Five in the bag for Trotman
In a career that has spanned just over 16 years, jockey Anderson (Tom) Trotman enjoyed his greatest day in the saddle yesterday as he rode five winners at the Garrison Savannah.
The highlight of Trotman’s exhibition was when he piloted Kendal Moon to a smooth but expected victory in the Barbados Fillies Guineas (Gr.1rf.-Bar) for West Indian-bred three-year-old fillies only over 1 570 metres.
Kendal Moon, the daughter of Moon Solitaire-Zelina, looked exceptionally well in the parade ring, clear testimony that trainer Andrew Nunes had her spot-on.
Indian Soul led Sweet Bottom Suzy, Cinnamon Jane, Kendal Moon and Victoria Belle through soft early fractions of 25: 48.1 and 1:15.3, while those positions remained unchanged. Reprise could be seen making head way from the back.
At the two-furlong marker with the early leaders showing distress signals, jockey Trotman asked Kendal Moon to take close order and she obliged with consummate ease.
Turning for home with a three-length lead, the issue was definitely beyond doubt as the Sir Charles Williams-owned and bred animal won stopping the clock in 1:37.3.
Cinnamon Jane under jockey Renaldo Cumberbatch gave it her all, but finished four lengths adrift in second, with Reprise ridden by Jalon Samuel third and Victoria Belle partnered by Ricky Walcott back in fourth.
The Trotman exhibition started at 1:45 p.m. in race 1 as he steered Bill and Haley Blevin-owned three-year-old colt Lil Man Arran to victory in the Zouk Handicap for three-year-old maidens over 1 570 metres.
Next up was the Santa Faye Handicap for three-year-olds and older rated 28-50 and also open to horses rated 27 and below over 1 800 metres.
The top weight of 129 pounds was not enough to deny the A Team-owned Just Jiving the victory.
By race 4, Trotman was now running hot and under the brilliant conditions that existed, he guided Rhum Inc-owned Tantal Eyes to her maiden win as they took the Kate O’Connor (Allotted Weights Race) for West Indian-bred three-year-old maidens over 1 000 metres.
As a prelude of what was to happen in yesterday’s feature race, Trotman produced Round Table Stud Farm-owned Whataline with a devastating turn of foot to easily take the Leave It To Me Handicap for four-year-old and older rated 15-40 and also open to older horses rated 14 and below over 1 000 metres.
Three jockeys won on the eight-race card apart from Trotman’s five winners. Jalon Samuels won two races for his connections of owner Lord Michael Taylor and trainer Anderson Ward.
Samuel scored with Must Be The Money in the Heaven Scent (Condition Race) for West Indian-bred three-year-old non-winners of two or more races in their careers over 1 570 metres.
He closed off the proceedings with Run Alke Run in the Lady Constance Handicap for three-year-old- and-older horses rated 50-75 and also open to horses rated 49 and below over 1 100 metres.
Antonio Bishop picked up the other win on Mystical Magic for owner Gay Smith in the Fresh Milk Handicap for three-year-olds and older rated 88-110 and also open to horses rated 87 and below over 1 800 metres.
Champion trainer Andrew Nunes enjoyed double strikes as did trainers Anderson Ward and the improving Jonathon Simpson.
Day 4 of the second season will be on on June 25.