For the first time in its long history the Stockholm Cup International (G 3) was won by a 3-y-o filly, Dorcia (GB) (by Henrythenavigator-Spinola by Spinning World), bred by Qatar Bloodstock Ltd.
It was Dorcia’s ninth run and her fourth victory. She sprang a big surprise when she won the hundred Swedish Derby in July. The odds was 54,20. But in her next race, Swedish Oaks, she was more popular among the bettors. She won at 1,40.
In the Stockholm Cup she was an outsider and started at 6,48. More trusted were her stable mate Hurricane Red (Hurricane Run-Bounce), Derby winner in 2013, and Hurricane Red’s sister, Icecapada (Mastercraftsman-Bounce). But they were properly beaten. The only competitor who could follow here were another Derby winner, Bokan (Soldier of Fortune-Paree), who was victorious in 2015.
Dorcia secured the prize money of 800 000 sek (about 80 000 euros) for the owner Stall QC.
Trainer Lennart Reuterskiöld Jr won the race for the first time, but for jockey P A Gråberg it was the fifth time. Gråberg won also the listed Taittinger Bro Park Spring Championship with Norwegian trained Tinnitus (Clodovil-Star Now).
The handicapper was so impressed by Dorcia’s effort that her rating was raised from 97 to 110. Maybe exaggerated to call her a ”Swedish Enable” but good enough.
Dorcia wins the Swedish Derby at a wet Jägersro, ridden by Carlos Lopez.