Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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AFTER finishing in second place in her last three starts, Eddie's Princess finally came good on Saturday when she romped home by all of 13 lengths in a Restricted Allowance event for native-bred four-year-old and upward non-winners of two.

With Omar Walker getting the leg up in place of regular rider Javaniel Patterson, Eddie's Princess sat third in the six-and-a-half furlong (1,300m) event at the off, came down to second at the half-mile (800m) before taking over approaching the final bend. With a comfortable lead turning for home, Eddie's Princess continued on her merry way going on to win ahead of Dallas and Twilight Strom in 1:20.2. Eddie's Princess was the seventh win for the season for trainer Johnny Wilmot.


five-and-a-half length win in a non-winners of two event on Wednesday May 9, Prince Sammo returned to the races three days later on a $250,000 claiming tag and was again an easy two-length winner on Saturday.

With Shane Ellis doing riding duties for Tyrone Prince, Prince Sammo out did rivals from the start of the race to the finish. Royal Girl came with a good run to finish in second place, with Milagro getting third and Sir Leyland Hall fourth. The final time on the clock was 1:09.3 for five and a half furlongs (1,100 metres).


THE flags flew at half mast on Saturday last (May 12 2018) at Caymanas Park in honour of trainers Ludford Williams and Clifford Atkinson Sr.

Both Williams and Atkinson died during the course of the last week and a half. The Supreme Racing Guide offers its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of both Williams and Atkinson Sr.


THE claiming box was busy on Saturday (May 12, 2018) as 10 horses were claimed on the 11-race programme at Caymanas Park.

Raymond Townsend claimed Prince Sammo for owner Lesra Thompson from Tyrone Prince; Uton Stewart claimed Great Manipulator for owner Marshall Russell from Keisha Lawrence; Shaun Williams claimed Sir Leyland Hall for owner Stingrays from Michael Beecham and Dalton Sirjue claimed Royal Girl for owner Gordon Lewis from Johnny Wilmot out of the fifth race. All the mentioned horses were claimed for $250,000. In the seventh race on a $180,000 claiming tag, Reign Over All was taken from Ray Phillips by Michael Beecham for himself and Princess Statistic was taken from Nicholas Smith by Devon Vanriel for himself. From the ninth race trainer Victor Williams claimed Vision Of Gold from Delroy Wisdom for owner O'Shaun Connection; Devon Vanriel took Raging Prospect from Steven Todd for himself; Tensang Chung claimed Piano Man for owner Michael Howard from Oneil Markland and Carl Anderson claimed Trini Magic for himself from Ryan Darby from the ninth race. All claims from the ninth race were made for $350,000.


TRAINERS Steven Todd and Ryan Darby continued their good form for the season when they both posted two winners each on the 11-race programme at Caymanas Park on Saturday.

Todd was successful with Ahuagain in the second race and Zillow in the fourth race, while Darby won with Lazza in the seventh race and Trini Magic in the ninth race. Ridden by Oneil Beckford, Ahuagain, who was unable to go with the early pace, came with a strong run against the inside rails in deep stretch to beat rivals by three-and-aquarter lengths in a maiden condition race over five-anda- half furlongs (1,100m). Ahuagain won ahead of First Selection and Traditionalmedicin in a time of 1:10.1. Zillow, ridden by Linton Steadman, made one move to win by a length and a half over Son Son and Key Witness in a pedestrian 1:02.1 for five furlongs (1,000m) straight. With Oneil Beckford aboard Lazza, the six-year-old dark bay gelding powered past rivals in deep stretch to win a five round (1,000m) event by three lengths. Heat It Up finished second and Princess Statistic third. The recorded time was 1:03.4. Going over a mile (1,600m) and with Linton Steadman in the saddle, Trini Magic ran down and beat Piano Man by two lengths in a time of 1:43.1 for a mile. Todd's two winners on Saturday brought his tally for the season 12, while for Darby it is now a total of nine winners thus far in 2018.


SINCE making his debut last season, winning three races from five starts, Capturemyship displayed a lot of promise before he hampered by injuries.

Capturemyship returned to the track six months later in March of this year after last racing in September of 2017 and gave two below-par runs, finishing fifth and sixth, respectively. The Richard Azan trainee signalled a return to form when he finished second to Mr Universe over five-and-a-half furlongs (1,100m) on May 5. On Saturday last (May 12, 2018), Capturemyship made no mistake going over six-anda- half furlongs (1,300m) in a Restricted Allowance event winning comfortably by three lengths. Ridden by apprentice Oneil Scott, Capturemyship turned on the pressure in deep stretch and fended off Storm Valley, Fifty Cents and KD Flyer to win in a time of 1:19.2 — a clear indication of a return-to-top-form.


THREE-YEAR-OLD chestnut gelding Sir JhunJhun Wala, after four starts, finally broke the deadlock in a maiden condition race for native-bred three-year-olds over the five-furlong (1,000m) straight course on Saturday.

With the champion apprentice and leading rider Anthony Thomas in the saddle, Sir Jhunjhun Wala (Rising Moon – Niphal) made all convincingly to win by eight-and-a-half lengths in 1:001. Breaking from the number 12 post, Sir Jhunjhun Wala got a good start and quickly assumed the lead and stayed with rivals for the first half of the race before blazing the trial for the next half. When asked to get rolling passing the dummy rails, Sir Jhunjhun Wala hit another gear and sprinted away to win ahead of She's Symbolic, Cerasini and Hollywood in that order.

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