Awesome Treasure goes all the way in Alsafra Trophy featureSunday, June 13, 2021
Running with the visor on for the first time in 22 career starts, Awesome Treasure led from the first jump and was never headed, posting a 21-1 upset victory over favourite Excessive Force in the $1 million Alsafra Trophy feature at Caymanas Park yesterday.
Owned by The Success Farm, trained by Gary Subratie, and ridden by Dane Dawkins, Awesome Treasure won by a dominating 2 ¾ lengths ahead of the 1-2 favourite Excessive Force in the three-year-old and upward Overnight Allowance event over the distance of one mile (1,600m).
The American-bred four-year-old bay filly Awesome Treasure broke sharply and outran Casual Peach (Ramon Nepare), Excessive Force (Oshane Nugent), and Uncle Vinnie (Dick Cardenas) for the early lead.
Approaching the six-furlong (1,200m) marker down the backstretch, Awesome Treasure opened up on rivals with Excessive Force settling in second place. Leaving rivals in her wake at the half-mile, Awesome Treasure turned on the pressure and came out an easy winner in the end of a wide-running Excessive Force.
Uncle Frank, under Anthony Thomas, came running on in deep stretch on the inside rails to get third place. Awesome Treasure, who was winning for the fourth time in her career, ran the distance in a time of 1:40.3 minutes.
It was the second winner on the 10-race card for both Subratie and Dawkins. Subratie saddled Lava Boy (Tevin Foster) in the 10th and final event, while Dawkins won aboard Mansur Musur for owner/trainer Errol Pottinger in the first race.
Foster was awarded first place atop Chrisanli in the seventh race after first-past-the-post, Big Paul, was disqualified and placed behind Diligent for interference and intimidation caused.
Also with two winners was four-time champion jockey Dane “Warrior Chief” Nelson. The bustling rider won aboard Commissioner for trainer Rowan Mathie in the third race and Saint Michael for trainer Johnny Wilmot in the day's eighth race.
— Ruddy Allen
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