V75® (jackpot): Dunder with two upset chances
V75 this week comes with a jackpot with SEK 50 million in the pool for all seven winners picked.
Robert Dunder has two starters who can make the payout spike.
"It will be exciting on Saturday" says the hometown trainer.
Bergsåker is hosting this weekend's STL races and the racetrack just outside Sundsvall is known to be a track for upset winners. The statistics also show that the average V75 payout for seven winners picked is higher than anywhere else in the country. When the season of the upsets is here and the pool is boosted by jackpot millions, there is a good chance of a high payout. A trainer who can help make that happen is Robert Dunder. He has two starters on Saturday and the first one out is Ultimate Brodde (V75-2). The five-year-old has won four of his 15 starts so far and he is now making his fourth start since the move from southern Sweden to the Dunder stable in July.
"I think he is a horse who will do well and make good money up here" says the Bersgåker licensed trainer.
Ultimate Brodde made breaks in his first two starts for Dunder but came back well both times to finish fourth and fifth, but in his most recent start he stayed flat and came up with a good effort to finish second after being parked outside the leader.
"He keeps getting better and better with each start and it will be exciting on Saturday. He was treated after his last start and missed some training but he feels good and should race well".
The long distance and the inside post position in volt start are good conditions for him.
"The long distance is no disadvantage and I think the post position is good for him. If the driver wants to hold up the lead, I think he could, the horse has a quick turn of foot. But I won't interfere with the tactical choices. If he gets a good trip I won't be surprised if he ends up on the photo".
The form should be better now
Stablemate Albert Zonett (V75-7) did not have the same luck in the draw Sunday night. The gelding has won 12 out of 27 starts lifetime but will have to start from post position twelve in the second tier.
"It's tough from those post positions and you can't really hope for more than a check. We have to hope that they keep a high pace".
The form curve should be pointing upwards for the five-year-old. Even though he wasn't at his best last time out when he finished third from the lead in his first start in two months.
"He was no good. His heals cracked open after the warm-up and something was bothering him internally. He is a bit lazy, but he has never been that lazy in a race for me before. He tried but I think he should have won the race. He should be improved off of that start and he feels good in training at home. I might put a can't-see-back bridle on him for this start, but I won't decide until after the warm-up".