Sport

The 'Wowing' factor continues with even greater force

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS
Observer writer

Friday, November 15, 2019

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ONE of the most pleasing performances to be recorded by the talented juvenile colt, Wow Wow, was accomplished in his last victory posted on the Diamond Mile Day of Saturday (November 9), at Caymanas Park.

Running with greater control with his accustomed rider Ameth Robles in the saddle, Wow Wow ran a fast 1:04.4 for five-anda- half furlongs or 1,100 metres with the minimum of fuss and had 6 lengths to spare as he improved his winning record to six straight from seven starts.

Wow Wow’s latest win was achieved in race one of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission/ Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Yearling Sale Series of races.

Wow Wow last won over the same distance in September in a time of 1:05.1 by 11 lengths, but on Diamond Mile Day in a smooth and effortless run, the Casual Trick - Sarah Baracuda bay colt still carrying top weight of 57.0 kg sped the 1,100 metres distance in a quicksilver time in his preparation for the longer distances to come.

It was a performance which greatly pleased trainer Gary Subratie who has always felt that hard training for the Wow Wow was never the answer.

“He (Wow Wow) showed me today (Saturday) that he can now relax in the early part of a race and for sure he is better served by this move.

“I told the jockey to try and get a good break, don’t force him on the headline and if another horse leads, just relax, take your time and from the three furlongs see what he does from there.

“Do not beat him up too much in the straight and that was perfect. I cannot remember him getting one crack of the whip while travelling up the straight. So, I am impressed with the performance, which showed that he has more in him to go further.

“We have another two races before the year is finished, so I have to be looking for a training programme for each race. The next race is longer as he will be attempting seven furlongs (1,400 metres) for the first time and he has to learn to relax.

That is the key and he demonstrated today that he possesses that ability to relax,” Subratie pointed out As for owner and breeder of Wow Wow, Michael Bernard, it was another day of success and to feel proud.

“As the breeder of this outstanding twoyear- old colt, I am so proud. Six-consecutive wins cannot be scoffed at, plus and even more important for me, Wow Wow shows marked improvement every time he races.

“The wish now is for Wow Wow to remain healthy and strong for his next two races which are set for the end of November and the end of December,” Bernard said.


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