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Kendal Moon shows her class


Kendal Moon showed she is pure class in winning yesterday’s feature Diamonds International/Montblanc Meisterstuck (Handicap) at the Garrison Savannah. Jockey Jonathan Grant was in the saddle for the winning ride and the pair are seen here in front of the grand stand after the race with trainer Andrew Nunes (second right) and a supporter.

Charlie Heath | 1/3/2012 | Barbados Advocate

The Sir Charles Williams owned and bred 4-year-old bay filly, Kendal Moon, showed what a classy filly she is, when she won yesterday’s feature Diamonds International/Montblanc Meisterstuck (Handicap) at the Garrison Savannah.

The Andrew Nunes trained filly, last year won the last two jewels of the triple crown, the Midsummer Classic and the United Insurance Barbados Derby. Racing against the older horses yesterday at the Garrison Savannah, on the first day of the Barbados Turf Clubs first racing season, she showed that she will be a force to be reckoned with as a 4-year-old.

Leaving the gate, Jonathan Grant was content to keep Kendal Moon, just off the torrid pace being set by Preach To Me, Charge It, and Indanger. It was not until approaching the two furlong marker that Grant asked the filly to get closer to the leaders, and by the time they straightened up for home, the filly quickened beautifully, to go on and win from the Daniel & Martin Reizman owned, Roger Parravicino trained, Indanger, with Antonio Bishop in the irons. It was also a great run from the 5-year-old Indanger, as he was on the pace from the off. Third was the Christopher Gibbs owned Ring Time, who was out paced early, and came with a late run from way off the pace, with Antonio Whitehall. Fusaichi Ridge finished fourth.

The Diamonds International/Montblanc Tribute (Condition Race) for West Indian Bred 2-year-olds, (At the time of entry), going 1100 metres, was won by Finbar, owned by Jerry Alleyne, trained by Ken Stanton, and ridden by Antonio Bishop. Finbar, was the only horse in the race that had faced the starter before. He broke from the gate smartly, and did exactly what was expected of him, and that was to improve his position. He ran out an easy winner, and showed that he will be one to watch in the future. The Aysha Syndicate owned, Iamsogroovy, trained by Stephen Bynoe, and ridden by Reshawn Latchman, ran on well to finish second, while the Lord Michael Taylor owned, Verden, trained by Andy Ward and ridden by Paul Eddery was third, with Water Moon fourth.

The 2-year-olds of 2011 Sales Graduates Futurity (Condition Race), for Barbados Bred 2-year-olds (At time of Entry) going 1100 metres, was won by the Lord Michael Taylor owned, Andy Ward trained Verkauf, bred by Bruce Bailey.

Paul Eddery wasted no time in putting Verkauf to the front, and as hard as Kyle Carter, on the Raphael Green, Victor Cheeseman trained Capere tried, there was no catching Verkauf, and Capere had to settle for second. The Lady Williams owned, Gorgeous, trained by Andrew Nunes with Jonathan Grant in the saddle was third, and Mudlark finished fourth.

Jalon Samuel was the only jockey to land two winners on the card.

Racing continues on Errol Barrow Day, Saturday January 21. (CH)

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Bright Moon

www.nationnews.com | Sun, August 14, 2011

The sun was yet to set, but the moon came out in all its brilliance early at the Garrison Savannah yesterday.

Kendal Moon, that is.

And now, veteran horse owner Sir Charles Williams is basking in the glory of yet another United Insurance Derby victory.

Kendal Moon, brilliantly ridden by champion jockey Anderson Trotman, finished strong down the straight and just got up at the pole to beat Sail On, with Paul Leacock aboard, by a neck in one of the more exciting derbies in recent years.

Here, Kendal Moon being paraded in front of the Grandstand by Sir Charles (right) and Lady Williams after his impressive victory yesterday. (HW)


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All-clear for United Derby

www.nationnews.com | By Lindon Yarde | Fri, August 12, 2011

The United Insurance Co. Race Day – postponed last Saturday because of inclement weather and adverse track conditions – will come off tomorrow at the Garrison Savannah.

The ten-race card for the seventh day of the Barbados Turf Club’s second racing season is set to start at 12:45 p.m. with the 72nd running of the Barbados Derby – the feature event.

The United Insurance Barbados Derby – for West Indian bred three-year-olds going 2 000 metres – is being sponsored by United Insurance Company for the 27th consecutive year.

This 11-horse field is headed by the Sir Charles Williams-owned Kendal Moon and Slip Stream and the Lord Michael Taylor-owned Istanbul and Island Memories.

Another race that will create excitement is the United Star Treatment Trophy Handicap for three-year-old and older horses rated 58-80 and also open to horses rated 57 and below over 1 800 metres.

Sir David Seale’s filly Missed Storm is the standout of this group having won two of her last three starts.

She lost her maiden in the Midnight Lute Trophy Handicap for horses rated 38-60 and followed that up by taking the Kirov Lady Handicap for horses rated 48-70.

The A Team-owned Just Jiving, despite being defeated by Missed Storm, will also want to press claim to this race having won two of his last four outings.

He first took the Santa Faye Handicap for horses rated 25-50 and followed with a victory in the Pic-O-De-Crop Handicap for horses rated 38-60. Both Missed Storm’s and Just Jiving’s victories were over 1 800 metres.

The D. Yearwood, R. Simpson and L. Obi-owned Thunder Bird, while performing creditably has suffered defeats at the hands of Missed Storm and Just Jiving. He has finally been cut loose by the handicappers and appears as extremely high voltage in here.

Mystic Moon and Royal Spirits are the other winners in the field; however both are without a win this year which is a matter I’m sure their camps will want to rectify.

The others entered could use this race to create a much needed favourable impression.

Race 10 – the Ui Management Incorporated Trophy Handicap for West Indian bred three-year-olds over 1 570 metres – can be considered a consolation to the Derby field.

The Lord Michael Taylor-owned Vitality has opted out of the Derby to go here.

With him taking the top weight of 128 pounds it will however not be one-way traffic, as the likes of Fernandina, Wingman, Queen Of Hearts, Lune De Barachois and Volcanic can all take advantage of the handicappers’ generosity by turning in good performances.

The fifth staging of the T.A. “Tommy” Peirce Memorial Trophy Handicap for three-year-old and older horses rated 118-140, and also open to horses rated 117 and below over 1 570 metres will add variety.

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WHEN THE CATS are away the mouse should play.

Antonio Bishop (right), on board Istanbul, will pilot Fernandina, while Anderson Trotman (left) will ride favourite Kendal Moon. (FP)

 By Lindon Yarde | nationnews.com | Sat, June 11, 2011

And with the top locally-bred filly Slip Stream staying indoors, stablemate Kendal Moon looks set to come out on top in the feature Barbados Fillies Guineas (Gr.1-Bar) at the Garrison Savannah today.

Kendal Moon will be out to make amends for her disappointing showing in the first jewel of this year’s Triple Crown – the Barbados Guineas.

The Sir Charles Williams-owned and Andrew Nunes-trained filly will meet nine others in what should be an extremely competitive 1 570-metre race for West Indian-bred three-year-old fillies, featuring easily one of the best fields assembled for a fillies Guineas in recent times.

With eight of the ten entered already winners, Kendal Moon will not have things her own way as no fewer than three have claims to the top prize.

She just failed to peg back the top two in her last effort – the Ginger Punch Trophy Handicap for horses rated 58-80 going under by less than a length.

Trainer Nunes will also be sending out the Jane’s Girl-owned Cinnamon Jane.

She has proven herself against the lesser quality three-year-olds having recently won the Roses In May Trophy Condition Race for non-winners of two or more races over 1 570 metres, but it would be surprising if she gets the job done.

The Lord Michael Taylor-owned Reprise, since her maiden victory in the III Diamonds International Mont Blanc Doue Condition Race Division (B) over 1 570 metres, has started three times but has not built on that winning effort.

While she has not been disgraced, there is scant margin for error as the Midsummer Classic and Derby looms.

The Fiona Kinch-owned Fernandina has raised the alarm after her wide margin of victory in the Registered Grooms Division (B) event over 1 570 metres.

Albeit that that event offered an ordinary maiden field, this 70-rated challenger will have some ground to find to be on par with the favourite at best.

Chandler-owned Sweet Bottom Suzy is one of three maidens entered. She has fared better than the entire field against the top three-year-olds, but has found the winner’s enclosure elusive, most recently suffering at the hands of jockeys’ arrangements.

Should her owner rectify this problem and book one of the few live riders, her maiden tag should be a thing of the past.

My Picks

Race 1: Northern Sheriff

Race 2: Graeme Hill

Race 3: Sweet Harmony

Race 4: Tantal Eyes

Race 5: Must Be The Money

Race 6: Family Affair

Race 7: Kendal Moon

Race 8: Fuh Real

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by Charlie Heath | Sunday, December 5, 2010

Race fans were treated to a fantastic day of racing last Saturday when the Diamonds International/ Montblanc race day was held at the Garrison.  The first of the five-race Diamond series to be run off at the Garrison, the third day of the Barbados Turf Club’s third racing season, was the Diamonds International/Montblanc Star Walker Gents Stakes & Trophy, for West India bred 2-year-olds, going 1000 metres.

First out of the gates was the Lord Michael Taylor, Andy Ward-trained pair of Must Be The Money and Vitality. After the first furlong, Vitality, with Kyle Carter in the saddle, opened a three-length lead on Jalon Samuel and Must Be The Money. But with a furlong to go, Samuel drew along side Vitality, by which time it had turned into a two-horse race. In the end, Vitality could not go with the fast finishing Must Be The Money, and had to settle for second. Miss Fay Browne’s, Sail On, trained by Victor Cheeseman, with Keveh Nicholls in the irons finished third. Fourth was Verizon.

The second feature, the Ladies division of the race was won by the Sir Charles Williams-bred and owned, Kendal Moon, trained by Andrew Nunes, with Anderson Trotman in the saddle. In this one, Kendal Moon was quickly into stride, and picked up the running along with the Ian Corbin-owned Foxy Baba, trained by Victor Chesseman, and ridden by Renaldo Cumberbatch. Close on their heels was Indian Soul.

As they reached the two furlong marker, Kendal Moon and Foxy Baba were going head to head, while Indian Soul was loosing ground to a fast finishing Fernandina, who was closing on the leaders. With less than a furlong to go the Roger Parravicino trained Fernandina, with Kyle Carter in the saddle, drew along side Kendal Moon as Foxy Baba was back-peddling. At the wire it was Kendal Moon, with Fernandina second, Foxy Baba third and The Milk Maid fourth.

The supporting feature saw the top class horses going 1800 metres in the Diamonds International/Montblanc Meisterstuck Handicap. Once again is his career, the Ellias Haloute & Sir Charles Williams – owned Apostle, showed why he has to be considered one of the best creoles to grace the Garrison Savannah.

The 6-year-old Apostle, bred by Dr.Alan Storey and Mr & Mrs A.S. Haloute, was asked by the handicappers to pick up the top weight of 133 pounds, and since stable jockey Anderson Trotman had elected to ride Mingun Temple, trainer Nunes, who trains both horse, but Apostle in the capable hands of young Chris Husbands. Husbands could not have ridden a better race, as he got the gelding to settle into the lead beautifully from the off, and slowed the pace to a crawl, while the Lord Michael Taylor owned Shoe Me the Money trained by Andy Ward, with inform jockey Jalon Samuel tracked.

With three furlongs to go, the Gay Smith owned Zoom, trained by Edward Walcott Jnr, and ridden by Dario Dalrymple, drew to within a half length of Apostle, while Show Me The Money was just a length back of them in third. Turning for home Husbands still had something in hand, and it was clear to see that even with the big weight of 133 pounds, and giving weight all around he was going to topple the top class once again. As they straightened up, Husbands set him loose and he easily galloped away from the field. Zoom held on for second, with Show Me The Money third, while Spicey Tiger finished fourth.

Apostle has now won 13 of his races, and earned $427,333 for his owners. Of the jockeys, Jalon Samuel was the only one to score twice, while trainer Andy Ward saddled three winners. Naz Issa and Andrew Nunes both saddled two winners. Race fans are enjoying the battle between Anderson Trotman and apprentice Jalon Samuel for the 2010 Jockey Title. Both riders are now locked on 32 wins.

Racing continues next Saturday, featuring the third and fourth Diamonds International races.

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