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RACING NEWS FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2018

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NALA'S BUSHMAN A WINNER

Three-year-old bay gelding Nala's Bushman ( Storm Craft My Girl Nala ), after 20 attempts, was able to release the maiden tag when he outstayed rivals going 9 furlongs and 25 yards (1,820m).

Nala's Bushman, trained by Michael Marlowe and ridden by Shane Ellis, sat behind the front runners, Key Witness (Daniel Satchell) and Quora (Jordan Barrett) as they dictated the pace up front.

Nala's Bushman then made his move approaching the final 4 furlongs (800m) when rounding horses and looking threatening coming into the lane.

With the experience of Ellis, Nala's Bushman responded well to beat Key Witness by 1 lengths close home. Quora was third and Dare To Speak (Reyan Lewis) fourth.

DUNROBIN — FOUR IN A ROW

Dunrobin, trained by Owen Sharpe, made his debut as a racer on November 3, 2018 and finished in fourth place going 4 furlongs (800m) straight. However, the next four runs from the five-year-old bay gelding have all been wins.


On November 21, Dunrobin released the maiden tag when winning by 5 lengths going 5 furlongs (1,000m) on the round course in an optional $180,000 claiming event. He then stepped up to non-winners of two three days later and was just able to get the better of OK Dude going 4 furlongs straight.


The winning route of Dunrobin continued on December 8 in a non-winners of three event over 5 furlongs straight after running out an easy 8 lengths winner in the end.

On Saturday, Dunrobin with Jerome Innis in the saddle chalked up his fourth consecutive win going 5 furlongs (1,100m) when he made one move to win by 4 lengths over Union Four and Buckaluck in a decent time of 1:08.2.

STEVEN TODD CONTINUES GOOD FORM

One of the most consistent trainers at Caymanas Park in recent times is Steven Todd. Todd has been in the top 10 list of trainers for quite a while and on Saturday he saddled his 33rd winner of the season when Bigbrowngreyhope won the 11th and final event.


Ridden by apprentice Tevin Foster, Bigbrowngreyhope (Big Brown - Hopes And Fear) ran down War Hero (Douglas Badaloo) to win by length going 7 furlongs (1,400m).


Based on winners, Todd is fourth behind Anthony Nunes (79 winners), Wayne DaCosta (72 winners) and Gary Subratie (43 winners). Based on earnings, Todd is in sixth position.

ORLANDO WINS BATTLE OF THE FOSTER BROTHERS

In a rare occurrence at Caymanas Park, two brothers — jockeys Orlando and Tevin Foster fiercely fought for victory in the first race – a Restricted Allowance for five -yea rolds and up (non-winners of two) run over seven furlongs.


At the end it was older brother Orlando who got home on Explosive Charge for trainer Donovan Plummer. Tevin finished second on Silver Surf with third going to Twilight Princess.


Explosive Charge won in a time of 1:32.3 at odds of 5-1.

FIVE CLAIMS ON SATURDAY

There was subdued action in the claiming box on Saturday as only five horses were claimed on the 11-race programme.


Nicholas Smith claimed Soy El Senor for owner Denrick Chambers for $500,000 from Anthony Nunes, Wayne DaCosta claimed Storm for owner Rising Star for $600,000 from Michael Francis and Patrick Taylor claimed Royal Vibes for
owner Sydney Roman for $600,000 from Wayne DaCosta from the third race.


In the 11th and final event on a $180,000 tag, Raymond Townsend claimed Bigbrowngreyhope for himself from Steven Todd and Keisha Lawrence claimed Connor for herself from Raymond Townsend.

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