SANDY LANE GOLD CUP WINNER LOOKING TO REPEAT IN THE VICTOR CHANDLER STAKES

Charlie Heath | Saturday 24th December, 2011 | Barbados Advocate

The Gay Smith owned Zoom, who won the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup earlier this year, is looking to repeat that performance on Boxing Day, in the feature Victor Chandler Stakes & Trophy, for 3-year-olds and over, going 1570 metres. John Brian, Daga, and Fusaichi Ridge could be dangers.

The Diamonds International/ Montblanc Challenge Stakes & Trophy, for West Indian Bred 2-year-olds, going 1570 metres, looks like it could end in a very exciting finish.

Aston Martin, a winner over 1100 metres, was beaten last time out over 1570 metres by Dipitinmoney, and Roars. However, if held up and brought with a run, he is very capable of winning. His dangers could be Dipitinmoney, Roars, and Something Happenin.

The supporting feature on the card is the Boxing Day International Trophy (Condition Race) for 2-year-olds with preference given to non-West Indian bred, going 1570 metres.

This could be a straight battle between, Indian Officer, Discreet Woman. One of the features of the day, is the battle for the 2011 Jockey Title. Anderson Trotman and Jalon Samuel, two of the best jockeys riding at the Garrison are now locked on 31 wins each, with Trotman holding the edge with 25 seconds to Samuel’s 17.

Last year Samuel won the title, and will be out to do the same this year, while Trotman will be doing his best to rustle it for him. (CH)

Post time for the first race is 12 Noon.