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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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Slip Stream after double

www.nationnews.com | By Lindon Yarde | Sat, July 09, 2011

Imperious filly Slip Stream will look to add the second jewel of the Barbados Triple Crown – the Barbados Thoroughbred Breeders Association Midsummer Creole Classic – to her impressive record.

This event for West Indian-bred three-year-olds over 1 800 metres at allotted weights is the main attraction today at the Garrison Savannah.

Slip Stream, with her record of six wins and two seconds from nine starts, scored a thrilling victory in the first leg of the Barbados Triple Crown series when she ran her opponents into the turf in the Barbados Guineas over 1 570 metres.

Having defeated most of the opponents entered today, she cannot expect to go unchallenged. However, her connections will be anticipating the same results – a win. She goes here fresh, fast and fighting fit.

Stablemate Kendal Moon, after a disappointing performance in the first leg of the Triple Crown, rebounded with a commanding victory in the Barbados Fillies Guineas.

Prior to that victory she placed third in the Ginger Punch Handicap for horses rated 58-80, both races over 1 570 metres. Based on those two efforts she is now seen as the major threat to Slip Stream and a turn of the table will come as no surprise.

The end results of the Barbados Guineas left the powerful Blue Diamonds Stable licking its wounds after its five entrants could only muster second and fourth place finishes.

Having returned to the drawing board, it is expected that trainer Anderson Ward will have the right ammunition for what appears tailor-made for a Kendal one-two finish, at least on form.

Istanbul looks to spearhead this attack once again, having won two Grade II events – the Guardian General Insurance Breeders’ Stakes And Trophy and the Michael Parravicino Memorial Hopeful Breeders’ Stakes and Trophy, both at 1 570 metres.

Istanbul appeared leg weary in his fourth-placed finish in the Barbados Guineas. He has been refreshed and is expected to vie for his seventh victory, which will be no easy feat.

Trainer Ward’s back-up weapon has to be Island Memories. Although he has failed to win a graded race since turning three, he has been very consistent and always appears in need of the extra ground.

He is expected to find a place, if not causing an upset.

Must Be The Money made every yard in the Heaven Scent Condition race for non-winners of two races over 1 570 metres. On that performance, I expect him to go with some pace, but not be around for the finish. Vitality could be handed the same assignment with a similar fate.

Reprise, Victoria Belle and Sweet Bottom Suzy have all shown some ability but this assignment appears beyond them, while Angelic Peace, Fernandina and Volcanic all look well short

of the required standard.

My Picks:

Race 1: Divine Destiny

Race 2: No Spin Zone

Race 3: Vandross

Race 4: King Of Diamonds

Race 5: Spellbound

Race 6: Kendal Moon

Race 7: Golden Moment

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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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Slip Stream takes first race in the Triple Crown

 

Barbados Advocate 4/17/2011

Under a perfect front-running ride by Chris Husbands, the Sir. Charles Williams & Lady Williams owned three-year-old bay filly Slip Stream, bred by Sir Charles, won the 61st Barbados Guineas, for West Indian bred three-year-olds, going 1 570 metres.

The race was the feature on the Barbados Turf Club’s eight race card yesterday at the Garrison Savannah, and carried a winning purse of $38 986.

When starter Mark Batson sent the horses on their way Husbands broke Slip Stream, who is by Federico out of Valdance Creek, smartly from the 1 570 metre gate, and by the time they were passing the stands, the Andrew Nunes trained filly had opened a three-length lead on Vitality, who was following in second.

As they came out of the paddock bend Husbands put another three lengths on Vitality and Istanbul, who were tracking in second and third, leaving him with a seven- to eight-length lead approaching the hill with three furlongs to go. At this stage Husbands then gave the filly a breather, as the remainder of the field were then forced to run over the hill in an effort to catch her, but to no avail, as she again quickened with two furlongs to go and ran out a comfortable winner.

Husbands told the Barbados Advocate that when the filly reached the three furlong marker he was confident of winning, as she was relaxed, and just cruising. He said he was very grateful to Sir Charles and Lady Williams for giving him the ride, and had high praise for the trainer Nunes, who he said did a terrific job of bringing the filly absolutely tuned for the race.

The Lord Michael Taylor-owned Island Memories, with Jason Leacock in the saddle came from a long way back to be second, while third was Sweet Bottom Suzy, owned by John Chandler. Istanbul who is also owned by Lord Michael Taylor was fourth. These three are trained by Andy Ward.

The supporting feature, the Coo Bird Handicap, for three-year-olds and older rated 140 and below, going 1 570 metres was won by the Lord Michael Taylor-owned seven-year-old bay mare, Bouncebak, trained by Andy Ward, and ridden by Jalon Samuel.
The Aysha Syndicate-owned Who’s To Say, trained by Naz Issa, with Jason Leacock in the saddle made most of the running, with Bouncebak tracking.

On reaching the two furlong pole Samuel picked up the race and went on to win in a tight finish from the Christopher Gibbs-owned, Ring Time, trained by Boston John and ridden by Jonathan Grant with the weight old 108 pounds. Third was Purr Class.

Jockeys Jalon Samuel, and Ricky Walcott shared the honours with two wins each, while trainer Andy Ward was the only trainer to saddle two winners.

Racing continues on Saturday May 14.

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DAGA WINS ROTHERLEY CONSTRUCTION INC. STAKES & TROPHY FEATURE

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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Tough field for Mont Blanc

By Lindon Yarde | Fri, December 24, 2010

The Diamonds International Mont Blanc Bonus Challenge Stakes and Trophy (Gr-1) for West Indian-bred two-year-olds over 1 570 metres, promises to be a thriller, as the year’s horse racing programme ends on Monday, with the Boxing Day card.

Finding the winner in this event could prove to be quite difficult, as no fewer than four of the nine entered have a fantastic chance, with very little to choose between them.

The colts and geldings carry 126 pounds, while the fillies take 121 pounds.

A leading contender is filly Slip Stream, with her imperious record of four wins from five starts for owners Sir Charles and Lady Williams.

Slip Stream has been impressive in her victories,  in the Elliott Williams Memorial Juvenile Breeders’ Championship Stakes and Trophy over 1 100 metres, the Hallway Feeds Foundation Cubes Trophy condition race 1 000 metres, the R.L. Seale and Company Limited Trophy Conditions race, and the second leg of the Diamonds International Mont Blanc La Boheme Female Challenge Stakes and Trophy both over 1 100 metres.

Her record speaks for itself, but she has shown blinding speed in all her starts, and that has left some questioning whether or not 1 570 metres will be an ideal distance.

However, her sire Federico was a Sandy Lane Gold Cup winner which supports her getting the trip.

Lord Michael Taylor-owned horses have been dominant in both editions of the colts and geldings features in this series, and against the fillies he will no doubt fancy his chances.

Strength in numbers is the key for trainer Anderson Ward, whose horses are in top form at the moment.  He trains Must Be The Money, who was impressive when scoring his maiden victory in the first leg of the Diamond International Mont Blanc Star Walker Gents Stakes and Trophy Conditions race over 1 000 metres.

Significantly Blue Diamonds Stables go-to rider Jalon Samuel has elected to stay with Must Be The Money with young Samuels eyeing the jockeys championship this combination chances are impeccable.

Stablemate Island Memories won the William “Bill” Marshall Memorial two-year-old Creole Classic Stakes and Trophy over 1570 metres, and is expected  to go well.

Istanbul put in a good effort last start, when just holding off Island Memories, to score his third victory from seven starts.

Istanbul fell in his only attempt at this 1570 trip when going nicely and must stand a good chance of scoring a repeat victory.

Danehill Racing’s Lune De Barachois will also benefit from a return to this trip after finishing a gallant second to Slip Stream in the second leg of the Diamonds International Mont Blanc La Boheme Ladies Stakes and Trophy for West Indian bred two-year- olds over 1 100 metres. She will surely be tested here and might find this company too much at this stage.

My Picks

Race 1: Local Speed

Race 2: Vitality

Race 3: Fernandina

Race 4: Byhookorbycreek

Race 5: Slip Stream

Race 6: Run Alke Run

Race 7: Areyoutalkintome

Race 8: Super Dancer

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Jockeys riding hard

Jockeys riding hard

Nationnews by Lyndon Yarde | Sun, December 12, 2010

Owner Lord Michael Taylor (right) leading back in winner Istanbul with jockey Jalon Samuel who eged out Island Memories (left).

The highly intense and intriguing battle for the jockeys’ championship continued to capture the attention of all racing enthusiasts, in what has turned out to be quite a spectacle on the penultimate day of the Barbados Turf Club’s third racing season at the Garrison Savannah yesterday.

Leading riders Anderson Trotman and Jalon Samuel positioned themselves for a grand finale on Boxing Day.

Trotman rode three winners on the card, to move one win clear at the top of the table on Diamonds International Montblanc race day.

Istanbul, owned by Lord Michael Taylor, with Samuel aboard, proved his class by winning the Diamonds International Montblanc Star Walker Gents Stakes and Trophy conditions race over 1 100 metres for West Indian bred two-year-old colts and geldings.

Jack Is Back went to the lead with Istanbul, followed by Island Memories, who was settled just off the pace in third, with Verizon, Gunsmoke, Sir Harold and Physical bringing up the latter places.

As the field rounded into the home turn, Jack Is Back, ridden by Affrie Ward, tried his effort best to hold off the chasers, but succumbed to the pressure half way up the stretch and eventually finished third.

Island Memories, with Renaldo Cumberbatch in the irons, had every opportunity to snatch this one from the eventual winner Istanbul, but could not close fast enough and had to settle for second.

The Sir Charles Williams and Lady Williams-owned Slip Stream put in another classy performance to register a three-quarter length victory in the Diamonds International Montblanc La Boheme Ladies Stakes and Trophy conditions race over 1 100 metres for West Indian-bred two-year-old fillies.

The Andrew Nunes-trained Slip Stream, ridden by Anderson Trotman, lived up to her top rating, as she made light work of her competition.

She broke perfectly, and opened a comfortable seven lengths lead by the three furlong marker, which had the rest of the field struggling.

Lune De Barachois, ridden by Antonio Bishop, put in a fine display and was eventually second, while Sweet Bottom Suzy with Dario Dalrymple up, came from a long way back to snatch third, with Indian Soul ridden by Affie Ward fourth.

The others in the field never offered any challenge and were some distance off.

The latter part of Diamonds International Montblanc race day was dominated by Kendal Racing as the combination of owner Sir  Charles Williams, trainer Andrew Nunes and rider Anderson Trotman showed the progress of the stable by winning three of the last four races.

Bond Street was first to winners’ enclosure by taking the the second Diamonds International Crown Of Light Diamonds handicap for three-year-olds and older horses rated 0-65 over 1 100 metres.

Slip Stream then justified favourite tag in the fillies’ feature edition, while Jamaica Moon closed off the proceedings by winning the night cap, sweeping by her opponents in the second Diamonds International Gift Diamonds handicap for three-year-old and older horses rated 0-45 over 1 570 metres.

The next race day will see the culmination of the battle between the top trainers Nunes and Ward, and the top jockeys, Trotman and Samuel.

In what promises to be an exciting entertaining and invigorating day of action, few will want to miss the feast being served up on Monday 27th December, 2010.

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BREEDER/OWNER SIR CHARLES WILLIAMS DOMINATES DAY’S RACING

by Charlie Heath | December 12, 2010

Lady Wililams (left) Sir Charles Williams (right) Leading in Slip Stream

Breeder/Owner, Sir Charles Williams had an outstanding day yesterday, at the Garrison Savannah, the fourth day of the Barbados Turf Club’s third racing season. Four of the horses he bred won, including the relentless flying filly, Slip Stream, who cantered to victory in the Diamonds International/MontBlanc La Boheme Female Challenge Stakes & Trophy, for West Indian bred 2-year-olds ( Fillies only) going 1100 metres.

Sir Charles also bred Istanbul and Island Memories, the two to finished first and second in the the other feature, the Diamonds International/MontBlanc Star Walker Male Challenge Stakes & Trophy, for West Indian Bred 2-year-olds (Colts & geldings) going 1100 metres. He also bred the winners of race five, Bond Street, and Jamaica Moon, the winner of the final race.

Leaving the gates in the Colts & Geldings division, Jack Is Back, owned  by Faraway Stables, trained by E.C. ‘Clayton’ Greenidge, and ridden by Affrie Ward took an early lead, while the Lord Michael Taylor owned pair of Istanbul and Island Memories were tracking just a few lengths back.

Turning for home, Jack Is Back started to fade, while the Andy Ward trained pair of Istanbul, with Jalon Samuel, and Island Memories with Renaldo Cumberbatch were getting into full flight.

As they straightened for home, Istanbul and Island Memories hit the front and became locked in a neck and neck battle to the wire. In the end it was Samuel on Istanbul that hit the line first from Island Memories. Third was the Fiona Kinch owned, Roger Parravicino trained Verizon, with Kenny John in the saddle.Jack Is Back held on for fourth.

First out of the gates in the Fillies division was Neversaynever, but after 20 metres the Sir Charles Williams and Lady Williams owned Slip Stream literally flew past and opened a gap of five lengths in the first furlong. She was followed by Neversaynever, and the Danehill Racing owned Lune De Barachois, trained by Victor Cheeseman, with Antonio Bishop in the irons.

After they had covered two furlongs the flying filly opened a seven length lead, and it was all over baring the shouting, and once again she cruised home an easy winner from Lune De Barachois. Third was the John D. Chandler owned and trained, Sweet Bottom Suzy, with Dario Dalrymple in the saddle. Indian Soul finishing fourth.

Sir Charles Williams was also the leading owner on the day, winning race five with Bond Street, race six with Slip Stream who is owned by him and his wife, Lady Williams, and the final race with Jamaica Moon. The trainer of the day was Andrew Nunes who saddled three winners.

Anderson Trotman was the jockey of the day with three wins, which puts him one win ahead of young apprentice Jalon Samuel. Racing continues on Monday December 27, with the final Diamonds International as a feature. The fillies will meet the colts & geldings for the first time in the series, where they will also be going 1570 metres for the first time. The second feature on the day is the Victor Chandler Stakes & Trophy, where the top class horses will meet over 1570 metres.

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