Gates wide open
The estate of Yusuf Mongroo-owned six-year-old mare Janaki provided the father and son team of jockey Kenny John and trainer Boston John with a surprise victory in the Diamonds International MontBlanc Challenge Sprint Trophy Handicap over 1 100 metres at the Garrison Savannah last Saturday.
Janaki (inside) turned back a strong four-pong attack from the powerful Blue Diamond Stable as seen in the photo.
Run Alke Run, ridden by Kyle Carter closed on the outside to get second ahead of stablemates Istanbul with Rico Walcott in the irons, who took third while early pace setter Vitality with Paul Eddery (white cap) astride could not sustain his momentum and would eventually finish out of the money.
This victory certainly puts the cats amongst the pigeons as it throws open the door as to who will win this year’s Sandy Lane Spa Sprint Stakes and Trophy on Gold Cup day.
Janaki, who has not been nominated left nominees Vitality, Purr Class, Greeley Gone West, Istanbul and Byhookorbycreek in her wake.