Canadian-bred Atlantic Convoy makes it win number three
Atlantic Convoy‘s local success continued on Saturday, November 4, 2023, when the three-year-old Canadian-bred chestnut colt won for the third time from seven starts.
Atlantic Convoy, running with the tongue-tie on for the first time, outstayed rivals going one mile (1,600m) in an imported three-year-olds and upwards (non-winners of three) and native-bred three and four-year-old non four.
Trained by Patrick Lynch and ridden by Reyan Lewis, Atlantic Convoy won by three-quarters of a length in a time of 1:40.2 (23.4 x 45.4 x 1:12.1).
“It was a great run by Atlantic Convoy and I am satisfied with the performance. This horse is a very nice horse as well,” Lewis told the Jamaica Observer‘s The Supreme Racing Guide.
“The plan was to get a good break, pick my position, and ask him to run when I am comfortable. From we turned for home in front, I knew he would win,” he added.
Most of the runners in the eight-horse field got a good start, with Antarctica (Javaniel Patterson) leading the field ahead of Strike Smart (Samantha Fletcher) reaching the intersection at the 7-furlong (1,400m) pole.
Strike Smart picked up the running passing the 6-furlong (1,200m) marker with Antarctica fading through the field while Atlantic Convoy recovered well on the inside rails.
Atlantic Convoy took the lead as the half-mile (800m) mark approached and began to open up on runners navigating the turn.
Turning for home, Atlantic Convoy was challenged by Money Miser (Dane Dawkins), but the Canadian-bred runner fought valiantly in deep stretch for the narrow win at the wire. The fast-finishing Rhythm Buzz (Youville Pinnock) was second and Money Miser third.