2008-04-03   22:44
Mr Muscleman not to Elitloppet
Mr. Musclemans trainer Noel Daley returns happy to Sweden and Elitloppet in years. But, if so, it will not be with Mr. Muscleman, but with A Touch Of Flair.

Mr. Muscleman wins the race preparation for the Titan Cup 2007

A Touch Of Flair and Ron Pierce qualification in the morning at Meadowlands

- If we are invited we will be happy. We enjoyed very good in Sweden last year, "said Noel Daley.

Last year was attended by Noel Daley with two horses in the Elitloppet. Mr. Muscleman finished runner-up in the finale behind L'Amiral Mauzun, while A Touch Of Flair was eliminated in his elimination

Many were of course hoping that Mr. Muscleman would try to take revenge in this year's Elitlopp, but as of now are the plans for a start at Solvalla anno 2008 attributed to Mr. Musclemans part.

- We do not have time to get him ready to Elitloppet, and we should target us to go to Sweden next year instead. It will take a good while before you'll see Mr. Muscleman on the track again, "says Noel Daley.

Mr. Muscleman has not started since he won an attempt on Titan Cup in June last year on the Meadowlands to be removed from the finale a week .

A Touch Of Flair Replacement?

Instead, the agile A Touch Of Flair be an interesting card for Solvalla.

- He has won two straight kvallopp on Spring Garden Ranch in Florida on 2:01,4 (1.15,7) and the times do not say so much even if the track is not particularly fast down there, "says Noel Daley

Earlier today qualification A Touch Of Flair at Meadowlands and landed at 1.12,4 / 1,609 meters after 1.11,6 last 400 metres. It was enough for a second place behind Smooth Muscles (e. Muscles Yankee-A Babe), which noted 1.12,2 and had a length to it at A Touch Of Flair Case.

- But before we decide to go to Stockholm - and may be an invitation - of course, I want to see that I have a horse good enough to. A Touch Of Flair to make any starter on American soil before it can be up to date with the Elitloppet, "said Daley.

Year debut next week

Already on Wednesday next week, years of onset SJ's Photo-son on the Meadowlands in an attempt to Father Foley Memorial ($ 20,000) at Meadowlands.

Both A Touch Of Flair and Mr. Muscleman is owned by Adam Victor & Son Stable LLC, New York

Av Claes Freidenvall / Translation by Raine Dahlberg