Yellowstone too quick for rivals in Security Department Trophy
YELLOWSTONE continued to demonstrate his ability as a genuine sprinter when he outran rivals to win the $1.25-million Security Department Trophy feature over five furlongs (1,00m) straight at Caymanas Park on Saturday.
Returning from a five-month break, the Alford Brown-trained Yellowstone showed no signs of distress when making one get up to win easily by 2¾ lengths in the Non-Restricted Overnight Allowance contest for three-year-olds and upward.
With Oshane Nugent in the saddle, Yellowstone broke off well at the start of the race and showed the way ahead of Laban (Tevin Foster) and company. The fleet-footed Yellowstone stayed with the field for the first half of the race before sprinting clear from competitors, crossing the dummy rails for an easy win at the wire.
Rhythm Buzz (Javaniel Patterson) came from far behind to get second place ahead of Laban in third spot. Yellowstone won in a time of 59.2 (23.1 x 46.0).
Meanwhile, jockey Tevin Foster continued his strong start to the season with a double on the nine-race schedule. Foster won the fifth race with Chitu Prince for trainer Andre Adams and the seventh race aboard Milos for trainer Gregg Fennell. Chitu Prince‘s victory was Adams’ first of his career.
After just two race days in the season Foster took his tally to five wins, two ahead of Raddesh Roman on three winners on the jockeys’ standing. Roman had one winner in Allegiance for trainer Anthony Nunes in the fourth race.
Former champion jockey Dane Dawkins also tasted success when he booted home Cookie Day N Night, in the third race of the day, for current leading trainer Gary Subratie.
Racing continues next Saturday.