Last year crushed his opponents in the Swedish Trotting Derby and set a new Swedish record.
After winning his seasonal debut, the charismatic Who's Who will make his debut in the gold division on Saturday.
"I'm not demanding that he's going to win his first start in the gold division. But my horse feels so good that I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up fighting for it" says trainer Pasi Aikio.
Who's Who is the horse who very early became the talk of the town due to his name and the similarities with his father Maharajah. He started pilling up wins early in his career but his real breakthrough came when he won both a leg and a final in V75® in the spring of last year. That's also when he became the favorite to win the Swedish Trotting Derby and just like his father did, he also won impressively in the most prestigious race for four year olds in Sweden. The winning time was 1:12.0/2,640 meters which was a new Swedish record for four year old studs and geldings.
"It was a fantastic feeling and my best experience within the sport of trotting. No doubt. He's such a nice horse with an incredible strength and high ability" says Pasi Aikio.
"Nice and loose in his seasonal debut"
Who's Who with SEK 5.6 million in earnings was awarded four year old of the year at the awards ceremony earlier this year in Stockholm. He's gotten a lot of heavy winter training before his seasonal debut which was two weeks ago. Who's Who won that start easily before Dibaba and that was the first time ever he raced without shoes.
"The seasonal debut showed us exactly what we wanted to see. He felt nice and loose and was happy to be back racing. He wasn't tired and it was great to see" says Pasi Aikio.
"He had a good winter with a lot of pressure cart training and I took him in to Solvalla twice before his seasonal debut. But we had no luck with the track those two times so I only trained him in 1:19 before he raced. We weren't sure of his form so it was a good answer we got there".
"I'm not demanding a win"
On Saturday it's time for the second start of the year for Who's Who. He will race in V75-6 at Mantorp and this will be his first start in the gold division from post ten over 2,640 meters. Örjan Kihlström will do the driving as usual.
"He came out of the race well and could only get better with that start in his legs. He feels great but keep in mind that this is his first start in the gold division and he drew in the second tier. It's tough and you need racing luck from that post. So that's why I lay a bit low".
"I'm not demanding that he will win in his first gold division start, he has to get to grow into the class. But the best ones aren't in the race, even if On Track Piraten can beat just about anyone when he's on top. Who's Who was so good in his first start back that I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up fighting for the win anyway".
"Will try an American sulky for the first time"
Any equipment or shoeing changes?
"He will race barefoot just like he did in his last start, that worked out well. We will also try an American sulky on him for the first time. That will be interesting to see".
What does the future look like for Who's Who?
"Jubileumspokalen is our big goal for the year and I want to have him in top form for that race. Then there's that dream about Prix d'Amerique, I guess that's every trainer's dream. I think I have a horse who can race there if things go well. But for that to happen he has to show that he races well and can develop further this summer. We have an exciting time ahead of us" says Pasi Aikio.