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Sixth win in Malta for Ellington Dream in Premier final

Diamant Du Sam crosses the finish line in the final Class Gold race. Photo: Jonathan Borg

Driven by Charles Camilleri, Ellington Dream won Sunday’s major event at the Marsa Racetrack. This was the Prix De Vincennes final for French trotters from class Premier on a long distance of 2640m. This final formed part of the 61st and last meeting of the year consisting of nine races all for trotters.

Twelve trotters lined up for the class Premier final.

As expected, Antoine Du Bourg (Redent Magro) was the fastest horse at first, opening a really small lead during the first metres from Cimarron (Rodney Gatt) and Vangiskan Scott (Carl Caruana). However, with 300m to go, Magro’s trotter started to slow down and was overtaken by Ellington Dream (Charles Camilleri) which gained its sixth win in Malta and its third in a row by two lengths from Dream De Lasserie (Clint Vassallo), Dandy De Godrel (Julian Farrugia) and Vangsiskan Scott. Bambino Des Flots (Charles Degiorgio) also obtained a good place. The winner clocked an average time of 1.13.6” per kilometer.

Cupidon Du Corbon (Rodney Gatt) took its second win in a row and in Malta in the Prix d’Enghien final for class Gold trotters. This trotter led all the way. Baladin Du Reynard (Noel Baldacchino), Bajazet (Marius Mizzi), Apache Reyor (Charles Degiorgio) and Cessillac (Redent Magro) followed behind in that order.

At the end of each final, Emmanuel Morvillers, an official of the French association Le Trot, presented the trophies to the drivers and owners of the winning horses.


Race 1. Class Bronze. Dist – 1640m. 1. Fast Bonnevent (Nathaniel Barbara) – 1.14.9”
Race 2. Class Bronze. Dist – 1640m. 1. Boko Won (Sam Cassar) – 1.14.1”
Race 3. Class Gold. Dist – 1640m. 1. Darling Atout (Rodney Gatt) – 1.12.8”
Race 4. Prix De Caen Final. Class Copper. Dist – 2640m. 1. Haita Du Vieuxcour (Charles Camilleri) – 1.16.5”
Race 5. Prix De Cagnes Sur Mer Final. Class Bronze. Dist – 2640m. 1. Falcon Du Hamel (Michael Attard) – 1.15.5”
Race 6. Prix De Cabourg Final. Class Silver. Dist – 2640m. 1. Cekito De Jupilles (Noel Baldacchino) – 1.14.9”
Race 7. Prix d’Enghien Final. Class Gold. Dist – 2640m. 1. Cupidon Du Corbon (Rodney Gatt) –
Race 8. Prix De Vincennes Final. Class Premier. Dist – 2640m. 1. Ellington Dream (Charles Camilleri) – 1.13.6”
Race 9. Class Gold. Dist – 1640m. 1. Diamant Du Sam (Rodney Gatt) – 1.13.3”

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