The Review — The Analysis for Saturday, October 19, 2019

Horse Racing

The Review — The Analysis for Saturday, October 19, 2019


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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The Ryan Darby trained filly Whatever produced a successful late run to overhaul battling leaders Cali Dreamer and Justsaytheword close home to give the improving apprentice Reyan Lewis his first of two wins on the day as the 10-race-card underway.

The title-chasing apprentice later closed the programme when trainer Wayne Parchment's six-year-old mare Warfare confirmed her predictable triumph in terms of class and lenient weight allotment.

Raddesh Roman, soon to start a 10-day suspension for having been deemed to provide less than positive assistance on one of his recent mounts, seems to have no shortage of confidence as he held trainer Lincoln Lungs' colt Cairo on the bridle for 600 metres before asking for the four-length winning effort in the second event.

The improving apprentice also brought the Wayne DaCosta progressive middle-distance campaigner Summer Sun from well off the pace in the fifth to score by over two lengths.

Race three provided the closest finish of the day when Paul Charlton's, well-bred mare Miss Judy (Jerome Innis), wore down Burlin in the final stride to win the third by the narrowest possible margin of a nose. Innis, an accomplished lightweight rider whose services were much sought after when he was a hot apprentice two seasons ago, was scoring only on his sixth winner of the season from 151 mounts.

Richard Azan had a pleasant trip to the winners' enclosure to pose for photographs when his debutant Nipster performed flawlessly to win the fifth and feature third renewal of the Front Runner Sprint for juveniles.

Held to together by Robert Halledeen until attacking for the lead at the top of the stretch, Nipster showed maturity and looks destined to pay his way with a smart recorder time of 1:06.1 and the five-length winning margin compelling indicators.

In the sixth event, leading reinsman Christopher Mamdeen's (81 wins) determined and bustling effort yielded success for trainer Phillip Lee's seventh winner this year. Band of Gold, a former Wayne DaCosta inmate who conjured a sudden, return to form in a narrow victory of half-a-length.

The uncooperative long odds-on favourite Lovely Day held up the start with several refusals to enter the starting gate was slowly away and was subsequently disqualified from second for interference 600 metres out. This allowed trainer Marvin Campbell to achieve his first 2019 success when his filly Blusie got the opportunity to be always clear to win by five lengths for apprentice Daniel Satchell in the eighth.

The Alford Brown-conditioned favourite Harry's Train was always clear for Omar Walker in the ninth, winning by three lengths.


The Training Feat of the day is reserved for trainer Johnny Wilmot who revived Band of Gold's zest for racing as the four-year filly, who was second in the Jamaica Two-Year-Stakes in 2017, initially trained by Wayne DaCosta, has been nearer last than first for nearly two years. Richard Azan's two-year-old debutant Nipster's error-free performance is deserving of the Best Winning Gallop and Jerome Innis' perfectly timed run on Miss Judy earns him the Jockeyship Award.

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