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Top-favourite Vivienne Wells won Czech St Leger



The hard "covid" racing season 2020 in the Czech Republic ended on Saturday, November 21, when Chuchle Arena Prague organized, without spectators, the final raceday. It culminated in the last, longest classic test, the 75th Czech St Leger. As expected, top favorite Vivienne Wells with two-time German jockey-champion Alexander Pietsch, easily won, the second finished Cote Jardin in front of only one Czech bred horse in field Avignon.

A month later than planned, the last classic race of the 2020 season took place. The 75th Czech St Leger (Class A, 1m 6f, 3yo c+f, 200 ths CZK) with seven colts and fillies was won by top-favourite (1:2): filly, silver in the Czech and Slovak derby and also in the Czech Oaks Vivienne Wells dominated by seven lengths in a good time 3:05,07. She is prepared by Czech native trainer Bohumil Nedorostek for the owner/breeder UTRIN stable in Hanover. It was the first classic win for the winning team, jockey Pietsch achieved his first Czech win and Vivienne Wells, after a series of second places, recorded her first ever career win. The seventh from the Czech Derby Cote Jardin (j. Florian, tr. J. Chaloupka, own. Cajdašrot) placed second, only one Czech bred-horse in the race Avignon (j. Vendula Korečková, tr. T. Váňa, own. Michaela-Hruboš) finished third, only a nose in front of Joganville.

Alexander Pietsch also won the last race of the day and takes a double from the Pragues' season finale.

The title of Czech flat champion 2020 (Lázně Poděbrady Cup) was won for the first time in his career by jockey Jan Verner, who was also the most successful rider in the Chuchle Arena Prague this year. Helena Vocásková defended the trainers championship, MUDr. Eva Nieslaniková is the champion among owners for the first time. The bflow Ladies Cup championship was dominated by Simona Laubeová and Sabina Mokrošová became the Czech amateur champion 2020.

 

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