Friday, October 11, 2019

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Dane Nelson continues winning form in Canada

Former three-time champion jockey Dane “Warrior Chief” Nelson continued his good form on the international racing circuit when he won both sections of the feature race, the CAN$50,000 Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (CTHS) Sales Stakes on the 10-race programme at Century Downs racetrack in Rocky View County, Alberta, Canada on Sunday. Both races were run over seven furlongs

Nelson guided home the Greg Tracy-conditioned Pearl of Knowledge to a comfortable 5 lengths win in section one for Canadian-bred Yearling that passed through the CTHS (Alberta) Sales. Pearl of Knowledge duelled from the two path with Music At Work (Prayen Badrie) to the head of the stretch. Pearl of Knowledge then drew clear in deep stretch and won easily over Quinn Ella (Rico Walcott) and Music At Work in a time final time of 1:25.30 minutes.

The bustling Nelson then won the second section of the CTHS Sales Stakes, which is for two-year-old colts and geldings who are eligible through the CTHS Sales programme aboard Above the Moon for trainer Philip Hall. Above the Moon sat in striking position, racing three wide into the first turn and was well set down at the quarter and was under heavy, steady urging and got up in time to win by a nose from Dune d'Oro (Rico Walcott). The final time for the distance was 1:25.0 minutes.

Nelson, who had ridden one winner the day before, took his tally for the season at the track to 11 wins to lead the jockeys' standing. Rico Walcott is tied for second place on nine winners with Keihton Natera. The race meet ends on October 27, 2019.

Enuffisenuff earns his second career win

In a highly competitive iCool Melon Berry Restricted Allowance event over six furlongs (1,200m), Enuffisenuff ( He Had Enough – Harbor The Dream) made every post a winning one, earning his second win from six starts.

The three-year-old grey colt, who continued to improve with each run, won by 3 lengths in a smart time of 1:13.0 minutes in the field of runners.

Leading rider Christopher Mamdeen was able to get the Philip Feanny trainee out of the starting gates running. Enuffisenuff stayed with the field for the first two furlongs (400m) before he began to draw away approaching the distance.

Although going six wide at the top of the straight, Enuffisenuff had the sprinting power to carry him easily to the wire at the end of the race. Another grey, L atapy, under the in-form apprentice Reyan Lewis, came with a strong run in deep stretch to get second place with Raw Liquid (Kiaman McGregor) in third.

Breeder, owner and trainer Carl Anderson notches 16th winner for the season with a double

Breeder, owner and trainer Carl Anderson continued to have a good season after notching his 16th winner for the campaign with a working double on the 11-race programme. Anderson won the first two races – the $695,000 iCool Pom Passion Restricted Allowance with Mrs Awesome and the $675,000 Lyrix Pineapple maiden special weight event with Jamaican Storm.

Ridden by the capable apprentice Kiaman McGregor, Mrs Awesome ( Dodgem – Accounterceivable) was a comfortable 1 -length win in the native-bred five-year-old non-winners of two event over four furlongs (800m) straight. Mrs Awesome sat behind the leaders Rohan's Cattleya (Christopher Mamdeen) and Emperor's Treasure (Delroy Beharie) before taking over inside the last furlong (200m) for the victory. Mount Zion King (Romario Spancer) came running on for second place.

Jamaican Storm ( Dodgem – Brainstoming), under Shane Ellis, was an equal easy 1 -length winner in the native-bred four-year-old and upward event over 6 furlongs (1,300m). The bay gelding won ahead of Whatever (Reyan Lewis) and stable companion Dynamax Cat (Anthony Allen) in a time of 1:24.4 minutes.

Breeder, owner Eric Martin, trainer Fitznahum Williams combine for a double

The combination of breeder and owner Eric Martin and trainer Fitznahum Williams teamed for a double. The duo won with Atlantic Blue in the fifth race and Lovers Strike in the seventh race.

Four-year-old chestnut colt Atlantic Blue came with a strong run in deep stretch to beat rivals by two lengths in the $755,000 iCool Flavoured Water Cranberry Restricted Allowance event under apprentice Roger Hewitt going 6 furlongs. Atlantic Blue won ahead of Kalahari (Reyan Lewis) and Graydon (Samantha Fletcher) in a time of 1:19.3 minutes with splits of 23.0 x 46.2 and 1:12.2.

Lovers Strike (Raddesh Roman), also came with a strong run in deep stretch, this time the chestnut mare got up in time to beat Seven Eleven (Shane Ellis) by a head in the $750,000 iCool Flavoured Water Restricted Allowance event over six furlongs (1,200m). Seven Eleven was later disqualified and taken out of the frame and Chrisanli (Devon Thomas), who finished third was promoted to second place and Beltane (Mathew Bennett) to third. The final time for the event was 1:15.3 minutes.

Easy does it for My Little Princess

My Little Princess broke from the shackles of maiden company with a bold 6 -length win in the iCool Strawberry Banana maiden condition race for native-bred three-year-olds going over 5 furlong (1100m) in a time of 1:07.2 minutes..

Well ridden by Phillip Parchment for owner Milade Azan, My Little Princess completed the distance in a good time of 1:07.2 minutes. My Little Princess made all the running from gate to wire in a dominating run as she came home ahead of Belligerent King (Robert Halledeen) and Butseeyah (Anthony Thomas).

Trainer Wayne DaCosta was very pleased with the performance from his charge.

“I would say a workmanlike performance. She basically got a good break and was able to dominate from early and when the jockey asked her to run two furlongs out, she really dismantled the field. The last half furlong he (Phillip Parchment) was really taking it easy with her and so I was very happy with the performance.

“Not quite sure how good she is yet as she had a lot of problems last year and earlier this year and so we're finally getting things together. We just going to take it one day at a time and see how she improves,” DaCosta told The Supreme Racing Guide.

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