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Comfortable winner, Oslo Cup day 2020

MATCH MAKER (IRE) b g 2015

Declaration Of War - I'm In Love / Zafonic

Owned by: Stall Skollerud Gård  |  Bred by: Lofts Hall Stud

Winner at Newbury and Ayr in 2019

Winner of Sølvhandicap, Oslo Cup day 2020, carrying 67 kg 

Second:  Giant Sandman Polar Cup  (LR)

Impressive handicap performance Oslo Cup day

Match Maker wins comfortably under tough weight

27 Jun 20: Oslo Cup day had some fine performances, as Øvrevoll Galopp staged their Super Saturday with a limited number of spectators - and one of them was Match Maker's impressive win in a strong handicap over 1370 metres. Taking a drop in distance, the son of Declaration Of War carried top weight of 67 kg to a smooth, and long looking, 1 1/2-length verdict over We Got The Boss, who he had finished third to when making his seasonal debut nine days earlier. This was Match Maker's third win. He is a lightly raced gelding and looks the sort to keep on improving. Winner's enclosure photo by hesteguiden: Match Maker with Cathrine, owners Pia Skjærsveen, Vibeke Hallerud and Ole Christian Hallerud - chairman of the Norwegian Jockey Club.

Second and third in 2,000 Guineas

Royal Ambition, like Match Maker also a winner of two races in England, and purchased by Cathrine at the end of the 2019 season, ran a game second in the Norwegian 2,000 Guineas, beaten only by Nordic, who proved just over a length too strong in a driving finish. Royal Ambition's stable companion Sir Leo, a 20-1 shot in this mile classic, finished third, a neck further back. He coped admirably with a big move up in class here.

Results, Oslo Cup day 2020