V86 Boden: Wäjersten with an interesting new acquisition
Daniel Wäjersten goes towards another strong year as a trainer and his stable is closing in on SEK 5 million in earnings.
This Wednesday he is bringing three horses to V86 at Boden.
A top four-year-old, a promising three-year-old – and an interesting new acquisition.
Bergsåker licensed trainer Daniel Wäjersten has a stable in good form. When the home track raced last Thursday, he had three wins, including the victory in Norrlands Elitserie with the promising Immanuel K. This Wednesday the trip goes to Boden, as the country's northernmost track hosts this week's V86.
Last started gave him a headache
Wäjersten brings three horses and one of them is the top four-year-old 7 Global Badman (V86-4), who last year won an E3-final. Global Badman raced as recently as last Thursday, but that start gave the trainer a headache. The horse made a break in the turn, as they were going into the last lap.
"Global Badman made a break with 900 meters to go when the tempo was sharpened. That was a bit unexpected and I have to put a question mark on him for this start. He felt good before the break. He will go back to racing with shoes behind this time, which we hope will work out better, but we have no hopes of winning in a field like this".
Are you aiming for the Derby eliminations after this start?
"We will see what we do and how he races this week. He is a very capable horse, but he is not easy".
Three-year-old 11 Bowling de Luxe (V86-6) has started his racing career very promising. He has won two out of four starts, but he hasn't been seen on the racetracks in a few weeks. The reason is that Bowling de Luxe got sick before he was supposed to start at Solvalla at the end of June.
"Bowling de Luxe has been sick since his last start and missed some training. He had to take it easy for two weeks when he had a fever but he has trained light the last two weeks and has felt pretty good. He is a highly capable horse that we have high expectations of for the future, but he doesn't have any super form for this start and he drew in the second tier. We lay low with him this time".
Makes an interesting first start for Wäjersten
The horse that might be the most interesting from the Wäjersten stable is found in the leg of the Bronze division. Six-year-old 6 Il Duce Boko (V86-8) is a new horse in the stable. The horse won a Klass II-leg last year for his former trainer Conrad Lugauer and is now ready, after a short break, to make his first start for the Bergsåker trainer.
"I have had Il Duce Boko for two months now and he came in very good shape and didn't need any rest at all, I could just start training right away. He feels very good in training at home. He trained in 1:18 at Bergsåker last week but was very lazy and uninspired then, but hopefully, he will be sharper when he's in a race. His ability alone takes him a long way and I absolutely think he would be ready to win in the Bronze division right off the layoff, even if there are good horses in the race; Swagger, for instance, has been very impressive. Il Duce is a bit hard for me to put in a race since I haven't raced him before, but it will interesting to try him here".