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Stories by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TOONA CILIATA’s abysmal fifth-place finish behind SENTIENT in the Chairman’s Trophy is best forgotten this afternoon when he climbs into the ring for the Viceroy trophy at a mile, flashing his alibi of not having topweight 130lb. In one of the...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

UNCLE FRANK should have no problems stalking the speedsters this afternoon in what could possibly be his easiest race since the COVID-19 break. Having ventured in excess of seven furlongs on only three occasions since, UNCLE FRANK gets the perfect...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

REVERTING to his favourite trip, five furlongs straight, in this afternoon’s sixth event, PEKING CRUZ faces fellow course specialists drawn to his outside, RAS EMANUEL and TRULY AMAZING, as he breaks from mid-track, stall six, in the 13-horse field...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2020 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FORMAL FASHION tracked DEEP BLUE SEA into the straight and launched a sustained stretch challenge to overhaul the speedster close home, winning their five-and-a-half-furlong duel by a neck yesterday. Hunting a fourth win in his last five starts,...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANOTHER AFFAIR is all set to avenge stablemate NIPSTER’s defeat to the imported EROY in this afternoon’s Seymour ‘Foggy’ Mullings Memorial at a mile. Fresh off her pace-setting role in the September 26 St Leger at 10 furlongs, leading the boys down...

Published:Monday | October 5, 2020 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY Thomas Sundays’ continued at Caymanas Park at the weekend as the leading rider reeled off another five-timer, bettering his act by closing the eight-race card with four consecutive winners. Thomas’ four-day blitz could very well be the most...

Published:Saturday | October 3, 2020 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THREE-time champion jockey, Dane Nelson, should this afternoon respond to Anthony Thomas’ last-weekend blitz of eight winners, which has left him seven winners behind the new leader in their battle atop the riders’ standings. Nelson actually...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:16 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RAIN brought a halt to the weekend’s Anthony Thomas show at Caymanas Park, the ninth and final race abandoned with the 2018 champion rider sealing a five-timer from eight events. Thomas’ five-timer included a hat-trick for 18-time champion trainer...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

WOW WOW’s loss to the country’s top handicapper, TOONA CILIATA, was a speed bump in his Triple Crown quest, which continues this afternoon, a 10-furlong St Leger rematch with MAHOGANY, the gelding he ran down to convincingly win the 2000 Guineas...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2020 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ENUFFISENUFF appears vastly improved, clocking a bullet 1:00.3, easily, at exercise last Saturday morning, making him a major threat inside the last half-furlong of this afternoon’s overnight-allowance sprint going five furlongs round. Almost three...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SIR ALTON stamped himself as a sprinter heading to the top class, clocking back-to-back stakes records with a commanding victory in yesterday’s six-furlong Ronron Trophy. Fresh off his 1:04.4 in the War Zone Trophy on August 30, the United States-...

Published:Saturday | September 12, 2020 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IT will be catch-me-if-you-can again for speedy PATRIARCH in this afternoon’s open allowance/graded stakes at five and a half furlongs. Hardly three Saturdays ago, PATRIARCH pulled a disappearing act on half the field he again faces, going the...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:27 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ROBERT Halledeen produced his trademark last-furlong rally yesterday, rousing 3-1 shot NIPSTER along the rail to outbattle KING ARTHUR by a short head in a stirring stretch duel. Halledeen kept NIPSTER off the fray in the nine-furlong and 25-yard...

Published:Saturday | September 5, 2020 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

PEKING CRUZ’s August 1 fifth-place finish behind FATHER PATRICK, a flyer of a sprint at five and a half furlongs, was way better than it appears on paper, which should see him franking the form in his backyard this afternoon at five furlongs...

Published:Monday | August 31, 2020 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY THOMAS, the 2018 champion jockey, reeled off four winners yesterday, three for former champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, including United States-bred SIR ALTON in the War Zone Sprint. Thomas’ four-timer kept him within striking distance of...

Published:Saturday | August 29, 2020 | 12:16 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

BLESSED with pace, stamina, and pedigree, ABOVE AND BEYOND might have never ventured past a mile in a race but neither has any of her nine rivals she faces in this afternoon’s 10-furlong Jamaica Oaks. Possessing class in abundance, having beaten...

Published:Thursday | August 20, 2020 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ROOKIE made amends for his holiday weekend $43,000 blunder by expertly carving out a $1,600 Twilight 6 on Sunday, reaping a $75,210 payout by using MAHOGANY as his sole banker. Though ninth-race winner, STAR BOY FLYER, was the longest shot in the...

Published:Monday | August 17, 2020 | 12:26 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MAHOGANY almost busted the eight-and-a-half-furlong track record at Caymanas Park yesterday, going within four-fifths of a second of SMILE ‘N’ LEAVE’s mark of 1:42.1, set in 1997, with Wesley Henry riding at 93lb. Partnered by six-time champion...

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2020 | 12:38 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

This afternoon’s Restricted Stakes at a mile has DOUBLE CROWN, NIPSTER, GREEN GOLD RUSH and RUM WITH ME renewing rivalry at the Guineas distance. As far as class is concerned, the Guineas finish had DOUBLE CROWN third-best at the trip, which should...

Published:Saturday | August 8, 2020 | 12:22 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

This afternoon’s $850,000-$800,000 optional claiming at five furlongs round could get really tricky, considering the many variables at play in the quick dash. The runners to keep an eye on are those competing on a tag for the first time –...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 12:20 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RACE CAR overcame traffic problems down the backstretch yesterday and running four-wide into the lane to storm past SENTIENT and MASTER OF HALL close to home, making amends for his fourth-place finish when going for a fourth-straight victory two...

Published:Saturday | August 1, 2020 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

A STRONG winner at six and a half furlongs a month ago, FATHER PATRICK’s form dwarfs his 11 rivals in Saturday’s Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission Trophy at five and a half furlongs in which he returns at the exact handicaps with DUKE, his...

Published:Monday | July 27, 2020 | 12:29 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

WOW WOW chased down an atrociously ridden MAHOGANY to win the 2000 Guineas yesterday. The thoroughbred joined the tear-away leader a furlong and a half out to win by three lengths, extending his unbeaten streak to 11 consecutive victories. Dane...

Published:Saturday | July 25, 2020 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ABOVE AND BEYOND simply didn’t fire off the break on last, choosing the wrong day to be slowly into stride on a lightning-fast track, so forgive her 1000 Guineas prep run, a seemingly disappointing fourth-place finish behind NIPSTER, who turned the...

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2020 | 12:21 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THE COVID-19 lay-up appears not to have bothered ROJORN DI PILOT, who breezed a bullet 59.3 at exercise two Saturdays ago from the gate alongside United States-bred stablemate WHOSHOTTHESHERIFF. The speedy four-year-old is drawn favourably in mid-...

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