Two wins in two starts.
Definitif Launcher has started in the best possible way for his new trainer Leif Witasp.
On Wednesday the winning streak could be extended further when he is racing on V86® at Solvalla.
"So far all the pieces have come together" says the Rättvik licensed trainer.
Four year old stallion Definitif Launcher (V86®-6) came off a win and had two wins in 11 starts total when he walked through the doors in to the Leif Witasp stable back in early October.
"The reason this horse came to me was because a guy named Anders Pethrus, who has had horses with me on and off, bought in to him and wanted me to train the horse and apparently he got we wanted" Leif says laughing.
Two starts later the horses has doubled his total wins. Two starts ago he crushed his opponents from outside of the leader and in his last start he won easily on the front.
"He came to me in good shape and I found two fitting races for him and he was also lucky to draw well. He's a nice horse, strong and tough but you have to keep reminding him to do his job. He won't do more than necessary on his own. I still think he has done well stepping away from the field in these two starts".
"Very pleased with him"
Definitif Launcher was once again lucky with the draw. Just like in his last start he will start from post three behind the gate and Witasp does not make the trip to Stockholm without hopes.
"Of course I'm hopeful with a horse who has won three in a row. He feels good and strong in training and I'm very pleased with him. It will be interesting to see what he can do in the future".
In his last start Definitif Launcher stepped out of the gate pretty well but couldn't hold out two horses leaving from outside of him. So he had to start off on the outside without cover before Leif Witasp advanced to the front in the second turn.
"He's average leaving the gate and I don't think we have a chance getting the lead initially. But we'll get a good trip and for this start I will put a pull down bridle on him to see if that wakes him up. Other than that he'll race the same as he has when he's won both starts, with corks in his shoes".
How do you think the bettors should consider him?
"He needs to go on their tickets".