist – 2140m. 1. Galeo Du Portugal (Kirsten Axisa) – 1.14.4”

Race 2. Class Bronze B Final. Dist – 2140m. 1. Fakir Piya (Rodney Gatt) – 1.15.9”

Race 3. Class Bronze A Final. Dist – 2140m. 1. Denver Haufor (Rodney Gatt) – 1.14.5”

Race 4. Class Gold Final. Dist – 2140m. 1. Casino d’Ourville (Rodney Gatt) – 1.14.9”

Race 5. Class Silver A Final. Dist – 2140m. 1. Baqualito Mag (Charles Degiorgio) – 1.15.3”

Race 6. Class Premier Final. Dist – 2140m. 1.  Gigant Well (Charles Degiorgio) – 1.12.5”

Race 7. Class Silver B Final. Dist – 2140m. 1. Fiston d’Haufor (Redent Magro) – 1.15.1”

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