Sports

RACING NEWS FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Print this page Email A Friend!


STORM AT LAST

Three-year-old bay gelding Storm ( Natural Seclection – All For Pleasure by Alisios ) entering the claiming ranks ($350,000-$300,000) for the first time and over nine furlongs and 25 yards (1,820m) made no mistake.

Ridden by Anthony Thomas, Storm completed the trip in a time of 2:00.0 with fractions of 27.1, 52.0, 1:17.4 and 1:45.2, winning by eight lengths for his third win from 19 races.

Unbreakable, under Dane Nelson, led the field from the start ahead of Also Correct (Christopher Mamdeen) and Storm third.

As the runners settled down the backstretch, Storm took over and held a comfortable lead until pulling away in the straight. Stir It Up (Dick Cardenas) was second, with Princess Caula (Javaniel Patterson) third and Top Eagle (Kiaman McGregor) fourth.

Trainer Rudolph Hardial registered his ninth win for the season when Squit won the second race over five furlongs (1,000m) round on Saturday.

Ridden by apprentice Reyan Lewis, Squit came with a strong run in deep stretch and, after picking up the lead with a half furlong (100m) to go, had to withstand the late surge of Explosive Charge (Orlando Foster) to win by a short head in the non-winners of two event for native-bred five-year-olds and upward. Mrs Awesome (Anthony Allen) was third. The time was 1:05.0.

DUNROBIN MAKES THREE IN A ROW

After realising the maiden tag on November 21 over five furlongs (1,000m) round on his second outing, five-year-old bay gelding Dunrobin has yet to put a hoof wrong.

The Owen Sharpe trainee has racked up three consecutive wins, with the latest coming on Saturday in a Restricted Allowance event over the five straight.

With Jerome Innis in the saddle Dunrobin got a good break and was disputing the early lead. Coming across the dummy rails Dunrobin began to draw away from the field, with the Blue Pepsi LodgeEn Vogue offspring winning by 8 spans over Smokescreen (Aaron Chatrie) and Cat's Rigger (Shane Ellis). The final time was 1:01.3.

TEN HORSES CLAIMED ON SATURDAY

Ten horses were claimed on the 11-race programme at Caymanas Park on Saturday.

Louis Richards claimed Unbreakable for owner Rising Star from Orville Johnson; Donovan Plummer claimed Storm for owner Denrick Chambers from Wayne DaCosta; Oneil Markland claimed Stir It Up for himself from Anthony Nunes; Joseph Thomas claimed Trini Magic for owner G-Links Connection from Ryan Darby; Paul Hilton claimed General Report for owner The Seeker from Leroy Tomlinson, and Donovan Vanreil claimed Cup O Tea for owner Pink Alaina from Gresford Smith from the fifth race. All six claims went for $350,000 each.

In the eighth race on a $180,000 claiming tag, Byron Davis claimed Strike It Lucky for owner Theodore Thompson from Keisha Lawrence; Patrick Taylor claimed Foot Soldier for owner Alvin Blake from Anthony Nunes; Michael Beecham claimed Dusseldorf for himself from Alden Francis; and George Edwards claimed Late N Drafty for owner Akim Mahadiow from Johnny Wilmot.

FOOT SOLDIER IN A ROMP

Four-year-old grey colt Foot Soldier, stepping down to a $180,000 claiming tag, made light work of rivals when he won by 10 lengths going 8 furlongs (1,700m).

Trained by Anthony Nunes and ridden by Shane Ellis, Foot Soldier won ahead of Late N Drafty (Dane Nelson) and Dusseldorf (Christopher Mamdeen) in a time of 1:49.2.

Foot Soldier broke well just behind Strike It Lucky (Reyan Lewis), however, passing the 6-furlong point Foot Soldier took over and never looked back.

ANOTHER WINNER FOR RUDOLPH HARDIAL

Trainer Rudolph Hardial registered his ninth win for the season when Squit won the second race over five furlongs (1,000m) round on Saturday.
Ridden by apprentice Reyan Lewis, Squit came with a strong run in deep stretch and, after picking up the lead with a half furlong (100m) to go, had to withstand the late surge of
Explosive Charge (Orlando Foster) to win by a short head in the non-winners of two event for native-bred five year-olds and upward. Mrs Awesome (Anthony Allen) was third. The time
was 1:05.0.

ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT