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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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THE “ STAR ” CONTINUES TO SHINE

The Anthony Smith-conditioned Star continued to show noticeable improvement as the chestnut colt completed a quick double in a Restricted Allowance event over seven furlongs (1,400m) on Saturday, September 15, 2018.

After running out a length and a quarter winner at the non-winners of three level, Star stepped up to non-winners of three other than and was a length and a half winner.

Ridden by Javaniel Patterson, Star broke fairly well, raced off the pace set by Winter Is Coming (Anthony Thomas) and Deal Marker (Oneil Scott) for most of the way.

The leaders brought the field into the lane with Star hugging the inside rails while cutting the turn, got a perfect run in deep stretch and powered past rivals inside the final furlong (200m).

Subbie (Bebeto Harvey) came with a strong run on the outside of rivals for second money with Winter Is Coming getting the better of Deal Marker for third place. The final time was a moderate 1:27.3.

Star will next race in the very competitive Overnight Allowance group.

EASY DOES IT FOR GUAVA GROUND

Five-year-old dark bay gelding Guava Ground made no mistake in a Restricted Allowance event for native-bred five-year-olds and upward non-winners of two as the 3/5 favourite on Saturday.

With the use of Lasix again, Guava Ground turned on the pressure in deep stretch to win the five-furlong (1,000m) round event by a length and a quarter going away from rivals.

Jockey Aaron Chatrie held Guava Ground off the pace a bit and produced the far-striding gelding at the top of the lane and with a quick change of hold, the Tyrone Prince trainee accelerated and powered home comfortably.

Lola Grey (Gary Richards) was second and Explosive Charge (Osive Donegal) third in a very slow time of 1:03.3.

TWO HORSES CLAIMED ON SATURDAY

The claiming box on Saturday did not attract much attention as only two horses were claimed on the 10-race programme at Caymanas Park.

It was not until the 10th and final event that the two claims were made on a $180,000 tag. Trainer Albert Chong claimed Determine King for Must Makeit Racing Stables from Keisha Lawrence, while Steven Todd claimed Bigbrowngreyhope for Patrick Hall from Ian Alexander.

LAWRENCE FREEMANTLE NOTCHES FOURTH WIN OF THE SEASON

Trainer Lawrence Freemantle is seemingly finding his form of late. The veteran conditioner notched his fourth winner for the year when his eight-year-old grey horse Steve's Real made one move to win the 10th and final event on Saturday, a $180,000 claiming event.

Leading rider Anthony Thomas pushed Steve's Real right in front when the started opened the gates and never looked back in the six furlongs (1,200m) event. The pair opened up on the field running the half-mile (800m). Coming into the lane for the final two furlongs (400 metres), Steve's Real looked very strong but was coming back a bit inside the final half-a-furlong (100m) but he had done enough to hold onto to a length and three quarter win.

Bigbrowngreyhope (Ansley Dancel) was second and Reign Over All (Oneil Mullings) third in a slow final time of 1:15.4.

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