SWEDEN: Sir Lando returns to winning ways in style
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By Guy Butchers
Taby: JR Forvaltning Stockholms Stora Pris (Group 3) 1m1f, 4yo+, turf
SIR LANDO (Wido Neuroth/Fredrik Johansson) ended a two-year spell without a win by dismissing a decent field in spectacular fashion, running out a five-and-a-half-length winner from odds-on favourite Without Fear.
The clue was there for punters, with Fredrik Johansson opting to get off Norwegian Triple Crown and Swedish Derby winner Without Fear to partner the winner.
Sir Lando has spent the last two years playing the supporting role in all the top races in Scandinavia, including when a fast-finishing half-length second to Tertullus in this race 12 months ago.
Johansson was happy to bide his time on the winner and produced Sir Lando with a telling run on the outside to lead entering the final furlong and from there it was a one-horse race as he sprinted clear in the testing ground.
This victory pays a compliment to Arc winner Danedream, who beat him 11 and a half lengths back in eighth when she made a successful return at Baden-Baden last month.
Neuroth said: “I believe Sir Lando is the best horse in Scandinavia, that was why we won. He will go on to even better races.”
View the original article at the Racing Post