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First win in Malta for Di Maggio in Premier class

Andrew Farrugia leads Di Maggio to victory in the Class Premier race. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

The 55th meeting of the season, consisting of nine races all for trotters on a mile distance was held on Sunday afternoon at the Marsa Racetrack.

The most important race was reserved for class Premier trotters and this was won by Di Maggio driven by Andrew Farrugia.

Twelve trotters lined up for the class Premier race. Di Maggio (Andrew Farrugia) was the fastest horse at first, opening a small lead from Baladin Du Reynard (Noel Baldacchino) and Cupidon Du Corbon (Rodney Gatt).

Farrugia’s trotter led all the way and managed to seal its first win in Malta easily by a length and a half from Thai Eros (Nathaniel Barbara) and Cupidon Du Corbon. Azur Des Caillons (Oliver Briffa) followed home in that order.  

Sunday’s card included also a class Gold race. Defi Orageux (Rodney Gatt) increased its speed during the last 500 metres and secured its second win in Malta by a length from Eurythmic Sisu (Kevin Sciberras) and Quite E. Wood (Jean Pierre Farrugia). Prinsen One (Mario Farrugia) ended in fourth place.

Another meeting at the Marsa Racetrack will be held next Wednesday. This will also include the 2023 edition of the President’s Cup final for Premier trotters. The first race should start at 1.15pm.

Sunday’s winners

Race 1. Class Copper. Dist – 1640m. 1. Dennis Rose P.J. (Marco Debono) – 1.16.2”

Race 2. Class Bronze. Dist – 1640m. 1. Ernest Des Angles (Charlton Gauci) – 1.16.3”

Race 3. Class Silver. Dist – 1640m. 1. Gabin Sellois (Charles Camilleri) – 1.15.1”

Race 4. Class Copper. Dist – 1640m. 1. Gabin De See (Paul Galea) – 1.16.5”

Race 5. Class Silver. Dist – 1640m. 1. Elegant Frost (Paul Galea) – 1.14.7”

Race 6. Class Gold. Dist – 1640m. 1. Defi Orageux (Rodney Gatt) – 1.14.5”

Race 7. Class Copper. Dist – 1640m. 1. Fleur De Blay (Paul Galea) – 1.16.7”

Race 8. Class Premier. Dist – 1640m. 1. Di Maggio (Andrew Farrugia) – 1.14.5”

Race 9. Class Bronze. Dist – 1640m. 1. Cupidon De Bassard (Charles Camilleri) – 1.15.4”

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