Sport

Turn Me Loose to skitter along

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer

Saturday, August 30, 2014    

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CAYMANAS Park will be graced by the weekend of a lively two-day racing carnival beginning today with a 10-race card headlined by three trophy races, and a nine-race card on Sunday.

With the native-bred two-year-old season just around the corner, the Terremoto Trophy, a Restricted Allowance II call for native-bred two-year-olds (NW2) will headline the card that will also feature the Aston Commock Memorial Trophy, a Restricted Allowance III (native-bred four-year-old and upward NW3 O/T) and the closing Cal's Soup Mixes Trophy for $180,000 claimers.

The Terremoto has attracted a businesslike field of six going 1,000 metres round for a purse of $845,000. The Terremoto is set to go to post at approximately 1:20 pm with first post at 12:15 pm.

Turn Me Loose, a chestnut colt by Western Classic out of Devil Woman (Market Rally) bred at Ham Stables Ltd, is the morning line favourite and his exercise reports indicate why.

Prepared for racingLloose was a lonely winner by nine widening lengths on debut on July 19 while going 400 metres straight. Turn Me Loose returns for his second outing with first-time Lasix in a field of four fillies and two colts in even better condition and the result is expected to be the same.

In his preparations, the speedy colt matched comparable strides at exercise with his more senior stablemates, Campesino and Prince Andrew, who are no mugs over the round course, and came out with flying colours, a condition that makes him nigh impossible to oppose. He has also been very well drawn at barrier one to complement his speed for the minimum dash. Jockey Percy Williams, who in combination with Feanny in recent months produced a number of good victories, has retained the ride.

Forest Flame, a progressive filly trained by Wayne Parchment and owned by VMW was a winner on debut and also looked well in her preparation gallops; Love Train another filly to be ridden by Dane Nelson owned and trained by Harry Parsard, along with Gold Screw a chestnut colt bred, owned and trained by Lorenzo Robinson and ridden by Dick Cardenas, are all expected to vie for the minor shares.

In the Aston Commock, Go Go Train, Mr Luval along with Lady Abhijita are the main contenders for the lion's shares, while in the Cal's Trophy closing event Skipping Michelle, All Is Mine, Jelani and Grande Margue should be among the top three finishers.

Ones To Watch

Race 1 Kobalt (Richard Mairs)

Race 2 Go Go Train (Richard Mitchell)

Race 3 Turn Me Loose (Percy Williams)

Race 4 Classic Train (Richard Mitchell)

Race 5 Ronin (Dane Nelson)

Race 6 Breath Of Life (Ameth Robles)

Race 7 Bigbrowngreyhope (Dane Nelson)

Race 8 Burning Medic (Romario Saunders)

Race 9 Piscean Rocket (Dane Nelson)

Race 10 Skipping Michelle (Richard Lunan)

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