Summit of international meetings in Finland, the Kymi Grand Prix remains French with the success of Earl Simon, one year after that of Ce Bello Romain.
©Hippodrome de Kouvola – Earl Simon comes ahead of Oscar LA on the post
His return to the top faster than expected finds here a major consecration. Earl Simon wins his first Group I with the Kymi Grand Prix. Extraordinary result for the protege of Jarmo Niskanen who had been arrested for almost two years before beginning an express rise to the top level. His brilliant success in the GNT ParisTurf at Croisé-Laroche, despite having to return 50m, had already said a lot about the level of competitiveness ofEarl Simon. But a success far from its bases is always incredible and even more for the trainer of the winner Jarmo Niskanen, the Scandinavian who officiates with us in France but who is Swedish.
Gone by his hand, Earl Simon found himself stuck on the rope side for a long time before managing to find an interval and draw a very nice straight line. Oscar LA looked like he was on his way to glory but he couldn’t bear the comparison to finish (4th). This Roman Bellodefending champion, yielded to him after having had to move nose to wind.