TOBA Trophy goes to Gift Of Law

Sunday, August 19, 2018

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Gift Of Law (Omar Walker) soared by a wall of horses inside the final 50 metres for a 21-1 upset win, in the $900,000 Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) Trophy feature at Caymanas Park yesterday.

Gift Of Law came home a length and a half ahead of 99-1 chance Empress Nicole (O'Brien White), with 7-1 shot Elal (Bebeto Harvey) third in the Restricted Allowance non-winners of two event over seven furlongs (1,400m).

Empress Nicole was the first to show on the lead over Pinders Valley (Dane Dawkins), as Gift of Law raced among the backmarkers.

The order didn't change much until in deep stretch, with several horses across the racetrack battling for supremacy. Walker then produced his mount on the outside and Gift Of Law responded well, passing all to win easily in the end. The winning time was 1:28.0, with splits 23.3; 47.0 and 1:12.3.

Winning two races on the day were owner SAS Syndicate, trainer Ryan Darby and jockey Javaniel Patterson.

SAS Syndicate had Chrisanli (Devon A Thomas) winning the fourth race, and Anwar (Bebeto Harvey) in the sixth race. Darby and Patterson teamed up to win with Camouflage in the third and Reassurance in the fifth.

Racing continues next Saturday.

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