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Vital race for six

nationnews.com | By LINDON YARDE | Sat, February 11, 2012 – 12:04 AM

Today’s Rotherley Holdings Inc. Challenge Trophy and the Rotherley Construction Inc. Sprint Trophy – over 1 800 and 1 100 metres, respectively – at the Garrison Savannah are not the feature races but are significant for several horses entered.

On this Rotherley Construction Inc.-sponsored race day, six of the horses entered for two of the premier races on Gold Cup day – the Tanglewood Stakes & Trophy and the Sandy Lane Spa Sprint Stakes & Trophy – will get in their final run before the big day on March 3.

It all gets going in Race 5 when five of the six – Island Memories, Dance The Distance, Captain Sully, Silk N Satin and Sea Gypsy – will square off in the RHI Challenge Trophy.

However, it won’t be all about them as the real interest here lies with United States-bred Gold Cup representative Dancin David.

The Sir David Seale-owned colt will make his local debut, and his performance will be keenly monitored as this will be his only chance to impress before the pattern event.

Island Memories warmed up for his appointment on March 3 with a workmanlike victory in the Diamond International Crown Of Light Handicap over today’s distance against horses rated 58 to 80. Trainer Andy Ward’s intentions here might be nothing more than to tighten a few screws.

Stablemate Captain Sully will need the majority of the work as his form has gone in the wrong direction.

The others are also badly in need of a good performance under their belts.

It will be a test of speed versus stamina as six of the Spa Sprint nominees clash in the RCI Sprint Trophy.

Purr Class, Vitality, Greeley Gone West, Erados and Istanbul will meet Preach To Me. The Sir David Seale-owned horse had a hard-fought victory in the Ichi Ban Handicap, where he defeated Erados by a short head in a driving finish.

Preach To Me now carries the top weight of 133 pounds and while one can’t doubt his closing ability, he might be handing too much weight to potentially explosive speedballs.

Gay Smith’s Erados put in a Herculean effort last start.

His connections should be pleased with that performance and much the same is expected here.

Purr Class, Istanbul and Vitality all possess good early speed and are all capable of securing a victory. They will, however, need to be at their best as time is just about to expire in terms of getting it right.

Janaki stormed to victory last race day in the Diamonds International MontBlanc Challenge Sprint Trophy at today’s distance. Now carrying a similar weight, she must stand another excellent chance.

One can’t help but wonder why her connections opted not to pay the penalty and enter the Spa Sprint. Another victory here would certainly make her omission even more mind-blowing.

My picks

Race 1: Must Be The Money

Race 2: Chatter Box

Race 3: Capere

Race 4: Tornade

Race 5: Dance The Distance

Race 6: Shared Adventure

Race 7: Janaki

Race 8: Intact

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Champion Jockey will ride in BTC’s fourth racing day

Charlie Heath | Barbados Advocate | Fri, 10th February2012

RACE fans are in for a treat tomorrow at the Garrison Savannah, the fourth day of the Barbados Turf Club’s first racing season for 2012, as ace jockey Patrick Husbands BSS, will be in action on Rothereley Construction Inc. Raceday.

Husbands starts the day in race one, aboard Must Be The Money. In race two he rides Verden, and follows that up in race three, on the favoured, Run For Your Money.

He takes a break in race four, and returns to ride in race five, where he rides Dancin David, who will be having his first run in Barbados, and at the same time trying to get into the Gold Cup in March. Husbands has already won on this 5-year-old at Woodbine, Canada.

In race seven he picks up the ride on Preach To Me, who will be looking
to make it two straight wins.

With Anderson Trotman, Jalon Samuel, and the inform apprentices Antonio Whitehall, and Reshawn Latchman in action, along with Patrick Husbands, the Garrison looks like the place to be, as there is sure to be plenty action! (CH)

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Indian Officer one to watch

nationnews.com | By Lindon Yarde | Fri, February 10, 2012

The main attraction on an enterprising eight-race card on the fourth day of the Barbados Turf Club’s first racing season will be the Rotherley Construction Inc. Stakes And Trophy Condition race for three-year-olds over 1 570 metres at the Garrison Savannah tomorrow.

On paper, the form suggests it should be a two-horse affair between the Joanne Parravicino and Shaun Meil-owned Indian Officer and the H&M-owned Shared Adventure.

Indian Officer has displayed fantastic form, romping to three victories from his six starts.

Those victories came in the Divine Messenger Allotted Weights over 1 100 metres followed by the Diamonds International Crown Of Light and the Boxing Day International Trophy, both condition races over 1 570 metres.

His main opposition should come from Shared Adventure, whose two victories came in the Barbados Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Open Two-year-old Trophy and the Jim Davis, both condition races over 1 100 metres.

Both are now handicapped at 126 pounds by virtue of their two wins at tomorrow’s trip but Indian Officer has the slight advantage.

The Rotherley Construction Barbados Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Sale Graduates Three-year-old Stakes And Trophy is also guaranteed to whet one’s appetite.

The Lord Michael Taylor-owned Verkauf headlines the field of 11 to contest this 1 100-metres event.

She has the impressive record of three wins from five starts in her brief career. While this Anderson Ward-trained filly got the job done, she has not been totally convincing when getting the score.

Stablemate Run For Your Money was a very impressive winner when taking care of the West Indian-bred unplaced horses in the Loan Ranger Condition Race Division-B over 1 000 metres. Now being asked to shoulder weight all around, he will be severely tested.

Vapour Trail comfortably took Division-A of that race and, with the increase in class and weight, she will have to find more if she’s to repeat that success.

Something Happening was a long-shot winner first time out in the Oba Dove Condition Race over 1 100 metres. The daughter of Atul out of Lively Look did not fire in her next start and will be seeking to make amends.

Capere has now gone six races since her only score. This Victor Cheeseman-trained filly has been consistent in her more recent starts as she now seems to be settling into this racing regime; further improvement is expected.

Gorgeous has been fairly consistent in all her efforts and another gallant effort can be expected.

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9 make grade

Defending champion Zoom (left) is one of nine horses nominated for the 16th running of the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup. (FP)

nationnews.com | By Lindon Yarde | Thu, February 09, 2012

Defending champion Zoom as well as top heavyweights Apostle and Show Me The Money are among nine horses selected by the Classification Committee of the Barbados Turf Club (BTC) to represent Barbados or Trinidad and Tobago in the 16th running of the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup.

The prestigious race is scheduled for March 3 at the Garrison Savannah.

The other horses are Cavachi, Giovedi, Graeme Hill, Indanger, Mingun Temple and Trinidad and Tobago’s lone entrant Joezel.

The selection of the nine, with the exception of the Canadian-bred Cavaichi, could be easily traced to their performances in the Victor Chandler Stakes & Trophy over 1 570 metres and the Coolmore Home Of Champions Stakes & Trophy over 1 800 metres. The top three finishers in both races have gained selection here.

However, the indifferent and erratic form of the other eight nominees has certainly created a massive headache for the selection committee.

The eight, whose fate lies in the balance, with their present ratings are: Charge It (99), Daga (97), Dancin David (90), Fusaichi Ridge (94), John Brian (109), Little Man Arran (99), Reward Me (74) and Ring Time (102).

Their selection for the final three positions now depends heavily on their performances in Saturday’s Rotherley Construction Inc. Race Day.

Noticeably amongst this group is the much talked about Canadian-bred Dancin David, owned by Sir David Seale, who is competing for a Barbadian spot.

Just how many of these horses will face the starter remain to be seen as only John Brian, Ring Time, Dancin David and Reward Me are down to race on Saturday.

Similar uncertainly also surrounds one of the supporting feature races on the Gold Cup card.

When the final nomination closed last Friday, 14 horses had been entered to contest the ninth Sandy Lane Spa Sprint Stakes & Trophy over 1 100 metres: Areutalkintome, Bipin, Cavaichi, Erados, Golden Moment, Greely Gone West, Istanbul, Kingdora, Peaceful Envoy, Preach To Me, Purr Class, Rocamadour, Vitality and Who’s To Say.

Areutalkintome won the Barbados Derby in 2009, but hasn’t raced for over a year because of injury following a collision with another horse.

Bipin won the Spa Sprint last year, but was disqualified after failing a urine sample. Rocamadour defeated the “A” Class sprinting and Preach to Me was the winner of his last start.

This race day will see Preach To Me, Greeley Gone West, Istanbul, Purr Class and Vitality on Saturday’s card in the Rotherley Construction Inc. Sprint Trophy. A stellar performance here would enhance their chances of gaining final selection when entries close.

Twelve horses have been nominated for the Tanglewood Stakes & Trophy and the field includes doubly entered Gold Cup winner Zoom and Erados.

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by Charlie Heath | February 13, 2011

The Lord Michael Taylor owned, Andy Ward trained Daga was a convincing winner of the feature Rotherley Construction Inc. Stakes & Trophy (Condition Race) for Imported (Non-West Indian Bred) 3-year-olds, run over 1570 metres.

Daga was looking for her third straight win, and Jockey Jalon Samuel gave her every chance to prove herself put tucking her in on the rail just off the early pace set by Nomoreginrog, until turning for home when he brought her with a well timed sweeping run to go on to win with a bit in hand. Second was the Bill & Hayley Blevin owned Giovedi, trained by Jonathan Simpson, and ridden by Reshawn Latchman, while stablemate Graeme Hill finished third and Nomoreginrog held on for fourth.

They were two supporting feature races, the first being the Rotherley Construction Inc. BTBA Sales Graduates 3-year-old Colts & Geldings Stakes & Trophy, going 1100 metres. This was won by the Lord Michael Taylor owned Vitality, trained by Andy Ward. Jalon Samuel had the leg up on the handsome young dark bay colt, and made no mistake. He broke smartly from the gate, and from there it was just a matter of who would collect the minor parts of the purse. In the end it was stable companion Must Be In The Money with Kyle Carter in the irons that finished second. Dunwiddat was third and Whatadeal fourth. The win was also the third straight for Vitality.

The other supporting feature was the Rotherley Construction Inc. BTBA Sales Graduates 3-year-old Fillies Stakes & Trophy (Condition Race) for West Indian Bred 3-year-old Fillies, going 1100 metres. This was won by the Sir. Charles Williams & Lady Williams owned Slip Stream, trained by Andrew Nunes. This flying bay filly with Anderson Trotman in control flew out of the gates like a missile set on a target, which was the finishing line, and there was no defense to stop her, as the others just could not cope with her speed. She went on to win as she liked. The Christopher Gibbs owned Indian Soul trained by Boston John, and ridden by Kenny John was second. Sweet Bottom Suzy was third and Reprise fourth.

Sir Charles Williams certainly must be pleased with the dominant way in which Slip Stream put away her opponents, for he not only owns the filly with his wife Lady Williams, but he also bred the filly. Two other horses bred by Sir Charles won on the day. Vitality won the third race and Captain Sully won race five. Leading jockey Jalon Samuel continues to show his class, as he landed three winners, Vitality in race three, Captain Sully in race five and Daga in race seven. Anderson Trotman and Reshawn Latchman both won two races.

Leading trainer Anderson Ward extended his lead by saddling three winners, Vitality, Captain Sully and Daga, all owned by Lord Michael Taylor. Judging from the crowd yesterday, come March 5, the next race day, which is Sandy Lane Gold Cup Day, the Garrison is going to be packed.

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By Charlie Heath | Saturday 12 February, 2011

They are nine very competitive races carded for today at the Garrison Savannah, the fourth day of the Barbados Turf Club’s fist racing season. Race seven is the feature Rotherley Construction Inc. Stakes & Trophy, for non West Indian Bred 3-year-olds, going 1570 metres.

The Lord Michael Taylor owned Daga, comes out for the first time this year after winning her last two starts last year, and will be looking to make it three straight. Nomoreginrog ran a beauty last time out when winning. Royal Spirit, is capable of coming up with a big run here, while Giovedi, in her first start showed signs of ability when finishing a good third.

Thanks to Rotherley Construction Inc, they are some supporting features, starting with race three, where the winner looks to be Vitality. Sable companion, Must Be In The Money, could be a danger, as could be Jack Is Back.

Race four, is the Rotherley Construction Inc. Sprint, for 3-year-olds and older rated 0-145, going 1100 metres. Kingdora, although having the big weight of 133 pounds, could be the one to beat, while stable companion Purr Class looks to be the danger at the weights.

The final supporting feature is the Rotherley Construction. BTBA Sales Graduates 3-year-old Fillies Stakes & trophy (CR) for West Indian Bred 3-year-old Fillies, going 1100 metres. The Sir Charles Williams owned and bred flying filly, Slip Stream, should be able to show this field a clean pair of heels in this one, while Reprise, Fernandina and Sweet Bottom Suzy, could be playing catch up for the whole race.

The days first race is for 4-year-olds and over rated 0-110, going 1800 metres. Any of the six running are capable of winning. The improving Conquest, steps up in class after coming off two straight wins, Ring Time is better off at the weights this time around against Bird Watch.

Race two is for the 3-year-olds and older rated 0-60, going 1800 metres. Just Jiving likes the soft ground, and won last time out and should be in the money again, Uneverno, Double Dagger and Uncle Jerry, could be the others concerned in the finish.

Race five for the 3-year-olds and older rated 0-75, going 1570 metres, is another very competitive race that should end up with a good superfecta payout to any lucky punter getting the four horses in the correct order. Captain Sully, Up The Ante, Sweet Enough, and Wash Brook and Zaltarr, could find themselves fighting out the finish.

In race eight, it could be Savannah Sun, Sweet And Sour, Bustamante, Unreal and Sophie making up the superfecta combination.

In the final race Lady Patrick is coming off of two good runs and has to be considered. Midnight Express, Assanova, and Inherit The Wind are dangers.

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A two-horse race

www.nationnew.com By LINDON YARDE | Thu, February 10, 2011

The Rotherley Construction Inc./ Barbados Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Sales Graduates Stakes is one race to look forward to on the fourth day of the Barbados Turf Club’s first racing season for 2011 at the Garrison on Saturday.

In this 1 100-metre event for West Indian-bred three-year-old colts and geldings, previous winners will take 123 pounds, and maidens will go to post with 116 pounds.

The Lord Michael Taylor-owned and Anderson Ward-trained pair of Vitality and Must Be The Money, drawn in positions one and two respectively, looks hard to separate.

Vitality is seeking a hat-trick of wins after scoring victories in the Diamonds International Mont Blanc Doue Conditions Race (Division A) over 1 570 metres; and the Guardian General Flexi Motor Insurance Conditions Race over 1 000 metres.

On those performances, Vitality will prove difficult to beat from this draw, and at the distance.

Must Be The Money, winner of the Diamonds International Mont Blanc Star Walker Gents Stakes & Trophy over 1 000 metres – in which Vitality was second – will once again seek to outdo Vitality.

However, it will take a bigger effort this time around.

Monumental task

The other winner in this field, Jack Is Back, owned by the Faraway Stables, will have it all to do from the outside post, which looks a monumental task for him.

While he has remained consistent, he still looks to have some making up to match the celebrated duo mentioned above.

The Jonathan Simpson-owned Whatadeal is nicely coming to hand, along with Dunwiddat, owned by Elias Haloute.

These two could battle it out for the minor ends of the purse.

The card has attracted 103 entrants in total and starts at 1:15 p.m.

Another top-class supporting race is the fillies’ edition of the Rotherley Construction Inc./ Barbados Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association  Sales Graduates Stakes for West Indian-bred three-year-old fillies over 1 100 metres.

Conditions here are the same as for the colts and geldings where weights are concerned.

The Sir Charles Williams-owned Slip Stream will be out for revenge, having suffered a heavy defeat in the Diamonds International Mont Blanc Bonus Challenge Stakes & Trophy over 1 570 metres, at the hands of the resilient Istanbul.

Slip Stream returns to a distance many believe is the one she is most comfortable at.

Her four victories from six starts are better than the cumulative efforts of the rest of the field in this category.

All things considered, she looks very much a certainty.

Ian Corbin’s Foxy Baba got a workmanlike victory in the Eustace “Tinnings” Jordan Memorial Conditions Race (Division B) over 1 100 metres; but she will find some in this event of a different class and might be hard pressed to match strides.

Relaxed style

Though speedy, she will want to avoid a duel with Slip Stream.

The other horse to have visited the winners’ enclosure is Lord Michael Taylor-owned Reprise, who defeated a field of 12 starters in the 111 Diamonds International MontBlanc Doue (Division B) conditions race over 1 570 metres.

She has improved, but might find this race a little on the short side for her more relaxed style, and could come running after the winner is long gone.

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