The stable has kick-started the year with a win on V75®.
The Bergsåker-licensed trainer Lars Wikström is hoping for more when his home track is hosting the premier league of trotting this Saturday.
"I have two horses in good form".
Lars Wikström trains a smaller stable of only twelve horses. Most of them are true workhorses who have a hard time making it on Saturdays, but there are exceptions.
8 Huddlestone (V75-6) has already won on V75® this year and did so impressively. He quick-started to the lead and won very easily.
"He was very good last time out in Östersund and was not tired after the race. I guess you could say he's in the form of his life".
The six-year-old has won nine out of his 45 lifetime starts so far and six of those wins have come since last September.
"He has developed a bit late and he has been a bit weak before. His legs are rock solid but we have had to wait on him catching up mentally. Hopefully we can collect on that now and I hope and think he will develop further. He has changed his attitude lately and has become much tougher".
On Saturday, Huddlestone will trot three kilometers, but that doesn't worry the trainer.
"He has been good over 2,600 meters and a few hundred meters more shouldn't be a problem. He drew a bad post position, but over this long distance it doesn't matter that much, but I had hoped for a better post. It looks like an even field and the trip will decide a lot. With some racing luck along the way, Huddlestone should end up battling for the win".
Has been counted out
If Huddlestone's legs are rock solid, the exact opposite can be said about 4 Ellis Pride (V75-1). The eight-year-old has suffered four suspensory injuries that have hindered him from moving up the classes.
"He has been counted out a couple of times. He's a nice horse who unfortunately will never be as good has he could have been without all the injuries. He is in very good form now and he feels very good".
"The post position is no problem and he should get a good trip. Ellis Pride does not want to make too much of the hard work in the races anymore. Last time out, the trip was a bit too tough for him as he had to go three-wide the last 1,200 meters and it was a very good effort. I hope he gets a covered up trip and can save his speed as long as possible. He is good when he gets that sort of trip and I hope he can make good money here but it will be tough for him to win. Huddlestone has a better chance".