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Stories by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | October 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MAHOGANY’s Gold Cup warm-up, a comprehensive eight-length victory over LABAN, was no joke. Carrying topweight 126lb and having to swoop down on free-running VICTORY TURN, who ripped 22.3, 33.2, 45.1 and 57.3 into the lane, before taking over and...

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2021 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SPEEDSTERS ROY ROGERS and LURE OF LUCY used their pace and class to land their respective divisions of yesterday’s Errol ‘Big Sub’ Memorial Trophy at a mile. ROY ROGERS’ used his consistency and claim-induced lightweight 112lb to run rivals into...

Published:Monday | October 18, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

DRAW a thick line through ROY ROGERS’ run last Saturday, taken out shortly after the start by ANOTHER BULLET, who forced him down on NEVADA, effectively ending his race in the five-and-a-half furlong event won by DUKE. Well, guess who wouldn’t...

Published:Thursday | October 14, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

AFTER twice taking the fight to new lord of the round course, KING ARTHUR, DOUBLE CROWN gets more than a fair chance, at the weight, to capitalise on the 2020 derby winner’s absence in Saturday’s Mark My Word Trophy at nine furlongs and 25 yards....

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LEADING Jason DaCosta by the cost of a candy atop the trainers’ stakes standings, heading into Saturday’s meet, Anthony Nunes is hoping to pull off another upset with SANTORINI in the Royal Dad Trophy after flooring his rival’s BILLY WHIZZ at nine...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2021 | 12:06 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GUINEAS and Oaks winner SHE’S A WONDER will be wondering where’s the weight on Saturday when she reports at 114lb, the lightest she has been in almost a year, taking on older horses for the first time in the I’msatisfied Trophy at six furlongs....

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...

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