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Stories by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | September 28, 2021 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FURTHER AND BEYOND used his big mid-race pace to make an incisive move three and a half furlongs out, splitting rivals within a furlong, to come off the home turn in charge of the overnight allowance at seven and a half furlongs yesterday. Out for...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2021 | 12:05 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

KING ARTHUR might have conquered rivals out of the mile chute with topweight in last month’s She’s a Maneater Trophy. However, he hasn’t won a route race since revelling in the mud to outfinish NIPSTER in last year’s Jamaica Derby, exposing a chink...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 12:06 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MAKEUPARTIST made all the running to notch her fifth win from six starts, beating overnight allowance rivals by almost six lengths in a fast 1:11.4 for six furlongs yesterday. MAKEUPARTIST’s victory tightened leading owner Carlton Watson’s hold on...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SOLID APPROACH was forced to chase the pace too early last time out, her second run off a four-month lay-up, leaving her flat-footed against race-fit LABAN at six furlongs. The United States-bred mare has really trained well for her return in...

Published:Friday | September 17, 2021 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MAHOGANY is still in his comfort zone, going seven furlongs in the Kilowatt tomorrow after decimating rivals, clocking 1:05.0 at five and a half furlongs in last month’s Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission trophy race. The speed demon ripped...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2021 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MONEY MONSTER delivered on his recent hint of returning form, blowing past ROY ROGERS on the home turn to outclass rivals in the Kenneth Mattis Memorial at nine furlongs and 25 yards yesterday. Having found the opposition tough, amid training...

Published:Friday | September 10, 2021 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

COURSE-specialist SALVATION has a great draw and suitable weight in Saturday’s 10th to avenge her only loss in five starts at five furlongs straight, suffered at the feet of KING ARTHUR on April 8, when she was terribly drawn in a 13-horse field...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2021 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

BIG JULE entered the August 7 Jamaica Derby as the least-prepared runner, yet he was three-in-a-row with CALCULUS and BILLY WHIZZ, turning for home behind FURTHER AND BEYOND, before weakening, zigzagging a furlong and a half out, on what was only...

Published:Friday | August 27, 2021 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

KING ARTHUR ran probably one of his worst races ever last time out, carrying near topweight in the July 31 Legal Light Trophy at nine furlongs and 25 yards, finishing next-to-last, Anthony Thomas watching from 19 lengths down the track as CRIMSON...

Published:Thursday | August 26, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LABYCKA rebounded from her dismal run in the August 7 Jamaica Oaks, making every post a winning one for trainer Steven Todd in the Caymanas Park 1959 at a mile yesterday. Running with only 105lb under lightweight claiming rider Jordan Barrett,...

Published:Thursday | August 19, 2021 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

HOIST THE MAST, who avoided SHE’S A WONDER and the rigours of the 10-furlong Jamaica Oaks, instead facing stablemate GO DEH GIRL two days later over the straight course, should use her pace to outclass rivals at seven and a half furlongs in...

Published:Thursday | August 12, 2021 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IAN Parsard has again flayed the handicapper’s attempt to burden FATHER PATRICK. Though coming in heaviest for Saturday’s Blumenthal Trophy at six and a half furlongs, Parsard, summoning Romario Spencer to claim nine pounds, has all but nullified...

Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CHAMPION TRAINER Anthony Nunes all but wiped out Gary Subratie’s $1.7 million Jamaica Derby gain, responding with a sweep of the first three places in two $900,000-purse events yesterday. Determined to notch a third-straight trainers’ title this...

Published:Saturday | August 7, 2021 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

UNIVERSAL BOSS should exact revenge on MR UNIVERSE in Monday’s five-straight sprint for million-dollar claimers. The run-on sprinter has an 18lb swing in his favour after losing to speedy MR UNIVERSE by a length and three-quarters at the trip in...

Published:Friday | August 6, 2021 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IT’S hard to back a filly to beat SHE’S A WONDER in the Oaks after twice placing against the best colts and geldings, first finishing second in December’s Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes and a gallant third as a three-year-old in the 10-furlong St...

Published:Thursday | August 5, 2021 | 12:39 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IAN Parsard kept a poker face and cards close to his chest throughout, waiting until yesterday’s entries morning to unveil a twin assault on Saturday’s biggest purses at Caymanas Park – BIG JULE in the $7.5 million Jamaica Derby and St Leger third-...

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2021 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MAHOGANY destroyed Fitzgerald Richards’ pair, blinding PATRIARCH with speed before turning on the afterburners, beating GOD OF LOVE by eight and a half lengths in yesterday’s Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission Trophy at five and a half...

Published:Tuesday | August 3, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

AFTER being spanked by FATHER PATRICK at six furlongs in the Hall of Fame Stakes, Fitzgerald Richards pair, PATRIARCH and GOD OF LOVE, return for a crack at Tuesday’s Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission Trophy. However, another Ian Parsard...

Published:Saturday | July 31, 2021 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

APART from the distance of nine furlongs and 25 yards and a glaring 13lb swing in EAGLE ONE’s weight, there’s not hardly any difference between Saturday’s Legal Light Trophy and the King’s Plate at seven furlongs four weeks ago. Six of seven...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2021 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GARY Subratie’s one-month transformation of CALCULUS turned around two terrible runs in the Kingston and 2000 Guineas, resulting in a St Leger victory, which has propelled the Sensational Slam-Trinket Box colt to Jamaica Derby favourite. Subratie...

Published:Friday | July 23, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Ian Parsard’s 1000 Guineas winner and St Leger second runner-up, SHE’S A WONDER, appears headed to face colts and geldings in the $7.5 million Betmakers Jamaica Derby on Independence Day, Friday, August 6, as opposed to the fillies-only Jamaica...

Published:Friday | July 23, 2021 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

AFTER picking their own pockets on last, forsaking a claiming rider for TREVOR’S CHOICE, who carried topweight 126lb against five-straight specialist SALVATION and losing by three-quarter length at the wire, redemption day has arrived for the...

Published:Thursday | July 15, 2021 | 5:54 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

HAVING decided to keep Dane Dawkins aboard MAHOGANY at 130lb, going six furlongs, while Jordan Barrett slips seven pounds, taking FATHER PATRICK down to 110, Ian Parsard will prove just how smart, or not, his chess move will be in Saturday’s...

Published:Tuesday | July 13, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

EROY took over from HARRY’S TRAIN three furlongs out and turned back LEGALITY in the straight, reversing the form of his previous run, to score a two-length win in yesterday’s overnight allowance at nine furlongs and 25 yards. After meekly...

Published:Friday | July 9, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

AFTER running his heart out in the seven-furlong Prince Consort Stakes, getting within a half-length of FURTHER AND BEYOND, turning the tables on CALCULUS who had beaten him in the shorter Sir Howard Stakes, BILLY WHIZZ’ inside draw and level...

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