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Uncle Peter draws rail in Copenhagen Cup
Monday, May 05, 2014 - by Karsten Bønsdorf, USTA Newsroom Senior Correspondent

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The Jimmy Takter-trained Uncle Peter draw post position one in the Broline Copenhagen Cup, which will be raced Sunday afternoon (May 11) at the historic Charlottenlund Racetrack in Copenhagen.

Uncle Peter, who posted an easy victory this past Friday night at The Meadowlands, will begin the journey to Scandinavia on Tuesday and will be stabled at a farm belonging to part owner Göran Falk in Southern Sweden.

David Miller will drive Uncle Peter in the Copenhagen Cup and in the Elitlopp a fortnight later.

The Copenhagen Cup is raced over the 1-1/4 mile distance and has a purse for the winner of $140,000.

In 1998 Jimmy Takter sent the great mare Moni Maker to this race and she won with Wally Hennesey in the bike.

The draw for the startlist was done at 12 noon local time today and the field is as this:

1. Uncle Peter (US)–David Miller
2. Kash’s Cantab (S)–Erik Adielsson
3. Mr Picolit (S)–Jorma Kontio
4. Orali (DK)–Jeppe Juel
5. Solvato (S)–Veijo Heiskanen
6. Beckman (S)-Franck Nivard
7. Mosaique Face (S)–Lutfi Kolgjini
8. Harry Haythrow (S)-Peter Untersteiner
9. Magic Tonight (S)–Örjan Kihlström
10. Caballion (S)-Björn Goop

Mack Grace SM rules in Italy

For the third year in a row, the 8-year old trotter Mack Grace SM, driven by Robert Andreghetti, won the prestigious Gran Premio Lotteria at the Agnano Track in Naples on Sunday afternoon (May 4).

Mack Grace SM was again in a class of his own and won handily in 1:54.1f, followed by Napoleon Bar, driven by Enrico Bellei, and No Mans Land, driven by Pietro Gubellini.

The Lotteria is a heat race with three eliminations, which were won by Monster Drive of Sweden, driven by Jorma Kontio in 1:55.1, Mack Grace SM, driven by Roberto Andreghetti in 1:54.2 and No Mans Land, driven by Pietro Gubellini in 1:56.1.

Mack Grace SM picked up a check in the elimination of $12,000 and the win in the final was worth $230,000.

He is the third trotter to win the Lotteria three times in a row; the French mare Unbe de Mai and the legendary Varenne had done it earlier.

The 8-year-old Mack Grace SM is sired by CC's Chuckie T (by Malabar Man) and is out of a mare by Armbro Goal.

Mack Grace SM has now won 48 races from 94 starts and has total earnings of $2.4 million.


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