Horse Racing

Stop hiding me – trainer Adin Williams

…says he needs more stalls to operate after exciting win by Quantum Dancer

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS
Observer writer

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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After Quantum Dancer's win on Wednesday, September 12 there was no doubt that trainer Adin Williams was a happy man, but that winning happiness was tinged with a lot of disappointment.

Williams' problem, according to him, is that he has not been given enough stalls to operate out of and for him to show his true ability.

“All that I can say after this victory ( Quantum Dancer) is that I need stalls. I am limited where I am at present. I have only five stalls and I am sure that I would do much better with more space to operate by having all my charges in one area. I need places to put horses under my care.

“This will help me to produce more good winners as I did in past years. In my first year as a trainer I won the St Leger, my third year was the Oaks, and my fourth year was a double Derby winner — so why would they (the promoting company) want to hide me,” he said.

After releasing the maiden tag on July 16 over the five-furlong (1,000m) straight course, Quantum Dancer returned to the races on August 4 and gave a dismal performance to finish in 11th position over six and a half furlongs (1,300m).

On Wednesday (September 12, 2018) the bay filly by Sorrentino - Charity Dance, turned around her form and romped home as a 16-1 upset winner in a Restricted Allowance event going over six and a half furlongs (1,300m).

Ridden by leading rider Anthony Thomas, Quantum Dancer came from far behind and powered past rivals in deep stretch to win by two and a half lengths in a time of 1:20.4. Cherokee Way (Aaron Chatrie) came second and Isinbayeva (Ruja Lahoe) third.

“Winning this race was no mean achievement. The filly ran a brilliant race the first time she ran. The second time out, unfortunately something happened at the gates and she turned over. I took her back the third time, going the same distance as she ran today, and she broke badly that time and never offered a challenge. So, I took her home and did some quality work on her and she responded well. I then brought her back today (Wednesday, September 12, 2018) and she's victorious,” Williams said.

He continued: “Well from three starts she is twice a winner, and she's now qualified for non-winners of three. However, the races are written a bit in and out and so I would now have to go and search to find a race for her.

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